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Richard Lindner

Richard Lindner
Richard Lindner
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Richard Lindner's art was - and is - appreciated, but it does not fit into any Modernist or Postmodernist "slot." No one painted like Lindner. He was erroneously called a precursor to Pop Art, but his heraldic symbols of New York, his paintings of pimps and armored women, were cultural commentaries far removed from Pop's bland images. Dore Ashton ended her monograph by saying: "These masked creatures with their foibles painted or draped upon them are really none other than the medieval fools depicted by German woodcut masters in the Totentanz. Lindner's dance of death unrolls in the modern metropolis, but it is no less eternal for that."

-Peter Selz