The British contemporary/pop artist Patrick Caulfield has died at the age of 69. The melancholy painter died after a struggle with cancer.
“He was a unique artist. I mean, it’s all idiosyncrasy, really, and Patrick was a marvelous example. He was a quiet person, and I’ve always loved his work. I’m very, very sad” David Hockney
Making an ashtray sing
The unstated and undescribed in Caulfield’s work is a little like the unsaid in a Pinter play. Caulfield captured not only the way the modern world looks but also, more importantly, how it feels. His art was all about presence and atmosphere. Everything was reduced to its most basic forms and character. One might think of a Tintin cartoon or a Japanese print.. Guardian Arts
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