The guardian | Jonathan Jones:
Ross Bleckner’s paintings are ethereal and gorgeous. They are like post-modern Monets. Whether he is painting flowers or a cerebral cortex he captures the fragility of life in bright flashes of effervescent colour hovering over nothingness. Bleckner paints tender elegies for a world that is always passing from the light into the dark.
It is easy to see why the actor Alec Baldwin fell in love with a painting by this accomplished New Yorker. It’s a lot less easy to understand what happened next. Baldwin is suing the famous Manhattan gallerist Mary Boone because he claims she sold him a version of Bleckner’s 1996 painting Sea and Mirror on the false premise that it was the original… Read more
Image: Ross Bleckner with (a version of) Sea and Mirror: Luis Sinco/LA Times via Getty Images