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MUSEUM
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht

DATE VISITED
July 25, 2009

EXPO
Exile on Main St. is the title of an exhibition of
American art.
Ever since the sixties, it has had connotations
of sensationalism and commercialism. Pop Art,
in
particular, appears to fit this image and has
lent
a great deal of weight to the term ‘main-
stream’.
Yet an opposing force of artists
emerged who
presented themselves as
"artists’ artists" rather
than mediagenic darlings
of the market and the
art trade. Within this
headstrong, very soloist
group of artists, a
figurative tendency in painting
manifested itself,
which took less notice of the
official rules of the
game.

The 9 artists in the exhibition are:
Richard Artschwager, William Copley, Steve
Gianakos, Alfred Jensen, Peter Saul, John
Tweddle, John Wesley, HC Westermann and
Joe Zucker.

The photos were made with an old phone.
Sorry for the less quality (but it was fun!).