benbenbot February 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Ummm…. pretty much everything in the Anna Plesset show was drawn or painted by hand. The ‘xeroxed’ pages were drawings, the ‘affixed book covers’ and ‘photograph of a flower’ were paintings.

Paddy Johnson February 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Oh hey thanks for this. I didn’t remember that from our visit. I added your comment to the piece and responded to it.

Judd Dolin February 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm

The Matthew Watson paintings bring to mind the fictional painter Jed Martin’s portraits of art world insiders (e.g. “Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst Discuss the Art Market”) in Michel Houellebecq’s The Map and the Territory. I suppose it all could be a simply mercenary tactic on Watson’s part, but I think the paintings’ initialed titles play with the social games and name-checking that sometimes takes precedence over the actual art, which is doubly true for photorealism, because it so often is derided as “facile.”

Tip Duncan February 9, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Egg Plesset

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