Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Henry Wessel, Leadville, CO. 1982.

I've posted about Henry Wessel once before, but I'm doing it again because, well, that's just how much I like his work. If one mark of a successful work of art is it's inexaustibility in the face of verbal interpretation (in the face of written language) then Wessel's quiet little pictures of cups, houses and people are right on course.
Strangely, art history seems to have no real use for this guy. He seems to have been a bit of an invisible man. Meanwhile, I can't throw a rock without hitting some Mapplethorpe collector in the head.