Thursday, April 29, 2010

good bye to Robert Natkin

I read the obituary in the NY Times this morning and was struck by this sentence:
"Though he exhibited in some of the most eminent galleries of his time, his style fell out of favor".
I enjoyed his work and know it will "come back" at some point in the future. When did art become so fixated on the market that galleries could no longer find a place for talented artists they had once believed in? I doubt it was because his work changed but because styles change and the fancies of curators change for what is " hot". Anyway, it is a good time to remember a good artist and revisit his work.