Greatest American Painters

Eric White (1968)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on October 6, 2012

1973 Ford Pinto With Tanguy Sky (Three Women)

A Gentleman’s Mistake

The Big Foist

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The One

Another One

No Neutral Thoughts

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1954 Lincoln Capri (All That Heaven Allows)

1956 De Soto Firedome Sportsman (Vertigo)

1957 Plymouth Plaza Sedan (Breakfast At Tiffany’s)

Collusion Behemoth

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On The Air

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1961 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner

1967 Ford Ranchero (Coming Home)

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Joshua L Chamberlain And The Angels Of …


The Drifter

1938 Dodge Brothers Business Coupé (Double Indemnity)

1940 Dodge De Luxe (Noirpool)

Massacre Of The Innocents

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One Response to “Eric White (1968)”

  1. Bruce said

    There’s some really strange stuff going on here.

    Where is the third woman in “Three Women,” lying down in the back seat?

    “A Gentleman’s Mistake” – the mistaken gentleman is going into a body bag, I see. Note the male mask in the foreground. It appears in two other paintings.

    “The One” and “Another One” – the mind’s eye wants to complete each portrait but is frustrated by the outline of the next, and the next, and so on until the final image is too small to appreciate and is truncated as well.

    “No Neutral Thoughts” – Her face splashed with blue paint? And there’s that mask again. And again in “Title Unknown” with . . . Charles DeGaulle?

    In “Wearing a Big Donald Sutherland’s Head Mask” (for want of a title), we are in a room looking out our window at . . . another room? There’s a curtain on our side of the window, and a lamp. Windows between rooms also appear in other images, to confuse and obscure.

    Look for the bridegroom from Jan van Eyck’s “The Arnolfini Portrait” in one of these paintings! Perversely reversed, of course.

    What does the title mean, “Collusion Behemoth”? That’s a collage. And in the middle of it, the picture of two men in uniform, the one on the right – is he in a manhole?

    “Joshua L Chamberlain And The Angels Of …” what? “The Killer Angels,” by Jeff Shaara?

    Hidden faces, weird masks, strange perspectives and groupings, multiple “time exposures” (see “1961 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunliner”), illogical arrangements (see six people in the front seat of a “1940 Dodge De Luxe”).

    Surrealism usually bores me; not this time.

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