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May 9, 2010

This week: Painters/Painting (aka "The Painters of Painting") recorded at apexart in late April as a part of the BAS organized exhibition which runs through May 22.


Painter and Bad @ Sports NYC correspondent, Tom Sanford will moderate a panel of 5 other painters who will talk about painting. Kamrooz Aram, Holly Coulis, David Humphrey, Dike Blair and Deborah Kass not only represent three or four generations of New York painters and are all prominent voices among their cohort, but also represent a wide variety of approaches to the medium. These, "the Painters of Painting", will discuss the current concerns in painting as well as painting's enduring relevance as a humanistic and idiosyncratic antidote to the prevailing corporate culture of consensus and commodification.

Tom's wrap up e-mail sent to all involved afterwards-



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Sanford
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:13 AM
To: Tom Sanford
Subject: Thanks from PAINTERS/PAINTING


Hi Guys


I just wanted to send y'all a note to thank the many many of you who 

came out to the panel and offer my apologies to those who weren't 

able to get in! I am so sorry that a super turnout put apexart in the 

position that they had no choice but to not allow a few people in. It 

was totally packed inside - i actually had an audience member sitting 

on my lap for most of the talk. But thank you all ever so much for 

making the effort, i sincerely appreciate the overwhelming show of 



The incredible turn out certainly speaks to the great enthusiasm for 

painting in the medium's global capitol city and I think the talk was 

a success. The panelists (David, Deb, Holly, Dike & Kamroos) were 

charming and interesting and insightful, i did my best to keep us on 

course, and Steven Rand and the apexart crew (Cybele, Julia & Julien) 

were gracious and generous hosts.


Best of all the audience has plenty of great questions comments and 

the occasional well timed out-burst! Special thanks to for really 

great questions and comments from Daniel Davidson, Alfred Steiner, 

Michael Anderson, Carlos Fragoso, and George Rodart among others 

whose names I didn't know - great hustle guys!


Anyway, thanks a million for all of your support and interest and 

remember the most important thing is to keep those brushes wet - and 

Michael Anderson pointed out with the optimism that we all share for 

painting and picture making "There are about 9 million new kinds of 

paintings yet to be made!!"