Hello Blinky Palermo

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Hello Binky Palermo (Interactive EU Berkeley)
Chris Ashley (Look, See) must have coded this work so do not skip. (Here is an old post on Blinky by Chris A)

Meeting Imi and Blinky at Dia:Beacon

Blinky Palermo and Imi Knoebel met at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf in the Sixties while studying with Joseph Beuys alongside Jörg Immendorff, Imi Giese, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Both Knoebel and Palermo were exploring art’s essential objectness, the importance of spatial arrangement, and dynamic installation strategy. Like other artists in both the United States and Germany, they earnestly aspired to change the course of art history. Knoebel, investigating the imageless areas between materiality, objectness, and arrangement, worked with unpainted fiberboard. Palermo was particularly interested in non-objective, semiotic color propositions. (Read more here)

Blinky who died mysteriously at 33 years old, continues to haunt the art world, Dia:Beacon is another one of the recurrent trends.

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Blinky Palermo was named after this boxer.

Man of the Cloth by Adrian Searle

The Unexpected Death of Blinky Palermo in the Tropics is the title of a typically blustering painting by Julian Schnabel, which fed the Palermo myth (founded on the idea that Palermo was an “artist’s artist”) and didn’t do Schnabel’s reputation any harm either. Fostering the association gave Schnabel a bit of easy gravitas.

I still remember the first time I saw his work at the gallery in New York (Betty Parsons? or Jack Tilton?), I was knocked out. Later I learned about his tragic life and his captivating name.

Blinky in MoMa Geo/Metric exhibition (Joanne Mattera) Beautiful!!

A baby sleeping peacefully in front of Blinky’s iconic paintings (flickr)

Hyun Chun’s Blinky Palermo flckr page <> <>Daneille and Blinky Palermo flickr page

#23- from Mike Dumlao’s Flickr page

Beuys and Blinky Palermo beuys

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