Famous American artist endorses the work of George Gittoes

29 January 2019

American artist, Carolee Schneemann, described by MoMa as “one of the most influential artists of the second part of the 20th century”, has endorsed the work of George Gittoes in a recent interview for the current edition of White Fungus magazine (Issue 16).

Schneemann discusses the demise of artists with visionary intent—“there are too many of them working with an incorrect motive”.  She uses George Gittoes as an exemplary example of an artist making a humanistic difference in the world.

“When we finish, you look him up immediately: G-I-T-T-O-E-S. He’s Australian. He only works in areas of extreme disasters.” “George has the magic, intensity, surety, determination and good luck”

Schneemann’s 2017/18 MoMA  PS1 retrospective filled 3 floors—the largest space given by MoMA to any living artist in history. Carolee jokes in public that Gittoes is the "one who got away". They have done paintings together in the past and have scheduled time to do more work together at her studio in late March, 2019.

Nanda\Hobbs will be showing a new body of work from Gittoes' Chicago series in a solo show in July.

George Gittoes has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Dobell Drawing Prize at the National Art School (NAS). The winner of the $30,000 acquisitive art prize, judged by Ben Quilty, will be announced on 28 March. The exhibition is planned to tour to regional galleries.

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