Comments on: Between Sense and de Kooning Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 By: Joost de Jonge Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:05:49 +0000 Dear all,

I very much enjoyed reading this interview, a wonderful dialogue. I was especially taken with the elucidation of the title, it took on broader meaning, made more sense, while it seems rather straight forward, it usually is the overtly present that escapes our attention and requires the highest contemplation by some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

“Between sense and the Kooning” : surely there (it) was (is) a truly intense relation between the two of them! It is of all there was between them more or less a stabilitas loci of the undecided/uncommitted rationale.

Thank you for this highly informative exploration of De Kooning’s work and Professor Shiff’s understanding of it.

Yours truly, Joost de Jonge, Vianen Ut, The Netherlands.

By: Chris Down Sat, 01 Dec 2012 16:25:11 +0000 Thank you for this great interview Robert and Richard.
This book is a fabulous, if at times dense, engagement with De Kooning’s practice. As you mention, it is distinguished by an unusual level of attention to the specifics of the work rather than the historical rhetoric surrounding it. For me, much of Richard’s work functions as a critique of standard art historical discourse, particularly as it pertains to painting. I deeply appreciate the seriousness with which he deals with artist’s work. It also helps that he has written about almost all of my favourite artists.
Thanks again for this discussion

By: Cynthia Kukla Sat, 01 Dec 2012 03:01:33 +0000 I agree with Filip and I am buying this book. The focus on the visceral aspect of paint and of DeKooning’s practice and the discussion and building/unbuilding of figuration is fascinating. I think of What Painting Is by James Elkins.

By: Filip Gudovic Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:43:09 +0000 One of the greatest interviews/articles i have read on de Kooning in a while. He has been a great inspiration in my practice and during my studies, few discussions here open up new ways on viewing a de Kooning.
Thank you Robert and Richard,
will certainly buy the book as soon as i see on the book shelf!