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4th Time Around (My Back Pages)

Walter Dahn was a player in the ’80s–’90s Cologne, Germany, art scene, whose Neo-Expressionist paintings of anxiously energetic figures, taken from dreams and ethnological sources, were featured in several New York solos at the time.


One of those was at Gladstone Gallery in 1990—which is also when he met the curator of this current show, the artist Richard Prince. There’s definitely an affinity between Dahn’s oeuvre and Prince’s, particularly in the use of appropriated imagery and text, an irreverent attitude, and a blurring of high culture and low.

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