Simon Linke

Text by Adrian Searle

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2012.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 55 5

Dimensions: 23 × 20 cm | 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 in

Pages: 32 pp, 14 colour ill
£10 | $15

Working from photographs of a wide range of artists – including Marina Abramovic, Alberto Giacometti and Claude Monet – taken from the magazine, Linke first replicates the image in pencil, then covers the drawing in a colour wash of oil paint. These elegant paintings stand in stark contrast to his well-known thick impasto paintings of advertisments from Artforum.


Published on the occasion of Linke’s first solo exhibition at Karsten Schubert, London, full-colour images of the eight Untitled (Portraits) are accompanied by an essay by art critic Adrian Searle.