Selected works by Henry Taylor

Henry Taylor
I Belong

2011

Mixed media

234 x 38 x 28 1/2 cm
Henry Taylor
Walking with Vito

2008

Acrylic on canvas

167.5 x 244 cm
Henry Taylor
Ly For Me

2010

Acrylic on canvas

52 x 81 cm
Henry Taylor
What Can I Say?

2011

Acrylic on canvas

197 x 241 cm
Henry Taylor
My Brother Gene the Former

2010

Acrylic on canvas

152.5 x 183 cm
Henry Taylor
Miss Kelley

2010

Acrylic on canvas

197 ½ x 243 cm
Henry Taylor
Terri Phillips

2011

Acrylic on canvas

237.5 x 194 cm
Henry Taylor
Chocolate Lover

2006

Oil and graphite on canvas

124 x 154.5 cm
Henry Taylor
She Mixed

2008

Acrylic on canvas

198 x 241.2 cm
Henry Taylor
'The Young, the Brave, Bobby Hutton' R.I.P. Oakland, California

2008

Acrylic on canvas

229 x 170 cm
Henry Taylor
Untitled (Finger)

2008

Acrylic on canvas

246.5 x 195.5 cm

Articles

A VISUAL EQUIVALENT OF THE BLUES, IN WARM SHADES


The putative gap between art and life is a pernicious myth. Painting in a studio is no less a form of life than, say, occupying Wall Street. Consider the exuberantly vital art of Henry Taylor, whose paintings are in an exhibition named for him at MoMA PS1.

Mr. Taylor, who lives in Los Angeles, paints fast, loose and sensuously on canvases great and small. Portraiture is his work’s center of gravity. His subjects include friends, relatives, acquaintances from the art world and off the street, and heroes from the worlds of sports and politics. Along the way he takes in downbeat cityscapes patrolled by cop cars and envisions allegories of spiritual trauma in the Land of the Free.

Source: nytimes.com


HENRY TAYLOR: ART REVIEW, OCTOBER 2009
Published October 2009 by Chris Sharp



Source: Art Review