so many paintings, so little time

About Ken Aptekar

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I toy with paintings from the past by using the history of art as my playground. I time-travel beloved masterpieces into the present by some sly repainting joined to intimate and what I hope are witty texts. Here’s the idea: Paintings are nothing on their own, they start meaning something only when you start talking back to them. I divide my time between Paris and New York. You can see more about my work here.

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  1. Thanks Ken, I’m now in touch with Mario de Valdes re Queen Charlotte. Charlottesville VA has many festivals (The Book, Film, The Photograph, Garden Week, etc.) . This year it’s the 250th anniversary of the city founding. I can visualize a giant banner reprint of the Ramsay painting hanging in the main pedestrian Mall each May 19 to honor this lady. She was 1 year younger than Thomas Jefferson, and would make an intersting counterpoint in a city where Jefferson is more than sufficiently glorified.

  2. Was your father Milton Aptekar, a choral music teacher at Cooley High in Detroit, Michigan in 1950. If so he was a favorite teacher of mine.
    Merrill F. Raber

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