Rob Halpern’s books include Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) and Music for Porn (Nightboat Books 2012). He lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley Women’s Prison.
Art of the Cover-Up:
By Rob Halpern
Gerhard Richter's Decke
Strung-out between abstract dematerialization and post-minimalist figuration, Decke absorbs the photograph and disfigures its referent. Working over its own rendered image corrosively, Richter’s paint becomes a cover, a screen, a veil.