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Oil on linen painting by Rene Ricard that states "Sometimes it's o.k to throw rocks at girls" with an engagement ring on the bottom

Rene Ricard

Untitled (Sometimes it's ok...), 2012

Oil on linen

40 x 29 inches (101.6 x 73.7 cm)

© Rene Ricard Photo by Argenis Apolinario

AN exhibition of the American critic, poet and artist, Rene Ricard has just opened at the Vito Schnabel Gallery, 455 West 19th Street, New York. The gallery is showing a selection of paintings on canvas, paper and found objects dating from the late 1980s to 2012. Known as “poem paintings”, Ricard merged imagery and text onto antique prints or old photographs that he would find in second-hand stores – layering his words over the original surface or covering it entirely.

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