Two artists…

…that I view as mentors:

Pablo Picasso

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“Les demoiselles d’Avignon,” 1907

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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“Bird on money (detail),” 1981

…that my work gets compared to often:

Georgia O’Keefe

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“Gray line with black, blue, and yellow,” 1923

Wassily Kandinsky

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“Composition VII,” 1913

…that my college art professors recommended to me:

Oskar Kokoshka

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“Apocalypse,” 1950

José Clemente Orozco

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“Katharsis,” 1934

…that I detest:

Jeff Koons

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“Play-Doh,” 1994–2014

Thomas Kinkade

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“Gone with the wind,” 2011

…current and successful, that I admire:

Cecily Brown

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“Dreamboat,” 2011

Jasper Johns

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“Map,” 1961

…that I would like my art to gain influence from:

Norman Lewis

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“Twilight sounds,” 1947

Helen Frankenthaler

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“Hint from Bassano,” 1973