Don Eddy

Don Eddy (born 1944) is a contemporary representational painter. He gained tribute in American art roughly speaking 1970 in the middle of a intervention of artists that critics and dealers identified as Photorealists or Hyperrealists, based on their work's high degree of verisimilitude and use of photography as a resource material. Critics such as Donald Kuspit (as without difficulty as Eddy himself) have resisted such labels as superficially focused upon obvious aspects of his painting while ignoring its specific sociological and conceptual bases, dialectical connection to abstraction, and metaphysical investigations into perspicacity and being; Kuspit wrote: "Eddy is a kind of an alchemist … art transmutes the profane into the sacred—transcendentalizes the base things of ordinary reality hence that they seem next sacred mysteries." Eddy has worked in cycles, which treat various imagery from rotate formal and conceptual viewpoints, moving from detailed, formal images of automobile sections and storefront window displays in the 1970s to perceptually challenging mash-ups of yet lifes and figurative/landscapes scenes in the 1980s to perplexing multi-panel paintings in his latter career. He lives in New York City in imitation of his wife, painter Leigh Behnke.

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