Tom Burr

  • Tom Burr

    I BUILT A DREAM HOUSE. I revamped an old house that I had dreamed about, struggled over, and wrestled with. I slowly nudged it and dragged it into something that could frame me and my stuff, and my work, along with my collection of nightmares and daydreams. The house did and still does look a lot like the house that Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner lived in on Long Island. It’s clad in wooden shingles, like theirs, and has an upright posture characteristic of the classic nineteenth-century American house that also resembles the way I drew houses when I was a kid. It’s on a quiet country road. It


    To take stock of the past year, Artforum contacted an international group of artists to find out which exhibitions and events were, in their eyes, the very best of 2009.


    “Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors” (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) You kind of get the feeling that Bonnard was a real artist. He was concerned not with the past (art history), present (his contemporaries), or future (his legacy), but with expressing himself in terms of his own perceptions, interactions, and experiences of the world. Whether of a room, a still life, or a loved one, each painting becomes