San Francisco

Edward Lupper

Artist's Co-Op

The metaphysical but uninhabited land­scapes of Giorgio de Chirico painted in his particular realistic manner still prove to be exciting material for those artists more interested in a high craft look than a contemporary image. Lup­per’s still lifes and unpeopled vistas with metaphysical overtones are within this tradition, but he is an uncertain and poor craftsman who fails to engage, and holds one’s eye by the technical competence of his images.

John Coplans