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  • Jim Nutt

    Milwaukee Art Museum

    Fastidious and obsessive to the point of mania, Jim Nutt joins fantastic pictorial inventiveness to scrupulous technique. He appears to have been inspired by Persian and Irish illuminated manuscripts which through meticulous and patient craft made the unbelievable totally palpable. This retrospective demonstrates how Nutt’s greatest skill rests in this quirky dichotomy, his ability to visualize wildly while rendering punctiliously. It can give his work a claustrophobic quality, as his irreverences are translated into art.

    Since the first “Hairy Who” exhibition of 1966, Nutt has been identified

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