The New Criterion article on Wayne Thiebaud’s Clown series

Wayne Thiebaud is about to reveal his most recent body of work: a selection of paintings and drawings from the new clown series will be on view starting December 8th at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco. In conjunction with the exhibition, The New Criterion just published “There ought to be clowns,”—a new article I wrote on the evolution of the series. It appears in print in December issue (special art issue), and online.

The New Criterion, Volume 38 Number 4

Wayne Thiebaud,  Clown and Dog, n.d., Black brush ink on paper, ARS (Artists Rights Society).

With Wayne Thiebaud at the opening reception of “Clowns,” Paul Thiebaud Gallery, December 7, 2019.