The new image Painters were a group of like minded artists gaining a bit of fame during the 1980's. They seemed to be connected by concept rather than product. They were an interesting lot to their fans, but they never gained the respect I feel the should have. the reason for this I believe is that they tended to sat close to the vest. The viewer had to work to understand the pieces they created, which like Nicholas Africano could be two small scale figures sitting in chairs in the middle of a large canvas. Their conversations, one or two lines, printed above their heads. Or like Lois Lane, a single image, a memory, a thing seen or a stylized object alone on a canvas.
These painters to me were story tellers, yet they never gave you the whole story. They told you what they saw or even framed the beginning of a joke. You, the viewer had to supply the punch line.
in another way of viewing these artists, they were a continuation of the first wave of Pop Artists. their views of the world though were much simpler, more introspective than the Pop guys. these were folk singers where the Pop artists were entertainers and commentators.

Below, Robert Moskowitz

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Below, Donald Sultan
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Below, Lois Lane
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Below, Susan Rothenburg
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Below, Neil Jenny
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Below, Nicholas Africano
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Below,Jennifer Bartlett

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Below,Janet Thorne

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