Guy Diehl
Still Life with Charles Demuth, 2004
Jacquard tapestry
49 x 84 in.
edition of 8

Guy Diehl is dedicated to exploring the legacy of still life painting; his reverent depictions of art history texts and representations of iconic works locate Diehl as both a gifted master and a humble student of the still life tradition. The artist writes: “My ideas of art-about-art have become the focus of my work.”

Charles Demuth’s painting
The Figure 5 in Gold
inspired by
William Carlos Williams’
poem: The Great Figure

The Great Figure

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems
Four Seas Company, Boston, 1921