via ArtForum: “Painter Susan Rothenberg, whose equine imagery countered the dominant Minimalism of the 1970s by infusing it with representation, has died at seventy-five. The news was confirmed by Sperone Westwater Gallery, which has shown her work since 1987. Discussing the emergence of her best-known symbol in a 2005 interview with Art21, Rothenberg said: “When I stumbled on the horse, I went, okay, this can be my Jasper Johns flag, this can be nothing to me because I don’t like horses. I can draw a line through it, make it flat . . . negate painting as much as possible in terms of illusionism, shadow, composition.”
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