“I’m not a minimalist, I’m a maximalist. The more you throw at it, the better.”
Walton Ford, our current 100 Artists featured artist, is shown here in 2003 at his studio in Great Barrington, MA. Ford is working on the painting, The Sensorium (2003), inspired by a story that he read about mid-19th century explorer, Sir Richard Burton, and how the explorer kept forty monkeys in his quarters when he was a young British officer.
This scene is featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Loss & Desire (2003).
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IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 2 episode, Humor, 2003. © Art21, Inc. 2003.
ARTWORK: Walton Ford, The Sensorium, details, 2003. Watercolor, gouache, pencil and ink on paper; 60 x 119 in. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.