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William Hawkins is renown for taking painting to an extreme level. Hawkins gave the world the uninhibited expression of his gift, intuitively combining a palette suggestive of 1960s Pop Art with wild geometric abstracted forms.

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Paintings that seem to have painted themselves: this is what William Hawkins has created. They
are unmediated. What has caused such inhibition?

Matt (Matthew) Arnett, the son of the legendary William S. Arnett (founder of Souls Grown
Deep Foundation) and my old friend Chris Martin paid a surprise visit to the Brooklyn Rail’s former
headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one afternoon in late April …

Paintings that seem to have painted themselves: this is what William Hawkins has created. They
are unmediated. What has caused such inhibition?

Matt (Matthew) Arnett, the son of the legendary William S. Arnett (founder of Souls Grown
Deep Foundation) and my old friend Chris Martin paid a surprise visit to the Brooklyn Rail’s former
headquarters in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one afternoon in late April 2006. Our conversation centered on
the issue of the survival of folklore (songs, dances, stories, and good times after hard days at work) from
early American slavery through the present, by way of oral …

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529 W 20th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY, US
Tue – Fri, 10am – 6pm Sat, 11am – 6pm