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12 to Watch in 2012: Publisher’s Picks by New American Paintings

2011 was a strong year for the ever-resilient medium of painting as artists continued to push the idea of just what a painting can be in terms of materials, scale and subject. I expect that 2012 will be no different. Over the past twelve months I visited hundreds of gallery exhibitions and did dozens of studio visits. Because of New American Paintings, I was also privileged to review the work of the more than 5,000 artists who applied to our competitions in 2011. In short, I looked at a lot of painting, and still, I regularly came across artists whose work took me somewhere completely new. – View the complete list of our 12 to watch in 2012 after the jump!

Forrest Bess | Untitled, 9 x 12 inches. Private Collection.

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