A Visit with Bob Witz

Bob Witz, James Joyce (photo Jed Lipinski)
Bob Witz, James Joyce (photo Jed Lipinski)

Jed Lipinski visits with artist Bob Witz on the occasion of the exhibition Bob Witz: I Know Where I am Goin' at the New York Studio School, on view through April 16, 2012.

Lipinski writes that "If such a thing as an outsider artist still exists in New York City, Bob Witz may well be it... The show, which represents the largest exhibition of [Witz's] work to date, is somewhat shocking to behold; the 45 paintings and sculptures resemble less the work of a single man than a collective of slightly disturbed, post-war folk artists from the Deep South... It's strange to think that the creator of these ghostly works is still living - let alone residing in an apartment in Chelsea."