Painting: New Old Masters

What's the very latest flight of fancy on Manhattan's fluttery gallery row? Rembrandt's The Night Watch. Rembrandt's The Night Watch? That's right, along with Titian, Fragonard and Van Dyck. As portrayed by John Clem Clarke, 30, a former football hero from Oregon State, these are old masters with a new twist. For his first show, which opened at Manhattan's Kornblee Gallery last week, Clarke projected color slides of famous paintings onto large sheets of heavy paper, then clipped out stencils of their shapes, then sprayed layers of paint through them onto a canvas in luscious, simplified color arrangements.

Clarke's technique...

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