|Imagery of the Unconscious: The Fantastic Dark and Unsettling Light of Michael Hafftka (the Zohar Book of Concealment Series)
By Lori Cole
Adirondack Review, Spring 2010 Issue
Lori Cole is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. Her research focuses on the artistic exchange between the European and Latin American avant-garde. She is also a translator and art critic, writing for Artforum.com and Flash Art, among other publications.
|Toward the Plane of the Sacred: Hafftka’s Great Chain of Being
By Michael Brodsky
Michael Brodsky is a well-known and highly respected novelist, the author of 12 published works of fiction and winner of the Hemmingway prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. He has recently released his new novel We Can Report Them, and he is the translator of Samuel Beckett's play Eleutheria. This essay is copied with the author's permission from the Housatonic Museum of Art catalogue for the 2004 retrospective of Hafftka's work.
|Michael Hafftka: Dreamworks
By Professor Sam Hunter
Sam Hunter is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Princeton University and the author of numerous monographs including Francis Bacon, Isamu Noguchi, and George Segal, to name a few. Among his books published by Harry N. Abrams are “American Art of the 20th Century”, “Hans Hofmann”, and “Robert Rauschenberg”. Prior to his appointment to Princeton, Hunter was the director of the Jewish Museum in NY, Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. This essay is copied with the author's permission from the Housatonic Museum of Art catalogue for the 2004 retrospective of Hafftka's work.
|Michael Hafftka A Retrospective: Large Oils 1985-2003
This catalog was published by the Housatonic Museum of Art to accompany the retrospective show of 2004-05. It contains 23 color reproductions of maor paintings by Hafftka, critical essays by Prof. Sam Hunter and Michael Brodsky, a poem by George Small Franklin III, and an introduction by the Director of the Housatonic, Ms. Robbin Zella.
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|Michael Hafftka’s Human Universe|
An essay by George Small Franklin III, Poet, 2002