Drew Sawyer is an art historian and a curator. He is the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Read more︎




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"Haunted: Michaël Borremans’ Enigmatic Art," Document Journal

For nearly 20 years, the Belgian artist Michaël Borremans has been producing a surreal body of work in painting, drawing, and film that simultaneously mines contemporary image-making and the history of art—The Angel, a painting from 2013 for example, recalls fashion photography (Belgian model Hannelore Knuts served as the muse) as well as portraits by artists like Velazquez, Goya, and Manet. Document previously published a portfolio of the artist's hauntingly beautiful paintings. Last month, "Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets", the first solo show of the artist's works in all mediums, opened at the Dallas Museum of Art. Drew Sawyer sat down with curator Jeffrey Grove to discuss Borremans' practice and why he's finally getting a major survey in the U.S.