|Philip Pearlstein paints in color, so why photograph him in black and white? Well, what would color add? It would show the color of the walls. The colors of the paint splattered on the floor. The color of his shirt. The color of her hair. That additional information would make it harder to notice that his arms mimic her legs and that this photograph is about the relationship of things: a painter to his model, a model to a room, a painter to his work.
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