AMUNDSON PORTRAIT OF DAM DIRECTOR CHRISTOPH HEINRICH MAKES FRONT PAGE OF DENVER POST


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artist Bill Amundson has been in the news a lot lately, the most recent case being a week ago when his interpretation of Denver Art Museum Director Christoph Heinrich filled much of the front page of the Sunday Entertainment section. Though it seems like Amundson is on a roll recently, it's not without warrant, he has been working and exhibiting as an artist for almost 30 years, his career finally taking on legendary status for a Denver resident. The Heinrich commission comes perhaps as a result of Amundson's inclusion in the current DAM exhibition "Face to Face" as well as his status within the museum as a local artist they have deemed to be worth collecting, with three acquisitions his work coming within the last five or so years. Amundson's craft is definitely growing in proportion with his reputation, and while he still enjoys creating small renditions in his "Suburban Regionalist" vein, he is ultimately developing a more significant and collection worthy ouevre including works of an extraordinary caliber and complexity such as last year's spectacular "New Babel" and "Teen Excavation."

If you didn't get a chance to see the Heinrich portrait in Sunday's Denver Post, you can visit online at http://www.denverpost.com/art/ci_14385343