Michael Hafftka on the ImageBlog

“True” 28 in. X 22 in. oil on canvas 2012
“New York has scarcely seen figure paintings of such unrelenting solemnity and exasperation, or with so original an authority, since Francis Bacon brought his first exhibition to the city. Like him, Hafftka can be characterized as both an eccentric visionary and an increasingly dazzling technician whose virtuoso painterly expressivity and skills invite comparison with the masters.”
—Sam Hunter, Princeton University, Michael Hafftka: Dreamworks, 1984