Many of the works in “Is Everything Black and White?” are from the school of Superrealism, in which the artist seeks to create a work with the appearance and impact of a photograph.
Arthur Goldberg found himself drawn to the Superrealists because their aesthetic reflected an element of artistic skill that he valued highly from his earliest years as a collector: the ability of the artist to make an object come to life by drawing. Some of the works here are drawn so finely and with such mastery, says Goldberg, that the viewer needs a magnifying glass to truly appreciate the artist’s precision.
But Goldberg also appreciates the unexpected element, so he frequently chooses Superrealist works with a touch of surrealism. “All that you see,” he says, “is not all that you get.”