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Abstract Expressionism

Geometry And Anarchy: David Smith At The Whitney

Alexander Adler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

"David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy" clearly presented too good an opportunity for the Whitney to pass up. Curated by Carol S. Eliel for LACMA, the exhibi...

Tour MoMA's De Kooning Retrospective

ARTINFO | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

One of the season's first blockbuster museum shows, the Museum of Modern Art's "de Kooning: A Retrospective" curated by chief curator emeritus of pain...

The Sensual Steel Sculptures Of John Chamberlain

Alexander Adler | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts
Alexander Adler

Although the art world is ready to embrace a new generation of enthusiasts, artists, and collectors, there is simultaneously an aspect of rediscovery ...

Jackson Pollock: Physicist?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Can we learn about physics from Jackson Pollock? What about the other way around? A recent paper in the scientific journal Physics Today by Andrzej He...

Boris Lurie's Perverse Pin-ups And The NO!art Movement

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"Suitcase" 1964, Boris Lurie, Courtesy of the Boris Lurie Foundation Only if it had arrived in a suitcase could the entrance of renegade Boris Luri...

Pollock's 'Lucifer' Gifted To Stanford

AP | Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- A family has donated 121 pieces from its collection of prominent 20th century American art to Stanford University, including the ...

AbEx: Masterpieces From The Museum of Modern Art

Robert L. Powell | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Robert L. Powell

Abstract Expressionism represents an essential chapter in the greater volume of cultural literacy and, as such, demands consideration.

Exploring The Career Of Missouri Artist Thomas Hart Benton

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I recently read an article about a 1951 Thomas Hart Benton painting that sold for nearly $1.9 million at a Southeby's auction. The painting, Flood Dis...

PHOTOS: This Means Warhol: The Week In Art Auctions

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been a week of triumph and disappointment at the auction houses, with Jeff Koons and Abstract Expressionists snubbed in favor of more, more, alwa...

New Rothko Discovered | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

Mark Rothko, a master of Abstract Expressionism, is known to have created 835 paintings during the course of his five-decade career. Christie's claims...

Self-Portrait of an Experimental Painter: Jon Schueler and The Sound of Sleat

David Galenson | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

The Sound of Sleat will delight anyone interested in the inner lives of artists who consider their work, and their lives, as a quest to create images as beautiful as those they see in nature.

Great Masters vs. Six-Year-Old's Doodles

Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) Before beginning to read this article, please look at the images above. Which was drawn by a child and which by a well-known Abstr...

Painters Painting: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Imagine going back in time to an era in art history, talking to the artists themselves at work in their studios and hearing first-hand what their concerns, processes and influences are.

Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim Morrison, The Doors, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are few poets as underappreciated today as Michael McClure. For close to six decades now, he has been writing visionary poetry, lauded by many ...

Self-Portrait Of An Abstract Expressionist: Jon Schueler And The Sound Of Sleat

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

In an era in which art has ceased to be heroic, many people are nostalgic for a time when artists could speak without irony of truth and beauty.

Republicans Back Off Proposal To Sell Iowa's Pollock Mural

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"The Pollock" is safe. For now anyway. The bill proposed to force the sale of University of Iowa's Jackson Pollock painting, Mural, died on Tuesday b...

Seattle Art Dealer Imprisoned After Plotting To Steal From Collectors' Homes

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If you've been following the exploits of Lawrence Salander, the disgraced New York dealer who exploited the trust of longtime clients to double-deal t...

Clyfford Still: An Artist's Vision Comes to Life in Denver

Brett Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

The humanity in Still's paintings is elemental, not descriptive. These paintings are meant to be felt as much as seen, and Jensen correctly cautions against our contemporary bias toward the visual in painting.

Frank Lobdell: "Nothing Worth Anything Is Easy"

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed


Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Probst Solomon

Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.

Hassel Smith: The Painter of Persistent Challenges (1915-2007)

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Smith's work had a powerful impact on the young Ferus artists, particularly John Altoon. And now, "Hassel Smith: Upending Orthodoxy," is showing at Sullivan Goss in Santa Barbara.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Joan Mitchell's Abstract Expressionist Paintings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Joan Mitchell WHAT: The Last Decade WHEN: November 13th until December 21st 2010 WHERE: GAGOSIAN GALLERY 456 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hill...

Craig Davidson's Visual Poetry

Darby Roach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Darby Roach

By the end of our two years at RISD, Craig Davidson had given up his fine art. Doing design and painting at the same time seemed to be stretching it too thin. But it turns out Craig has picked up where he left off all those years ago.

ART OF WAR: Modern Art Used As Weapon By CIA During Cold War

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern a...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.