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What Do Blank Paintings Mean, Starting With Yves Klein

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.16.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

There's seemingly nothing to be seen in or on them except for one color (or white or black) and some texture, maybe.

M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

Matthew Israel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Channeling Modernist Ghosts and the Death Star

Simon Watson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

And in neighboring spaces are a 17-foot-high black wax-surfaced American flag sculpture that appears to be crashing through the gallery's floor and a poignantly solemn detail image of the riderless horse that led JFK's funeral procession.

Must See Art Shows for November 2013

Steven Zevitas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

As always, New York City has a lot to see. On the blue-chip side of the fence, be sure to see Brice Marden's show of graphite drawings at Matthew Marks, and David Zwirner's inaugural exhibition of works by Ad Reinhardt.

The Eternal Conceptual: John Bauer's Practice

Bettina Gilois | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Bettina Gilois

John Bauer grew up immersed in the primal, face to face with the concept of the infinite, as a surfer raised in the beach culture of La Jolla, in Southern California. To hear him describe his experience of the ocean is to glimpse the conceptual existentialism in his work.

Artists Need to Learn How to Deal With Backbiting

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

One evening in June at the Cedar Tavern in 1956, a drunken Jackson Pollock pulled Franz Kline by the hair off his bar stool, and Kline responded by punching Pollock in the stomach, doubling him over. Just another night in the art world.

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews

Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

What Is Art? Famous Artists Respond

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

For centuries we have wondered, what is art? Many nights we've tossed and turned pondering this unsolvable question. And now, HuffPost Arts is here to...

Made in L.A.: This Artweek.LA (October 10-16, 2011)

Bill Bush | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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What's In a (Painting's) Name? Quite a Lot, Actually

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In 1871, James McNeill Whistler painted what would become his most famous work, which he titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black" and submitted the foll...

There's a Lot of Backbiting Among Artists

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Jealousy and envy are part of the art world, because of the uneven and sometimes unfair way that the art world hands out its favors.