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Clyfford Still

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.

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.

Primary Colors

Susan Jaques | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Over 30 of Clyfford Still's dramatic canvases are arranged in five sky-lit galleries, each devoted to one of his signature hues.2013-01-22-stillpull.jpg

Woman Gets Probation For Rubbing Buttocks Against Still Painting

AP | Posted 06.01.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A woman accused of punching and scratching a multimillion-dollar painting at the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver before removing her pants a...

Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration

John Seed | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
John Seed

Legacy in Continuum: Bay Area Figuration honors and celebrates a way of thinking about painting that continues to touch a new generation of artists.

'David Park: A Painter's Life'

John Seed | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
John Seed

David Park: A Painter's Life is the first full biography of a postwar California artist. Boas' book also seems to signal an increasing enthusiasm for American postwar representational art. It's about time.

Immersive Installation Pays Homage To Clyfford Still

Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts

The November opening of the Clyfford Still Museum has invigorated the local art scene in Denver, CO, but long before the commotion, David B. Smith Gal...

Woman Punched, Rubbed Buttocks Against Clyfford Still Painting

Posted 01.06.2012 | Denver

A 36-year-old Denver woman has been formally charged with felony criminal mischief after punching and scratching a Clyfford Still painting estimated t...

I Love You Clyfford ... Still

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 02.26.2012 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

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Richer Than Rich: Art Outperforms S&P

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts

If you ever find yourself choosing between some Warhols or a few stocks, we're here to make that decision easier. A new study has found that artwork b...

Will the New Clyfford Still Museum Be Forced to Broaden Its Mandate?

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.05.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It was several years after the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh opened in 1994 that the museum's trustees and administrators knew the institution needed to make a big change.

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, October 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

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PHOTOS: Clyfford Still Museum Grand Opening

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.20.2011 | Denver

As a genre-defining artist, Clyfford Still is uniquely a bit of an enigma. The painter, widely credited as a major definitive force in the Abstract E...

Clyfford Still: The Greatest Abstract Expressionist?

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts

Not many museum directors have the opportunity Dean Sobel has—which is nothing short of the chance to rewrite a chapter of American art history. ...

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...

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.

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.

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.