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Discovering John Cohen--Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.27.2017 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

At a wall-to-wall packed opening at the Grey Art Gallery, photographer/ filmmaker / musician John Cohen held court in front of a video installation of...

Discombobulation In Painting Is Definitely A Thing

John Seed | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts
John Seed

When an invitation for a show by Kai Samuels-Davis recently appeared in my inbox, I had an immediate reaction to his work: “This artist is definitel...

A Stitch in Time: Sandra Muss at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.19.2017 | Arts
Bruce Helander

This ambitious overview is a warm, paint-stained handshake and a grateful, standing salute to past award-winning innovative performances in a supportive role by pioneer picture makers. At the same time, it is a inquisitive and delightful investigation.

CultureZohn: Helen and Company

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

For many years, women artists and writers did their best to keep up with the guys. When the feminist movement came along, they resented being lumped into a category that defined them as "women artists." Helen Frankenthaler, a painter who is having a seriously revitalized pop culture moment, was among those who also resisted this label.

Jocelyn Josef and Her Original Genre, Squarism

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 07.09.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Her positivity could be a result of a childhood spent roaming around Hawaiian islands. It could be a culmination of a post college, mind-altering, backpacking trip through Europe and the immediate triumph of the harsh corporate world following.

The Expressionist as Rationalist

Francis Levy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Thinking is not always associated with abstract expressionism. After all, the technique was called "action painting" and it's quarterback, Jackson Pollock, was intentionally or unintentionally rough around the edges.

The Conscience of the King

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Tony Scherman is a painter's painter, because other painters who paint with a seriousness of purpose immediately recognize in his distinctive work a high command of skill, idiosyncratic maturity, captivating inventiveness, and an obvious love of picture-making.

10 Late De Kooning Works To Go On View, And On Sale | CAROL VOGEL | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts
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When Willem de Kooning was a struggling young artist and needed money, he would frequently sell a painting or sculpture as quickly as he made it, ofte...

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

Happy Birthday, Elaine De Kooning!

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of abstract expressionist painting maven Elaine de Kooning. The acclaimed landscape and portrait artist, who also happened to th...

Robert Combas Makes Bad Art's Greatest Hits

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

Graffiti, myth, rock-n-roll, cartoons, religion, poetry, Arabic, comic books, and quite possibly all of history are are thrown into the mix in Robert ...

Die for Art; Art to Die for

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Knowing about the drama and tragedy of her life, one simply cannot help but see her art through the prism of her personal story. It is obvious that towards the end of her short life, her art was getting stronger and more daring.

De Kooning And Me

Susan Murphy | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Susan Murphy

In the winter of 1981, I was teaching movement and dance at an East Hampton massage and yoga studio where Elaine de Kooning took classes.  She liked my spirit and suggested it might help to lighten her husband's depression if I gave him massages every day or so.  Bill de Kooning was 76 years and had recently quit drinking. I started right away, and worked with him for two months. I kept a journal of our time together.

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...

Artists Make Lists Too: Picasso, Leger, Calder

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Margie Goldsmith

In December of 1963, realist painter Adolf Konrad planned to travel to Rome and Egypt, so he made a packing list -- not quite the kind of list you or ...

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.

I See Dead Artists

Liz Markus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Liz Markus

Am I the only one or do other artists "invite" the souls of dead artists to hang with them in the studio?

America Still Screams: The Art of Liz Markus

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

For most artists I know, it has been impossible to not let the war seep into our thoughts and work. Which is why I was relieved to discover the works of Brooklyn-based artist Liz Markus.

A Poem for Bankers, Hedge Fund Managers and Other Financial Wizards

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Vivian Norris

"How Did I Trust Thee?": I was your caddie you see./Thirty years ago./You gave me the golden wink./I invested my life and soul to thee.