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My Art Affair With Portugal

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Until a couple of months ago, I never heard of the Portuguese cities, Estoril and Cascais, but wouldn't you agree that these names sound like music to your ears?

Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Abstract Art And Getting It

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Abstract art can be a doozy. We'd be lying if we said we've never approached a daunting canvas buzzing with indiscernible colors, shapes and stripes a...


Simon Watson | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Keltie Ferris has just opened a stunning exhibition of "body prints" at Chapter NY. These intimate works were created by pressing her oiled body, clothed and unclothed, against paper on the studio floor and then dragging powdered pigment along the paper, revealing her imprint.

Ellsworth Kelly at 90

Simon Watson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

Ellworth Kelly, the master of lyrical minimalism, enjoyed his 90th birthday this past month with a trio of exhibitions at Matthew Marks's Chelsea gallery spaces and with concurrent showings at the Museum of Modern Art, in midtown, and the Mnuchin Gallery, uptown.

Obama Celebrates The Arts

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Describing them as teachers, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that two dozen recipients of national medals for contributions to the...

Must-See Painting Shows

Steven Zevitas | Posted 08.10.2013 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Summer is a time when many galleries choose to mount group shows, and beginning in July, dozens of such shows will open throughout the country. This m...

To Ellsworth Kelly, On His 90th Birthday

Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

Just before his 90th birthday, Ellsworth Kelly sat down with MoMA director Glenn Lowry to discuss his work. Oftentimes, when you finally hear an artis...

The Eyes Of Ellsworth Kelly

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

"Twelve, thirteen, fourteen, there's another one over to the left." He can see them better than I can. Ellsworth Kelly's electric blue eyes are regi...

Haiku Reviews: From A 'Bollywood Invasion' To A 'Secret Garden' Opera

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are regular features where we invite critics to review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tr...

Ellsworth Kelly's Softer Side On View In New Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts

Ellsworth Kelly is known for his simple harp-edged shapes with an energy that exceeds their crisp borders. Yet Kelly fans will get to see a different ...

American Artists Go Abroad

Posted 11.28.2012 | Arts

In 1989 Frank Stella donated an original print of his work "The Symphony" to every U.S. embassy in the world. Frank Stella, The Symphony, 1989 ...

30 LGBT Artists You Should Know

Posted 06.29.2012 | Arts

LGBT artists have continually challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality, and the impact of this on our society is immeasurable. Lik...

Happy Birthday, Ellsworth Kelly! (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.31.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of painter, printmaker and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly. The ardent explorer of color spectrums and panel paintings turns 89 years o...

Haiku Reviews

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews are regular features where we invite critics to review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tr...

Ellsworth Kelly's LA Moment

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

Ellsworth Kelly is having an LA moment. First his collection was used to inaugurate Matthew Marks' Los Angeles gallery opening and now his prints are...

What's The Big Deal About Mike Kelley's Death?

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley died of an apparent suicide in his bathtub a few days ago in Southern California. He was perhaps the most influential artist to emerge in ...

Interview With Matthew Marks On His New LA Space

Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts

Matthew Marks and Ellsworth Kelly are two names that need no introduction. The gallery owner and artist have shared a close relationship ever since th...

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...

From Art to Mouth: SFMOMA's Collection Inspires Unique Dessert Menu

Cherie Louise Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cherie Louise Turner

When a new show comes up, we make a new dessert based on what will be showing. We really keep the desserts limited to reflecting what's actually on display in the museum.

Artistic Rites of Passage: Triumphs and Failures

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Dennis Hopper, in his attempts to establish an artistic dialogue with important artists and find his own artistic voice, was never able to go beyond merely mimicking the masters.

ART INSTALLATION: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres And Ellsworth Kelly At Villa Medici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Currently on show at the French Academy at the Villa Medici, Rome is a presentation of the work of 20th century American painter and sculptor Ellswort...

The Matthew Marks Gallery Is Coming to LA

Deborah Schoeneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Deborah Schoeneman

This week, the art world is focused on Art Basel in Miami, but Matthew Marks has his sights set on another sunny clime: West Hollywood.