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Joan Mitchell

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.

Celebrating Women Artists Every Day of the Year

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Today at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new installation in our 20th century galleries is brimming with great works by women. These range from a Miriam Schapiro "femmage" to one of Susan Rothenberg's breakthrough horse paintings of the mid-1970s.

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts: March 2012

Brett Baker | Posted 06.13.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

Artists speak the same language, that of the studio, enabling them to ask questions that get beyond basic biography and into the how and why. Enjoy these 10 virtual visits to the Whitney, the Armory Art Fair, artists' studios and exhibitions.

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, November 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

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They're Big, They're Heavy and, Boy, They're Gorgeous!

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Ladies and gentlemen, let me make holiday shopping easier for you and suggest that, instead of the torture of shopping in the crowded malls, you might want to escape into an old-fashioned heaven of a book store.

WATCH: Talented Monkey Is Next Big Thing In Abstract Art

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Many great artist personas get 'discovered' from their eccentric appearances before they even make any great art. Such was the case with Pockets Warho...

Emergency Relief Funds Help Artists in Dire Need

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

A high percentage of artists and craftspeople have no health or studio insurance, creating a small margin for any type of sickness or accident that may occur.

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, July 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts
Brett Baker

These two great painters were truly contemporaries, each creating new work right up to the end. Twombly and Freud also leave behind a shared legacy of attention to and care for tradition in art.

Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small ...

The Best and Worst of 2010

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On a personal level, I want to say "thank God" that the year 2010 is coming to an end, but artistically speaking it was definitely a year to remember.

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...

Miami Basel: This is Your Brain on Art

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

2010-11-29-brain.jpgWhat would it look like if we could all walk around with MRI scans hovering above our heads as we took in art? Do different parts of our brains light up when we're taking in a beautiful painting or coveting a cashmere coat?

All Is Well That Ends Well... With a Gala at MOCA

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Many of you would probably agree that we are living in a rather cynical age, and that's why it's so inspiring to witness the miracle of resurrection. And no, I'm not talking about the story of Jesus.

The Best of 9/11

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

On 9/11, my survival instinct suggested that a celebration of good art is ultimately the best way to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel. Even if the tunnel is long and dark, and the light is, at first, rather difficult to perceive.