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Robert Motherwell

There Is No Romance in Art Fraud

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.24.2016 | Arts
Anthony Amore

The idea of a talented painter committed only to his art and the resultant harmless trickery may seem quaint and somewhat romantic, but it is hardly the case.

A Wonderful Painting by Robert Motherwell in a Very Pretentious Setting

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 05.24.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

Everything about this show is pretentious. Upon arrival, the visitor faces a huge white cube that when closely inspected reveals two clearly differentiated sectors: one where the bricks of the wall were not evened and another one where they were.

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.

FAKE: Motherwell Painting Declared A Forgery

nytimes.com | PATRICIA COHEN; Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

A forged Robert Motherwell painting was branded with the equivalent of a scarlet letter on Tuesday in a legal settlement involving three art galleries...

Jackson Pollock: Physicist?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

Can we learn about physics from Jackson Pollock? What about the other way around? A recent paper in the scientific journal Physics Today by Andrzej He...

Painters Painting: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Imagine going back in time to an era in art history, talking to the artists themselves at work in their studios and hearing first-hand what their concerns, processes and influences are.

ART OF WAR: Modern Art Used As Weapon By CIA During Cold War

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern a...

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit t...