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A Van Gogh And A Rothko Head To Auction With $40 Million Price Tags

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A late Vincent van Gogh painting and a 1954 work by Mark Rothko from the collection of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon are going on the auctio...

Watching Them Turn Off The Rothkos

The New Yorker | Posted 04.02.2015 | Arts

Every afternoon at four o’clock, people gather on the third floor of the Harvard Art Museums to watch them turn off the Rothkos. The Rothkos are th...

Iconic Surfaces

Bruce Helander | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

In Casselman's case, the familiarity with textures, coupled with the thick, tactile, earthy nature of clay that he manipulated with rubber and metal-edged "ribs," naturally and eventually carried over to his unique approach to painting, which he has been exploring for over twenty-five years.

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Matisse's Cut-Outs at MoMA and on Film/ Picasso and the Camera at the Gagosian

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

No surprise: the Museum of Modern Art has extended its exhibition of Matisse's cut outs as a result of popular demand. The same happened when the show featuring the master's late in life career debuted in London's Tate.

Two Mark Rothko Paintings Sell For A Heaping Sum Of $76 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Mark Rothko paintings owned by Listerine fortune heir Rachel "Bunny" Mellon fetched more than $76 million at a Sotheby's auction...

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.

You Can Own Your Very Own Rothko Painting For Just $35 Million

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — A bright orange-yellow and white painting by Mark Rothko is heading for the auction block in New York City, where i...

My Favorite Picture Of You: A Conversation with Guy Clark, Plus Chatting with Butterscotch Records' Allen Farmelo and Lots Of Love's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm from Texas and will always be from Texas, and if I ever break even, I'm moving back. It's a wonderful place to be from. There's a lot of history there and a lot of stuff that you know about and nobody else knows about."

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.

Drawing Surrealism

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Drawing Surrealism, currently on exhibit at the Morgan Library demonstrates the numerous techniques that artists of the surrealist school used to disinhibit their imaginations.

Remembering Rothko

Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts

Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, better known as Mark Rothko, was discovered dead in his apartment 43 years ago today. In his lifetime Rothko create...

Old Bones, New Flesh: Sonnabend's Twomblys

Daniel Maidman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Twombly does not exist outside of visual art, like pure Dada, which is essentially conceptual. He subscribes to the visual tradition. This gives him the affinity and perspective to pull a Korine with it, to scrape off the flesh until the bones of grammar emerge.

Rediscovering the Painting (and Influence) of Willem de Kooning's Lover

Asher Edelman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Asher Edelman

Imagine an overlooked protagonist in the narrative of Abstract Expressionism, a crucial figure in the New York Post-war art scene whose story is only now surfacing. That artist is Mary Abbott.

Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds

Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

If you are anything like us you constantly mix and match your favorite artworks into your own imaginary exhibitions. Well now there is an app that und...

The Museum As Transcendent Space

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

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Rothko's 'Volcanic' Character Explored In Play 'Red'

Times | Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

The most astonishing sequence in "Red," John Logan's 2011 Tony Award-winning play about a tumultuous moment in the career of Mark Rothko, the master A...

Art Dealer Arrested For $2 Million Of Fake Art

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

Is the signature on your Monet a little too legible? It could be a fake; word is they're going around. A former art dealer was arrested in South F...

New Rothko Discovered

wsj.com | KELLY CROW | Posted 06.16.2011 | Arts

Mark Rothko, a master of Abstract Expressionism, is known to have created 835 paintings during the course of his five-decade career. Christie's claims...

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.

Obama's Modern Art (PHOTOS): White House's New Art On Display

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON (AP) You can't see it, but there's a quiet cultural revolution under way at the White House. The Obamas are decorating their private space...

Mad Men: Three Seasons On and Looking Forward

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

I've been thinking about the arc of the series, from 1960 to 1963. Where has the series been, where is it now, and where might it be going with creator Matthew Weiner?

Art Brut Goes Mainstream

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

For me, that is true art. The artist becomes a kind of healer/shaman; and we who finally have access to these miraculous pieces, become initiated into worlds which take us places we have never been before.

Rothko Painting May Sell For $40M At Christie's

Bloomberg | Linda Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Christie's International, the auction house owned by French billionaire Francois Pinault, is gearing up for its New York sales in May with a Mark Roth...