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Willem De Kooning

Modigliani the High Point to Otherwise Tepid Auction Season in New York 2015

MutualArt | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts

There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.

Profiles in Conscious Aging: Photographer Christine Newman

Tara Fass | Posted 08.06.2015 | Fifty
Tara Fass

At Louse Point in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton where the air practically sparkles, we meet for an end of the day swim. As women do when we feel safe with each other, we let our guards down as we share about our lives.

A Father's Day Conversation With Scott Hunter, Artist and Stay-At-Home Dad

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Scott Hunter explores different arrangements of textures, colors and shapes through his abstract expressionist work. Though many different things inspire his work, he feels most encouraged by his drive to make paintings that mean something.

Dutch Treat

Bruce Helander | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.

Hidden Gems and Unforgotten Histories: America Is Hard to See at the New Whitney

MutualArt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

While it skews predictably toward a New York-centric perspective, it succeeds in many ways by introducing the works of lesser-known or hitherto marginalized artists alongside canonical classics.

A Conversation With Amaranth Ehrenhalt

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."

Franz Kline: The Forgotten Abstract Expressionist?

Matthew Israel | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Many people remember Kline because his large-scale zoomed-in gestures resonate at both four feet and hundreds of feet away. This has led to the view that his works are just big black-on-white gestures, akin to big details of a de Kooning.

The End of Genius and the Rise of the Compassionate Artist

Francis Levy | Posted 10.12.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

How great is greatness? How exalted are the productions of so called great men? Beauty may be truth and it may be mind blowing, but it's like planned obsolescence. It has a certain expendability.

Art Will Be Everywhere This August in America

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts

Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.

A New Arts Gym, A New Website for Willem de Kooning, the Death of On Kawara and Other Recommended Readings

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

As the arts scene at Stanford receives increasing resources and attention, the University has started planning the construction of a new "arts gym" -- a drop-in studio and performing arts space.

Hunt Slonem's 'Bunnies' -- Another Slant on 'Hip-Hop' Culture

Bruce Helander | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Hunt Slonem is arguably one of the most fascinating artists of our time. His celebrated career continues to perpetually move forward in leaps and bounds, with a remarkable schedule of museum and gallery exhibitions around the world attesting to the admiration and curatorial support his art has elicited.

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.

How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts

A talented Chinese painter and a trio of art-dealing crooks allegedly fooled the art world into purchasing $80 million dollars worth of forged masterp...

Art As the Vehicle for Conversation: The World of Jonathan Grossmalerman

MutualArt | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Grossmalerman! promotional shot, 2014. All images courtesy of the artist. In an age where artists are exploring varying mediums in order to di...

10 Very Unlikely 'Hot Chicks' By The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following images may not be quite NSFW, but they sure get weird. When you hear of a drawing series named "Hot Chicks," you probably en...

Galleries Buy And Sell $30 Million Worth Of Fake Art

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- More arrests were planned in the criminal case against a New York art dealer accused of peddling counterfeit art for 15 years as the undis...

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Art Rules?

David Galenson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Few, if any, domains, and certainly none in the arts, have a single, fixed set of rules and practices, that are accepted and followed by all practitioners. Instead, many if not most disciplines simultaneously have several different sets of rules.

Inside de Kooning's Studio With His Former Assistant, Tom Ferrara

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Ferrara was with de Kooning for much of the East Hampton era, back when it was a modest artist colony. Still a working painter, Ferrara remembers this advice from his friend Bill: "Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you're getting better."

De Kooning's Brain: Q&A with Nobel-Winning Neuroscientist, Eric Kandel

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Like many of the Abstract Expressionist artists of his generation, de Kooning relied heavily on instinct to create his dense, exploratory paintings.

On de Kooning, Master Improviser: A Q&A with Curator John Elderfield

Austin Considine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

De Kooning was constantly scribbling -- sometimes even with his eyes closed. Like many artists, he often traded drawings for services. It was from his friend and therapist, Dr. Henry Vogel, that Christie's recently acquired 33 works on paper, going to an online only auction.

Andy Williams' Art Sells For Millions

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. The works sold on Wednesday, the f...

Happy Birthday, Willem De Kooning!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dutch American artist, Willem de Kooning. The abstract expressionist pioneer, and husband of the great Elaine de Kooning, wou...

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...

21 Questions for Painter and "Girls" Star Jemima Kirke

ARTINFO | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts

Name: Jemima Kirke Age: 27 Occupation: Artist/actor Location: New York What project are you working on now? I have been looking at my drawings. Revi...