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Abstract Expressionism

Alfred Leslie: The Last of the Really Great Abstract Expressionists, Now a Master of 21st Century Digital Art

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

My, until now, clandestine courtship began at the 2014 Armory Show in March.

Chris Trueman's Electric Canvases Will Leave Your Mind Spinning

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts

Somewhere between a computer screen saver, a journey to find your spirit animal, and a car window streaked with rain, you'll find Chris Trueman's elec...

For Warren Rosser, the space between Is Easily Maneuvered

Blair Schulman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

While some works invite you to step up and take a closer look, the thrill of the space between, Warren Rosser's current exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, is standing back and allowing the eye to absorb it in full.

"Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966," The Palm Springs Art Museum

James Scarborough | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

We know (and love) Richard Diebenkorn because of his iconic Ocean Park series, which he began when he moved to Santa Monica from Berkeley in 1966. What we don't know as well (for the simple reason it's never been assembled in any meaningful way until now) is the work he did in Berkeley from 1953-1966.

Glass Breaks the Ceiling: Minimalism in Our Culture of Repetition

Yayoi Uno Everett | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Yayoi Uno Everett

How did Philip Glass shatter the ceiling of the classical music industry that had kept high art from merging with the "low" art of mass culture?

Anca Dumitru: The Art of Reinvention

Anca Dumitru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Anca Dumitru

Four years ago, I lost my job. I was sad, angry and unsure about what I wanted to do next. I knew, though, that I didn't want to go back into the corporate world, where the chances of another layoff down the line would have been pretty high. Yet, I was confused.

15 African American Art World Game Changers

Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

Last week we featured 30 African American artists who are shaping and defining the contemporary art landscape. But even the most inventive and fearles...

10 Reasons That Warhol Matters

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Matthew Israel

One can easily measure Warhol's influence based on Google hits, Amazon publications and how easily he and his work can be recognized by the man on the street. And there's a Warhol for everyone.

Can You Feel The Bay Area Light?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts

Capturing the ethereal glow of the Bay Area is no easy feat. Richard Diebenkorn succeeds where many before him have failed, translating the atmospheri...

Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

Jim Luce | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring...

Meet Gull, the One Man Band

Adrian Grenier | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Adrian Grenier

We first saw Gull perform with the White Rabbits in New York City and immediately invited him to the studio. When you watch the music video, you will notice his unusual style that we were drawn to. We couldn't look away and I know you won't be able to either.

Ghost Story: Something Wicked This Way Comes?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Ghost is a sextet that describes itself as a cross of "death metal and pop music." There are certainly some elements of metal in their music, but nothing that even comes close to the skin-flaying assault of bands, for example, like Meshuggah, Dark Funeral, and the covens of fellow travelers in this genre.

Todd Williamson Brings "Unpolarized Light" to George Billis Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

Unpolarized light emitted by the sun, by a lamp, or by a candle flame creates light waves that vibrate in more than one plane in a variety of directions. It is a fitting name for Todd Williamson's current show.

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...

A Conversation With Artist Morten Lassen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The Danish abstract expressionist painter was fascinated by the concept of the digital age and how it intersects and coexisits with nature. "The organic or natural world has been around for millions of years, but the digital world is very new. They must somehow interfere with each other."

Abstract Expressionism's Softer Side

Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts

When we think of Abstract Expressionism, we often think of angst, aggression and a heavy dose of machismo. But what happens when an adorable seal arch...

Roberto Matta Gets First Show In Germany In Decades

VernissageTV | Posted 03.23.2013 | Arts
VernissageTV

The exhibition Matta: Fictions at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, presents the work of one of the most influential painters of the 20th ...

My Conversation With Artist Mark Wiener (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
Dusty Wright

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Basquiat Will Likely Break ANOTHER Record

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

An early painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is expected to break big records this November at Christie's New York. At only 20 years old, the young artis...

Painting With the Boys

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Louise Fishman may be the first artist we've ever heard of to grow up with dreams of playing basketball. Eventually, she swapped one boys' club for an...

Classical Music at the Guggenheim

Bobby Elliott | Posted 10.10.2012 | Arts
Bobby Elliott

"Art of Another Kind" has its holes -- and its obvious gender bias toward men (so maybe half of another O'Hara quote is true) -- but it succeeds in creating a more complex, widespread and dynamic picture of the groundbreaking period.

Assembling America

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

If painting is a monologue, Bruce Helander's collages are a chattering classroom, where literary legends and academic facts get whispered in the same ...

Artistic Innovation: Individual or Collective?

David Galenson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

In the modern era, great painters have learned from their peers (and from their teachers), but have made distinctive individual contributions. To fail to recognize this is to fail to understand modern art.

Happy Birthday Philip Guston!

Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of abstract cartoonist extraordinaire, Philip Guston. The notable painter and printmaker who served as a bridge between abstract...

Key Pollock Painting To Get 'Little Nip And Tuck'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

LOS ANGELES — "Mural," the seminal, larger-than-life work that represented a sea change in abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock's career, will...