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Cy Twombly

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

The Trustworthy Image: Janice Nowinski at John Davis Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The human brain itself has dedicated hardware for seeing the face and the body. When this hardware is consistently not put to use in a culture's art, the art and the culture engage in a battle. The art loses first, and the culture second.

Fluid Fairy Tales at Shulamit Gallery

Sarah Lehat | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Sarah Lehat

For me, two years have contained the discovery of an artist who explores fairy tales, rites of passage, mythologies, folklore and systems of transmission or enumeration. The artist is Doni Silver Simons and most recently she has opened a solo exhibition at Shulamit Gallery.

Happy Birthday, Cy Twombly!

Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of American artist, Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr., better know as Cy. The well-known painter and sculptor, whose work existed somewh...

Twombly Foundation Feud Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

The Cy Twombly Foundation is embroiled in a pricey art feud this week after two board members accused the group's treasurer, Thomas Saliba, of paying ...

An Illustrated Guide To The Art Market

ARTINFO | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

If I read that an art collector has paid $3 million for a Damien Hirst "Spot Painting," I will probably roll my eyes and turn the page. If read for th...

15 Exhibitions You Can't Miss This Fall

Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

As much as we love these last sunny summer days, nothing compares to the combination of crisp fall air and freshly unveiled art exhibitions, does it? ...

PHOTOS: Hockney And Twombly In The Vermont Woods

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I am not really a "nature girl," so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires in the Vermont woods did not entice. But to the woods I went -- and I was absolutely floored.

Avignon 2012: Who Do You Think You Are: Porn Star-Boyscout-Junkie An Island of the Sublime

Frank Browning | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
Frank Browning

If you want to escape the auditory bombardment, there is one island of contemplative contemporary art that has just opened in an old manor house at the very heart of Avignon -- and it's the single richest private collection to arrive in France, say the promoters, in more than a century.

Bizarre and Delightful

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Summertime used to mean that the galleries and museums would take it easy, presenting lackluster group shows and few, if any, challenging solo exhibitions. Not any more. Economy be damned, the Los Angeles art scene is now sizzling year round.

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.

Medicine for Your Eyes

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The first time I heard about the importance of having really good works of art displayed in hospitals, I thought to myself, what a strange idea.

Happy Birthday, Cy Twombly!

Posted 04.25.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to Cy Twombly, the lanky Virginia-born painter who became an expert amateur. He would turn 84 today, if he were still with us. Twombly ...

Cy Twombly's Luscious Photography

Posted 02.02.2012 | Arts

Cy Twombly was one of the greatest artists of our generation. His paintings, cryptic fields of "calligraffiti," derailed the course of art history...

"Hell No (I'm Not Alright")": A Nanci Griffith Video, Plus Conversations With Scorpions' Klaus Meine and Adam Arcuragi

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Intersection's first single, "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)," is Nanci Griffith's ode to the Occupy movements, expressing the frustration felt over economics, politics as usual and beyond.

Painters' Table: 21 Great Painting Posts from 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 03.02.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

From the nearly 700 postsfeatured on Painters' Table in 2011, the following twenty represent a unique take on the state of painting in 2011.

PHOTOS: The Year In Art

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

2011 was the year of the rebel and the art world was not immune from the larger cultural conflicts. The sentiment of civil unrest swept the world and ...

Will the New Clyfford Still Museum Be Forced to Broaden Its Mandate?

Daniel Grant | Posted 02.05.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It was several years after the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh opened in 1994 that the museum's trustees and administrators knew the institution needed to make a big change.

Rauschenberg's Treasures

Alexander Adler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Alexander Adler

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PHOTOS: HowNosm's Constructivist Chaos

Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts

Despite the many different styles within the street art/graffiti realm, in one way or another, the subject matter touches upon the universal struggle ...

Beyond the White Cube: Time Traveling with Artist Frohawk Two Feathers

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

Born Umar Rashid in Chicago in 1976, he one day began looking into his own heritage and was disappointed at the meager information he uncovered. So, he started inventing his own ancestry.

100-Year-Old Artist's First Retrospective

Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts

The art world can be a fickle beast. A young artist may find themselves rapidly ascending to the top only to feel the sting of Warhol's '15 minutes of...

Be Warned: This Art Makes You Want to Throw Up

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So, here we are -- in the middle of the night, in a forest. It's pitch dark, except for one spot flooded by the headlights of five cars circling the scene of a horrific crime.

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.