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M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

Matthew Israel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Near and Far

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

(Above) Sandra Gottlieb, October Waves No. 16 (2013), archival digital c-print on Fuji paper mounted on Sintra, 20 in X 24 in (courtesy of the artist...

Andy Warhol/ Seeing Red at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

One line gets a big laugh at Guild Hall's production of Red, the play screenwriter John Logan wrote about the painter Mark Rothko: in his studio, supe...

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.

Jackson Pollock's Milestone Painting Mural Featured at the Getty (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

On the afternoon of Tues, April 15, 2014 I had the opportunity to meet Melissa Abraham, Getty Communications, to view the latest headlining exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

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

MutualArt | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

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

Jackson Pollock's 'Mural': Masterpiece or Macho Outburst?

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty Museum, which, until June 1, is showcasing abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's pivotal, 8-foot-high and 20-foot-wide "Mural," commissioned in 1943 by the collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim for her New York home.

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obam...

An Uneasy Coexistence of Art and Film

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

A few years ago, a very informative and extremely eloquent documentary, The Rape of Europa, (2006) introduced a wide audience to the important st...

Up Close and Personal

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's near impossible to stand in front of Jackson Pollock's Mural and not think about this All-American genius, about his tumultuous life, and the l...

A Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

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.

The Art Fairs of Frieze Week 2013

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

It's London's turn in the great art fair cycle, and Frieze and its satellites have descended upon the British city for the eleventh year. As expected, the powers behind Frieze have a world class line up of special exhibitions, film and a sculpture park that will pair contemporary and historical pieces.

PHOTOS: Dessert Art Good Enough To Eat

Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

Photographer Sarah Anne Ward, in collaboration with food stylists Heather Meldrom and Michelle Gatton, has created a collection of edible dessert art ...

Talking about Art is like Dancing about Architecture

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Renowned performance artist, Laurie Anderson, famously said that talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Every time I go on the air ...

A Man Who Changed His Times: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

As the businessman said to J. Douglas Holladay, "It's easy to make a fortune, but harder to make a difference." William Wilberforce made a difference and he indeed changed his times.

Richard Grieco Paints!

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Irene Rubaum-Keller

We were fortunate enough to attend the red carpet opening of Richard Grieco's art work at Gallerie Sparta in West Hollywood. Richard, while best known for his acting, is also a talented painter. He has been painting for 20 years.

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...

Heavy Hitters To Compete In Charity Softball Game

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, D...

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.

Artists Need to Learn How to Deal With Backbiting

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

One evening in June at the Cedar Tavern in 1956, a drunken Jackson Pollock pulled Franz Kline by the hair off his bar stool, and Kline responded by punching Pollock in the stomach, doubling him over. Just another night in the art world.

Spotting

Francis Levy | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Action painting, was described by the art critic, Harold Rosenberg, as a memento of a creative act that once was. "What was to go on canvas was not a...

University Plans Return Of Jackson Pollack Painting And Other Art To Campus After Flood

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa received permission Wednesday to develop plans for a new museum to store its premier collection of fine...

SOLD FOR $43.8 MILLION

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A large 1953 painting by abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman has sold for $43.8 million at a New York City auction, setting an au...

The Stories That Only Artists Can Tell

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Biographers often find it amusing to note the job an artist had before becoming able to live off the sales of their artwork, but for artists those jobs are not just anecdotes.