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Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

When I first walked into Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971, I didn't immediately remember that the pristine space on Fifth Avenue was the site of an raucous opening I had attended decades ago for a 40th Anniversary Exhibition -- where Larry Rivers was present.

Edward Albee and Faith Ringgold at ArtHamptons in Its Sixth Installment

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

At the VIP (polo) lounge set up at Nova's Ark, a Bridgehampton sculpture field, two giants went head to head: Edward Albee and Faith Ringgold. A forme...

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.

What Do Art Instructors Actually Teach Artists?

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.01.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In effect, the job of today's artists who teach is to inspire students, making them aware of the aesthetic issues to be tackled but encouraging them to tackle these issues in their own way.

Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Probst Solomon

Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.

Money Can't Buy You Love But Art Friendships Can Create Joy

Mira Schor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mira Schor

The most sustaining force in an artist's life is supportive friendship with other artists. And if those friendships also are the basis for artistic collaboration, that is more marvelous still.

Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small ...

"Jackson Pollock, I Know You're Out There"

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Whether the curve of a mermaid, the muscled back of a donkey, or the quiet pride of a fisherman at sea, Paton Miller's paintings speak to the "we" that ties humanity together.

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barbara Probst Solomon

The Jewish Museum is the perfect setting for this stunning major retrospective of Many Ray in all his multiple phases and innovations.