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Pat Passlof: Paintings From the 50's -- Restating the Question of Meaning

David Loncle | Posted 12.02.2014 | Arts
David Loncle

She would have been one of (if not the) youngest artists on the block, and by chance was likely the very first artist to live and work on 10th street.

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.

Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958 -1971

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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.

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...

Joe Brainard's Sweet Irony

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

Joe Brainard was born in Salem, Arkansas and moved to New York City shortly after high school. He then immersed himself with the New York School, an a...

Once Seized, Now Returned: NY Schools Get Their Piggy Banks Back

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

In a reversal of a relatively new policy, the new chancellor of New York City Schools is again allowing New York principals to add savings from one ye...

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.

NY Senate Approves Mayoral Control Of Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Senate has approved continued mayoral control of New York City schools and created an oversight committee with subpoe...