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Ojai Turns on the Water Works

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Direct, immediate, nuanced, and responsive to the artist's hand, water-based mediums defy attempts at revision, demanding that the artist work quickly and intuitively, and be acutely present in the moment.

"Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections," Pasadena Museum of California Art

James Scarborough | Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Just like traveling home for the holidays: you see old friends, you run into ones you had forgotten about, and you get introduced to some new ones. Th...

Selections from Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946 - 1994

John Seed | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
John Seed

I have been looking through the recently issued "Sam Francis: Catalogue Raisonné of Canvas and Panel Paintings, 1946 - 1994", and finding myself wowe...

A Look At Peter Selz: Sketches Of A Life In Art

John Seed | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
John Seed

Curatorial infighting, rivalry and the perception of a "glass ceiling" which kept Jews from rising to the position of museum director all colored Selz's tenure at MOMA.

White Nationalism: A Scourge That Won't Go Away

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

So who, precisely, is Peter Brimelow, and why should the rest of us be concerned when a white nationalist racist like him appears at the same event as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin?

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.

Artists Sue Auction Houses Over Royalty Dispute

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.19.2011 | Arts

A group of major artists, including painter Chuck Close, and the heirs of abstract expressionist Sam Francis and sculptor Robert Graham, filed a pair ...

Proof Is in the Print: This Artweek.LA (Sept 26 - October 2)

Bill Bush | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

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"Basel Mural I" by Sam Francis: An Artist at the Height of His Powers

John Seed | Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts
John Seed

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Music Mogul Tommy Mottola Opens Art Gallery

wsj.com | MARSHALL HEYMAN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

EAST HAMPTON--With years of music experience under his belt, Tommy Mottola, the former head of Sony Music Entertainment and a mentor to such talent as...

What's In a (Painting's) Name? Quite a Lot, Actually

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In 1871, James McNeill Whistler painted what would become his most famous work, which he titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black" and submitted the foll...

Your Child Could Not Have Painted That

Psychology Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

People occasionally look at paint splattered on a canvas in a gallery and say, "My child could have painted that." (Or, among eccentric pet-owners, "M...

Pink Socks & Patent Leather Shoes -- a Madison Avenue Art Walk

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

If the gracious and pricey Upper East Side is the Gold Coast of Manhattan, then Madison Avenue is the waterfront for art lovers.

The Evolution of Paris as a Major Art Market

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

Paris is attracting an increasing number of international galleries exhibiting high-quality works by blue chip artists.