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Willem De Kooning

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.

How A Ring Of Con Artists Duped The Art World By Forging Masterworks In A Garage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts

A talented Chinese painter and a trio of art-dealing crooks allegedly fooled the art world into purchasing $80 million dollars worth of forged masterp...

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...

10 Very Unlikely 'Hot Chicks' By The Moldy Peaches' Adam Green (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts

Warning: The following images may not be quite NSFW, but they sure get weird. When you hear of a drawing series named "Hot Chicks," you probably en...

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...

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Art Rules?

David Galenson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Few, if any, domains, and certainly none in the arts, have a single, fixed set of rules and practices, that are accepted and followed by all practitioners. Instead, many if not most disciplines simultaneously have several different sets of rules.

Inside de Kooning's Studio With His Former Assistant, Tom Ferrara

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Ferrara was with de Kooning for much of the East Hampton era, back when it was a modest artist colony. Still a working painter, Ferrara remembers this advice from his friend Bill: "Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you're getting better."

De Kooning's Brain: Q&A with Nobel-Winning Neuroscientist, Eric Kandel

Austin Considine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

Like many of the Abstract Expressionist artists of his generation, de Kooning relied heavily on instinct to create his dense, exploratory paintings.

On de Kooning, Master Improviser: A Q&A with Curator John Elderfield

Austin Considine | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

De Kooning was constantly scribbling -- sometimes even with his eyes closed. Like many artists, he often traded drawings for services. It was from his friend and therapist, Dr. Henry Vogel, that Christie's recently acquired 33 works on paper, going to an online only auction.

Andy Williams' Art Sells For Millions

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction. The works sold on Wednesday, the f...

Happy Birthday, Willem De Kooning!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Dutch American artist, Willem de Kooning. The abstract expressionist pioneer, and husband of the great Elaine de Kooning, wou...

Happy Birthday, Elaine De Kooning!

Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of abstract expressionist painting maven Elaine de Kooning. The acclaimed landscape and portrait artist, who also happened to th...

21 Questions for Painter and "Girls" Star Jemima Kirke

ARTINFO | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Name: Jemima Kirke Age: 27 Occupation: Artist/actor Location: New York What project are you working on now? I have been looking at my drawings. Revi...

Saville's Feminine Flesh

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.09.2012 | Arts

Jenny Saville is one of the most captivating painters of human flesh. Whether taking on a fair-skinned child, a burn victim or a corpse she renders he...

Liz Markus: '11'

Julie Chae | Posted 07.05.2012 | Arts
Julie Chae

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Happy Birthday, Willem De Kooning!

Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts

Willem de Kooning, an art icon and one of the pioneers of the Abstract Expressionism movement, would turn 108 today. Join us in remembering his tremen...

Rediscovering the Painting (and Influence) of Willem de Kooning's Lover

Asher Edelman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Asher Edelman

Imagine an overlooked protagonist in the narrative of Abstract Expressionism, a crucial figure in the New York Post-war art scene whose story is only now surfacing. That artist is Mary Abbott.

David Smith's Show at the Whitney

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Oh, was I ever looking forward to seeing David Smith's work at the Whitney! I actually loved his early work best. Some of his sculpture looked...

Occupational Hazards: The Cultural Dissonance of 2011

David Coggins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts
David Coggins

2011 was a year of friction -- people demanded to be heard and if they weren't heard, they occupied. They physically made themselves part of the conversation, taking the narrative into their own hands and putting voice to visceral disagreement.

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.

Manhattan on My Mind

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

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Andy Warhol, Killer of Art? / Small Books, Big Ideas

Jane Chafin | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

My personal opinion is that Andy Warhol's work is highly overrated. Yes, he was an icon and a celebrity, and influenced many artists, but was his influence a good thing?

Painters' Table: Top 10 Best Posts, October 2011

Brett Baker | Posted 01.17.2012 | Arts
Brett Baker

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De Kooning And Me

Susan Murphy | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Susan Murphy

In the winter of 1981, I was teaching movement and dance at an East Hampton massage and yoga studio where Elaine de Kooning took classes.  She liked my spirit and suggested it might help to lighten her husband's depression if I gave him massages every day or so.  Bill de Kooning was 76 years and had recently quit drinking. I started right away, and worked with him for two months. I kept a journal of our time together.