Category: Expressionism

No Show: The Sprawling Ab Ex Survey That Wasn’t

William Agee, left, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Walter Hopps at the Menil Collection dedication ceremony, June 4, 1987. CROSSLEY & POGUE Beginning in early 2000, Walter…
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True to Life: Elaine de Kooning on Stuart Davis, in 1957

Stuart Davis, The Paris Bit, 1959, oil on canvas.©ESTATE OF STUART DAVIS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART; PURCHASE, WITH FUNDS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE WHITNEY MUSEUM…
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Knoedler Gallery Settles Three Lawsuits From Forgery Scandal

KNOEDLER & CO. The Art Newspaper reports that Knoedler Gallery, in conjunction with former director Ann Friedman, gallery owner Michael Hammer, and Hammer’s company 8-31 Holdings, have “quietly” settled three…
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Van Doren Waxter Gallery Now Represents the Hedda Sterne Foundation

Hedda Sterne, New York, VIII, 1954, which is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.COURTESY MOMA The Upper East Side’s Van Doren Waxter Gallery now…
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Beyond the Infinite: Robert Rosenblum on the Sublime in Contemporary Art, in 1961

Caspar David Friedrich, Woman Before Rising Sun, ca. 1818, oil on canvas.WIKIMEDIA COMMONS In the February 1961 issue of ARTnews Robert Rosenblum tackled the tradition of the sublime, looking at art that instills feelings…
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‘Modernism in the Pacific Northwest’ at Seattle Art Museum

T Morris Graves, Crow, Surf and Moon, 1943, ink and transparent and opaque watercolor on lightweight beige Japanese paper, now mounted on rag board, 25½" x 30¾". SEATTLE ART MUSEUM,…
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The Changing Complex Profile of Black Abstract Painters

Long marginalized by their community and overlooked by the art market, African American abstractionists are finally coming into the spotlight “Donald Judd didn’t have to explain himself. Why do I…
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Painter Brings New Meaning to the Word ‘Blah’

Mel Bochner, former Jewish Museum guard, returns in triumph with a survey of his word-based art Fifty years ago, Mel Bochner landed his first job in New York—guarding the halls…
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The Semi-Secret History of Modernism’s Best Comic Artist

A new show explores links between Ad Reinhardt's identity as abstract painter and as cartoonist, satirist, crusader, explicator, and slide-show maker The Art World was recreated in 4 Days in…
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Fresh Prints: MoMA Washes Pollock’s Hands

Using art history, chemistry, and detective work, conservators uncover intriguing details in three classic paintings Jackson Pollock made Number 1A, 1948, at a transformative moment in his career. He had…
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