Grace and Will: An Excerpt from Mary Gabriel’s New Book ‘Ninth Street Women’ on Painter Grace Hartigan and Art Market Changes in the 1950s

The book, published by Little Brown, recounts female artists’ unbending ambitions and the evolution of an economy in which their work has been undervalued. Read More

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

Beginning in early 2000, Walter Hopps (a leading curator of 20th-century art and founding director of the Menil Collection in Houston) and art historian William C. Agee began kicking around ideas for a comprehensive exhibition of Abstract Expressionist work from … Read More

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True to Life: Elaine de Kooning on Stuart Davis, in 1957

With the Whitney Museum opening a massive, 100-work Stuart Davis retrospective, we turn back to the April 1957 issue of ARTnews, in which Elaine de Kooning reviewed a different retrospective, at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. (Coincidentally, that show … Read More

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Knoedler Gallery Settles Three Lawsuits From Forgery Scandal

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 outstanding lawsuits pertaining to claims that they wittingly sold $60 million in fake … Read More

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Van Doren Waxter Gallery Now Represents the Hedda Sterne Foundation

The Upper East Side’s Van Doren Waxter Gallery now represents the Hedda Sterne Foundation, and will display a selection of Sterne’s works from April 2 to May 1.Sterne, who died in 2011 at the age of 100, was the only female be … Read More

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Beyond the Infinite: Robert Rosenblum on the Sublime in Contemporary Art, in 1961

In the February 1961 issue of ARTnews Robert Rosenblum tackled the tradition of the sublime, looking at art that instills feelings of fear and awe in viewers, overwhelming the senses. First theorized by Longinus and then revived during the 18th-century Enlightenment in Europe by Edmund … Read More

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