Irving Sandler, Perspicacious Art Critic and Historian Whose Career Spanned Half a Century, Dies at 92

A renowned chronicler of Abstract Expressionism, he was also the co-founder of Artists Space, a museum director, and an educator. Read More

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Michael Zwack, Painter Initially Associated with the Pictures Generation, Dies at 67

Michael Zwack, a New York–based painter whose spiritually and emotionally engaged work was initially associated with the Pictures Generation, died on May 5. The cause was lung cancer. The artist was 67 years old.Zwack’s paintings often appeared alongside works by Robert … Read More

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James Rosenquist, Who Channeled America’s Heady, Hollow Postwar Exuberance, Dies at 83

In 1961, James Rosenquist decided to quit his job as a billboard painter in New York. It was time to focus exclusively on his art, he decided. Also, two of his colleagues had recently been killed after falling while on a … Read More

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Reflections on Bachelard’s ‘Water and Dreams,’ for Dore Ashton

David Levi Strauss presented the following piece at an event in honor of the art historian and critic Dore Ashton at the Cooper Union in New York on December 9, 2015. Ashton died on January 30, at the age of 89. Strauss, who is the … Read More

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Saloua Raouda Choucair, Pioneering Lebanese Painter and Sculptor, Dies at 100

Saloua Raouda Choucair, the trailblazing Lebanese artist whose richly colored abstract paintings and intricate, organically shaped sculptures in wood, clay, aluminum, and other materials were little known beyond her homeland until very recently, died in Beirut yesterday, according to CRG Gallery, which … Read More

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