Tag: Retrospective

From the Archives: Henry Geldzahler on the Late Work of Fernand Léger, in 1962

Fernand Léger, La Partie de campagne (Deuxième état), 1953. © CENTRE POMPIDOU, MNAM-CCI/SERVICE DE LA DOCUMENTATION PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DU MNAM/DIST. RMN-GP
© ADAGP, PARIS, 2017 On the occasion of the 1962 exhibition “Fernand Léger:…
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From the Archives: A Defense of Isamu Noguchi’s Controversial Sets for ‘King Lear,’ in 1955

Isamu Noguchi, model for set and costumes for King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company, 1955. ©THE ISAMU NOGUCHI FOUNDATION AND GARDEN MUSEUM, NEW YORK/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK…
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From the Archives: On Alberto Giacometti’s Connections to Cubism, in 1974

Alberto Giacometti, The Hand, 1947, bronze. ©2017 ALBERTO GIACOMETTI ESTATE, ACS, AND DACS/KUNSTHAUS ZURICH/ALBERTO GIACOMETTI STIFTUNG With a major Alberto Giacometti retrospective currently on view at Tate Modern in London,…
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From the Archives: A MoMA Design Curator Addresses a Frank Lloyd Wright Controversy, in 1954

Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater (Kaufmann House), Mill Run, Pennsylvania, 1934–37, pencil and colored pencil on paper. ©2017 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION, SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION…
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Then and Now: Untitled (After Rauschenberg)

Robert Rauschenberg, Rebus, 1955. ©ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION/MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK The retrospective “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” that appeared earlier this year at Tate Modern, in London, and is…
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From the Archives: A Brief History of Walter Hopps and Edward Kienholz’s Trailblazing Ferus Gallery

Robert Alexander, John Reed, Wallace Berman, Juanita Dixon, and Walter Hopps in the alley next to Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, ca. 1957. ©J. PAUL GETTY TRUST/CHARLES BRITTIN/THE GETTY RESEARCH…
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From the Archives: Betty Parsons, Gallerist Turned Artist, Takes the Spotlight, in 1979

Betty Parsons, Orange, 1956, acrylic on canvas. ©2017 THE ESTATE OF BETTY PARSONS/COURTESY ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES, NEW YORK When art historians mention Betty Parsons, they’re usually talking about her New…
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From the Archives: Takashi Murakami on His Fantastically Colored World, in 2001

Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo Puking – a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002, acrylic on canvas mounted on board. ©2002 TAKASHI MURAKAMI AND KAIKAI KIKI CO., LTD., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED/ADAM REICH/COURTESY GALERIE…
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From the Archives: Peter Saul’s Twisted Allegories Strike a Chord, in 1969

Peter Saul, Saigon, 1967, acrylic, oil, enamel, and ink on canvas. ©PETER SAUL/SHELDON C. COLLINS/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Peter Saul’s chaotic paintings feature entangled figures rendered in toxic-looking shades…
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From the Archives: Glenway Wescott Defends Florine Stettheimer, in 1947

Florine Stettheimer, Beauty Contest: To the Memory of P.T. Barnum, 1924, oil on canvas.WADSWORTH ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ART, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, GIFT OF ETTIE STETTHEIMER, 1947, 1947.242 At the opening…
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