Tag Archives: Abstract Expressionism

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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©2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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Driven to Abstraction?

Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Modern Art Read More

Excavation, 1950, from the MoMA exhibition.  Credit: ©2011 THE WILLEM DE KOONING FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, MR. AND MRS. FRANK G. LOGAN PURCHASE PRIZE FUND, RESTRICTED GIFTS OF EDGAR J. KAUFMANN, JR., AND MR. AND MRS. NOAH GOLDOWSKY, JR
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Shaping de Kooning’s Legacy

Behind the scenes of the artist’s long-awaited retrospective at MoMA are not only curators but also dealers, lawyers, collectors, and heirs. Read More

Mira Hecht, Sensation, 2010, oil on panel, 39 ½" x 36". Ralls Collection.
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A Distinctive Niche

’20 Years, 20 Artists’ at the Ralls Collection, Washington, D.C., up through August 27. Read More

Untitled, 2009, a haunting work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  COURTESY GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NEW YORK
Profiles

A Minimalist Maximalist

In large abstract paintings, Jacqueline Humphries puts a contemporary spin on the AbEx and Minimalist tradition. Read More

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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: A Modernist Manifesto

In "The Liberating Quality of Avant-Garde Art," Meyer Schapiro explained why abstraction in painting and sculpture was so revolutionary. Three decades later, he finally consented to sit for a lengthy profile. Read More

Looking at Art

A Giant Zip for Mankind

When Barnett Newman painted The Wild in 1950, he challenged current standards not only of how a painting could look but of what a painting could be. Read More