Tag Archives: Barnett Newman

Artists Features

A Still Is a Still Is a Still . . . Still: Clyfford Still’s Replicas

Inspired by a rare opportunity to acquire iconic Clyfford Still paintings, buyers made headlines in 2011 when Sotheby’s auctioned four Still canvases for $114 million, nearly twice the combined asking price. The most expensive paintings, 1949-A-No.1 and 1947-Y-No.2, sold for … Read More

September 18, 1915

Retrospective: Barnett Newman on the New York School

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More

Artists Dispatches

First He Takes Manhattan: Sean Scully Prepares for Global Domination with Shows In New York, Venice, and São Paulo

My life is like some sort of fairy story sometimes,” Sean Scully said, sitting in a paint-covered chair in his Chelsea studio. “I can’t really believe it.” He was in a buoyant mood, showing photos on his iPhone of his … Read More

Caspar David Friedrich, Woman Before Rising Sun, ca. 1818, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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

Looking at Art

The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More

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Reinventing the African American Portrait

Dogon, Flavin, Outkast, Dave Chappelle, the Incredible Hulk, and more coexist in Robert Pruitt’s identity-expanding drawings of women at the Studio Museum Read More

Robert Ryman in an untitled 1958 painting, the artist signed up the right-hand side, using his signature “as a compositional element and as line.” ELLEN PAGE WILSON/COURTESY PACEWILDENSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK/GIFT OF THE AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION INC., LEONARD A. LAUDER, PRESIDENT

Sign Here!

Some artists’ signatures are self-expression, some are design elements, and some are just fun. 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