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Ornette Coleman’s Jackson Pollock Connection

The pioneering jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman passed away today at the age of 85. For Coleman’s genre-establishing 1960 LP Free Jazz, he used as the cover image a reproduction of White Light by Jackson Pollock—an artist whose untethered abstraction … Read More


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Curator of the yet-to-open West Kowloon museum M+, Tobias Berger, who has worked there for the past four years, will leave in May to become head of the cultural center in Hong Kong’s Central Police Station (CPS). [The Art Newspaper]Democrats introduced two bills … Read More


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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


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Morning Links: Jackson Pollock’s Cookbook Edition

Yarat, an Azeri non-profit organization, will show works by local and international contemporary artists on March 24 in its new location inside a Soviet-era naval building in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. “Making Histories” will show works by more than 20 artists, … Read More


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Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More


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Saving Frida Kahlo From Her Own Celebrity

Scholars and artists are trying to reclaim Kahlo’s art from the cult of personality that has surrounded her since her death. A new exhibition at the MCA in Chicago aims to put the emphasis back on her painting by placing it in the context of work being made today 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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The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More


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Just Desserts: Let Them Eat Cake, as Long as It’s Thiebaud

A book of sweet recipes inspired by Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and more Read More


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Pollock Paints a Picture

In a visit to Jackson Pollock’s Long Island studio, a fellow artist chronicles a “ritual dance”
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Jackson’s Other Actions: Pollock’s Sculptures Resurface

Carvings, castings, and other sculptural objects created by Jackson Pollock are turning up in New York galleries—raising intriguing questions about how they relate to his paintings, and why they’ve been under the radar for so long Read More


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Art Smith's silver Galaxy neckpiece, ca. 1960, shown at the MFA, Boston.  ©MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, DAPHNE FARAGO COLLECTION. USED WITH PERMISSION

Going for the Gold

More and more museums are showcasing jewelry from across cultures and centuries. Read More


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Nicola Tyson, Portrait Head #55, 2003. Picasso spurred Tyson "toward more self-discovery." LAMAY PHOTO/COURTESY FRIEDRICH PETZEL GALLERY, NEW YORK

‘Dear Picasso’

Revisiting and recasting the master’s work, from Cubism through Guernica to the Mosqueteros of his old age, new generations of artists are discovering Picasso all over again. Read More