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Mary Barone

Inside the Rubell Family

In the late 1960s, Don and Mera Rubell, a newlywed couple living on the upper eastside of New York City, began to share an enthusiasm for contemporary art. On weekends they trafficked the Manhattan gr…

William Pope.L, Yard by Yard

By the late 1950s, the Abstract Expressionist painter Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) began to consider the ‘action’ component of Action Painting far more important than the painting part. In 1959, the paint

Profiling: Will Ryman

Will Ryman is known as the creator of crude, wacky, large-scale figurative sculptures, and as a fabricator of papier-mâché urban detritus, some of it 20 feet tall. That might makeshim an unlikely offs…