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by Jonathan GoodmanJackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). The Flame. c. 1934-38. Oil on canvas, mounted on fiberboard, 20 1/2” x 30” (51.1 x 76.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Enid A. Haupt Fund, 1980 © 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
It seems as if the Museum of Modern Art in New York organizes a show of Pollock about every two years or … Continue reading »
SABER The American Graffiti Artist @ Opera Gallery, 15 Spring Street, between Mercer and Greene Streets, New York, NY, 10012
As street cred gains more art world cred, street artists increasingly pop up in the gallery. Opera Gallery presents SABER The American Graffiti Artist effectively displaying his art in “fine art” context. SABER’s works explore compositional text alluding to graffiti while reconfiguring American iconography. SABER transfers graffiti to the canvas, … Continue reading »
Painting may never have died completely but there was a moment, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when its dominant conventions felt hopelessly inadequate. Abstract Expressionism, with its emphasis on autonomy and the sublime, held little interest for a radicalized avant-garde; conceptual art, which could … Continue reading »
The 1970s is a period that seems capable of sustaining multiple rediscoveries. The spirit of liveliness, broad experimentation, and eclecticism that characterizes the art of this moment resulted in the production of works of pleasing impurity, and the recovery of this messy decade is as alluring today for those who make art as for those … Continue reading »