Tag Archives: Cynthia Carlson

Representational Painting and Punk

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

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 »

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Interview with Irving Sandler

Kim MacConnel:Red Corner, 1978Painted and sewn cloth strips36 1/2" x 52 1/2"

Kim MacConnel: Red Corner, 1978, Painted and sewn cloth strips, 36 1/2" x 52 1/2"

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 »

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