Willem de Kooning
Great artists that I know personally also are influenced by the music of their time, but many of those working in an abstract
Paintings can, one researcher alleges, help detect neurodegenerative disorders before they're medically diagnosed.
Adrien Brody, Academy Award winning actor and artist, is exhibiting a new series that incorporates bold colors and narrative
Edvard Munch, Pikene på broen (Girls on the Bridge), 1902, oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 40 3/8 in. (101 x 102.5 cm). Estimate
Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1976-77 It seems as if the top three auction houses have Gerhard Richter fever, as they each
This year's Art Southampton will feature over 70 prominent international galleries and showcase tens of millions of dollars' worth of some of the finest museum quality art, sculpture and photography from the 20th and 21st centuries.
An unsettling cash phenomenon happened in the art world just two weeks ago, when a gigantic pile of money exchanged hands between two major American art philanthropists. A $500 million dollar pile, to be precise.
Instead of a stolen Willem de Kooning painting, the University of Arizona's Museum of Art displays the faces of two people suspected of taking it.
Grace Hartigan, whose work played the range between abstraction and representation once told an interviewer: "Now as before it is the vulgar and the vital and the possibility of its transformation into the beautiful which continues to challenge and fascinate me."
There's been some whispering lately about an inevitable leveling off of the art market, and it seems that day has come.
At Louse Point in the Springs neighborhood of East Hampton where the air practically sparkles, we meet for an end of the day swim. As women do when we feel safe with each other, we let our guards down as we share about our lives.
Scott Hunter explores different arrangements of textures, colors and shapes through his abstract expressionist work. Though many different things inspire his work, he feels most encouraged by his drive to make paintings that mean something.
Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.
While it skews predictably toward a New York-centric perspective, it succeeds in many ways by introducing the works of lesser-known or hitherto marginalized artists alongside canonical classics.
Regardless of what the curators and "decision-makers" of today's art scene are looking for, Amaranth Ehrenhalt is not waiting for anyone's validation. "I know what I want to do," she said resolutely, "and I'm my own best critic."
Many people remember Kline because his large-scale zoomed-in gestures resonate at both four feet and hundreds of feet away. This has led to the view that his works are just big black-on-white gestures, akin to big details of a de Kooning.
How great is greatness? How exalted are the productions of so called great men? Beauty may be truth and it may be mind blowing, but it's like planned obsolescence. It has a certain expendability.
Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.