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  • REIMAGINING COLOR: ADOLPH GOTTLIEB AND HIS PICTOGRAPHS

    July 7th, 2016 · 12:00 pm  →  20th Century art Abstract Expressionism Art History Artist Spotlight Blog

    “The role of the artist has always been that of image maker. Different times require different images.” –  Adolph Gottlieb, December, 1947 Adolph Gottlieb was born in New York City in 1903. Not pleased with high school, Gottlieb decided to drop out in 1920, joined his father’s stationary business, and enrolled in art classes at theRead the Rest…

    ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM REDISCOVERED: THE WORK OF NORMAN LEWIS

    Norman Lewis was born in New York, NY, in 1909 to Bermudan immigrant parents. Lewis showed an interest in art from a young age and ravenously read and collected books on art history. He studied commercial design at the New York Vocational High School before traveling the world for two years as a worker onRead the Rest…

    APRIL 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Earth Day! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is featuring a major survey of artist Kerry James Marshall and is co-organized with co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MOCA |Read the Rest…

    APRIL 8TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The state of New York is now casting a wide net to ensure their share of tax revenue on art sales. Savvy collectors need to be aware and cautious when buying big ticket items.     What sad news!Read the Rest…

    MARCH 25TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work) reports that a recent three-year conservation project on frescos in the Chapel of St Nicholas, Basilica of St Francis, Assisi, Italy, has uncovered faint initials of Giotto di Bondone,Read the Rest…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Jackson Pollock paintings are notorious hard to conserve due to the nature of the material he used to create them. With this in mind, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf is cleaning Pollock’s “Number 32” for the first time inRead the Rest…

    ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND JOAN MITCHELL

    In the book The New York School; A Cultural Reckoning, writer, professor, and art critic Dore Ashton claims “With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, American art made its force known for the first time in American culture and turned the attention of the international world from Paris to New York, itsRead the Rest…