Art In America

Ned Vena

Usually, where contemporary U.S. painting is still in thrall to its great flowering of the 1950s and '60s, its allusions are ironic or critical qualifications of an earlier ideal of direct, painterly expression.

Shedding New Light on Modernist Painter Rudolf Bauer

Singled out as a star by no less than museum namesake Solomon Guggenheim in the 1930s, German abstract painter Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953) has receded considerably from public view, especially compared to his contemporaries like Wassily Kandinsky and...

Warhol, Lawrence and Diebenkorn Troves to Cantor Arts Center

Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center has received large gifts of works by Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol. The donation comprises 26 sketchbooks containing approximately 1,300 Diebenkorn drawings, 26 works by Lawrence in...

Diana Baldon Named Director, Malmö Konsthall

Diana Baldon has been selected as director of Malmö Konsthall by the city's department of culture. Baldon succeeds Jacob Fabricius, now director and curator of the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark, who led the institution from...

Brand Minimalism

The organizer of a quietly daring Chicago exhibition recalls how, decades ago, he suggested an analogy between commercial design and the era's most formally rigorous art.

Leon Berkowitz

Although Leon Berkowitz (1911-1987) is associated with the Washington Color School, he had been traveling abroad for about a decade when a 1965 show gave a name to the D.C. school. He rejected any connection to the group's concerns, claiming that...

Saved by the Bell

When it comes to "Saved by the Bell," the Disney Channel/NBC sitcom that ran from 1989 to '93, I was a believer.

Alice Aycock

A charismatic presence in the New York avant-garde since the early 1970s, Alice Aycock, who studied with Robert Morris and Tony Smith at Hunter College, is well known for her monumental, architectonic and often outlandish public sculptures, such...

Florian Meisenberg

For his first exhibition in New York, Florian Meisenberg confronted the enduring predicament of the supposed death of painting with an installation that paired new paintings with recent digital videos.

Rodney Graham

An emphasis on character over storyline is one of the differences between the work of Rodney Graham and his fellow artists of the so-called Vancouver School, post-conceptualists who are known for staged photographs with high production values.

Exhibitors Announced for Paris’s Outsider Art Fair

From Oct. 24-27, 25 international galleries from as far away as Tokyo (Yukiko Koide Presents) and Seattle (Chris Byrne + Marquand Books) will take over the high-end Hotel Le A, two blocks from the Champs Élysées. The fair will coincide with FIAC...

Art in Transit: A Conversation with Shinique Smith

As part of New York City's MTA Arts for Transit program, Shinique Smith has recently completed a 6,672-square-foot permanent public work at Central Harlem's newly renovated Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. For the project, the Hudson, N.Y.-based artist...

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