Art In America

Lines of Thought

Examining Agnes Martin's traveling retrospective, her recent biographer considers how the formal and spiritual universals the painter sought arose out of the personal conditions she suppressed.

Jeremy DePrez

At a moment when many shows consist of neatly delimited bodies of work in which the artist has tweaked a process or a style to produce a group of paintings that have only minor variations, it was refreshing to walk into a gallery where there were four...

The Parsons Effect

In the first of a series of articles on historically influential dealers, A.i.A. spotlights a 1977 conversation with the barrier-breaking Betty Parsons.

"The Lure of Paris"

Forget An American in Paris. In the 1950s, the streets of the French capital saw more political demonstrators than dancing U.S. expatriates. Yet the city's mix of established culture, an active avant-garde, racial and sexual tolerance, café society...

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss

This week we check out Mary Weatherford's literally electric painting/neon hybrids at Brennan & Griffin, Michelle Stewart's mysterious and engaging photo grids at Leslie Tonkonow, and a well-curated show of art made by American artists based in...

Mining the Field

In her lively and formally diverse works, the German painter Charline von Heyl eschews ironic attitude while maintaining a cool engagement with the panoply of visual culture.

Jack Youngerman

In his Artnews review of Jack Youngerman’s first New York solo show, at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1958, the poet and critic James Schuyler wrote of the paintings that “the images they suggest are like the illusions in clouds that no two people can both...

The Perennial Optimist: Robert Indiana

Known for Pop paintings and sculptures with political as well as autobiographical themes, Robert Indiana recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a survey in New York and a series of new works called “Hope.”

From the Archives: Giving Art History the Slip

During the 1950s and '60s, artists such as Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Lenore Tawney, and Robert Indiana claimed low-rent lofts along a shoreline on the southern tip of Manhattan as studio spaces. On April 14, Houston's Menil Collection opens the...

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