Art In America

Through Color

An African-American woman who turned to painting full-time at age sixty-nine, Alma Thomas faced many professional barriers—and overcame them all with her colorful mosaiclike abstractions.

Alan Shields

“More is more” seems to be the default setting for a lot of painting and three-dimensional work made since the late 1960s.

Cold War, Cool Art

Richard Kalina reviews A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and the Art of the Cold War, by John J. Curley.

Richard Kalina

Experience pays off—again—in Richard Kalina's 23rd solo exhibition, his 10th at this gallery. The paintings and watercolors are energized by scattered dots, some of them vaguely targetlike, connected by lines that deftly subdivide the pictorial field....

High Style, Clear Form, Sharp Edge

As sculptor, performance artist, editor and writer, Scott Burton had a memorable impact on both the art of his day and the critical thrust of A.i.A.

The Master of Aix

PAUL CÉZANNE (1839-1906), the subject of Alex Danchev’s sympathetic, well-researched biography Cézanne: A Life, was the quintessential artist’s artist.

Pier Paolo Calzolari

Pier Paolo Calzolari’s first solo show in New York since 1988, titled “When the dreamer dies, what happens to the dream?,” displayed works ranging from 1967 to 2012 in the temporarily conjoined Marianne Boesky and Pace Gallery spaces in...

Richard Kalina

Richard Kalina's recent paintings are systematic yet intuitive, summoning-despite their rigorous abstraction-the optical play of color and light in Seurat's work. This handsome exhibition, Kalina's ninth at the gallery since 1993, included six...

Roy Lichtenstein

In February 1969, at the invitation of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Roy Lichtenstein spent two weeks at Universal Studios participating in the museum's Art and Technology program. Although Lichtenstein had planned on producing 15...

Jan Schoonhoven

Jan Schoonhoven’s drawing exhibition at Peter Freeman was the artist’s first solo show in the United States since 1999. A cofounder in 1960 of Nul—the Dutch complement to the German Zero Group—Schoonhoven (1914-1994) played an important role in the...

Leo Castelli

Leo Castelli (1907-1999) was famously charming and famously hard to really know. Arguably one of the three most influential 20th-century U.S. dealers (Alfred Stieglitz and Sidney Janis are the other two), he brought a European elegance and grace to a...

African American Abstract Masters

This show of 10 African-American abstract painters—Betty Blayton, Frank Bowling, Ed Clark, Herbert Gentry, Bill Hutson, Sam Middleton, Joe Overstreet, Thomas Sills, Merton Simpson and Frank Wimberley—highlights the work of a group of underknown...

Robert Morris: The Order of Disorder

A reconstitution of Morris's landmark Untitled (Scatter Piece) of 1968–69 occasions a reflection on the picaresque story of the original.

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