Posted by the editors on Monday, 18 July 2011
‘War and Rumours of War’ (2002) by Carl Andre
“For Carl Andre, Less is Still Less”, by Randy Kennedy in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looks at the rigorously minimal, demanding, and wonderful work (and, glancingly, at the life) of the great minimalist artist Carl Andre, in the context of the publication of a maximalist survey of his 50-year career by Phaidon (“Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements” (Phaidon Press)) and an upcoming (2013) retrospective of his work at Dia:Beacon. We have all (one hopes) had, over the decades, the good luck to appreciate Mr. Andre’s work (perhaps even at the, frankly iconic, and always dynamic, Paula Cooper Gallery in NYC); though many like Judd‘s work (we love it), and some think of Serra (we love Serra’s work as well), Carl Andre is certainly what may be called a minimalist’s minimalist: Maximal. Magnificent. Material.
Very good slide show, here, with images from the excellent new book published by Phaidon, “Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements”.
Inspiring interactive multimedia look, entitled “His horizontal life”, at three of Carl Andre’s pieces with commentary by Randy Kennedy, here.
image: From ‘Carl Andre: Things in Their Elements’ (Phaidon Press); Carl Andre/Licensed by VAGA, New York; courtesy of Tom Powel/Paula Cooper/The New York Times
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 8 April 2011
Black Curve Relief, 2010, by Ellsworth Kelly at the Matthew Marks Gallery
image: Ellsworth Kelly/Matthew Marks Gallery
Holland Cotter has written a short, clear article in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, entitled “Ellsworth Kelly” reviewing the exhibitions “Ellsworth Kelly – Reliefs 2009-2010″ at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street and 523 West 24th St., NYC and “Ellsworth Kelly – Black and White Drawings”, at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 526 West 22nd St., NYC (through 16 April 2011). Cotter’s observations, precise, direct, are always welcome: “Mr. Kelly give us nothing startlingly different from what he’s given us before, though the show itself does. By placing past and present more or less side by side, we get a chance to see where the artist, now 87, came from and is still coming from, and where he’s going.”
The Matthew Marks Gallery offers a compelling view of the exhibition on its site: Matthew Marks Gallery, including a video of the installation.
Visit the artist’s website here. And a page of Google images, here.
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Posted by the editors on Friday, 16 April 2010
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Robert and Ethel Scull: Portrait of a Collection Art by, from left, Larry Poons, Myron Stout and Frank Stella at Acquavella Galleries
Our favorite Roberta Smith has written another excellent, perceptive article entitled “Appetite for New and Next New” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times offering a further, and moving, look at this excellent exhibition of, not only, Pop Art, but Abstract Expressionism, and Minimalism, to name just a few of those so-called “-isms”. Includes a nice photo of the installation (shown above) and a slideshow. See our previous post on the exhibition for more on this amazing show at the Acquavella Galleries in New York, “Incredible Pop Art at Acquavella Galleries”.
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