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On Helen Frankenthaler & John Chamberlain – Two Artists Who Embraced Freedom, by Roberta Smith

Posted by the editors on Friday, 30 December 2011

The thoughtful and astute art critic Roberta Smith, has written a short article entitled “Two Artists Who Embraced Freedom” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the similarities and differences between the works of the artists Helen Frankenthaler and John Chamberlain, who both, sadly, passed away very recently.  Smith’s sensitive and sharp mind and feeling for their work offers a discrete eulogy for two great American artists, their work’s importance in the transition from Abstract Expressionism, and the continued repercussions of their techniques and sensibilities even today.

Grace Glueck has also written a very fine article entitled “Helen Frankenthaler, Abstract Painter Who Shaped a Movement, Dies at 83” this time, in the Arts section of The New York Times, looking at, in more detail, the beautiful and pioneering work of Frankenthaler.

An excellent slideshow accompanies the article, here.

See our previous post on Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frankenthaler – 30 Years of More Than Colorfield at Knoedler & Co.

top image: Mountains and Sea, by Helen Frankenthaler: Helen Frankenthaler/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/The New York Times


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Salman Rushdie on the Dissident Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 20 April 2011


Ai Weiwei’s “release is a matter of extreme urgency and the governments of the free world have a clear duty in this matter.”, states, with urgent clarity, Salman Rushdie

image: Rodrigo Corral & Jennifer Carrow/The New York Times

The eminent writer and social observer Salman Rushdie has written a short, clear article entitled “Dangerous Arts” as an op-ed contributor to The Opinion Pages of The New York Times.  Rushdie states his, and a great many others’, view of the arrest and detention of the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei by the Chinese government and urges others, artists in the forefront, to speak out, mobilise, and urge their own governments to make it very clear that the Chinese authorities’ treatment of Mr. Ai, and others, is unacceptable.

As Mr. Rushdie states his point, “Today the government of China has become the world’s greatest threat to freedom of speech, and so we need Ai Weiwei, Liao Yiwu and Liu Xiaobo” and others who dare to speak out.

See our previous post on the arrest of Ai Weiwei, “Ai Weiwei – Artist, Architect & Living Symbol of China’s Conscience“, here.

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Ubiquitous Everything. What It Means To Be An Artist Today.

Posted by the editors on Friday, 1 January 2010

John Lopez has written an article entitled “Making art in the now world” (another snappy title!) in the (uh-oh!) Entertainment section of The Los Angeles Times (online) which includes a brief interview with Ed Ruscha, and a young, indie filmmaker, on the subject of “What it means to be an artist today.”  Go ahead, take a look.

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