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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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Ellsworth Kelly – Reliefs 2009-2010 & Black & White Drawings – His Own Richest Source of Inspiration

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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