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Willem de Kooning – Unfurling a Life of Creative Exuberance

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 18 September 2011

Pink Angels, 1945, Willem de Kooning

Holland Cotter has written an inspired and inspiring article entitled “Unfurling a Life of Creative Exuberance” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, reviewing the enormous and masterful new MoMA retrospective entitled, appropriately enough, “De Kooning: A Retrospective” (through 9 January 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art; (212) 708-9400, which includes paintings, drawings and sculpture created over a period of 70 years.  Cotter looks, with insight, knowledge and clarity, at de Kooning, his “energy-generating” work, and his methods in a way that is informative, easily accessible, and motivating.  All the more reason to make MoMA’s wonderful exhibition a must-see on your fall calendar.

image: Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Willem de Kooning Foundation/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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His Shaggy World (and Welcome to It) – Exhibitions of the Work of Edward Koren, Cartoonist for The New Yorker Since 1962

Posted by the editors on Friday, 21 May 2010

Edward Koren/Wallach Art Gallery/The New York Times

“We can’t tell if it’s a malfunction or a dysfunction”, Edward Koren (1991).

Ken Johnson has written an amusing article (how could it not be?) entitled “His Shaggy World (and Welcome to It)” in the Art Review section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at two shows featuring the work of the artist/illustrator/cartoonist Edward Koren, known for his work for The New Yorker magazine, since 1962.

Ah, yes, dysfunction.

“Edward Koren: The Capricious Line” through June 12 at the Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University, Morningside Heights; (212) 854-7288, “Edward Koren: Parallel Play, Drawings 1979-2010” through June 2 at the Luise Ross Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, Chelsea; (212) 343-2161,

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New David Hockney Drawings – The iPad Replaces the iPhone, of Course…

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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iPad Drawing by David Hockney

Martin Gayford has written an article entitled “David Hockney’s IPad Doodles Resemble High-Tech Stained Glass” for in which the wonderful 72-year old artist speaks, quite charmingly, about his love of the iPhone and his even greater love for the iPad and how they have set him free on a luminous path.  Marvelous, lovely!  Though should we call any of Hockney’s sketches doodles?
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