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Pop Rides the News Cycle – Andy Warhol as Precursor to Twitter & Facebook

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 22 October 2011

Holland Cotter has written a superb and insightful article entitled “Pop Rides the News Cycle” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at the work, and person, of Andy Warhol, his gimlet-eyed perceptions of the integration of news, commerce and art, and two exhibitions currently on view in the U.S. capitol, “Warhol: Headlines” at the National Gallery of Art and (through 2 January 2012) “Andy Warhol: Shadows,” (through 15 January 2012) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Astounding.  Sharp, concise, deep, and clear.  A must-read, whether you can get to D.C. to view the shows, or not.

Excellent, but brief, slideshow, here.

Ndlr: scopophiliac, according to Wikipedia.

top image: Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/The New York Times

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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, moma.org) 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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Kurt Schwitters – One of Modernism’s Signal Outsiders

Posted by the editors on Friday, 1 April 2011

Mz 601, a 1923 collage from the exhibition “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” at the Princeton University Art Museum (image: Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Foundation, Hannover, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/The New York Times)

Holland Cotter has written a very good, very interesting article entitled “Versatile Collagist, Dangerous Times” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the fascinating, difficult life, and precise, urgent work of the collagist Kurt Schwitters, and reviewing the current exhibition entitled “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” at the Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, N.J., through 26 June 2011, (609)258-3788, artmuseum.princeton.edu. The exhibition then travels to the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum).  Schwitters’ graphic sensibility, heartfelt meticulousness and personal diversity are nothing if not inspiring.

Excellent slideshow, here.

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