Category: Other Artists

Hedda Sterne (August 4, 1910 – April 8, 2011)

April 12, 2011

“Hedda Sterne, an artist whose association with the Abstract Expressionists became fixed forever when she appeared prominently in a now-famous 1951 Life magazine photograph of the movement’s leading lights, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 100.”

Pictured from left rear: Willem De Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; next row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; foreground: Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. Missing from photo: Weldon Kees, Fritz Bultman and Hans Hofmann. Photographed by Nina Leen for Time/Life, 1951.

George Tooker: 1920-2011

March 30, 2011

George Tooker, Government Bureau (1956)

“George Tooker, a painter whose haunting images of trapped clerical workers and forbidding government offices expressed a peculiarly 20th-century brand of anxiety and alienation, died on Sunday at his home in Hartland, Vt. He was 90.”

Stare With Your Ears – A Documentary about Ken Nordine

March 14, 2011

Stare With Your Ears (Part 1)

Happy Birthday Adolph Gottlieb

March 14, 2011

Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 – March 4, 1974)

Adolph Gottlieb in his studio on 23rd Street in New York City, circa 1956.

Happy Birthday Max

February 12, 2011

Max Beckmann, Self Portrait, 1922, Woodcut

Max Beckmann
February 12, 1884 – December 28, 1950

Happy birthday, Jackson

January 28, 2011

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz

January 11, 2011

Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz
Traveler 186 at Night
2006

Post Cards from America: X Rays from Hell

December 24, 2010

Michael Stipe reads: Post Cards from America: X Rays from Hell
by David Wojnarowicz, published for Witnesses: Against Our Vanishing, Artists Space, 1989

“Artists Space and Michael Stipe support the Andy Warhol Foundation in their demand to The Smithsonian to restore the censored work of David Wojnarowicz as part of the exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture immediately.”

One Day This Kid...

Happy Birthday, Joseph Cornell

December 24, 2010

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)

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Image Untitled (Medici Prince)
c. 1952

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Untitled (Medici Boy)
1942-52

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Untitled (Penny Arcade Portrait of Lauren Bacall)
1945-46

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Toward the Blue Peninsula
1951-52

Heat Waves in a Swamp

October 9, 2010

Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
June 24–October 17, 2010
Whitney Museum of American Art