Lists: To-Dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artist’s Enumerations from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, The Morgan Library, New York, NY

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Pablo Picasso lists the artists he recommends from the pivotal 1913 Armory Show in New York. June 3 – October 2, 2011 From the weekly shopping list to the Ten Commandments, our lives are full of lists—some dashed off quickly, others beautifully illustrated, all providing insight into the personalities and habits of their makers. The exhibition celebrates this most common form of documentation by presenting an array of lists made by a broad range of […]

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Tranquil Power: The Art of Perle Fine, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

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  Pearl Fine, Unequivocably Blue, 1967 April 7 – June 26, 2009 Perle Fine (1905-1988) was one of the few women artists in the inner circle of the Abstract Expressionism movement. She moved from Boston to New York in the late 1920s to study art. Kimon Nicolaides was her mentor at The Art Students League. By the late 1930s, she attended Hans Hofmann’s studio sessions. Fine soon became an active member of the New York […]

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Sydney Ball: In Light of Colour, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

  September 9-28, 2008 In 2007 Sydney Ball revisited the direct pictorial architecture of his Canto paintings to develop Structures 2, a series of radiant abstract colour works. The modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe and Zaha Hadid – and their open-ended, problem-solving approach to refined ‘architectonic form’ – provided a framework that resonated with Ball’s artistic practice.  As a young man, Ball worked as an architectural draughtsman before moving to New York in […]

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