In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists—Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay—presented the first abstract pictures to the public.
John Storrs, Abstract Forms No. 1, 1917-1919 Granite and marble Collection of the Newark Museum of Art, NJ April 12 – July 9, 2011 John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist is the first major museum exhibition of work by this important American sculptor in 25 years. Opening at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery on April 12, the show features most of the known works—some 40 items including sculptures, paintings, and drawings―from Storrs’s most innovative period, from [...]
Marsden Hartley, Painting No. 3 Fisk University in Nashvillle, TN, is planning to sell two works from its collection — Georgia O’Keeffe’s Radiator Building – Night, New York and Marsden Hartley’s Painting No. 3 — to raise funds. The works were part of Alfred Stieglitz’s personal collection and were donated to the university after his death in 1949 by Georgia O’Keeffe with the intent to challenge segregation by making the collection accessible to African-Americans [...]