Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1943-1977, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


Blinky Palermo, Untitled (Totem), 1964 Casein paint on canvas on wood 86 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches Collection Dia Art Foundation October 31, 2010 – January 16, 2011 While Blinky Palermo’s reputation as one of the foremost post-war abstract painters is well established in Europe, his work is rarely seen in North America. Beginning its yearlong tour at LACMA, this is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of this German artist […]

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About Drawing Web Site


Erik Saxon, Untitled, 1996 Watercolor on Arches paper, 10 x 7 inches Donated to Yale University Art Gallery, CT For artists, scholars, and art enthusiasts interested in modern and contemporary American works on paper, AboutDrawing provides a unique resource for study and exploration. With a focus on the New York-based drawing collection of Werner H. Kramarsky, this site hosts a comprehensive selection of images, essays, artists’ biographies, and other information about artists and exhibitions associated […]

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Judd Foundation Announces Catalogue Raisonne Committee

Donald Judd

A Letter from the Judd Foundation: November 30, 2009 Dear Friends, I am very pleased to announce the start of the Donald Judd Catalogue Raisonné through the appointment of the Catalogue Raisonné Committee and a Catalogue Raisonné Manager, Katy Rogers. Ms. Rogers, who is currently completing the Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné, will manage the project with the advisement of the committee. The production of a Catalogue Raisonné is a natural extension of our mission to […]

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Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Arshile Gorky, Agony, c. 1947 October 21, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major traveling retrospective celebrating the extraordinary life and work of Arshile Gorky (American, born Armenia, c.1904-1948), a seminal figure in the movement towards gestural abstraction that would transform American art in the years after World War II. The first comprehensive survey of the work of this artist in nearly three decades, Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective […]

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Blinky Palermo: Abstraction of an Era, by Christine Mehring, Yale University Press, 2009


Click to purchase on Amazon Twenty-one-year-old Peter Heisterkamp began signing his colorful and playful abstract artworks Palermo in 1964, when peers noted his resemblance to the American gangster Frank “Blinky” Palermo. This handsome book—a historical and critical study of Palermo’s painting from the time he entered Joseph Beuys’ now famous class at the Düsseldorf academy in 1964 to his death in 1977—explores his significance for postwar and abstract art. Christine Mehring notes that over the […]

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Sol LeWitt: 100 Views, by Susan Cross & Denise Markonish, Yale University Press, 2009


Click to purchase on Just picked up a copy of this new book at MASSMoCA this weekend. Beautiful book! And his wall painting retrospective is incredible. Published to accompany MASS MoCA’s landmark installation of LeWitt’s innovative wall drawings, this book celebrates the artist and his illustrious 50-year career. Denise Markonish is Curator at MASS MoCA. She is editor of Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (MIT Press 2008) and coauthor of Chris Doyle: 50,000 Beds […]

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Turning the World Upside Down, by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

  A number of previous museum survey exhibitions of 20th-century Latin American art have been hounded by legitimate criticism concerning how specific artworks were read, how categories were named, and how the history of art in the region was characterized. Within this somewhat fraught context, Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 20 to September 12, 2004, takes a refreshing approach to the contribution Latin […]

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