Abstract art

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Jack Youngerman, second-wave abstractionist, has died, aged 93

The Missouri-born artist, known for his shaped canvases and bold patterns, became a leading abstract painter after moving from Paris to New York

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Albert Oehlen

How to buy an...Albert Oehlen

With three separate shows of his work taking place in London during Frieze Week, the German artist's market is heating up

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Kamal Boullata—Palestinian master of abstract art and Arabic calligraphy—dies, aged 77

Jerusalem-born artist who lived 50 years in exile was a pioneer of the hurufiyya movement and one of the first to write about Palestine's art history

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, kinetic art trailblazer who was obsessed with colour, dies aged 95

Venezuelan artist was an important figure in the history of abstraction

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In the frame

Fahrelnissa Zeid—just Google her....

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Art market

Private View: our pick of November gallery shows

From a two-venue show of Albert Oehlen's abstract works in Paris to a Bridget Riley retrospective in Los Angeles, here are the gallery shows to see

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Abstract art

What debt does mid-century American abstract painting owe to Monet?

Exhibition in Paris attempts to draw connections between the Impressionist and Pollock, Rothko and friends—with mixed results

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Mary Corse

Quantum leap for Mary Corse as clutch of shows brings overdue recognition

Light and Space artist has exhibitions in London and Beacon, followed by New York retrospective

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Abstract art can tell a story—and look good too

History, race and economics are examined in the works of four artists at Art Center/South Florida

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Pace Gallery remembers Elizabeth Murray with show of her 1980s work

The late painter’s shaped canvases, including some museum loans, are the subject of a survey in New York

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De Stijl in the Netherlands: a round-up

Three excellent exhibitions explore different approaches to Neoplasticism

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Toronto

Toronto theatre mogul David Mirvish to stage his own shows

Will the Canadian collector showcase his expansive modern art collection?

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An Interview with Frank Stella on upcoming exhibitions and collaborations: Being Frank in Zaragoza

Frank Stella is showing a major collaboration with architect Santiago Calatrava in northern Spain

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Interview with Mark Bradford: “It’s a complex conversation and there’s no closure”

The artist on class and identity in South Central LA, working with children and making art in post-Katrina New Orleans

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Interview with Ellsworth Kelly: “The freedom of colours in space”

Speaking with the American painter in Basel on colour, geometry, and learning how to see

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Interview with Tomma Abts, champion of abstraction

Abts’ small, deeply layered canvases exert a quiet power

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Exhibitions

Warren Rohrer at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

His work reveals how the vestiges of landscape can linger in abstract work

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Kazimir Malevich

This summer, the "Kasimir Malevich: Suprematism" exhibition is to travel from Germany to the USA

Organised by the Guggenheim Foundation and the Menil Foundation, works presenting the Russian avant-garde's embrace of abstract art will be displayed

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Alexander Calder

Calder brings the abstract to life at the Guggenheim Bilbao

Five-decades of art will be on display before travelling on to Madrid

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Formal situations: Abstraction in Britain 1960-70

Tate Liverpool

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Interview with Robert Ryman: Painting is for pleasure

Ryman has been painting white on white for more than 50 years. He talks about how his paintings work and which shade of white he uses

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Berlin

What's on in Berlin: From Rothko to wrappings

A selection of shows at the leading contemporary and modern galleries

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American Museums

The once and future MoMA: The museum's double role plays out across two exhibitions

Across two venues MoMA presents one exhibition examining the past, while a collaboration on another focuses on the future of art

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Interview with Frank Stella: “I started, and I think I am going to finish, as a committed abstractionist”

The American artist talks to Professor Norbert Lynton about working to commission, exploring the creative tension between figurative and abstract art, his debt to artists of the past and his views on artists of today

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Interview with Brice Marden, heir presumptive to Pollock

The artist speaks ahead of his upcoming Dallas exhibition on his varied historical influences

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Bridget Riley

Reading between the lines with Mondrian and Bridget Riley

Riley speaks of the fortuitous events that led to the upcoming exhibition at Tate and the significance of Mondrian's artistic evolution

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Kandinsky's "Compositions" – a connoisseur's show now on at MoMA

His huge struggles towards abstraction united as he never saw them

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The art of Forties America at the MoMA

Exploring the influence of immigrants and how the world moved on from the war