Abstract Expressionism

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Books

New biography highlights how Philip Guston risked his art-world standing and livelihood

The book by Robert Storr delves into the American painter's dealings with Klansmen and how he wanted “to make paintings you couldn’t count money in front of”

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Book Club

Misogyny and making art in the shadow of Jackson Pollock—how Lee Krasner was shut out of art history

New digital publication argues that the late US artist is the “unacknowledged equal” of her superstar husband

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Books

Alexander Calder, master of time and space: erudite biography captures artist's full ambition

Second volume of a wide-ranging biography gives us the fun-loving, sophisticated man, as his work developed from delicate mobiles to firmly grounded ‘stabiles’

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

New documentary offers unvarnished view of Clyfford Still

Lifeline/Clyfford Still sheds light on the Abstract Expressionist who despised critics, condemned the work of his contemporaries, and was admired by many

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Exhibitions

Barbican show in London aims to raise Lee Krasner’s profile

Exhibition continues the re-evaluation of the Abstract Expressionist who spent too long in the shadow of husband Jackson Pollock

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Exhibitions

The music of Mark Rothko finally sounds in the land of Mozart

First exhibition in Austria reveals Abstract Expressionist’s identification with the work of the Old Masters

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Acquisitions

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

The museum will show the underrecognised African American artist's work alongside pieces by his contemporaries

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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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Exhibitions

Major survey of Joan Mitchell’s work to open in 2020

The Baltimore Museum of Art and SFMoMA are co-organising the show, which looks at the person and process behind the abstract works

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Politics

Vital artistic exchanges will be stifled by Trump's travel ban

The amicus brief signed by more than 100 museums should shame the justices of the US Supreme Court

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Exhibitions

'Overlooked' pioneer of Abstract Expressionism Richard Pousette-Dart gets first UK show

US artist was first of New York group to create large-scale paintings—before Jackson Pollock

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Mark Rothko

Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

The product of 9 months of restoration leaves no traces of graffiti ink

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Knoedler

More victims of Abstract Expressionist fakes scandal revealed

In court documents, Knoedler lists the buyers and prices paid for works brought to the gallery by Glafira Rosales

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Knoedler

Who sued whom: A comprehensive timeline of the Knoedler lawsuits

How a forgery scandal brought about the downfall of New York's most prestigious gallery

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Features

When art fought the Cold War: A touring exhibition recreates the CIA’s 1946 secret weapon that scandalised conservatives

The ill-fated collection finally comes together

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Knoedler

Knoedler saga shows no sign of abating after last month's settlement as multiple suits remain unresolved

Several of the New York gallery's representatives have been indicted for engineering the sale of Abstract Expressionist forgeries

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Books

Books: Mark Rothko himself provides an important piece of the Ab Ex jigsaw puzzle

Rothko’s meditation on how to reconcile physical experience with ideas

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New York

What's On in '03: Abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart at Knoedler & Company

His mythic heads and forms appear in paintings and drawings (1935-42) on show in New York

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Lee Krasner

What's on in New York: Lee Krasner at the Robert Miller Gallery

The artist's late works show her escaping the Abstract Expressionists and creating a world of her own

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Bernard Jacobson on his change of taste and direction

From Great British to stellar American art

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Jon Schueler

How women and the Sound of Sleat were the inspirations for Jon Schueler's life and work

Abstract Expressionism in the Hebrides

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Books

The use of American art in the Cold War

This book reveals how the CIA’s promoted US artists as a way of stopping the spread of Communism in the years after World War II

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Artist interview

Asking Jules Olitski “What’s it like to be forgotten?”: the great colourist and the whims of fate

Clement Greenberg said he was “the greatest painter” alive; then in the 70s the world stopped talking about Jules Olitski

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David Smith

David Smith's 'Wagon II' bound for the Tate

Purchased from artist's family, it is the most important work still in private hands

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Museums

A room full of MoMA in St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum

This marks the first in a series of planned loans of modern and contemporary American works from MoMA to the Hermitage

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Artist interview

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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Mark Rothko

Shedding light on Rothko’s light: Abstract Expressionism at the National Gallery of Art

The biggest show of the artist’s work for over twenty years derails the view that his highly charged colour-field paintings were a reflection of his moods

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New York

What's on in NYC: Barbara Kruger’s return and Ana Mendieta’s hirsute visions

Plus two offbeat takes on Abstract Expressionism

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What's on

What's on in New York: Gramercy International kicks off the month

While women Abstract Expressionists come to Long Island, chilling still-lifes plus true confessions in Soho

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Willem de Kooning

Tate's new retrospective: Why did we get de Kooning?

Are we right to be so admiring of the work currently exhibited at the Tate

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Iran

The Book of Kings returned to Iran by US in exchange for de Kooning painting

The greatest surviving Persian manuscript was swapped for Woman III, once owned by the Shah of Iran

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Art Basel

Dealers at Art Basel play it safe in response to art market uncertainty

Return to the classics as galleries keep their eyes on selling

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Books

Abstract Expressionism at the Tate

“Myth making: Abstract Expressionist painting from the United States”

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Robert Rauschenberg

Salvaging 1950s Rauschenberg: The artist's early work goes on show in San Fransisco

This exhibition recovers missing works and provides clues for his development

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Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter survey at the Tate Gallery

Nick Serota launches into a new policy towards international contemporary art

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Robert Rauschenberg

Unfamiliar early Rauschenbergs at the Corcoran

A broad range of rarely exhibited works tour the US