American painting

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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 Shorts

A Southern belle with a range of painterly styles is bought to the fore in this thorough book

Dusti Bongé was an artist who lived and worked in the Deep South and who was a versatile, if little known, artist

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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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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat: his market and his legacy

Beyeler exhibition aims to place the artist, who died at 27, high in the canon

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Interview with Chuck Close on how his grandma’s crochet inspired his artistic vision

On the eve of a show at PaceWildenstein in New York, the veteran US artist discusses the importance of the year he spent with his grandmother when he was eleven

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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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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Martin Summers reveals his Jean-Michel Basquiat collection

Treasures from behind the secret door

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Interview with Malcolm Morley: Paintings about the act of painting

After 50 years, Morley is still fascinated by the potential of the medium and is not too proud to learn from a “watercolour holiday” on an English barge with amateur artists

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Interview with James Rosenquist on his month in Manhattan

Four exhibitions devoted to the Pop pioneer open this November, including a retrospective at the Guggenheim

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The art of allusion: Interview with Damian Loeb

Damian Loeb’s work relies on the viewer’s recognition of the visual sources that he quotes liberally

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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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Interview with Inka Essenhigh: "The world is big and time is short”

Essenhigh talks about her switch from enamel to oil, the difficulties of making pretty pictures and the ominous undertow of her paintings

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Interview with Steven Assael: Painting, the fullness of experience

The foremost figurative painter of his generation, talks about his passionate commitment to the art

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Taken over by the doodle: Interview with Carroll Dunham

Like the Surrealists, Dunham believes that his unconscious dominates him as he works

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Dox Thrash

Heartache and the American dream: Dox Thrash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thrash deserves to be remembered for more than just his technical inventions

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Helen Frankenthaler

Now seventy-two, Frankenthaler describes the experience and occasional joy of painting abstractions

“Making a message; giving a message”