Abstract Expressionism

Seeing double: huge Jasper Johns retrospective opens in two cities, 100 miles apart

Simultaneous shows in New York and Philadelphia cover the artist's seven-decade career and include more than 550 works in total

‘Athletic prowess and great ambition’: major Joan Mitchell survey begins its three-stop tour

Exhibition on the Abstract Expressionist includes little-known paintings and explores the influence of poetry on her work

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Lyrical Helen Frankenthaler biography and Joan Mitchell catalogue make a splash

New publications cast a light on two formidable women artists and place them at the heart of Abstract Expressionism

Jeanne Reynal, a woman Abstract Expressionist who ‘painted in stone’, gets overdue recognition

Her monochrome mosaics using cement, gemstones and sometimes teeth are now on view in New York

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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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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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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’

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

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

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

Whitney acquires Abstract Expressionist painting by Norman Lewis

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

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

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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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

'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

Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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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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

Interview with Brice Marden, heir presumptive to Pollock

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

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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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

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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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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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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Abstract Expressionism at the Tate

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

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

Gerhard Richter survey at the Tate Gallery

Nick Serota launches into a new policy towards international contemporary art

Unfamiliar early Rauschenbergs at the Corcoran

A broad range of rarely exhibited works tour the US

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