26 December 2017

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Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Recovered – Scandalous Inside Job Exposed

Part of a collection of Hans Hofmann paintings stolen in 2004 from a New York City-based fine art storage facility has been recovered. Working with the NYPD and the FBI, Art Recovery International negotiated the release of one of the paintings.

13 September 2017

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Ann Freedman The End Or The Beginning For Knoedler’s Disgraced Director

Ann Freedman has settled her final lawsuit in what has been New York’s biggest art scandal.

5 February 2017

Bilbao Gongs And Bongs Paul Carey Kent The Guggenheim And More

BILBAO GONGS AND BONGS Paul Carey-Kent has just spent 30 hours in Bilbao, mostly focused on the opening of Abstract Expressionism at the Guggenheim Museum on the evening of 2 Feb, but the city has plenty else of interest, some good, some not so good… Most Loved Cloaked in titanium to appropriately fish-scale effect, the […]

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360 degree tour of the show.

4 October 2016

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Arshile Gorky Estate To Be Represented By International Gallery Hauser & Wirth

The highly regarded international art gallery Hauser & Wirth has announced it is to take on exclusive worldwide representation of the Arshile Gorky Estate.

22 September 2016

Abstract Expressionism The Dark Triumph Of American Art By Edward Lucie Smith

The new Abstract Expressionism show that just opened in the main galleries of the Royal Academy at Burlington House, is an absolutely splendid affair. If you can only see one exhibition during a day out in London, see this one, and leave Tate Modern on the other side of the Thames to its own populist devices. The range and quality […]

13 April 2016

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Clyfford Still Museum Agrees To Loan Royal Academy Nine Iconic Paintings

The Clyfford Still Museum in Denver Colorado has agreed to loan the Royal Academy an unprecedented nine major paintings from the Museum’s collection, for a defining exhibition of Abstract Expressionism, opening September 2016. This will be the first comprehensive survey of the movement to be mounted in Europe in over 50 years. Since opening in November 2011, […]

12 April 2016

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Royal Academy Announces First Major UK Abstract Expressionism Exhibition For Sixty Years

The first major exhibition of Abstract Expressionism to be held in the UK in almost six decades. With over 150 paintings, sculptures and photographs from public and private collections across the world, this ambitious exhibition encompasses masterpieces by the most acclaimed American artists associated with the movement – among them, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, […]

22 February 2016

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour. This ambitious and long overdue exhibition will bring together some of the finest works associated with the movement from […]

3 August 2015

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Joe (Joseph) Stefanelli American Abstract Expressionist

Joe Stefanelli (born 1921) also known as Joseph J. Stefanelli belonged to the New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose influence and artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized around the world. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and others became a leading art movement of […]

29 July 2015

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Individuality in Art

“What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” ― Confucius Following World War II the relevance of individual identity in art has been disregarded. This blog intends to shed light on the continued expression of individuality by artists. Karl Zerbe (1903 – 1972)  His technical excellence assured the survival […]

25 June 2015

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Albert Kotin Early New York School Abstract Expressionist

Albert Kotin  Early New York School  Abstract Expressionist   Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists. He was among the 24 artists from the total of 256 participants who were included in the famous “9th St.” Show, (1951) and in all the following New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals […]

18 June 2015

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Expressionist paintings and sculptures

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17 June 2015

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Early American Action Painters

Photographs by Aaron SiskindAll rights reserved by the artists and by his legal delegates. New York School Action PaintingPost World War II Abstract Expressionist Artists in New York City represented a new artistic innovation that by the 1950’s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School Action Painting became the leading art movement […]

18 May 2015

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The art of Nanno de Groot

Nanno de Groot belonged to the group of New York School Abstract expressionist artists of the 1950s. He wrote: ” In moments of clarity of thought I can sustain the idea that everything on earth is nature, including that which springs forth from a man’s mind, and hand. A Franz Kline is nature as much […]

18 May 2015

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John Stephan an American abstract expressionist

John Stephan worked as a WPA artist through the 1930s. He truly came of age as an artist after World War II. An important figure in the development of Abstract Expressionism, Stephan showed at the Betty Parsons Gallery and counted among his close associates Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman. With poet (and then […]

4 May 2015

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Very Fine Art Books

ART BOOKS FOR COLLECTORS Below are a few books related to collecting art that we suggest. New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists A Complete Documentation of the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals: 1951-1957.  Readers’ opinion:    Amazon.com  Almost Perfect – Very Important!   Best and Most Complete Study of The NY School to Date!ArtBusines.com opinion  […]

19 April 2015

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American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s an Illustrated Survey

“This excellent publication builds on the earlier publication. It has broadened the scope to include artists from throughout the US, rectified…omission of African American artists…and concentrated on 88 artists…Excellent layout and superb photographs. Highly recommended.” ~CHOICE August, 2003. “Researchers will seek out this well designed selection.Recommended for American art museum, academic, art school and large […]

27 March 2015

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English Abstract Expressionist Albert Henry Thomas Irvin OBE, Dies Aged 92

Albert Henry Thomas Irvin OBE, the English Abstract Expressionist painter, was born 21 August 1922. During World War II, he was evacuated from London, and upon returning, went to study at the Northampton School of Art between 1940 and 1941, before being conscripted into the Royal Air Force as a navigator. When the war was […]

19 February 2015

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Jackson Pollock Alchemy Painting Finally Reveals The Artist’s Secrets

A large-scale painting by the late Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock has shed new light on how the artist created his famous spattered works. ‘Alchemy’ painted in 1947, has been returned to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice after going through an extensive conservation. The painting’s appearance had been dimmed by dirt that had accumulated over […]

5 May 2013

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Is This Painting By Barnett Newman Really Worth $30-40 Million?

A painting by the seminal American Abstract Expressionist painter Barnett Newman goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 14 May 2013 in New York. The painting is considered one the most important painting produced by Newman ever to appear at auction. Onement VI from 1953 stands as a masterwork not only […]

17 June 2012

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Paul Jenkins New York Color Field Painter Dies At 88

Paul Jenkins the post abstract expressionist and ‘Color Field’ painter has died in New York age 88. He was widely associated with the Color Field movement of painting, a style of abstraction that emerged in New York during the 1940s and 1950s. It was inspired by European modernism and closely related to Abstract Expressionism, while […]

6 May 2012

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Tate Retrospective For Key Painter Alex Katz

Born in 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, Alex Katz is one of the most important and respected living American artists. In July 2012 Katz celebrates his 85th birthday, and a career that spans a remarkable six decades: to mark this monumental occasion, the Tate St Ives Summer Exhibition 2012 will bring together over 30 of […]

4 January 2012

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Anthony Caro Applauds Reactionary Helen Frankenthaler

Caro pays tribute to late Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, who campaigned against controversial artists during the 1980s Anthony Caro one of the world’s most famous and critically acclaimed living sculptors, has paid tribute to US Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, who died last week. He attributed her to ‘the first of the generation of colour-field painters […]