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“What you see is what you see” (Frank Stella)

Explaining the works he has amassed, Mr. Stella said, “Artists collect differently from other people… I wouldn’t bother making art if I didn’t like what the people around me were doing, too. It wouldn’t be any fun.” (Ted Loos, “The … Continue reading

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Art in the Closet

… The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced plans to sell Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960), mainly to “address art historical gaps” like works by women and people of color… The deep burgundy oil on canvas… is expected to … Continue reading

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Watercolour World

A new website is digitising millions of watercolours – to make instantly available a wealth of vital historic imagery that could assist everything from climate research to school teachers[.] The [Watercolour World] website, which has launched with about 80,000 works, … Continue reading

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Dana Schutz

None of this would be too interesting if Ms. Schutz’s way with paint, like her way with images and details, were not so engrossing and perplexing, and did not provide so much to work with. Narrative and brushwork tangle and … Continue reading

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Beatle Haircut Forgery?

National Gallery’s 1450 portrait by Rogier van der Weyden was created in the 1960s by Eric Hebborn, says art historian. … Wright ridicules the haircut of the figure who is reading a text that is “gobbledegook” – “an impossibility for … Continue reading

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Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

He was especially admired by Seurat and Gauguin, and also Cézanne, and later, Matisse and Picasso as well as the perennially underestimated American Maurice Prendergast. In their works and that of many others, you’ll find different combinations of Puvis’s carefully … Continue reading

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An Interesting Painting

This painting by Frida Kahlo appears in the article by Rebecca Kleinman, “Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More,” NYTimes, 1-31-19. It’s interesting on many levels, not least for its depiction of the … Continue reading

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