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Spotlight On: Robert Rauschenberg

  Originally from Texas, artist Robert Rauschenberg came to call New York home, spending his formative artistic years in the city before moving to the remote island of Captiva, Florida. Rauschenberg became well-known for his ‘combines,’ pieces that combined painting and sculpture, art that labeled him Neo-Dada. His sometimes romantic and studio partner Jasper Johns also shared this label with ... Read More »

News: Lost Art of New York

The blog 16 Miles has created a featuring all the lost art of New York City, from Diego Rivera’s Man at the Crossroads to the fictional address of Marcel Duchamp’s The Teeth’s Loan & Trust Company Consolidated. According to 16 Miles, the map will be “documenting the sites of performances, studios, public art installations, residences, and galleries that once existed ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Jackson Pollock

  A midwestern boy with a penchant for getting expelled from schools, Pollock moved to New York City in 1930 where along with his brother Charles, studied at the Art Students League of New York. In 1936, Pollock was introduced to the concept of liquid paint and thus began Pollock’s famous technique of laying out canvases on the floor in ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Yoko Ono

  Though probably best known to the wide wide world as the wife of John Lennon, Yoko Ono is in her own right an artist whose work has inspired a whole new generation of avant gardists. Ono’s Cut Piece, above, was first performed in 1964 and is meant to be a symbol of unity, love and feminism. The work has ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Jeff Koons

  Jeff Koons has been called mean, banal, carnal and a hack and yet has his work has been so widely popular during his own lifetime that its sales have broken records. His art has appeared everywhere from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as a huge silver balloon, to replacing the tree in Rockefeller Center- a two story terrier covered ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Donald Judd

  One of New York City’s greatest contemporary artists is the Missouri born minimalist Donald Judd. Judd’s work has been described as effervescent, a play on space and the relationship between the viewer and object. Judd has been exhibited many times in New York, including the permanent installation at his home and studio in SoHo.   Donald C. Judd Estate, ... Read More »

News: NGA, D.C. Opens Gauguin Exhibition

The National Gallery of Art in Washington opened a new show Sunday that brings the first major exhibition of works by Paul Gauguin to the U.S. is over 20 years. The show, organized by the Tate Modern in London, includes 120 pieces, from paintings to sculptures.   Entitled Gauguin: Maker of Myth, the exhibition shows the painter “s a storyteller ... Read More »

News: Armory Show 2011, NYC

  The dates for the 2011 Armory Show in New York City have been announced for March 3-6th, taking place at Piers 92 and 94. The show is split into two groups, with Contemporary art at Pier 94 and the Modern art show on Pier 92, both in on Manhattan’s West side, on 12th Ave near 55th St.   Exhibitors ... Read More »

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