Category Archives: The New York School

Art for Third Graders: Barnett Newman

To take my mind off America’s epic descent into the abyss, I thought I’d look back for a bit and re-examine what I was taught in art school in the early to mid-70s, and what has made American Art the towering … Continue reading

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Milton Resnick Speaks

I just ran across this on The Painters Table. Boy, does this take me back in time. http://painters-table.com/blog/milton-resnick-speaks

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Jackson Pollock/Janet Sobel

Janet Sobel, Untitled, Oil and enamel on canvas, 1946 -1948, San Diego Museum of Art I saw my first Janet Sobel painting at the San Diego Museum of Art last month. What is so fascinating is the connection between and … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Abstract Expressionism

And the tragic aftermath…. America–and especially New York–now had become the center of the world politically and financially and, of course, it had become the center culturally, too. Well, what would a great power be without an appropriate art? You … Continue reading

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The New York School and the CIA

Ad Reinhardt, Composition in Black Listed at dart.fine-art.com for $200.oo. Described under media types as a lithograph. Then in another spot as a serigraph. Published in Amsterdam 1973.  Ad Reinhardt died on August 30, 1967. We’re left to wonder how … Continue reading

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The Coming Depression

George Bellows, Men of the Docks Reading in Dore Ashton’s excellent The New York School, I came across the passage below. This for me is added confirmation of McLuhan’s conception of artists as the canaries in the coalmine or a … Continue reading

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Jackson Pollock / Tom Benton

I recently got a copy of American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock and Family. Unfortunately, it would be more accurately titled Family and Jackson Pollock since Jack’s letters are scant. But I certainly find the book a valuable historical document. Anything … Continue reading

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