Harry Cooper

“Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time”

January 2017

Curated by Diana Magaloni, Michael Govan, Juan Coronel Rivera, James Oles, Jennifer Stager Accompanied by a dense and lushly illustrated catalogue, this exhibition uncovers Picasso’s and Rivera’s parallel interests in antiquity—Mediterranean… READ ON

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“Picasso Sculpture”

September 2015

Curated by Ann Temkin and Anne Umland with Virginie Perdrisot This American survey of Picasso’s sculpture, the first in almost fifty years (since the 1967 MoMA show), will be unforgettable. With roughly 150 works, many from the Musée National… READ ON

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LIGHT REPAIRS: A ROUNDTABLE ON THE RESTORATION OF MARK ROTHKO’S HARVARD MURALS

June 2015

WHEN IS A PAINTING not a painting anymore?  In 1962, Mark Rothko created the Harvard Murals, a set of six monumental paintings, five of which were displayed in the penthouse dining room of the university’s Holyoke Center, a windowed perch … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2015 [TOC]

the Clyfford Still Museum

ON SITE

November 2012

TAKING STOCK OF CLYFFORD STILL (1904–1980) in these pages on the occasion of a Hirshhorn Museum show in 2001, I made the not exactly daring prediction that even though it had been more than twenty years since his death, and even though … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2012 [TOC]

“Frank Stella: The Retrospective, Works 1958–2012”

October 2012

Frank Stella has been producing art tirelessly for more than fifty years now, much of it huge, making it harder and harder for any museum to mount a full retrospective without bursting.… READ ON

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SPATTER AND DAUB: THE CONTRADICTIONS OF ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM

June 2011

ABSTRACT: LITERALLY, “TO PULL AWAY.” EXPRESS: “TO PUSH FORTH.” Did Robert Coates, the critic who gave Abstract Expressionism its current usage in 1946 (it had previously been applied to the work of Kandinsky), sense the etymological contradiction?… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2011 [TOC]

Philip Guston

BOOKS

October 2010

Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations, edited by Clark Coolidge. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. 352 pages. $30.  PHILIP GUSTON’S CAREER swung like a dangling lightbulb—from figuration (starting in… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2010 [TOC]

Mondrian in Paris: 1912-1938

September 2010

Piet Mondrian spent the bulk of his career in Paris, sublimating its traffic and jazz into the “dynamic equilibrium” of his paintings.… READ ON

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“Cy Twombly: The Sculpture”

April 2008

“One must desire the ultimate essence even if it is ‘contaminated’” Cy Twombly proclaimed in a rare published statement; in 1957. The year is significant, for he had just begun a twenty-year leave from sculpture to focus on painting. This … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2000

“CÚzanne: Finished-Unfinished”

April 2008

CÉZANNE'S OEUVRE is littered with paintings in various states of incompletion, and what glorious litter it is. By the time of his death in 1906, the most important color on his palette was bare canvas or (in the watercolors) bare paper, an … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2000