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Ashley Gail Harris, Art Advisory LLC
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"We had to destroy it in order to save it." Painting in New York in the 1970s @ChristiesInc

© Artforum, September 1975, questionnaire by Robert Pincus-Witten.

"We had to destroy it in order to save it." Painting in New York in the 1970s aims to shed light on the keepers of the lost language of painting, demonstrating that at this moment these artists were not only preserving painterly expression, but redefining it for a new generation. The 1970s was a tumultuous time in American history and by extension, art history. Artists were reflecting this upheaval by incorporating new media and technologies into their artistic practice. While multimedia works were perceived as the most avant-garde, a group of New York painters were radically returning to traditional methods of application, with an emphasis on the handmade in their commitment to the authenticity of painting. These artists were seen at times as “old-fashioned” by their peers and working against the grain of artistic trends. They sought a primal interaction with their work, almost returning to painting as a meditative practice: the desire to paint that has captivated humankind since the cave paintings of Chauvet.

We are honored that the esteemed art historian Robert Pincus-Witten is co-curating the exhibition with our Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development, Amy Cappellazzo. The catalogue will feature essays by both Robert Pincus-Witten and Barbara Rose, whose seminal “American Painting: The Eighties” exhibition at the Grey Gallery in 1979 defined a new generation of painters. Looking back on their innovative choices, New York painters in the 1970’s remain a pivotal group in the continuum of the history of art as it reinforces the process, materiality, and act of painting as an essential artistic gesture.

Artists featured Richard Artschwager, Jo Baer, Jennifer Bartlett, Mary Heilmann, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Robert Moskowitz, Elizabeth Murray, Blinky Palermo, Dorothea Rockburne, Susan Rothenberg, and Robert Ryman.

2-27 October 2012

Exhibition Times and Locations

Tuesday – Saturday 11am-6pm

Private Sales Gallery
20th Floor 
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

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@Sothebys Contemporary Art Sale PREVIEW STARTS Today!!

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Mark Grotjahn
Untitled (Blue Butterfly), 2001


Contemporary Art

New York | 

September 21, 2012

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Wade Guyton
Untitled, 2008

Exhibition in New York:

Fri, 14 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat, 15 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sun, 16 Sep 12 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mon, 17 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tue, 18 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, 19 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thu, 20 Sep 12 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2012/contemporary-art-n08875/overview.html



POLLOCK LOVE TRIANGLE + UPCOMING AUCTION “RED, BLACK & SILVER”? @VanityFair

LEFT, BY JOHN JONAS GRUEN/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES; RIGHT, BY MARTHA HOLMES/TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES.

Left, Ruth Kligman channels her inner Elizabeth Taylor in Water Mill, New York, 1959. Right, Pollock at work in is studio, 1949.

The imagery on the canvas is relatively spare: a black oblong shape resides at the picture’s center, encircled by a loose knot of swirling red lines. It’s a small painting, just 24 by 20 inches. There is nothing to indicate that this unassuming, unsigned work has been the subject of an explosive, decades-long battle, a saga that has drawn in some of America’s best-known artists and the power brokers of the art world.

Red, Black & Silver is the last painting ever created by Jackson Pollock. That is, if Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s mistress during the last year of the artist’s life, is to be believed. Famous in art circles—or notorious, depending on whom you ask—Kligman claimed that Pollock created the small canvas as a love gift to her just weeks before the car crash that killed him, in 1956. Kligman had been in the car, too; she was the accident’s sole survivor. The nickname “death-car girl,” bestowed upon her by poet Frank O’Hara, haunted her for the rest of her life…

READ MORE HERE: 

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2012/09/jackson-pollock-ruth-kligman-love-triangle

Visit Rorschach Exhibition @PhillipsdePury

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"Rorschach", the exhibition, explores the images and the ideas behind the psychiatrist’s famed test. As both homage and a tool, many artists have adopted the generic Rorschach form in their own work recognizing the inherent charge of the imagery. However, even when those distinct bilateral silhouettes are not present, that which seems abstract may not be to the mind’s eye. Like Rorschach, these artists rely on viewers to search for meaning where at first there appears to be none.  Read more…

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Exhibition 
22 June – 31 August 2012
450 Park Avenue, New York

Hours
Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm

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NYC: AUCTIN WEEK KICKS OFF @CHRISTIESINC EVENING SALE TONIGHT!

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 ROTHKO : ORANGE, RED, YELLOW (1903-1970)

Price Realized: $86,882,500

Christie’s May 8th Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art will present an unprecedented grouping of collections and icons, many of which have not been seen outside of museum exhibitions for several decades. The Pincus Collection is one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Abstract Expressionism and will include major canvases from Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still. The Collection of Evelyn D. Haas will feature exciting works spanning the Post-war to the Contemporary with works by Richard Diebenkorn and Barnett Newman to Vija Celmins and Richard Prince. As part of our most impressive grouping of Calders to come to auction, the Estate of the influential ‘Harvard Five’ architect and pioneer of modern design, Eliot Noyes, will feature two works by Alexander Calder distinguished by their graceful movement and chromatic integrity, the fiery red Untitled, 1957 and the alluring Snow Flurry, 1950, among the finest examples of the artist’s iconic mobiles. We are also proud to feature a suite of paintings by Gerhard Richter including the stunning Abstraktes Bild (798-3), 1993 dating from Gerhard Richter’s most desired period of abstraction and Seestück (Leicht bewölkt), 1969, a sublime work of photo-realistic mastery in painting. Finally, Christie’s is proud to announce the upcoming auction of Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1, widely acclaimed as one of the most important works of Post-War European art to come to the market. Painting in the last days leading up to his premature death FC1 acquired an iconic status soon after the release of Klein’s film, La Revolution Bleue, where the celebrated recording of the painting’s creation inscribed FC 1 in the 20th Century collective memory. We’d like to invite you to view sale highlights at our pre-sale exhibition at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza galleries from 4th-8th of May. Should you have any questions about the sale, we would be delighted to assist you.



    TOTAL SALE INCLUDING BUYERS PREMIUM: $388,488,000 (USD)

    VIEW RESULTS

    POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE

    • 8 May 2012
    • New York, Rockefeller Plaza

    http://www.christies.com/salelanding/index.aspx?intSaleID=23535

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    NYC: SPRING AUCTION SEASON HERE WE COME! CATALOGUES NOW ONLINE VIA @Sothebys @ChristiesInc @Phillipsdepury

    image Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    New York | 

    May 09, 2012

    Session:

    09 May 2012 7:00 PM

    Lots 1 - 59

     


    JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

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    Auction 10 May 2012 7pm
    450 Park Avenue, New York

    Viewing 28 April – 9 May
    450 Park Avenue, New York
    Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm
    Sunday 12pm-6pm

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    Browse Flip Catalogue

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    Orange, Red, Yellow

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    Auction Times

    • May 8, 7:00pm, Lots 1-61

    Viewing Times

    • Rockefeller Center
    • May 4, 10am - 5pm
    • May 5, 10am - 5pm
    • May 6, 1pm - 5pm
    • May 7, 10am - 5pm
    • May 8, 10am - 12pm

    Browse Sale

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    PHOTOGRAPHS PREVIEW @PHILLIPSDEPURY


    RICHARD PRINCE

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    Auction 4 April 2012 10am & 2pm
    450 Park Avenue, New York

    Morning Session 10am (Lot 1-112)
    The Face of Modernism (Lots 1-28) immediately followed by
    Photographs (Lots 29-112)
    Afternoon Session 2pm (Lots 113-239)

    Viewing Times 24 March – 3 April
    Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm
    Sunday 12pm-6pm

    Enquiries photographs@phillipsdepury.com
    + 1 212 940 1245

    Catalogues catalogues@phillipsdepury.com
    + 1 212 940 1240 New York + 44 20 7318 4039 London

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