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Detroit Artist’s Workshop

Red Door Gallery – 1964 Archie Shepp: “On November 1st, the Detroit Artist’s Workshop, now defunct, celebrated its tenth anniversary. Not exactly an earth-shattering event, this anniversary, but one with great significance for those of us whose daily cultural practice … Continue reading

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Richard Serra

“Richard Serra (born November 2, 1938) is an American artist known for his large-scale sculptures made for site-specific landscape, urban, and architectural settings. Serra’s sculptures are notable for their material quality and exploration of the relationship between the viewer, the … Continue reading

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Alberto Giacometti

Studio in Paris in 1958 “Alberto Giacometti (…10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see … Continue reading

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Yves Klein (1928 – 1962)

“Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist and an important figure in post-war European art. He was a leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme founded in 1960 by art critic … Continue reading

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Diaries, 1970–73 – Duncan Hannah

September 1970. Eisenhower High School. I can’t get into the teen spirit of the Hopkins High pep rally. Purple Power! Youth Fever! Sieg Heil! Makes me sick. “I put out a comic book with some other freaks that is sold … Continue reading

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Grace Hartigan, Frank O’Hara, and the New York School

“The painter Grace Hartigan (1922-2008) was a central figure in the New York School of poets and artists in the 1950s. Particularly close to Frank O’Hara, Hartigan played an integral role in the movement’s heroic period.  Fortunately, she is the subject of … Continue reading

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The Responsive Eye (1966)

“I often say that if I was ever invited to curate an exhibition, I would choose the topic 1965, the year I was born. I have an innately strong connection to many artworks and respect for many of the artists … Continue reading

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How did Situationism Influence Art History?

“It is rare for an art movement to be completely original. The go forward meanings of avant-garde do not mean that its movements are a tabula rasa and this is certainly true for Situationism. Spurred by many previous concepts, this … Continue reading

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Harold Rosenberg

“A self-declared outsider, the renowned essayist and art critic Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978) rose to prominence in the 20th century to become one of the most essential voices in the discourse of American art. … The author’s ability to decipher the … Continue reading

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Bernadette Mayer / Vito Acconci: 0 To 9

“Bernadette Mayer is one of the most acclaimed poets of the ‘New York School’ of poetry. Her avant garde and exquisitely rendered final pieces are a result of adventurous journal keeping and writing experiments, some of which will be evident … Continue reading

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