Contributed by Russell Floersch / My dear friend, the artist Daniel Levine, died suddenly on January 20th of a heart-attack as he was taking Mona Levine, his 90-year-old mother, to a doctor’s appointment.
2020’s grim atmosphere of loss: Shari Urquhart and others
Lamentable deaths occur every year, but in 2020 Covid-19 has made for an especially grim atmosphere of loss. In the art world, painter Jackie Saccoccio and art historian Barbara Rose are the most recent to be mourned across social media and in thoughtful obituaries in the New York Times. Artnet […]
Thomas Nozkowski has died
Contributed by Sharon Butler / Last week news spread through the New York art community that Thomas Nozkowski had died after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Nozkowski was known for his colorful abstractions, often made on small canvas boards. His intimate, anti-heroic approach influenced a generation of abstract artists […]
A gallery closes: EBK in Hartford
Contributed by Neil Daigle Orians / The first time I visited EBK Gallery on Pearl Street in Hartford was during my second-to-last semester in graduate school at UConn. Our professor was exhibiting new paintings, so a group of us piled into my car and made the trek from Storrs. Thanks to […]
In the NY Times Carol Vogel wonders what Picasso was thinking during the final years of his life, when he was living in Notre-Dame-de-Vie on the French Riviera, obsessively producing images of musketeers and matadors, twisted couples and haunted women laced with obvious art-historical references or simply drawn from his […]
Flashback to the 1960s: The Park Place Group
In the February issue of Art in America, Frances Colpitt writes about the Blanton Museum’s show, “Reimagining Space,” which featured abstract paintings and sculptures created by the Park Place Group artists. Intrigued by the article, which featured several artists I’ve never heard of, and drawn to the installation images, particularly […]
Bonnard: One tough son-of-a-bitch?
Mario Naves says Bonnard (1867-1947) is an artist beloved by many, but not by all. “His luminous pictures of fruit baskets, breakfast tables and keening, afternoon light have engendered surprising rancor. Only those ‘who know nothing about the grave difficulties of art,’ wrote art critic Christian Zervos shortly after Bonnard�s […]