As we pursue photographer Hovhannes Avedaghayan a fascinating picture begins to emerge of him and the world of which he was part.
In Without Gorky, the Artist’s Family Opens Up About Their Pain
In this moving documentary by Cosima Spender, there are lots of unanswered questions but you can’t help but be moved by the rawness.
The Fascinating Story Behind a Missing Portrait by Arshile Gorky
The portrait is a window into the life and work of the painter and gallerist Anna Walinska, who gave Gorky his first solo exhibition in New York.
Artists Who Unlocked the Modernist Grid
A gallery show that turns the form of the grid inside out, shedding more light on this iconic 20th-century favorite.
The Pursuit of Art, 2017
A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
Arshile Gorky’s Heretical Abstractions
Ardent Nature: Arshile Gorky Landscapes offers an in-depth exposure to the artist’s personal flowering after spending years at the altar of Cézanne and Picasso
An Ambitious Survey of the Titans of Abstract Expressionism
This expansive AbEx show is brash, irreverent, and unconstrained, just like the period it aims to express.
Sochi, Arshile Gorky, and the Winter Olympics
While the world is watching the XXII Winter Olympic opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, I thought it would be an interesting time to explore one of the most famous mentions of Sochi in art, Arshile Gorky’s Garden in Sochi series (1938–42).
America’s Grand Gestures Reign Supreme Again in Basel
BASEL, Switzerland — Fifty-five years ago, the exhibition The New American Painting arrived at the Kunsthalle Basel. It was the first stop on a yearlong tour that touted the work of seventeen Abstract Expressionists before eight European countries — the first comprehensive exhibition to be sent to Europe showing the advanced tendencies in American painting. All but five of the original artists from the show had work on view at last weekend’s Art Basel, where postwar American painting and sculpture dominated the halls.
Exploring the Ruptures, Gaps & Erasures of the Ottoman Empire
This November, a new exhibition that hopes to explore the artistic boundaries and terrain of the Ottoman Empire will open at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Titled Blind Dates, the show is the brainchild of curators Defne Ayas and Neery Melkonian, and their goals are lofty as they set out to trace: “… ‘what remains’ of the peoples, places and cultures that once constituted the diverse geography of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922).”