Best known as the man responsible for the massive Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: A Catalogue Raisonné, British art historian David Anfam has more recently been focusing on another mid-20th-century American artist, Clyfford Still, whose flame-like works that have their own luminosity. “You can turn the lights out. The paintings will carry their own fire,” he once said.
My Armenian Christmas present came one day early this year when someone emailed me this, “A 36-year-old Denver woman, apparently drunk, leaned against an iconic Clyfford Still painting worth more than $30 million last week, punched it, slid down it and urinated on herself…”
This week, a number of online journals have launched new editions, the Clyfford Still Museum finally opened in Denver, the value of professional opinions in art, the relationship of Yves Klein and Ed Kienholz, Roberto Matta at 100, does corporate culture suck …
The Clyfford Still Museum, now set to open Nov. 18 in Denver, says it will house 94% of the artist’s total creative output.
… a profile of “power” curator Hans Ulrich Obrist … the Art Gallery of Alberta signs a deal with the National Gallery of Canada … the Clyfford Still Museum is being built … Fresno, California, loses a museum … a Victorian novelist’s fancy toothpick fetches big bucks … some notable picks for the best of the in 2009.