The 75-foot-long mural now gleams in a Philadelphia station, having undergone its first-ever restoration.
(RE)APPROPRIATIONS at Tibor de Nagy exhibits Rivers’s passion for and innate ability to paint figures convincingly, rendering them with sensitivity and expressiveness.
The Larry Rivers Foundation is suing developer Joseph Chetrit, the former owner of the Chelsea Hotel, over a missing painting that once hung in the hotel’s lobby and that the foundation has been trying to recover for three years.
There may be some great-looking specimens of postwar art in Re-View: Onnasch Collection — an exhibition that turns Hauser & Wirth’s cavernous Chelsea outpost into a mini-museum offering the kind of intimate experiences that have been all but lost in New York’s uptown behemoths — but the show also arrives with some huge caveats.
Few people may know the names of Shunk-Kender, but the pair of photographers behind that hyphenated moniker have captured many of the most famous images of post-war modern and contemporary art in Paris and New York and together they documented many ephemeral events that would’ve been lost to history if it were not for their work.
When all the art disappeared from the walls of the iconic Chelsea hotel last fall, where did it go? The Larry Rivers Foundation is the latest group trying to find out. Rivers’s “Syndics of the Drapery Guild as Dutch Masters,” a paint and wood piece that’s part of a series riffing on Rembrandt, is one of the most high-profile works whose whereabouts are currently unknown, after new hotel owners Chetrit Group quietly removed all the art — or ordered residents to remove it — and began a controversial renovation.
Tomorrow, Swann auction house will be presenting a sale, “Atelier 17, Abstract Expressionism & the New York School,” which showcases the prints of the Abstract Expressionist era that are often overlooked because the larger, flashier paintings inevitably grab the spotlight. The sale has a particular emphasis on the co-operative printmaking workshop Atelier 17, which was started in the Paris studio of English painter and draughtsman Stanley William Hayter in 1927. When World War II began, Hayter fled Paris for London and eventually settled in New York after a very short stay in California during the 1940s. The first New York incarnation of Atelier 17 popped up at the New School of Social Research but eventually the studio found a home at 41 East 8th Street in the heart of artistic Greenwich Village. Jackson Pollock lived across the street.
I had no idea renowned beat poet Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was an avid amateur photographer. A current exhibition of his black and white snapshots are on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and they are annotated by Ginsberg himself, who rediscovered his early photos (made between 1953 and 1963) in the 1980s.