Long before globalism became a buzzword, Norman Bluhm, San Francis, and Paul Jenkins joined the artists and intellectuals from around the world in postwar Paris.
The rewards of what is in plain sight far outweigh what is tucked away.
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.
Happy Fourth of July everyone! When I think of this very American holiday, I think fireworks. So, I thought it was appropriate to share some notable art works that incorporate fireworks in different ways and demonstrate that the love of beautiful lights is quite universal.