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Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012. Photo (c) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1985

Feared and Fearless: Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012


with additional comments by William King, Alex Katz and Vivian Tsao


Peter de Francia, Automated Soldiers 3, 1988. Charcoal on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery

Socialist-Expressionist: Peter de Francia (1921-2012)


Memories of a generous curmudgeon by a friend and former student


Mike Kelley, Arena #7, 1990. Found stuffed animals, wood, and blanket 11 1/2 x 53 x 49 inches. Courtesy of Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Rebellious Yet Tender Exuberance: Mike Kelley (1954-2012)


With additional tributes by Jane Hart, Dave Kudzma and Janese Weingarten


Dorothea Tanning, New York. Photograph by Peter Ross, 1998. (c) Peter Ross

Grande Dame in Eternal Exile: Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)


“I am not even a woman, let alone a Surrealist!”


Vita Petersen (1915-2011). Still from a video from 2007. Courtesy of the New York Studio School.

In Pursuit of Sensual Form: Vita Petersen (1915-2011)


As her last paintings open at the New York Studio School, our tribute plus a film.


Helen Frankenthaler, Paris at Night, 1986. Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 55-1/2 inches. Courtesy Greenberg van Doren Gallery. © Helen Frankenthaler/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Defying Categories: Helen Frankenthaler, 1928-2011


He r work was invariably ambiguous, in the best tradition of abstract painting


Pat Passlof in her studio on Manhattan's Lower East Side. (c) Alice Sebrell

Pat Passlof, 1928-2011


Memorial Celebration at College of Staten Island this Sunday, November 18


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A Disciple of Baudelaire: Joachim Neugroschel, 1938-2011


Translator, poet and lively figure in the New York art scene


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Maven of Watercolor: Susan Shatter, 1943–2011


Memorial set for October 5 at the Century Association


Pablo Picasso, Meditation (Contemplation), 1904. Watercolor and ink on paper, 14-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest. © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Liminal Leo: Mourning Leo Steinberg


A touching personal essay to augment our tributes from last March