artworldTributes
Monday, July 14th, 2014
 
On Kawara, I AM STILL ALIVE, 1970. Telegram, 6 1/2 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – June, 2014 ...
Friday, September 6th, 2013
 
Stephen Antonakos, The Search, 2011. © 2011 Stephen Antonakos. All Rights Reserved.
A tribute to this subtle master of neon ...
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
 
Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012. Photo (c) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1985
with additional comments by William King, Alex Katz and Vivian Tsao ...
 

Friday, June 18th, 2010

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The Minimalist Medici: Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010


A grateful artist recalls the transformative visits of the legendary Italian collector

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Avigdor Arikha, Summer Day, Indoors, 1991.  Oil on canvas, 57-1/2 x 25-1/2 inches.  Private Collection, Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery.

A light touch forged in darkness: Avigdor Arikha, 1929-2010


Quiet work belies its passionate author.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Victor Pesce, Studio, 2010. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Tribute to Victor Pesce, 1938-2010


Victor Pesce: Selections, 1978-2010, on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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Claire Weiss (1966-2010)


Clare Weiss, who was Curator of Public Art at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation from 2005-2009, was a determined and enterprising champion of art in public places.  She passed away January 11, aged 43, after a protracted battle with breast cancer which began in 2006. Weiss came to art relatively late in…

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Montserrat Caballé, 1995. Oil on linen, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy the Artist and Fischbach Gallery

Carl Plansky (1951-2009)


Last weekend, a week before the close of his exhibition at the New York Studio School, Carl Planksy died of a heart attack while driving to his home in upstate New York.  Planksy was best known for his painterly, expressionistic landscapes and still lifes worked from life in exuberant brushstrokes and rich colors.  His show…

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Hyman Bloom (1913- 2009)


Bloom had inherited a blend of mysticism and harsh realism, reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

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Konrad Oberhuber (1935-2007)


Konrad was a profound scholar of Raphael, and widely acknowledged as such. He was in addition ‘athletic’ in his appetite for understanding and interpretation, that crossed time and geography. He was therefore both wide and deep.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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Willoughby Sharp, 1936 – 2008


Willoughby Sharp leaves a legacy that will take many years to catalogue and integrate into the annals of the art world.  His wife, the inestimable Pamela Seymour Smith Sharp, will do us all a great service in meeting this task with her keen grace and insight.  Like few of his contemporaries, the late self proclaimed…

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

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Michael Podro (1931-2008)


Art historians usually feel no need to look back at the history of art history. Michael Podro took a different view. He believed that a way to understand visual art was to look critically at the history of art history. His first book The Manifold in Perception: Theories of Art from Kant to Hildebrand (1972) provides…

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

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R.B. Kitaj


R.B. Kitaj’s work broke a modernist taboo – before it became fashionable to do so – by being unabashedly literary. Hilton Kramer once complained that his paintings were “littered with ideas.” But as referential as he could be, Kitaj was always a consummately visual artist.