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 ...
 

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…

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Richard Merkin, Self-Portrait with NY Cap, 1990. Pastel on paper, 24-1/2 x 32 inches. Cover DECEMBER 2009: Giacometti in the Rain, 2003. Oil crayon, pastel on paper, 56 x 37 inches. Courtesy Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York.

Richard Merkin 1938-2009


Duncan Hannah on Richard Merkin

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Photograph of Hyman Bloom by the author, 2008

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.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

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Milton Resnick (1917-2004)


These remarks were delivered by Geoffrey Dorfman at a memorial for Milton Resnick held at St. Marks in the Bowerie on March 12, 2005. Other speakers on that occasion were Ed Rudolph, David Reed, Todd Granzow (ready by Jim Young) John Ittner, Nathan Kernan, Sherman Drexler, Jerome Rothenberg (read by Mark Weiss), Bob Hauge, Pat…

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Steven Parrino, Process Cult, 2004. Enamel on canvas, diameter 84 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Steven Parrino 1958-2005


Included now in “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” at Luxembourg & Dayan, Parrino was one of the form’s great innovators.

Monday, November 1st, 2004

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Fermin Rocker 1907-2004


A version of this obituary was published in the London Independent on October 20, 2004 Fermin Rocker himself had recognized that his current show at the Chambers Gallery in London would be his last. For some time he had been tired. His eyes were not as good as they were, and walking the few yards to…