Monday, October 18, 2010

Abstract Expressionism at MoMA

Three of the works featured in the Museum of Modern Art's Abstract Expressionist New York, October 2, 2010--April 23, 2011.

Hedda Sterne, New York VIII, 1954, 72 1/8" x 42"

Philip Guston, The Clock, 1956-57, oil on canvas, 76"x64 1/8"

Philip Guston, Painting, 1954, 63 1/4"x60 1/8"


Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

I would love to see this show.

Gwendolyn Plunkett said...

Phillip Guston has been one of my favorite artists for many years. I was first attracted to his expressionist paintings only. I love both now and his later work perhaps even more. However, the red/pink painting of his you just posted reminds me of just how much I love looking at his expressionist paintings. Thanks for posting.

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks for commenting, Terry and Gwen. This show is definitely a must see. It's up until next April so perhaps we'll all get there before it comes down. We can only hope (and plan).

I agree, Gwen, both expressionist and post-expressionist Gustons are fabulous work.

Deborah Barlow said...

Great choices Nancy. Seeing it next week.

lisa said...

The show was amazing, wasn't it?

Anonymous said...

yes this sure looks like a must see!

Nancy Natale said...

Deborah, I wish I was seeing it with you. I will get there before this year is over - I hope.

And Lisa, it sounds like you made it there already. You're fortunate to be familiar with it all already.

Lynette, we have to get down there. When does MoMA ever show all this work from their own fabulous collection together. We're lucky that they are just trying to put a good show together without paying for loans from elsewhere.

scott davidson said...

How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
Wahooart, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and Grey, that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.