Art in the Hamptons: ”Something about the confluence of fantastic natural beauty and the solitude it offers is magnetically attractive to those artists who rely on an isolated process of expression to create their work.”
BlackBook’s “Guide to the Artistic Giants of the East End” discusses the lives of influential artists who found solace and inspiration in the Hamptons, including Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko.
Image: Elaine and Willem de Kooning relaxing in rocking chairs in the artist’s East Hampton studio, 1982. Photo by Jaime Ardilles-Arce for Architectural Digest.
Art Everywhere: We’re pleased to see Chuck Close's portrait of Philip Glass, Phil (1969), included in the selections for Art Everywhere U.S. This public art campaign is a celebration of American art exhibited on thousands of advertising displays nationwide, including billboards, bus shelters, and subway posters. This August, look for Phil - as well as Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) and two works by Willem de Kooning: Excavation (1950) and Montauk Highway (1958).
Throwback Thursday: Mark Rothko in front of Panel Two and Panel Three of the Harvard Murals, Holyoke Center, January 1963. Photo: Elizabeth H. Jones, courtesy President and Fellows of Harvard College.
After extensive light-based conservation, Rothko’s Harvard Murals will be unveiled in November, coinciding with the reopening of the Harvard Art Museums. Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals will be on view from November 16, 2014 through July 26, 2015.
Conservators Marjorie Cohn, Sue Ellen Crampton, Gregory Smyrlian, Rhoda Burden, and Jean Lampton (Woodward) installing Panel One of the Harvard Murals, Holyoke Center, January 1963. Photo: Elizabeth H. Jones, courtesy President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 is on display at Pace, 32 East 57th Street, through Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Museum Monday: Bringing together a group of eight paintings and works on paper from the Saint Louis Art Museum and Switzerland’s Fondation Beyeler, Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko will showcase Rothko's work and celebrate his artistic legacy. Curated by Simon Kelly, the exhibition will be on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum from Saturday, May 24, through Sunday, September 14.
Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 is on view at 32 East 57th Street in New York through June 21.
Museum Monday: The St. Louis Art Museum will host a small exhibition of works by Mark Rothko, including canvases on loan from Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museum, has mentioned how color is key to Rothko’s work but not everything: “[the artist] also saw his art as a carrier to transcend meaning. He talked about wanting viewers to have the same religious experience standing before his paintings that he did when he painted them.” Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.
The Rothko exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum in Missouri will be on view from May 24 through September 14, 2014. Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 will be on display at Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, from May 2 through June 20, 2014. Celebrate the opening this Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Throwback Thursday: Mark Rothko in his East Hampton studio, 1964, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, ©Hans Namuth Ltd. Mark Rothko: The Watercolors 1941 - 1947 will be on view at 32 East 57th Street, New York, from May 2 through June 20, 2014.
Museum Monday: Organized by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and various museum directors nationwide, Art Everywhere is a public art project slated to begin this summer. As Carol Vogel discusses in a recent New York Times article, the project will involve “images by dozens of famous American artists…[and] 50,000 displays from electronic billboards to bus shelters, an initiative by leading museums and the billboard industry to create one of the largest outdoor art exhibitions seen in the country.”
Beginning today and continuing through May 7, the public can vote for their favorite artworks among 100 selections at ArtEverywhereUS.org.
Pictured above are short-listed works by artists who are represented by Pace Gallery: Mark Rothko's White Center (1957) from LACMA; Chuck Close's Phil (1969) from the Whitney Museum; Willem de Kooning's Excavation (1950) from the Art Institute of Chicago; de Kooning's Montauk Highway (1958) from LACMA; and Elizabeth Murray's Children Meeting (1978) from the Whitney Museum.
Read more from the New York Times here. Cast your Art Everywhere vote here.
#ThrowbackThursday: Pace has worked with the Rothko family since 1978 and has presented ten exhibitions devoted to the history of the artist’s work. We hope you get a chance to visit Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes on view at Pace London until this Saturday, November 17th.
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The Rothko exhibit is now open at the Portland Art Museum.