Throwback Thursday: This photograph was taken in 1961 at Claes Oldenburg's The Store, which featured brightly painted sculptures and sculptural reliefs shaped to evoke commercial products and comestibles. This weekend is your last chance to see these works at MoMA’s current exhibit Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store. Don’t miss it!
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#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.
#Throwback Thursday: By the time this photograph was taken, Robert Irwin had began to leave the studio as a painter in order to expand the role of art from an object into something that could be experienced as perception, shadow and light. We hope you can visit his current exhibit, Dotting the i’s & Crossing the t’s, before it closes this Saturday.
Robert Irwin, ca. 1967. Photo by Frank J. Thomas
Reblog of the day: This #ThrowbackThursday pick shows Mark Rothko with one of his commissioned paintings for the Menil Chapel in Houston, TX. These late works, much like works currently on view in our exhibit, Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, relate less to any personal tragedy in Rothko’s life, and more to eternal and depersonalized metaphysical questions.
Rothko in his 69th Street studio with Rothko Chapel murals, c. 1964, © Hans Namuth
#ThrowbackThursday: This photograph from 1985 is from the original performance of Il Corso del Coltello (The Course of the Knife)—a collaborative performance staged in Venice in 1985 with architect Frank Gehry, produced and curated by Germano Celant. You can view these enlarged costumes and original props on view until tomorrow at 545 West 22nd Street!
Photo Credit: Dr. Coltello (Claes Oldenburg) painting in the Campo dell’ Arsenale with Knife Dogs (Alejo and Sami Gehry) during a performance of Il Corso del Coltello, 1985 (c) Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, New York. Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery.