The late abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart was born 96 years ago today. To celebrate his life, we’re reposting this video created for a 2010 exhibition. You’ll hear Pousette-Dart’s passion for art with his own voice, in his own words.
Today is Jasper Johns’s 82nd birthday. We will welcome Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme opening June 2. The show will feature many works published by, and some on loan from, Universal Limited Art Editions. The image at right below, from ULAE’s photo archives, shows Johns working there in 1966.
Seeing a thing can sometimes trigger the mind to make another thing. In some instances the work may include as a sort of subject matter references to the thing that was seen.
-Jasper Johns to Richard Francis, 1982
Google’s celebrating, and so are we. Born José Victoriano González in Madrid on this day in 1887, the artist studied engineering before becoming a painter. Perhaps this background predisposed him for the cerebral, analytical qualities of cubism, which he took up in 1911. Like our founder Duncan Phillips, Gris loved color. He structured his compositions with sensuous hues. What would Still Life with Newspaper be without the burnished golden lemon at lower right?
Cecilia Wichmann, Publicity and Marketing Manager