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July 18, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Motherwell, whose sometimes stark, sometimes brilliant canvases made him a formative and dominant presence in the world of Abstract Expressionism, has died. Joan Banach, Motherwell's curator in Greenwich, Conn., said Wednesday that he had suffered a stroke Tuesday at his summer home in Provincetown, Mass., and died on the way to a hospital. He was 76.
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October 16, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
"Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it. " The conductor Robert Spano read the lecture at the 2006 Ojai Festival, as the director Peter Sellars once did at the Salzburg Festival, slowly savoring every instant. But what Cage called a composed lecture didn't always go down so easily. The composer first delivered the 40-minute lecture - which is structured like a piece of music, with pauses and repetitions - at the painter Robert Motherwell's 8th St. Artist's Club in Manhattan in 1950.
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July 18, 1991 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
The death of Robert Motherwell Tuesday at the age of 76 marks the final guttering out of the lamp of American painting's most heroic generation. Now only Willem de Kooning remains among the titans of Abstract Expressionism, still painting although 87 and ill with Alzheimer's disease. It is the inevitable cyclic end of a season of greatness. It is to be missed.
NEWS
October 3, 2002
Robert Motherwell: Drawings and Related Prints and Richard Serra: Venice Notebook 2001 (Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, [310] 264-0640). Prints and drawings from the 1960s through 1990 by Motherwell include "Elegy Study, Statei, 1990," above. Also showing are black-and-white etchings by Serra. Ends Nov. 9.
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October 3, 2002
Robert Motherwell: Drawings and Related Prints and Richard Serra: Venice Notebook 2001 (Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, [310] 264-0640). Prints and drawings from the 1960s through 1990 by Motherwell include "Elegy Study, Statei, 1990," above. Also showing are black-and-white etchings by Serra. Ends Nov. 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
Contrary to the misinformed letter published Nov. 22, the Otis College of Art and Design (Parsons was dropped about five years ago) is not "seriously underfunded." Our primary reasons for not pursuing the landmark May Co. building was lack of parking for our expanding student body--increasing from 700 to 1,200. In fact Otis has received generous gifts enabling it to purchase its own campus--a 4.5-acre site with a seven-story building on Los Angeles' Westside. Consequently, we will be able to provide students access to safe, affordable housing and to the active studio and gallery scene of the Venice-Santa Monica area.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1990
As the person who worked closely with art dealer John Bernard Myers when he was compiling his memoirs, I want to respond to Christopher Knight's Jan. 19 article about rethinking Pop art ("Andy Warhol & Company--Rethinking the Art of the Sell"). There can be little doubt that Myers and many of his contemporaries were stymied and affronted by the Pop movement. (He found little of value in the early rumblings of Minimalism as well.) More importantly, it should be pointed out that Myers took a dim view of Warhol as a person as well as a painter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
"Lecture on Nothing," which is published in John Cage's "Silence," is a classic, studied and often recited. One of its much-quoted lines is "I have nothing to say and I am saying and that is poetry as I need it. " The conductor Robert Spano read the lecture at the 2006 Ojai Festival, as the director Peter Sellars once did at the Salzburg Festival, slowly savoring every instant. But what Cage called a composed lecture didn't always go down so easily. The composer first delivered the 40-minute lecture - which is structured like a piece of music, with pauses and repetitions - at the painter Robert Motherwell's 8th St. Artist's Club in Manhattan in 1950.
BOOKS
July 26, 1987 | Ann Charters, A literary historian, Ann Charters has written "Olson/Melville: A Study in Affinity" and edited "The Special View of History: Charles Olson's Lectures at Black Mountain College."
John Cage, composer; Robert Creeley, poet; Merce Cunningham, choreographer; Willem de Kooning, painter; Robert Duncan, poet; Francine du Plessix Gray, writer; Buckminster Fuller, architect; Robert Motherwell, painter; Charles Olson, poet; Robert Rauschenberg, painter; Paul Taylor, dancer--despite their diversity, these dominant figures shaping the avant-garde in post-war America had in common their participation in the education experience at Black Mountain.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Most of the books we buy were born to lead a casual life, to be squashed in tote bags, fingered by greasy hands and sprawled face-down to suffer cracked backs and missing pages. But these carefree volumes have some very grand distant relations--fine press books--which turn the act of reading into a sensuous and ceremonial event. Two concurrent exhibitions of illustrated books from Arion Press in San Francisco--at Scripps College's Clark Humanities Museum in Claremont (to Friday)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
Contrary to the misinformed letter published Nov. 22, the Otis College of Art and Design (Parsons was dropped about five years ago) is not "seriously underfunded." Our primary reasons for not pursuing the landmark May Co. building was lack of parking for our expanding student body--increasing from 700 to 1,200. In fact Otis has received generous gifts enabling it to purchase its own campus--a 4.5-acre site with a seven-story building on Los Angeles' Westside. Consequently, we will be able to provide students access to safe, affordable housing and to the active studio and gallery scene of the Venice-Santa Monica area.
NEWS
July 18, 1991 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Motherwell, whose sometimes stark, sometimes brilliant canvases made him a formative and dominant presence in the world of Abstract Expressionism, has died. Joan Banach, Motherwell's curator in Greenwich, Conn., said Wednesday that he had suffered a stroke Tuesday at his summer home in Provincetown, Mass., and died on the way to a hospital. He was 76.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1991 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
The death of Robert Motherwell Tuesday at the age of 76 marks the final guttering out of the lamp of American painting's most heroic generation. Now only Willem de Kooning remains among the titans of Abstract Expressionism, still painting although 87 and ill with Alzheimer's disease. It is the inevitable cyclic end of a season of greatness. It is to be missed.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1990
As the person who worked closely with art dealer John Bernard Myers when he was compiling his memoirs, I want to respond to Christopher Knight's Jan. 19 article about rethinking Pop art ("Andy Warhol & Company--Rethinking the Art of the Sell"). There can be little doubt that Myers and many of his contemporaries were stymied and affronted by the Pop movement. (He found little of value in the early rumblings of Minimalism as well.) More importantly, it should be pointed out that Myers took a dim view of Warhol as a person as well as a painter.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Most of the books we buy were born to lead a casual life, to be squashed in tote bags, fingered by greasy hands and sprawled face-down to suffer cracked backs and missing pages. But these carefree volumes have some very grand distant relations--fine press books--which turn the act of reading into a sensuous and ceremonial event. Two concurrent exhibitions of illustrated books from Arion Press in San Francisco--at Scripps College's Clark Humanities Museum in Claremont (to Friday)
BOOKS
July 26, 1987 | Ann Charters, A literary historian, Ann Charters has written "Olson/Melville: A Study in Affinity" and edited "The Special View of History: Charles Olson's Lectures at Black Mountain College."
John Cage, composer; Robert Creeley, poet; Merce Cunningham, choreographer; Willem de Kooning, painter; Robert Duncan, poet; Francine du Plessix Gray, writer; Buckminster Fuller, architect; Robert Motherwell, painter; Charles Olson, poet; Robert Rauschenberg, painter; Paul Taylor, dancer--despite their diversity, these dominant figures shaping the avant-garde in post-war America had in common their participation in the education experience at Black Mountain.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1985 | From the Associated Press
Artist Robert Motherwell was given an honorary degree by Brown University recently to mark his 40-year career as a painter and his part in founding the art style known as Abstract Expressionism.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1997
The exhibition of art from Panama, which includes the "Mola of Fish" panel, above, continues at the UCLA Fowler Museum through April 5. * "Robert Motherwell: The Artist at Work"--A survey of prints from the Dedalus Foundation and related works continues at Bobbie Greenfield Gallery through Jan. 31. * "Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute"--The show continues at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art through Jan. 4.
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