Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Art in Collecting

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I have been buying art books and works of art all my life. 

Fifteen years ago I realized that to be a real collector I have to learn to discriminate. I started a publishing company, "New York School Press" to provide comprehensive documentation of artists' participation in the New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals including the 9th St. Art Exhibition

My permanent question is: "How to go about collecting?" I have difficulty to separate the work from its creator. Sometimes I buy a work because I like the artist.  Please contribute to this blog freely from your heart.




NEW YORK notable action painters 1950s


James Brooks (1906 – 1992) 


James Brooks, BERL, 1956
Oil on canvas, 62 x 66 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 

Book including James Brooks:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 80

Video: James Brooks Abstract Expressionism-New York School 1950s action painting


Nicolas Carone (1917 – 2010)


 Nicolas Carone, Untitled, 1957.  
Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates. 


Books including Nicolas Carone:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 96

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless


Video: Nicolas Carone-Abstract Expressionism-Artist of the 9th St. Show

Elaine de Kooning (1918 – 1989) 


 Elaine de Kooning, Untitled, 1957 
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or her legal delegates. 

Books including Elaine de Kooning:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 104  


American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless


Video: Elaine de Kooning


Willem de Kooning (1904-1997)

 Willem de Kooning, Gotham News, 1955-56 
Oil oncanvas, 69 1/2 x 79 1/4 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Books including Willem de Kooning:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 108 


American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless


Video: Willem de Kooning King of Canvas


Perle Fine  (1905 – 1988)

Perle Fine, Roaring Wind, 1958. 
Oil collage on canvas with aluminum foil, 42 x 52 1/4 inches.


Books including Perle Fine:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists;   

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey;

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; page 89


Video: Perle Fine Abstract Expressionism-1950s New York action painter


Michael Goldberg (1924 – 2007)


Michael Goldberg, Untitled, 1949.
Oil on canvas, 34 x 24 inches. Exhibited in the “9th St.” Show, 1951. All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Michael Goldberg:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 151

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


Philip Guston (1913 – 1980)


Philip Guston, Dial I, 1956
Oil on canvas, 72 x 76 inches
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Hans Hofmann (1880 – 1966)


Hans Hofmann, Laburnum, 1954
Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Book including Hans Hofmann:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 184

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey 


Franz Kline (1910 – 1962)


Franz Kline, Chief, 1950 
Oil on canvas, 58 3/8 x 6 feet. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Book including Franz Kline:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 203

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey 


Albert Kotin (1907-1980)


 Albert Kotin, Westerly, 1957 
Oil on canvas, 69 x 79 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Albert Kotin:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists;  

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey;

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless; page 141


Video: Albert Kotin-Abstract Expressionism-New York School 1950s action painting


Alfred Leslie (1927- )


Alfred Leslie, Big Green, Variation: Four Panel Green, 1957
Oil on canvas, overall: 146 x 139 5/8 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.

Books including Alfred Leslie:

New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 220 

Conrad Marca-Relli, Untitled, 1958
Oil on canvascollage on canvas, 38 x 47 1/2 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books on Conrad Marc-Relli:New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 236 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless


Video: Conrad Marca-Relli Abstract Expressionism 1950s-New York School collage-painter



Joan Mitchell (1926 – 1992)



Joan Mitchell, Lady Bug, 1957
Oil on canvas, 6′ 57/8 x 9′ inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Joan Mitchell:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists 

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey


Video: Joan Mitchell-Abstract


Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956)


Jackson Pollock, Number 3, 1949: Tiger, 1949
Oil enamel, metallic enamel, string and cigarette fragmenton canvas mounted on fiberboard, 62 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches. 
All rights reserved by the artist or his legal delegates.


Books including Jackson Pollock:
New York School Abstract Expressionists: Artists Choice by Artists page 279

American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s: An Illustrated Survey

American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism: Style is Timely Art is Timeless

Video: Ovation TV | Jackson Pollock

All the books are also available at: amazon.com







1 comment:

  1. Virtual Galleries:
    American abstract expressionism of the 1950s
    and
    Paintings by artists of The Artists' Club

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