Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Art in Review - Michael Goldberg - ‘The Red Paintings, 1962-1963’ - NYTimes.com

Barnett Newman, Onement 1, 1948. During the 19...Image via Wikipedia

Art in Review - Michael Goldberg - ‘The Red Paintings, 1962-1963’ - NYTimes.com: "Artists’ studios are repositories of physical and psychic energy that often is transferred from one tenant to the next. In 1962, when the Abstract Expressionist painter Michael Goldberg (1924-2008) moved into Mark Rothko’s old studio at 222 Bowery, he found the floor spattered with red paint from a series Rothko had made for the Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building. He set out to make his own series of big, near-monochromatic red paintings, moving away from his earlier de Kooning-influenced work."