Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!

Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner in the studio, 1949. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, now starting its 25th year of grant-making, has announced 125 grants totaling $2,093,140 to individual artists and arts organizations for fiscal 2008-09 (that’s an average of about $16,000). Grants are awarded to professional visual artists from around the world, based on dual criteria … read more… “Congratulations to all the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipients!”

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“When artists get cash, they spend it both quickly and carefully.”

Jackson Pollock entering his studio. From the Smithsonian Archives. Felix Salmon writes in this month’s issue of The Atlantic that a good way to jump start the economy would be to pay the artists, who are among the very poorest citizens. “We’re living in a newly frugal world. But the rediscovered values of thrift and … read more… ““When artists get cash, they spend it both quickly and carefully.””

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New obsession: Smithsonian’s Pollock and Krasner archive now online

Portraits of lee Krasner by Maurice Berezov, circa 1942, 1956. Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock at the beach, circa 1950 In 2006 the Smithsonian Archives of American Art began digitizing all the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers, photographs and ephemera in the archives. Now that the 15,096-image collection is available online, I can’t tear … read more… “New obsession: Smithsonian’s Pollock and Krasner archive now online”

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Out on the Island: Knoebel, Rivers and Krasner

“Imi Knoebel: Knife Cuts,” Dan Flavin Institute, Bridgehampton, NY. Through October 12. Ben Genocchio reports in the NYTimes that Dia is featuring two Imi Knoebel installations, although his review is primarily focused on the one at the Dan Flavin Institute in Bridgehampton. “You notice the colors first: boundless, joyful, and leaping off the wall at … read more… “Out on the Island: Knoebel, Rivers and Krasner”

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So are they really Jackson Pollocks?

“Pollock Matters,” curated by Ellen Landau. McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. September 1-December 9. Geoff Edgers reports in the Boston Globe: “That’s a question, perhaps the question, surrounding the exhibition ‘Pollock Matters,’ which opens Saturday at Boston College’s McMullen Museum of Art. Though the show features about 170 pieces, including paintings, … read more… “So are they really Jackson Pollocks?”

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