“Someone is going to come ’round here and buy all my paintings at one time for $40,000.”

Earl Cunningham (1893 – 1977), a prolific landscape artist who worked from memory, is considered a “folk modernist” whose work conveys some of the complex meanings about the nature of American life. In the NYTimes, Karen Rosenberg writes that Cunningham’s style may have been childlike, but he was hardly naïve. “He was well aware of … read more… ““Someone is going to come ’round here and buy all my paintings at one time for $40,000.””

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March museum openings

At artnet, a roundup of exhibitions opening in March includes Directions — Amy Sillman: Third Person Singular at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today at the Museum of Modern Art; In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers from Corot to Monet at the National Gallery of Art; … read more… “March museum openings”

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Earl Cunningham’s imaginary landscapes

“Earl Cunningham’s America,” curated by Virginia Mecklenburg. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Through Nov. 4. In the Washington Post, Blake Gopnik reports: “Outsider art is truly peculiar stuff. In some ways, it breaks the rules: It looks coarse and eccentric and up to its own thing. On the other hand, it often knows that’s … read more… “Earl Cunningham’s imaginary landscapes”

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Opening in August

Shows listed in the monthly artnet roundup include: “The Abstract Impulse: Fifty Years of Abstraction at the National Academy, 1956-2006,” National Academy Museum, Aug. 1, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008. “The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820,” Curated by Joseph J. Rishel, Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, Ilona Katzew. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Aug. 5-Oct. 28, 2007.“Earl Cunningham’s America,” … read more… “Opening in August”

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