Comments on: Willem de Kooning at Gagosian Gallery, New York http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/ Abstract Critical is a not-for profit company aiming to establish a new critical context for all generations of artists involved with ambitious abstract art. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:23:33 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-317568 Fri, 29 Nov 2013 01:44:02 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-317568 Maybe, but I doubt it. I just think they are bad pictures. I like other late de Koonings, and views of Ste. Victoire and bathers.

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By: Martin Mugar http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-317037 Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:23:52 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-317037 “Privileged” is paradigmatic like Cezanne’s “Card Players”. “tightness” applies to both. Both are didactic yet are absolutely essential to an understanding of their late work.But neither are an acting upon the paradigm.using it as springboard for play. Maybe this is what makes “Privileged” less appealing to Linsley?

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By: Virginiac Cantore http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-314003 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:50:04 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-314003 Very good article, Paul Corio. I have been working in this direction myself, and encountering the same resistance you mention to the beauty of paint and space of white canvas.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-312649 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:10:32 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-312649 I never thought of them as cooler, but that’s an interesting take.

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By: Marc Salz http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-310470 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:03:23 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-310470 I remember seeing some of these paintings when de Kooning had his first show of them at Xavier Fourcade in the early eighties. They are a lot cooler than his previous late seventies paintings, my favourites, and maybe because he may have traced some blown up sections from his older paintings and drawings. This more indirect coolness does connect them more with the coolness in Christopher Wool’s paintings. I do prefer the de Koonings for their unique sensuality.

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By: Lyn Horton http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-309956 Sat, 23 Nov 2013 04:18:24 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-309956 Great artists know their process better than anyone else. Labels come from the outside of art and only confuse perception of the art. Beautiful article. Thank you.

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By: Martin Mugar http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-309805 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:57:23 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-309805 I recently responded to a blog post by Robert Linsley on the topic of “Symmetry” by embarking on a dissertation on time and the creation of event in abstract art.I included one of the late de Koonngs to make a point about how it differs from his earlier “Women” where the final event pushes earlier stages of the painting into the background.In the late work push and pull is absent and there is the liberation of pure time .http://martinmugar.blogspot.com/2013/11/spiraling-downward-from-minimal-to.html

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By: Read only http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-309689 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:44:40 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-309689 I think a lot (not all) works of art is often seen within a context either history or the artist own career. To question if these works are worthy of looking at on its own seems to be a little mute. I think perhaps the show’s intention is to survey the ’80 work and have a look to see if it can stand next to the works of the 40′s, 50′s, etc.

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By: Paul Corio http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-309648 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:49:11 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-309648 We obviously have different estimations of the pictures’ intrinsic merit, but that said – I actually think people would have come to these pictures more readily if they weren’t by de Kooning. Then they wouldn’t be endlessly compared to other works by de Kooning.

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By: Robert Linsley http://abstractcritical.com/article/willem-de-kooning-at-gagosian-gallery-new-york/#comment-309209 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:04:59 +0000 http://abstractcritical.com/?post_type=article&p=7702#comment-309209 I don’t quite agree, though I’m very open to the work and would like to like it.

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