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Art

Storytelling, news, and reviews about works of art and the artists behind them

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March 1, 1985

Persistent Vigor

The impressive canvases that make up “Fresh Paint” at the Museum of Fine Arts prove that Houston has finally arrived as a significant art-making center.

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February 1, 1985

Sterling Surls

With his rough-hewn sculptures that speak to mankind’s most basic needs, James Surls is fast becoming the dean of Texas art.

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September 30, 1984

Coppini the Great

Pompeo Coppini’s heroic sculptures and European air were just what Texas’ fledgling gentry was hungry for in 1901. Since then his name has faded from memory, but his works endure.

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August 1, 1984

The Marfa Art War

Sculptor Donald Judd had the vision. The Dia Art Foundation had the money. Now they’ve had it with each other.

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April 1, 1984

Light in the Hills

German landscape artist Hermann Lungkwitz saw romantic vistas in the Hill Country at a time when most Texans saw only hardscrabble farmland.

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February 1, 1984

Venetian Finds

Five Texas artists are among those selected for “Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained”, this year’s American entry into the Venice Biennale.

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November 1, 1983

The Roadside Eye

Robert Frank took casual but expressive snapshots that captured dramas of American life and altered the course of modern photography.

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July 31, 1983

Personal Space

Houston’s brash “alternative spaces” are doing more than the city’s mainstream galleries to keep Texas art fresh, rich and diverse.

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June 30, 1983

Lady on the Edge

Photographer Carlotta Corpron moved to Denton in 1935, and the burst of avant-garde work she produced is, so far, unsurpassed in Texas.

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December 1, 1982

Tintypes And Stormscapes

A new book on the Amon Carter Museum’s photography collection chronicles one and a half colorful centuries of America in haunting black and white.

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July 31, 1982

The Elegiac Image

Photographer George Krause draws the viewer into a twilight world where jocks, saints, and nudes seem almost mystical.

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June 1, 1982

His Name Was Forrest Bess

He was wildly eccentric, he lived in a shanty on the Gulf, he subsisted as a bait fisherman, he had bizarre notions of eternal life. He may have been the best artist Texas has ever produced.

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January 1, 1982

Miss Van Buren Comes To Texas

An evocative American portrait is one of 75 masterpieces from the Phillips Collection now on display in Dallas. A photographic exhibit in Austin on family life covered just about everything but the family.

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July 31, 1981

Unentitled

Artists and art organizations are getting cut off from the federal dole - and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

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April 1, 1981

Little Big Museum

While other U.S. museums sought Rembrandts and Cészannes, Fort Worth’s maverick Amon Carter Museum collected an astound assortment of paintings and photographs of the American West.

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September 30, 1980

Man-child

Leon Box is a retarded artist whose work underscores the beauty and absurdity of a world he has seen very little of.

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February 1, 1980

Ramblin’ Rose

Eminent art critic Barbara Rose has assembled an exhibit of paintings of the eighties. Oh, yeah? Where did she get them?

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December 1, 1979

The Thin Man

Albert Giacometti’s sculptured figures, now at the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, are tall, emaciated, uncomprehending—and breathtaking.