This second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features art historian art historian and critic Karen Wilkin. Along with William Agee and Irving Sandler, Wilkin is the curator of “American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927-1942,” on view now at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibition presents the too-little-known Graham as the hub around which that generation of American modernists revolved. It’s chock-full of early paintings by Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and David Smith as well, and reveals how much the second New York avant-garde looked at each other’s work — and not just at the latest and greatest from Europe.
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Image: Willem de Kooning, Pink Landscape, c. 1938.