This is the last weekend for “American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning and Their Circle, 1927-1942,” 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.
This second segment of Modern Art Notes Podcast Episode No. 36 featured art historian art historian and critic Karen Wilkin. Along with William Agee and Irving Sandler, Wilkin curated the exhibition — and tells some great stories about it and the artists in it. The Wilkin segment on the program presented here begins just after the 40-minute mark, about two-thirds of the way through the show.
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Image: John Graham, Poussin m’instruit, 1944.