Monday, February 26, 2007

Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology

"Here with a new introduction and updated bibliography, is the definitive collection of writings by and about the work of the 1960s minimalists, generously illustrated with photographs of paintings, sculpture, and performance."

Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology By Gregory Battcock features Skeedo (1965)

Monday, February 19, 2007

New York Times review

Martha Schwendener reviews "ART AND SPACE: Park Place and the Beginning of the Paula Cooper Gallery" at the Archives of American Art, New York Regional Center Gallery
UBS Building, 1285 Avenue of the Americas between 51st and 52nd streets
Through Feb. 23, 2007

If SoHo in the 1960s has been mythologized into a contemporary art utopia, you need only peruse documents relating to Park Place and the early days of the Paula Cooper Gallery, acquired recently by the Archives of American Art and on view in their New York office, to gain a fuller perspective.

Park Place started in 1963 when artists including Mark di Suvero, Robert Grosvenor and Edwin Ruda began exhibiting work on the top floor of the building that held their studios in Lower Manhattan. The arrangement was eventually moved and formalized in an 8,000-square-foot space on West Broadway financed by collectors, like Vera and Albert List, who paid the gallery’s expenses in exchange for one work by each artist each year. Park Place closed in 1967, and Paula Cooper, its director and president at the time, opened a space on Prince Street, the first commercial gallery in SoHo...