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Sky Garden

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Fall Euphony

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Gansevoort Street

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Timeless Clock

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Wall Painting No. IV

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Red in Red

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The Coat II

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Window

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Figure by Window

Star Quality: A Portrait of the Anderson Collection

Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that.

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford University receives new gifts of art

…ontemporary American art by 86 artists given to Stanford by Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family which has been collecting art for over 50 years. The collection is anchored in Bay Area Figuration and the work of the New York School Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters. Additionally, the collection presents Hard-Edge Painting, Post-Minimalism, Ba…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University announces the acquisition of two major works by Pollock, de Kooning

…res how geographic location – in this case, the West Coast – can play a role in engendering independent thought, new ideas and the breaking of tradition. Jackson Pollock, Totem Lesson I, 1944, oil on canvas, 70 x 44 in. Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Gift of Mary Margaret Anderson (Image credit: © 2019 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) Those themes not only apply to the Abstract Expressionist…

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Pollock’s stellar ‘Lucifer’ and impressive Anderson Collection

…by a shadowy gray bar, is bathed in ambient light that appears to carve visual space as if it were a solid mass. The Bay Area and L.A. selections are not comprehensive. Edward Ruscha, John Baldessari and David Hockney, for example, have been integral to the art life of Southern California for half a century, but you won’t encounter their work here. Instead, the most sustained body of work is New York School painting, announced by “Luc…

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New Gifts Expand the Anderson Collection at Stanford

…ontemporary American art by 86 artists given to Stanford by Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family which has been collecting art for over 50 years. The collection is anchored in Bay Area Figuration and the work of the New York School Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters. Additionally, the collection presents Hard-Edge Painting, Post-Minimalism, Ba…

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Ocean Park #60

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Woman Standing-Pink

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Four Women

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The Tale

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1957-J No. 1 (PH-142)