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…e seen in the multicolored drips and splatters that are strewn across “The Beaubourg.” It is interesting to note the contrast between these seemingly formless paint splatters and the geometric forms that crisscross the piece. 2. “Ocean Park #60” by Richard Diebenkorn “Ocean Park #60” is a product of Bay Area painter Richard Diebenkorn’s progression from representational works to depictions of purely abstract forms — in other words, from accurate…

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Stanford Gets “Left of Center”

Stanford Gets ‘Left of Center’ New exhibition of nonrepresentational abstraction opens a world of possibilities October 9, 2019 by Jeffrey Edalatpour My heartbeat accelerated when I caught a glimpse of Joan Mitchell’s Before, Again IV from the bottom of the wide steps that lead up to the main gallery upstairs. Her periwinkle- and rust-colored scribbles were the welcoming salvo into abstract expressionism that I’d been w…

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After Major Bay Area Collector Dies, Key Works by de Kooning, Pollock Go to Stanford University

…s now celebrating its fifth anniversary, and though Moo’s death has darkened the mood some, Linetzky said of the new gift, “She would like us to be celebrating it. With this gift, we really have an opportunity to redefine what it means to be university art museum in 21st-century.” BY Claire Selvin, ARTnews, 10/28/19 Jackson Pollock,  Totem Lesson I , 1944, oil on canvas. ©2019 THE POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YO…

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Mary Margaret ‘Moo’ Anderson, modern art collector and benefactor, dead at 92

…970s and was eventually acquired by Marriott. Neither Anderson had ever studied art but during a trip to Europe, they were simultaneously swept away by the French Impressionists. Their first purchases were by Picasso and by Matisse, but in the late 1960s, they switched to postmodern American art. Their timing was right. It was still a buyer’s market for the New York school works they sought out — Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Frank…

Anderson Collection at Stanford to open September 21

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Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra

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Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts 2020-2021

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‘Animating the Inanimate’: Redefining an art form

This past Friday, the Anderson Collection hosted a talk entitled “Animating the Inanimate,” during which artist Basil Twist spoke about his abstract experiments in puppetry and visual arts. Twist is a San Francisco-born, New York-based puppeteer brought in by the Stanford Arts Institute as part of the Mohr Visiting Artist Program. He is acclaimed for performance pieces, including “Symphonie Fantastique” and “The Rite of Spring,” which is a balle…

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Salon Style II

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Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

The Anderson Collection opens to the public at its new Stanford University home this Sunday, Sept. 21, in a freestanding pavilion next to the Cantor Arts Center in the University’s growing arts district. Members of the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection can also attend a special preview of the museum on Sept. 20. Opening day festivities will include food trucks, music, activities and digital tours. Admission is free, and while visito…

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Opening gala for Anderson Collection at Stanford draws artists

…19 opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University was an “incredible journey,” she said, not only for the school, but for her parents, Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson, a food distribution company magnate, and his wife, Mary Margaret, a.k.a. “Moo.” The quiet couple’s trove of modern and contemporary art, regarded among the world’s finest, fills the new museum and is so coveted, said one museum curator, that “I would kill for this collection.”…

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Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star creatively engages with the Stanford community

…is informed by Red Star’s cultural heritage and engagement with many forms of creative expression. She addresses the racism, displacement, and culture surrounding the United States’ westward expansion in the 19th century with works created specifically for the exhibition. “This collaboration with Wendy Red Star provides us with a very special opportunity to present an expanded view of American art to students and the public by exhibiting new work…

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The Do List: Cy and David’s Picks

…ndidate for President in 1968.  So it’s bound to be have an amusing but pointedly satirical bouquet. Details for the Sharon Meadows show on Sunday from noon to 5pm are here.   Sept 17: Xenia Rubinos was walking around her neighborhood in Brooklyn one day when she noticed that no matter the restaurant — Chinese takeout, Italian, French — they all had Latino chefs and dishwashers working the back of the house. (She sings the song on her new al…