new new painters
Post #394 • October 25, 2004, 7:33 AM • 4 Comments
Via Piri Halasz: Moffett's Artletter 2.0. Kenworth Moffett directed the Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale for eight years during the '90s. He has recently opened his home in Stamford, Connecticut as a private museum of abstract art, and looks like he intends to revive, in electronic form, a newsletter that he put out during the late '80s. This issue advocates a group of artists calling themselves the New New painters (pause here for cringing), whom I gather have works in his collection and seem to trace their lineage to Jules Olitski.
I observe that the art world is becoming big enough to support any number of self-sustaining factions, including these folks, whom I calculate as fifth- or sixth-generation abstract expressionists.