Jackson Pollock is Still The “My Kid Could Do That Painter”

Thanks to Tyler Green of Modern Art Notes, I was alerted to a recent article in NPR that asks whether Jackson Pollock was an artist. Pollock’s last painting was made over 50 years ago. In the contemporary art world, there’s been plenty of new debates about what’s art, so why has the NPR crowd been … Continue reading

Best Frenemies: Modernism and Postmodernism

Modernism and postmodernism are frenemies. Art’s in a state of multiple modernisms, a modern-postmodern time. Before you groan and click on the next modern-postmodern blog, just remember what modernism said in “Mean Girls”: She thinks she’s gonna have a party and not invite me? Who does she think she is? I like invented her, you know what I mean?