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“Action painters adopted an attitude towards painting which was based a lot on an idea of all-over attack. But basically they were inconsistent. They didn’t really carry it out. In other words, it was supposed to be an all-over painting, but it ended up working with a kind of routine – to me – too much of a conventional push-pull. The other big thing was – as far as I was concerned – that all seemed to get in trouble in the corners.” — Frank Stella

Happy Birthday to Frank Stella, born on May 12, 1936. Here is an excerpt from Emile de Antonio’s rare and acclaimed 1973 documentary, ‘Painters Painting.’

Museums

2:52

MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

1:36

VAULT: A Poem for Joan Miró (1955/1956)

2:15

MUSEUMS: The Costume Institute Gets Campy

4:16

MUSEUMS: The Revolutionary Portraiture of Moroni

4:13

MUSEUMS: Wait, Is That a Garden Hose?

Galleries

46:23

LONGFORM: Are Art Fairs Unfair?

7:30

GALLERIES: Brian Maguire Paints in Solidarity

5:34

VAULT: Mary Boone Talks Finance (1986)

3:31

GALLERIES: Förg & Lethbridge Channel Dylan

5:34

GALLERIES: Schachter & Mesler Take Their Show on the Road

Studios

2:37

STUDIOS: Taeyoon Choi Builds a Personal Internet

4:34

STUDIOS: Richard Billingham On Stopped Time

3:12

STUDIOS: Alec Soth Navigates the World

3:38

VAULT: Vintage Elizabeth Murray

3:16

STUDIOS: Cecilia Vicuña and an Ancient Language of Textiles

Community

3:21

COMMUNITY: Huma Bhabha Builds Monuments

28:09

LONGFORM: Bill Viola Discovers What’s Under the Surface

2:12

COMMUNITY: Matthew Porter is a Romantic

8:47

VAULT: Agnès Varda on ‘The Beaches of Agnès’ (2010)

13:22

LONGFORM: Simone Leigh on the Legacy of Black Nurses

Market

3:04

MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code

3:47

MARKET: Frank Stella Has the Touch

3:14

MARKET: Najla El Zein In Transition

4:01

MARKET: Art Basel Hong Kong and the Asia Art Archive

1:00

MARKET: TEFAF Maastricht Entrance Behind-the-Scenes