Talk:Clyfford Still

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Still Wishes & Abstract Expessionism[edit]

Love all the new edits to the page. Couple notes:

The earlier edit noted that his paintings "...have been held in storage in Maryland since his death owing to a stipulation in his will that they may only be shown in a gallery built to his own specifications and under his own terms." The new edit mentions that his works have been out a view, but not that these were the Still's wishes.

Also, much weight has been placed here on Still being an abstract expressionist, but this is category many scholars find insufficient and Still himself did not subscribe to. Should there be reference to this debate?

--Knulclunk (talk) 00:14, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes and yes..I'd appreciate your input - please re-add the earlier note about his wishes. I re-added the color field input - but left to Still or Rothko - they'd just say Great Artist no label - if you can add some references and some mention of the debate that is welcome. No artist subscribes easily to labels. Agnes Martin and Don Judd each maintained they weren't Minimalists. Ad Reinhardt the same about Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. Some argue Gorky was pre-Abstract Expressionism. Basically IMHO Clyfford Still was an Abstract Expressionist on the Color Field different from the Action Painting side....Modernist (talk) 00:35, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

'who developed a new, powerful approach to painting' - abstract expressionism was new; but to say it was or is powerful without supporting evidence or context feels incomplete — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:03, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

PBS Antiques Roadshow, January 2009[edit] —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robertkeller (talkcontribs) 21:33, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

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