Writings by Franklin Einspruch

Walter Darby Bannard, Orange Blacksides, 1959. Oil on canvas, 60 x 67-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Berry Campbell

Modernism isn’t a style, he insisted, it’s a working attitude. Walter Darby Bannard, 1934 to 2016


The artist passed on the eve of a show of new work, at Berry Campbell through November 12


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Hail the High Priestess: Kyle Staver and the Cult of Painting


Her show, Tall Tales, is at Steven Harvey through October 11


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Presentational: Walter Darby Bannard on his early reductive paintings


A dialogue occasioned by his exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery through April 18


George Sugarman, Yellow and White, 1967. Oil on Wood, in two parts, 25-1/2 x 35-1/2 x 27-1/2 each. © Estate of George Sugarman, courtesy Gary Snyder Gallery, New York

Take Another Look: Irving Sandler in Conversation with Franklin Einspruch


“Irving Sandler: Out of Tenth Street and Into the 1960s” is at Loretta Howard Gallery


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Radically Conservative: Franklin Einspruch on Susan Vecsey & James Walsh


Susan Vecsey and James Walsh lead the vanguard revival of the Tenth Street abstractionists.


Grace Munakata, Stones on the Water, 2013. Acrylic, wax pastel on gatorboard, 48 x 38-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Paul Thiebaud Gallery

Lil’ Older Sister Comes Of Age: Miami Before Basel


Franklin Einspruch is heading for the beach


Sarah Hinckley, somewhere over 9, 2013. Collagraph and relief print, 26 x 20 inches. Courtesy of Pale Prints

When Hostility Turns Into Mannerism, Subtle Simplicity Offers Respite


Aqua 13, International Contemporary Art Fair


Angelina Gualdoni, Opening the Gates, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

Oil as Water: POUR at Lesley Heller and Asya Geisberg


Is the act of pouring paint free from the shackles of art history?


A.A. Rucci, Conquistador, 2009. Acrylic on canvas over panel, 24 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Coleman Burke Gallery, New York

Structural Weirdness and Stable Harmony: A.A. Rucci


His work was seen  in two recent New York exhibitions


Erik Thor Sandberg, Volition, 2011 [detail]. Oil on curved panel, 20 x 88 x 35.5 inches. Courtesy of Conner Contemporary Art.

Miami at a Gentler Pulse


At a satellite art fair, a visitor  takes his cue from a weary dog.