Now on view at MoMA is “Abstract Expressionist New York”, a review of the New York-based abstract artists who transformed the world of art over half a century ago.
The exhibit is large, taking over space on three floors. As expected, you can bathe in Rothko’s “multiform” blocks of color and Pollack’s drip paintings as well as works from de Kooning and Gorky. However, works from artists outside single-name recognition abound, and the organization of the pieces helps to trace the evolution of aesthetic and message of this unique movement borne of post-war American life.
“Abstract Expressionist New York” is on view through April 25, 2011