The term "Slum Clearance" is not one professionals prefer to use in the 21st century. It carries baggage--a whiff of racism and classism, and an elitist connection between "the poor" and moral failure. But until recently, what we would now call "Urban Renewal" was called "Slum Clearance," and by calling the project by its not-so-past name, we in the present can see the effects of those projects more clearly. This is ...
Robert Motherwell distanced himself from the biomorphic figuration of the Surrealists around the time he was working as an instructor for the Subjects of the Artist School he helped found in 1948. During this time he was exploring more earthy colors and all-over gestural compositions, which conveyed a sort of spontaneity and energy with their…
Photos made by Charles Steiner