January 30, 2023

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The Clyfford Still Museum Lets You Select in a New Exhibition

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The Clyfford Still Museum, which showcases the work of one of the twentieth century’s most important and mysterious abstract impressionists, is wrapping up its tenth-anniversary celebrations with an exhibit of works selected completely by the public at large. That might seem strange at first, considering that Still was known for shrugging off his critics, but Associate Curator and Catalogue Raisonné Research and Project Manager Bailey Placzek says the concept isn’t as odd as it sounds.

“It’s part of this myth of Clyfford Still that’s been perpetuated over time — that he was this isolationist who didn’t appreciate input from his peers and critics,” Placzek says. “But in reality, he relied on the people in his life to achieve the success that he did — family members,…

Teague Bohlen

2022-08-16 06:00:00

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