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West from the Plaza, 1957 by George Grammer. Collection of Shannon Steel

Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center

It has been six years since the Amon Carter Museum of American Art mounted the exhibition Intimate Modernism. The show, for the first time, put the Fort Worth Circle under a national spotlight. The group were together just for a few years, near the end of 1940’s. But their influence is long and their reach is

Albert Francis King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A Late Night Snack with AF King

When the Art for Appetite exhibit came to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth this summer, a painting by the lesser-known artist Albert Francis King not only held its own with other paintings in the exhibition, but stood out. Perhaps finely-painted glass with beer, biscuits and cheese depart from the traditional

Martin Wong New York Graffiti

Graffiti and Art in the 1980s

The art of the 80s may finally be coming into its own. Several exhibits this year have put a spotlight on the decade and gone beyond the trio of Warhol, Basquiat and Haring. Currently on exhibit at The Modern in Fort Worth is Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Among the artists included

Art and Craft Landis Picasso Movie Screen Shot

Not That Easy — Movie Review of Art and Craft

The first time I read about Mark Landis, from New Yorker magazine around 2013, I thought the story would make a great film. And now the film is out. As a documentary, Art and Craft has its fundamental flaws. By the time Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman started the film, Landis had become too prominent

Belo Collection Auction

Curator Recalls Assembling the Belo Collection- Auction Saturday

A staggering amount of contemporary Texas art currently lines the walls of Heritage Auctions in the Design District. And many works were unable to be displayed. They are from the collection of the Belo Corporation, and going up for auction Saturday. The Belo Corporation amassed the art during its media heyday. Belo owned broadcast and cable

Man Reading Rembrandt Clarke

Yes, It’s a Rembrandt, Probably

A painting at the Clark Art Institute titled Man Reading is indeed by the Dutch Master Rembrandt, at least if the assessment of a leading scholar is correct. Ernst van de Wetering, long-time head of the Netherlands-based Rembrandt Research Project, unequivocally attributed it in a recent publication. However even the affirmation won’t end the debate over this

Roger Winter

Roger Winter on Bob Wade, Otis Dozier and Recognition for Texas Art

Roger Winter was in town for the Transfer of Spirit exhibition at Kirk Hopper. We sat down with him the next morning to discuss Texas art and his multiple decade history here. Roger talks about artists Bob Wade, Otis Dozier and about what it will take to put Texas art on the map.  Here’s an