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Franz Kline (1910-1962)  Pennsylvania Street Scene (Pennsylvania Mining Town), 1947, oil on canvas, 15 x 19 inches,
Orr Collection. copywrite 2012 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society(ARS), New York.

Franz Kline’s roots in coal and steel – at Allentown Art Museum

When I attended the curator’s talk at Franz Kline: Coal and Steel at the Allentown Art Museum (to Jan. 13, 2013), I noticed several Pennsylvania Power and Light (PPL) employees in the audience enjoying a cultural lunch hour. Their presence and PPL’s sustaining sponsorship of the museum make an appropriate backdrop for a regional reassessment of this major American artist, who, along with Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, is considered one of the top three Abstract Expressionists. Highlighting Kline’s childhood and attachment to the industrial Lehigh Valley, Coal and Steel unites Kline’s early realism with his late abstraction, framing the ... More » »

The eerie interior of the Bank of Manhattan Building - before its artistic metamorphosis.

News post – Farewell to Fake House, Lonely Planet loves Philly, Keiko Miyamori in Queens, opportunities and more!

News Daniel Traub and Glenn Holsten have completed work on “The Barefoot Artist,” a film honoring the legacy of Traub’s mother, seminal artist Lily Yeh, and are now in the final post-production push. Their fundraising campaign, steered by USA Artists, also contains numerous offerings related to the film, including excerpts and a message from Traub and Holsten. Congratulations, Daniel and Glenn! Fake House/Fake Haus, one of Philadelphia’s oldest punk houses, is closing in two days, taken over by Drexel to make way for student housing at 38th and Lancaster. Its final show was held last Friday, capping off a history ... More » »