Postwar American art

Ruth Asawa, Untitled, c. 1958, iron wire, 219.7 × 81.3 × 81.3 cm Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Taking cues from Mexican basket-weaving, Asawa creates diaphanous abstract forms from woven wire.

Ruth Asawa, Untitled

Viewer of Warhol's Disaster
By laying bare the relationship between commerce and art, Warhol nullified the idea of being a sell out.

The Case for Andy Warhol

Lee Krasner, Untitled, 1949, oil on composition board, 121.9 x 93.9 cm (MoMA) (photo: Matthew Mendoza, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Krasner severed the link between art and the everyday world, making important breakthroughs in abstraction.

Lee Krasner, Untitled

Robert Morris, Bodymotionspacesthings, 2009
Serious Art or a jungle gym? Morris shows us that art can be experienced bodily, and Minimalism can be fun.


Mark Rothko, No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black), 1958. Oil on canvas, 8' 10 5/8" x 9' 9 1/4" (The Museum of Modern Art)
Rothko wanted his paintings hung as low as possible, so the viewer could enter the painting.

Mark Rothko (at MoMA)

What happens when a painting is vandalized? See how conservators at Tate leapt into action to save a painting.

Restoring Rothko