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Tiffany Bell is Editor of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné and a co-curator of the upcoming Martin retrospective that will travel to several major museums beginning in 2015. Before taking her current position, she was the director of the Dan Flavin Catalogue Raisonné project, which resulted in the publication of Dan Flavin: The Complete Lights, 1961-1996 (Dia and Yale University Press: 2004), and served as curator for several museum and gallery exhibitions of Flavin’s lights. From 1990 to 1999, as adjunct professor, she taught a senior seminar in the art department at Pratt Institute. She has worked for many years as a freelance curator and art critic with articles appearing in Art in America, Arts Magazine, and Artforum, among other publications. She holds an MA in art history from Columbia University and a BA in art history from Princeton University.
The significance of Matisse definitely cannot be understated, and there was a particular time in the 1980s during which his influence was revived. Experimentation with color and the non-representational, as well as the uncoordinated swathes that exemplify his style can be seen in a variety of work, from Mark Rothko to Roy Lichtenstein.read more »