This painting was shown in the famous “9th St” Show. It must mean that Kotin and his famous contemporaries liked it too.
This is my favorite painting by Albert Kotin. This painting has the organic quality of the true action painting of the 1950s including felling and emotion.
This is my favorite painting by Albert Kotin. This painting has the organic quality of the early action painting of the 1950s
Albert Kotin, Untitled, 1954 . Oil on canvas, . Private collection ©Estate Albert Kotin,
Reproduced from the book:
New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists. ISBN: 0967799406
Albert Kotin belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist Artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism represented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and others became the leading art movement of the postwar era. Artists including James D. Brooks, Nicolas Carone, Giorgio Cavallon, Willem & Elaine De Kooning, Enrico Donati, John Ferren, Perle Fine, Michael Goldberg, Robert Goodnough, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Earl Kerkam, Franz Kline, Albert Kotin, Cnrad Marca-Relli, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart, Milton Resnick, James Rosati, Louis Schanker, David Smith, and Esteban Vicente were the 24 artists from the total of 256 participants who were included in the famous 9th St. Show, (1951) and in all the following New York Painting and Sculpture Annuals from 1953 to 1957. These Annuals were important because the participants were chosen by the artists themselves.
Alexander Calder wrote in 1968: As long as there are people such as Al Kotin, there is no danger to art.
Albert Kotin is included in each of the following books with two full-page color reproductions of his artwork, statement and biography:
New York School Abstract Expressionists Artists Choice by Artists ISBN: 0967799406
American Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s An Illustrated Survey ISBN:0967799414
American Abstract and Figurative Expressionism Style is Timely Art is Timeless ISBN:096779922
© image Estate Albert Kotin