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CARPE DIEM WITH ARCHIBALD MOTLEY AT THE WHITNEY

January 2, 2016

Tags: Archibald Motley

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 40 × 48 3/8 in. (101.6 × 122.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy the Chicago History Museum. © Valerie Gerrard Browne
The Whitney Museum of American Art had two big shows this autumn, on Frank Stella and Archibald Motley. I expect to be writing about Stella in the not-too-distant future, but I must confess that I had a lot more fun with “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” (through January 17). (more…)