Achuthan Kudallur: India’s influential abstract artist and a quiet mentor to many

Based in Chennai, the Kerala-born painter was a significant force in India’s contemporary abstract art movement, and also a quiet mentor to many Based in Chennai, the Kerala-born painter was a significant force in India’s contemporary abstract art movement, and also a quiet mentor to many Achuthan Kudallur was endearingly grouchy on the phone. He … Read more

Modern Art and the Esteem Machine

Eliminating the modern-art tariff made it much more feasible for American galleries to exhibit and sell contemporary European painting. Most of the works in Stieglitz’s Picasso show at 291, for example, were drawings, because they were assessed at a lower value than paintings. It was too expensive to bring paintings over from Europe. Quinn wasn’t … Read more