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Irving Sandler (born 1925) is an American art critic. He has provided numerous first hand accounts of American art, particularly around the abstract expressionist circles of the 1950s, where he managed the Downtown Tanager Gallery and co-ordinated the New York artists' 'Club' from 1955 to its demise in 1962 (see Sandler; 'A sweeper-up After Artists' Thames and Hudson 2003) as well as documenting numerous conversations from the Cedar Tavern. Sandler saw himself as an impartial observer of this period, as opposed to polemical advocates such as Clement Greenberg or Harold Rosenberg. He started writing art criticism at the behest of Thomas B. Hess for Art news in the mid 1950s.

He has curated several critically acclaimed exhibitions including 'The Prospect Mountain Sculpture Show' in upstate New York at Lake George overlooking David Smith's Bolton Landing residence in 1977 (Sandler 2003) and the Concrete Expressionism show in 1965 at New York University featuring the work of painters Al Held and Knox Martin and the sculptors Ronald Bladen, George Sugarman and David Weinrib. Many American artists have been interviewed by Sandler, including first generation abstract expressionists such as Robert Motherwell in 1957 and later pop protagonists such as Tom Wesselmann in 1984. In the 1970s he was co-founder of Artists Space which showed Judy Pfaff, Chuck Close, and helped launch the careers of Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman amongst others.

Sandler continues to write, and is concerned with allowing certain aspects of New York painting to be reassessed, as in his recent work on Esteban Vicente (2007), and has recently published a volume entitled 'Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience: a Reevaluation', Hudson Hills Press, 2009 (see also Irving Sandler, interview in Brooklyn Rail, jul-Aug 2006).

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Total Books: 37
Women of Abstract Expressionism
2016 - Women of Abstract Expressionism (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780300208429
ISBN-10: 0300208421
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Figure Painting Drawing and Sculpture
2014 - The Figure Painting Drawing and Sculpture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847843756
ISBN-10: 0847843750
Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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American Vanguards Graham Davis Gorky de Kooning and Their Circle 1927-1942
Hans Hofmann Circa 1950
2010 - Hans Hofmann Circa 1950 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780976159346
ISBN-10: 0976159341
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience A Reevaluation
2009 - Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience a Reevaluation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781555953119
ISBN-10: 1555953115
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Natvar Bhavsar Poetics of Color
2009 - Natvar Bhavsar Poetics of Color (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788861307957
ISBN-10: 8861307957
Genre: Arts & Photography
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A Sweeper-Up After Artists A Memoir
2009 - A Sweeper-up After Artists a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780500287675
ISBN-10: 0500287678
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Dan Budnik Picturing Artists 1950s-1960s
2007 - Dan Budnik Picturing Artists 1950s-1960s (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780978998714
ISBN-10: 0978998715
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Avant Garde to Pluralism An On-The-Spot History
2006 - Avant Garde to Pluralism an on-the-spot History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781889097688
ISBN-10: 1889097683
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Beverly McIver Invisible Me
2006 - Beverly Mciver Invisible Me (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781878607966
ISBN-10: 1878607960
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Judy Pfaff
2004 - Judy Pfaff (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781555952228
ISBN-10: 1555952224
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Antonakos
1999 - Antonakos (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781555951641
ISBN-10: 1555951643
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Fields of David Smith
1999 - The Fields of David Smith (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780500019085
ISBN-10: 0500019088
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Alex Katz
1998 - Alex Katz (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810912311
ISBN-10: 0810912317
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Art of the Postmodern Era From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
1997 - Art of the Postmodern Era From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s [Icon Editions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813334332
ISBN-10: 0813334330
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Mark Di Suvero at Storm King Art Center
1996 - Mark Di Suvero at Storm King Art Center (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810926141
ISBN-10: 0810926148
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American Art of the 1960's
1989 - American Art of the 1960's [Icon Editions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064301794
ISBN-10: 0064301796
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Al Held
1984 - Al Held (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780933920385
ISBN-10: 0933920385
Genre: Arts & Photography
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20 Artists Yale School of Art 1950 to 1970
1981 - 20 Artists Yale School of Art 1950 to 1970 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780894670169
ISBN-10: 0894670166
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Triumph of American Painting A History of Abstract Expressionism
1976 - Triumph of American Painting a History of Abstract Expressionism (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780064300759
ISBN-10: 0064300757
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Abstract Expressionism Triumph of American Painting
1970 - Abstract Expressionism Triumph of American Painting (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780269027437
ISBN-10: 0269027432
Genre: Arts & Photography
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