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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
20 Artists Yale School of Art 1950 to 1970
20 Artists Yale School of Art 1950 to 1970 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780894670169
ISBN-10: 0894670166
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience A Reevaluation
Abstract Expressionism Triumph of American Painting
Abstract Expressionism Triumph of American Painting (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780269027437
ISBN-10: 0269027432
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Agnes Martin Painting and Drawings
Agnes Martin Painting and Drawings (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781870814713
ISBN-10: 1870814711
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Al Held
Al Held (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780933920385
ISBN-10: 0933920385
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Alex Katz
Alex Katz (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810912021
ISBN-10: 0810912023
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American Art of the 1960's
American Art of the 1960's [Icon Editions] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064301794
ISBN-10: 0064301796
Genre: Arts & Photography
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American Art of the 1960s
American Art of the 1960s [Icon Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780064385077
ISBN-10: 0064385078
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The American Avant-Garde A Decade of Change 1936 - 1946
The American Avant-garde a Decade of Change 1936 - 1946 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780966514476
ISBN-10: 0966514475
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American Images The Sbc Collection of Twentieth-Century American Art
American Vanguards Graham Davis Gorky de Kooning and Their Circle 1927-1942
Antonakos
Antonakos (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781555951641
ISBN-10: 1555951643
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Art of the Postmodern Era From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
Avant Garde to Pluralism An On-The-Spot History
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
Beverly Mciver Invisible Me (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781878607966
ISBN-10: 1878607960
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Dan Budnik Picturing Artists 1950s-1960s
Dan Budnik Picturing Artists 1950s-1960s (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780978998714
ISBN-10: 0978998715
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Defining Modern Art Selected Writings of Alfred H Barr Jr
The Empire State Collection Art for the Public
The Empire State Collection Art for the Public (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780810908840
ISBN-10: 0810908840
Genre: History
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The Fields of David Smith
The Fields of David Smith (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780500019085
ISBN-10: 0500019088
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Figure Painting Drawing and Sculpture
The Figure Painting Drawing and Sculpture (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847843756
ISBN-10: 0847843750
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Hans Hofmann Circa 1950
Hans Hofmann Circa 1950 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780976159346
ISBN-10: 0976159341
Genre: Arts & Photography
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