Thursday, May 10, 2012

Barnett Newman on the evolution of the 'zip'

The late British art critic David Sylvester considered Barnett Newman the most significant artist of the second half of the twentieth century. He later refined that judgement to describe him as the most important artist born in the twentieth century (Picasso and Matisse and many of their contemporaries were born in the late nineteenth century).

Here's Barney talking about how his famous 'zip' line was discovered: