David Anfam on Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still, Row of Elevators, ca. 1928-29, oil on canvas 34 1/4 x 44 1/2 inc
Clyfford Still, Row of Elevators, ca. 1928-29, oil on canvas 34 1/4 x 44 1/2 inches (collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington)

Tyler Green talks to art historian David Anfam about the Clyfford Still estate.

Anfam remarks: "Before the Clyfford Still Museum opened all the world really knew of Still were the classic abstracts." After seeing the paintings in the Still bequest, however, Anfam continues, "my understanding has been completely transformed by the sheer scope and variety of Still's achievement from the mid 1920's onward... I honestly do not believe that there is another Abstract Expressionist artist with quite the range and variety of Clyfford Still."