Al Held

Al Held in Paris: 1952-53
Brooklyn Rail

Tom McGlynn reviews Al Held in Paris: 1952-53 at Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, on view through June 15, 2018. McGlynn begins: “Al Held moved to Paris in the early 1950s where he was part of a loose-knit expatriate community of American painters that included Joan Mitchell and Sam Francis. Mitchell, Francis and Held all […]

Al Held’s Visual Thresholds

The graphic monumentality of Al Held’s Alphabet Paintings comes from vigorously painted architectonic arrangements of letterforms painted on near-mural scale canvases.