Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Who is Ilya Bolotowsky?

Valuable painting purchased at Goodwill Store for $9.99
In light of a recent story about two highly valued paintings, which were purchased for $9.99 at a Goodwill Store and were almost painted over, I had to wonder who the heck Ilya Bolotowsky was. Turns out he was associated with the a group called "The Ten Whitney Dissenters," or simply "The Ten," artists, including Louis Schanker, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko and Joseph Solman, who rebelled against the strictures of the Academy and held independent exhibitions. He was also was one of the founding members of the American Abstract Artists, a cooperative formed to promote the interests of abstract painters and to increase understanding between themselves and the public. For more on Bolotowsky check out this link.

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