Pousette-Dart was the youngest of the big AbEx painters. As such, he was able to live beyond the gravity of the hype and take that manic and energetic (action) painting and retreat into a sort of existential minimalism. Pace Gallery, in one of its many Chelsea galleries, has created an incredible meditative exhibition.
A couple of shots of the installation and details of Pousette-Dart canvas surface.
Among his less savory qualities, he's a poor sport, a sore loser and ill fitted for honest labor. He makes bad friends and worse decisions. Animals avoid him and children despise him. He's been known to drink to excess, carry on with seditious talk and leer at women. He's a coward, a card cheat and a known liar.