Joseph Cyrus Massey
Joseph Cyrus Massey is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Madeline Donahue, Rudolph Weisenborn, Harry Dodge, Paul Erschen, and Samuel Stabler.
Joseph Cyrus Massey's exhibition
Joseph Cyrus Massey most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ricco / Maresca Gallery in New York with the exhibition SHUT UP: JOE MASSEY’S MESSAGES FROM PRISON. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 18 October 2019.
Historical Context of United States
The United States, in particular New York city, endures as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The concept of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly powerful art centre came to be in the post war era, and the city succeeded in affirming its supremacy over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful international art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern era has granted the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that emerged in the US. These very movements also reverberated into a multitude of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.