Harold Rosenberg discusses action painting and other trends in art
Harold Rosenberg, a provocative and loquacious art critic, joins Studs Terkel to discuss trends in the art world. The interview begins with a clip from Sonia Delaunay, who remarks that Pablo Picasso does not create art, but transforms it. Rosenberg disagrees with this statement, elaborating on his beliefs that tradition and past experiences and influences are present in any work. The desire to create “new” art is also a complicated concept, according to Rosenberg, as art transcends time and can be considered “new” to new viewers.