a look at the paintings from the Mad Men TV series

Draper’s new apartment from season 5

These are from episode 1 of season 5, Draper’s new apartment.


3 responses

  1. ssaslaw

    Does anyone know who painted the abstract in Don’s new apt season 5? The first one shown in this sequence – light blue square with light colors??
    And does anyone know if u can buy replicas or prints of these paintings?

    September 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

  2. The mostly white, geometric painting looks like a Hans Hofmann, although his work tends to be much more colorful. Several of these seem like artists emulating Hofmann, or artists who are supposedly students of Hofmann. He had numerous well known students: Helen Frankenthaler, Red Grooms, Alfred Jensen, Wolf Kahn, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella. Look for early paintings by them while they were studying with Hofmann – maybe you’d find something similar. In general, many of the paintings on Mad Men seem like Abstract Expressionist paintings of the era – except the Op Art painting (Riley) and Mondrian’s Tree.

    March 25, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  3. JustJo

    The first painting in the sequence looks like it could be a Jan Wunderman. The size is right and it has the same “feel” as one I own.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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