Alexander Liberman, ‘Untitled’, 1961, Mitchell-Innes & Nash

About Alexander Liberman

Beginning in Paris at the pioneering publication VU, and ending at the Condé Nast empire in New York, Alexander Liberman spent his career thoroughly modernizing magazines, while maintaining his own practice as a painter, sculptor, photographer, and filmmaker. At VU, as managing director of the art department, he worked with the most influential photographers of the 20th century, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï, and André Kertész. In 1941, he moved to New York, where he rose rapidly up the ranks at Vogue, then Condé Nast, re-shaping the look and layout of every publication he touched with his avant-garde vision. He orchestrated, for example, the use of Jackson Pollock’s paintings in Cecil Beaton’s famous fashion shoot. Liberman was enamored of American industrialization and modernization. He celebrated this in his own work, in hard-edged geometric abstractions and monumental, fiery, welded steel sculptures.

Russian-American, 1912-1999, Kiev, Ukraine, based in New York City and Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

Alexander Liberman, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Summer Selections, SPONDER GALLERY, Boca Raton
25 Years 25 Artists, SPONDER GALLERY, Boca Raton
Post-Op: 'The Responsive Eye' Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe
Red + Black, SPONDER GALLERY, Boca Raton
The Bushell Collection, SPONDER GALLERY, Boca Raton
FIAC 2014, Mitchell-Innes & Nash
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States