Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery
Andy Warhol, ‘Leo Castelli: Twenty Years (Historic Softcover Exhibition Catalogue- 1st and only Edition)’, 1977, Alpha 137 Gallery

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LEO CASTELLI: TWENTY YEARS
Leo Castelli Gallery, 1977
1st Edition
EXTREMELY RARE - HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE!
This softcover catalogue with stiff wraps was published on the occasion of a commemorative exhibition celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the legendary Leo Castelli Gallery. Artists who participated in this marvelous tribute to one of the greatest art dealers of the 20th century were:
RICHARD ARTSCHWAGER
ROBERT BARRY
LEE BONTECOU
PETER CAMPUS
JOHN CHAMBERLAIN
NASSOS DAPHNIS
HANNE DARBOVEN
RON DAVIS
JAN DIBBETS
DAN FLAVIN
LAURI GRISI
DOUGLAS HUEBLER
JASPER JOHNS
DONALD JUDD
ELLSWORTH KELLY
JOSEPH KOSUTH
ROY LICHTENSTEIN
ROBERT MORRIS
BRUCE NAUMAN
KENNETH NOLAND
CLAES OLDENBURG
FRANK OWEN
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG
JAMES ROSENQUIST
EDWARD RUSCHA
SALVATORE SCARPITTA
RICHARD SERRA
KEITH SONNIER
FRANK STELLA
CY TWOMBLY
PAUL WALDMAN
ANDY WARHOL
LAWRENCE WEINER
It has 57 full pages of black and white photographic reproductions. All together, the catalogue has 72 pages and measures 8.5 by 11 inches.
There is shelfwear to the covers (front and back), minor corner bending, and the first front end page (inside) has a black marker over a price, but the catalogue is otherwise in good, vintage condition. NOT ex-library; NO markings whatsoever.
A rare and highly collectible book.
Front and back over image is Andy Warhol's famous portrait of Leo Castelli.

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About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Andy Warhol: Shadows, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2015
YES!YES!YES! WARHOLMANIA IN MUNICH, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Andy Warhol: Little Red Book #178, Frye Art Museum, Seattle
2015
Warhol by the Book, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
2014
2014
2011
Made in Italy, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Art Basel Miami Beach, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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About John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain is best known for his twisting sculptures made from scrap metal and banged up, discarded automobile parts and other industrial detritus. “My work has nothing to do with car wrecks,“ he has said. “I believe common materials are the best materials.” With its emphasis on paint finishes and the raw materials’ lines and seams, his work has been described as a kind of three-dimensional Abstract Expressionist painting. While his breakthrough work dates form the 1960s (namely in sculpture), he has also more recently worked with large-scale photography.

American, 1927-2011, Rochester, Indiana, based in Shelter Island, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2015
Chamberlain, de Kooning & Others, Allan Stone Projects, New York
2013
Chamberlain | Mitchell, Gagosian, Rome
2011
2011

About Frank Stella

Frank Stella, an iconic figure of postwar American art, is considered the most influential painter of a generation that moved beyond Abstract Expressionism toward Minimalism. In his early work, Stella attempted to drain any external meaning or symbolism from painting, reducing his images to geometric form and eliminating illusionistic effects. His goal was to make paintings in which pictorial force came from materiality, not from symbolic meaning. He famously quipped, “What you see is what you see,” a statement that became the unofficial credo of Minimalist practice. In the 1980s and '90s, Stella turned away from Minimalism, adopting a more additive approach for a series of twisting, monumental, polychromatic metal wall reliefs and sculptures based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

American, b. 1936, Malden, Massachusetts, based in New York and Rock Tavern, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Frank Stella, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2017
Frank Stella: Selected Early Works, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2016
Frank Stella, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
FRANK STELLA: Circuits Prints, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2016
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
2015
Frank Stella: A Retrospective, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2015
Frank Stella Exotic Bird Series, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, New York
2015
FRANK STELLA, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Frank Stella: Paintings & Drawings, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Art Basel 2017 - Private, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2017
Frank Stella & Larry Bell, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen
2016
Group Show, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Winter Selections, Marlborough Gallery, N/A
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About Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly emerged in the 1950s, developing a characteristic painting style of expressive drips and active, scribbled, and scratched lines. “My line is childlike but not childish,” he once said. “It is very difficult to fake…to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child's line. It has to be felt.” Early influences included Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Motherwell, but more formative would be his relationships with Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, along with whom he would distance himself from the dominance of Abstract Expressionism. Twombly's work also appeared in one of the first exhibitions to explore ideas of Minimalism—“Black, White, and Grey” (1964)—along with Agnes Martin, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. In addition to his paintings, which were sometimes dismissed as "high-art graffiti," he produced sculptures assembled from found objects, clay, and plaster, painted white to suggest an affinity to Classicism.

American, 1928-2011, Lexington, Virginia, based in New York and Rome

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Cy Twombly: In the Studio, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Cy Twombly: Painting and Sculpture, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Cy Twombly, Gagosian, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Cy Twombly: In the Studio, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2015
Cy Twombly: Painting and Sculpture, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Cy Twombly, Gagosian, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
WORD UP, EHC Fine Art, Washington DC
2017
Miniatures, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Interuppting Nature, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2014
Art Miami 2014, Nikola Rukaj Gallery
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About Ed Ruscha

Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

American, b. 1937, Omaha, Nebraska, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2016
Ed Ruscha: Books & Co., Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2016
Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Ed Ruscha: Mountain Prints, Gagosian, Geneva

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2016
Ed Ruscha: Books & Co., Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2016
Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2016
Ed Ruscha: Mountain Prints, Gagosian, Geneva
2014
2013
Ed Ruscha: Books & Co., Gagosian, New York
2012
Ed Ruscha, Gagosian, New York
2011
Ed Ruscha: Psycho Spaghetti Westerns, Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
International Pop, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2010
Summer Shows, Gagosian, New York
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About Dan Flavin

Utilizing fluorescent light tubing available on the commercial market, Dan Flavin created light installations (or “situations” as he preferred to call them) that became icons of Minimalism. Flavin’s wall- and floor-mounted, site-specific fixtures, composed of intersecting and parallel lines of light in conventional colors, flood spaces with their glow. A number of the sculptures feature tubes traversing corners or doorways, or at a right angle to the wall, further engaging the architecture of a room. As Flavin’s installations grew more complex, so too did the spaces built expressly for the purpose of exhibiting them. In 1959, when Flavin was shortly employed as a guard and elevator operator at the Museum of Modern Art, he met fellow Minimalists Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, and Robert Ryman.

American, 1933-1996, Jamaica, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Dan Flavin, 2 works, Judd Foundation, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
American Prints, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris

About Ronald Davis

Since the late 1960s, Ronald Davis has been an important figure in the world of abstract art. Using a painting style characterized as incorporating the freedom Jackson Pollock, the spatial perspective of the Renaissance, and the precision of Piet Mondrian, Davis became known for his illusionary qualities which were previously missing within abstract art. Employing new technologies of the time, Davis became a master of geometric perspective, paint handling, color, and space. His style evolved from hard-edged, optical paintings to geometric, illusionistic paintings using polyester resin and fiberglass. He later explored sound sculpture, silkscreening, lithography, etching, papermaking, a return to acrylic painting, and computer-based painting. After creating a series of sculptures based on Navajo dwellings, Davis ultimately settled in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.

American, b. 1937, Santa Monica, California

About Richard Artschwager

American painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager’s work has been classified as Pop Art due to the work’s derivation from utilitarian objects; Minimalist, in reference to Artschwager’s use of reductive geometric forms; and Conceptual in describing the cerebral quality of the work. However, Artschwager often sought to confound such art-historical categories and challenge the relationship between perception and illusion. Artschwager’s early career as a furniture designer is evident in his later sculpture, which often mimicked the forms of furniture, employed synthetic materials such as Formica, and invoked a Minimalist aesthetic, probing the distinction between art and design. The artist’s late-career work alluded to current political issues through the appropriation or depiction of mass media imagery, such as in his portraits of George W. Bush and Trent Lott.

American, 1923-2013, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Screen Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2013
Richard Artschwager!, Hammer Museum
2012
Richard Artschwager - The Desert, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012
Richard Artschwager, Gagosian, Rome

Solo Shows on Artsy

2013
Richard Artschwager!, Hammer Museum
2012
Richard Artschwager - The Desert, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012
Richard Artschwager, Gagosian, Rome

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Icons by Legends Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Screen Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, London
2016
Pop Réal, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
2015
MAI 36 POP-UP - WUNDERKAMMER, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
CLEAR, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
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About Lee Bontecou

One of the most widely recognized female artists of the 1960s, Lee Bontecou creates welded wall reliefs, hanging sculptures, and miniature, mystical drawings that reflect her interest in natural and man-made forms. Brown and black in tone and often with ominous, organic voids at their centers, her large-scale patchwork accumulations of canvas, leather, wire mesh, and muslin recall nests, machines, ancient architecture, and the human body. She constructs her massive, free-hanging forms from constellations of steel, shaped canvas, porcelain curios, and explosive lengths of wire that reach far into space. Through such works, Bontecou has sought to capture “as much of life as possible—no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense,” she says.

American, b. 1931, Providence, Rhode Island

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Lee Bontecou, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Surrealism: The Conjured Life, MCA Chicago, Chicago
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York

About Nassos Daphnis

1914-2010, Krokeaí, Laconia, Greece, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Pixel Fields, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Abstract 50's Masters (Where Were the Mistresses?), Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
2016
Ballet Mécanique, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
2015
Many Faces of Abstraction, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
2014
The Hard Line, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York

About Hanne Darboven

German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven filtered her experience of life through time, an entity at once abstract and concrete, much like her own work. Driven by her belief that time is the essence of our existence, she structured her work around it, drawing upon an acute sense of tempo and repetition honed by her training as a pianist. Darboven created innumerable individually framed or bound pages filled with delicately handwritten numbers, mathematical calculations, calendar days, and philosophical passages, sometimes combined with shades of color, images, and objects. Often displayed as installations, wrapping around walls in methodically patterned, gridded formations that would resolve into individual words and numbers up-close, Darboven’s work served as both the visualization of data and a sweeping temporal record of historical events and her own artistic labor, carried out, like clockwork, over the course of her life.

German, 1941-2009, Munich, Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Switch On 3, Galleria Fumagalli, Milano
2016
Hanne Darboven, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles
2016
Hanne Darboven | Evolution Leibniz, Galerie Crone, Berlin

About Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns's ongoing stylistic and technical experimentation place him at the forefront of American art. His richly textured paintings of maps, flags, numbers, and targets laid the groundwork for Pop art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. In New York in the 1950s, Johns was part of a community of artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, seeking an alternative to the emotional nature of Abstract Expressionism. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Johns's early work paired the concerns of craft with familiar concrete imagery. His interest in process also led to innovations in lithography, screen-printing, etching and woodblock, using such materials as pencil, pen, brush, crayon, wax, and plaster to constantly challenge the technical possibilities of printmaking.

American, b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Jasper Johns + Edvard Munch, Munch Museum, Oslo
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Picasso.mania, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Jasper Johns & Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Jasper Johns Crosshatch, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Icons by Legends Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
Time & Place, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
2017
MASTERS, MILL Contemporary, Santa Fe
2017
Prints, Galerie Lelong & Co, Paris
2017
Miniatures, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
Jasper Johns + Edvard Munch, Munch Museum, Oslo
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2015
Picasso.mania, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
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About Donald Judd

Donald Judd, widely regarded as one of the most significant American artists of the post-war period, is perhaps best-known for the large-scale outdoor installations and long, spacious interiors he designed in Marfa, Texas. His oeuvre has come to define what has been referred to as Minimalist art—a label the artist strongly objected to. His sculptures and installations, constructed out of industrial materials such as Plexiglas, concrete, and steel and arranged in precise geometric shapes, were intended to emphasize the purity of the objects themselves rather than any symbolic meaning they might have—“the simple expression of complex thought,” said Judd. His particular interest in architecture led him to design both the sculptures and the spaces in which they would be contained, influencing a generation of artists and designers from Anish Kapoor to David Batchelor.

American, 1928-1994, Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Donald Judd: Prints, Judd Foundation, New York
2014
Main Room, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Donald Judd: Prints, Judd Foundation, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
The Arrival of Spring in Aspen, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
2016
Group Exhibition: Rhona Hoffman 40 Years, Part 1, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
2016
Prints: Donald Judd and Fred Sandback, Upsilon Gallery, New York
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2016
American Prints, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim
2015
Take an Object, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Main Room, Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal
2010
RED, Johyun Gallery, Busan
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About Ellsworth Kelly

Since the beginning of his career, Ellsworth Kelly's emphasis on pure form and color and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of creating spatial unity have played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. A major influence on Pop Art, Minimalism, hard-edge and color field painting, Ellsworth Kelly’s best-known works are distinguished by sharply delineated shapes flatly painted in vivid color, such as Colors for a Large Wall (1951). His abstract paintings are inspired by the interplay of light, space, and color in the architecture around him. In contrast, Kelly’s automatic drawings feature delicate outlines of bodies and flora.

American, 1923-2015, Newburgh, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2014
Ellsworth Kelly: Selected Works, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2012
Ellsworth Kelly, Cahiers d'Art, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Ellsworth Kelly: Selected Works, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2012
Ellsworth Kelly, Cahiers d'Art, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Four Print Masters, Marlborough Gallery, New York
2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
Sculpture on the Move 1946–2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
2015
Winter Selections, Marlborough Gallery, N/A
2015
Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
2015
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
2014
New Projects @ Gemini G.E.L., Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2014
Leeum Collection: Beyond Space, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul
2014
Art On Color, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2014
Allen Ruppersberg and Recent Editions, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
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About Joseph Kosuth

In 1965, Joseph Kosuth moved from Ohio to New York, where he began creating experimental conceptual installations, museum exhibitions, and public commissions that explore the role of language and meaning within art. Kosuth's practice is highly self-referential, drawing influence from Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal theories. "The 'value' of particular artists after Duchamp can be weighed according to how much they questioned the nature of art," Kosuth has said. One of his best known works is One and Three Chairs (1965), a visual expression of Plato’s Theory of Forms. In the collection at the Museum of Modern Art, the piece features a wooden chair, a photograph of the chair, and a dictionary definition of the word “chair.” Plato’s theory asserts that non-material abstract forms (or ideas), and not the physical world, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality.

American, b. 1945, Toledo, Ohio, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
2014

About Roy Lichtenstein

When American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein painted Look Mickey in 1961, it set the tone for his career. This primary-color portrait of the cartoon mouse introduced Lichtenstein’s detached and deadpan style at a time when introspective Abstract Expressionism reigned. Mining material from advertisements, comics, and the everyday, Lichtenstein brought what was then a great taboo—commercial art—into the gallery. He stressed the artificiality of his images by painting them as though they’d come from a commercial press, with the flat, single-color Ben-Day dots of the newspaper meticulously rendered by hand using paint and stencils. Later in his career, Lichtenstein extended his source material to art history, including the work of Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, and experimented with three-dimensional works. Lichtenstein’s use of appropriated imagery has influenced artists such as Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Raymond Pettibon.

American, 1923-1997, New York, New York, based in New York and Southampton, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Roy Lichtenstein: Re-Figure, Castelli Gallery, New York
2010
Roy Lichtenstein: Still Lifes, Gagosian, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2016
The Gestural, 21er Haus, Vienna
2016
New Tate Modern Switch House: Extension and Installation, Tate Modern, London
2016
The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
International Pop, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
2015
RECTO VERSO, Fondazione Prada, Milan
2015
International Pop, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
2015
The Inaugural Installation, The Broad, Los Angeles
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
American Icons, RMN Grand Palais, Paris
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About Robert Morris

Robert Morris was a crucial figure in the establishment of Minimalism, Process Art, and Land Art. His earliest explorations of Minimalism were the props he made for performances at the Judson Dance Theater where his wife, Simone Forti, was a choreographer and dancer. Later, Morris would explore the use of industrial materials such as aluminum and steel, accompanied by influential essays that helped establish the theories around Minimalism and other movements. Moving toward Process art, in 1963 he created Metered Bulb, a lightbulb displayed alongside an electric meter that monotonously recorded its energy expenditure. He would experiment widely with heavy felt, mirrors, textiles, waste products, steam, and dirt, creating ephemeral works that deconstructed the very notion of the art object. Morris was also involved in Performance art, collaborating with Walter De Maria and La Monte Young, among others.

American, b. 1931, Kansas City, Missouri

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Robert Morris: Boustrophedons, Castelli Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Los Angeles to New York: The Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Washington
2016
Expansion of Aesthetics, Han Art, Westmount
2015
S, M, L, XL, MCA Chicago, Chicago

About Bruce Nauman

Using an array of media including video installation, performance, sculpture, and photography, Bruce Nauman is known for conceptual works that explore space, language, and the body. Nauman infuses his pieces with irony and humor, creating verbal and visual puns to often-unsettling effect, challenging viewers and making them aware of their own physicality. Nauman’s neon works explore the semantic and metaphorical possibilities that arise from subtly rearranging a few letters, such as in Run from Fear, Fun from Rear (1972).

American, b. 1941, Fort Wayne, Indiana, based in New Mexico

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Excitement - An Exhibition by Rudi Fuchs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2015
Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
BRUCE NAUMAN, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen K
2015
Bruce Nauman, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
MASTERS, MILL Contemporary, Santa Fe
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
Excitement - An Exhibition by Rudi Fuchs, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2016
2015
2015
Paving the Way: Contemporary Masters, MILL Contemporary
2014
Manifesta 10, International Manifesta Foundation
2014
14 Rooms, Fondation Beyeler
2014
Photography, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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About Kenneth Noland

An innovative colorist, Kenneth Noland began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, became one of the first practitioners of Color Field painting as part of the Washington Color School, and ultimately embraced a Minimalist approach that comprised vivid color and simple geometric shapes. His most iconic works are subtly direct compositions of chevrons, concentric circles, stripes, and diamonds, such as Pent (1966). Noland also pioneered the use of shaped canvases, painting on increasingly asymmetrical canvases that rendered the edge of equal compositional importance to the center.

American, 1924-2010, Asheville, North Carolina

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2017
Kenneth Noland: Into the Cool, Pace Gallery, New York
2017
Kenneth Noland, Pace Prints, New York
2017
Miniatures, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Kenneth Noland: Into the Cool, Pace Gallery, New York
2017
Kenneth Noland, Pace Prints, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Matisse and American Art, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair
2017
Miniatures, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2015
Light and the Space of the Void, Sandra Gering Inc, New York
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
1965
The Responsive Eye, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United States
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About James Rosenquist

Leading Pop artist James Rosenquist—who came to prominence among New York School figures like Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Willem de Kooning—is well known for his large-scale, fragmented works that bring the visual language of commercial painting onto canvas (notably, from 1957-60, Rosenquist earned his living as a billboard painter). In his use of mass-produced goods and vernacular culture rendered in an anonymous style, Rosenquist's work recalls that of Andy Warhol, while his seemingly irrational, mysterious pictorial combinations owe a debt to Surrealism. His breakthrough work, the iconic F-111 (1965)—51 panels that total over 22 by 24 feet—juxtaposes an American fighter plane with a Firestone tire, garish orange tinned spaghetti, and a young girl under a hair dryer.

American, 1933-2017, Grand Forks, North Dakota, based in Aripeka, Florida

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
2017
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
New York Pop Art: Works on Paper, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco
2017
Vintage Political Art, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
2016
FALL OFFERING, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Art You Can Stomach, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
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About Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg’s enthusiasm for popular culture and, with his contemporary Jasper Johns, his rejection of the angst and seriousness of the Abstract Expressionists led him to search for a new way of painting. A prolific innovator of techniques and mediums, he used unconventional art materials ranging from dirt and house paint to umbrellas and car tires. In the early 1950s, Rauschenberg was already gaining a reputation as the art world’s enfant terrible with works such as Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953), for which he requested a drawing (as well as permission) from Willem de Kooning, and proceeded to rub away the image until only ghostly marks remained on the paper. By 1954, Rauschenberg completed his first three-dimensional collage paintings—he called them Combines—in which he incorporated discarded materials and mundane objects to explore the intersection of art and life. “I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world,” he said. In 1964 he became the first American to win the International Grand Prize in Painting at the Venice Biennale. The 1/4 Mile or Two Furlong Piece (1981–98), a cumulative artwork, embodies his spirit of eclecticism, comprising a retrospective overview of his many discrete periods, including painting, fabric collage, sculptural components made from cardboard and scrap metal, as well as a variety of image transfer and printing methods.

American, 1925-2008, Port Arthur, Texas, based in New York and Captiva Island, Florida

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Robert Rauschenberg: Rookery Mounds, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2016
Project Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
2016
Rauschenberg in China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
2016
Robert Rauschenberg, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Robert Rauschenberg: Rookery Mounds, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2016
Project Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
2016
Rauschenberg in China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing
2016
Robert Rauschenberg, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
Robert Rauschenberg: Hoarfrost Editions 1974, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2013
Robert Rauschenberg and Photography, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2013
2011
Robert Rauschenberg: Transfer Drawings, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York
2011
Robert Rauschenberg, Gagosian, Paris
2010
Robert Rauschenberg, Gagosian, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Big Picture: Art After 1945, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
2016
"This Art Is Your Art" Competition, White House Historical Association, Washington DC
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
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About Richard Serra

The monumental sculptures of Richard Serra, one of the preeminent sculptors of the 20th century, emphasize or alter viewers' perceptions of space and proportion. “It's all about centralizing the space in different ways. How people move in relation to space, that's essentially what I'm up to,” he has said. Inspired early in his career by modern dance—notably through his relationship with members of New York City’s influential Judson Church dancers—and Japanese Zen gardens, the artist sought to create works that engage viewers in movement, taking in his large-scale sheet-metal pieces by navigating the space around them. Serra, who was schooled at Yale with classmates Frank Stella, Chuck Close, and Nancy Graves, has been called “cerebral, single-minded, austere, as steely and uncompromising as his work.” “I have a certain obstinacy, a certain willfulness that has got me in trouble but it has also got me through,” he has quipped.

American, b. 1939, San Francisco, California, based in New York and Nova Scotia, Canada

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Richard Serra: Horizontal Reversals, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2017
Richard Serra: Horizontal Reversals, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2017
Richard Serra: Prints, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
2016
Reversal, Galerie Lelong & Co, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Richard Serra: Horizontal Reversals, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2017
Richard Serra: Horizontal Reversals, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2017
Richard Serra: Prints, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
2016
Reversal, Galerie Lelong & Co, Paris
2016
Richard Serra: Drawings, Gagosian, London
2016
Richard Serra: NJ-1, Gagosian, New York
2016
Richard Serra at Gemini G.E.L., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
Richard Serra: Ramble Drawings, Gagosian, New York
2015
Richard Serra: Reversals, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
Richard Serra: Reversals, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
2014
Richard Serra: Drawing, Gagosian, London
2013
Richard Serra: Selected Works, Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
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About Keith Sonnier

Keith Sonnier constructs his distinctive abstract and semi-figurative light installations out of neon tubing. Often labeled a Minimalist, Sonnier places bright colors and sparse lines together in ways that heighten the lights’ reflective qualities in a given space. Inspired by both his birthplace of Louisiana and the cultures and geographies he encounters in his travels, Sonnier’s sculptures combine hi-tech industrial materials with organic or corporeal themes. For his “Herd” series (2009), Sonnier used lights and curved steel supports to create free-standing animal sculptures resembling the wildlife found in Africa.

American, b. 1941, Mamou, Louisiana, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2016
Keith Sonnier: Selected Work 1969–2013, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2016
Works on Paper, Castelli Gallery, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
Keith Sonnier: Selected Work 1969–2013, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2016
Works on Paper, Castelli Gallery, New York
2015
Keith Sonnier »Portal Drone«, Häusler Contemporary, Munich
2014
Keith Sonnier »The Collection«, Häusler Contemporary, Lustenau

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Black or White, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2014
Alles Papier!, Häusler Contemporary, Munich
2014
Summer Art Deals, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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About Lawrence Weiner

Influential Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner is known for his language-based sculpture and works pursuing inquiries into language and a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship. In pieces like A Square Removal From a Rug in Use (1969) or Encased By + Reduced to Rust (1986), the value exists in the idea itself, as expressed in words. Considering language to be a sculptural material and believing that a construction in language can function as sculpture as adequately as a fabricated object, Weiner's works operate beyond the specificity and constraints of traditional presentation, inspiring artists like Barbara Kruger and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

American, b. 1942, Bronx, New York, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Lawrence Weiner INHERENT INNATE TENSION, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2015
LAWRENCE WEINER - WITHIN GRASP, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
Lawrence Weiner, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
2013
Lawrence Weiner On Top of the Wind, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Lawrence Weiner INHERENT INNATE TENSION, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
2015
LAWRENCE WEINER - WITHIN GRASP, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
Lawrence Weiner, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
2013
Lawrence Weiner On Top of the Wind, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Placed Someplace with Intent, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
NOWWHERE, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Gaudi's room, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Group Exhibition @ MAI 36 SHOWROOM, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
2015
Museum of Stones, Noguchi Museum, New York
2015
Shibboleth, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
MAI 36 POP-UP - WUNDERKAMMER, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
2014
Everyone Has A Name, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014
The Space Where I Am: Group Exhibition, Blain | Southern, London
2014
Fantome, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
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