"Action Painting", Beyeler Musuem, Basel, Switzerland , January 27 - May 12, 2008
"Norman Bluhm 1956-1960", Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA September 12 - November 1, 2008
"Action Painting", Beyeler Museum, 2008, Page 153, Illustrated in color.
"Norman Bluhm 1956-1960", fully illustrated catalog published by Scott White Contemporary Art, 2008, in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name.
Estate of Norman Bluhm
Leo Castelli, New York, NY
Estate of Vincent Melzac, New York, NY
Private Collection, San Diego, CA
Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
About Norman Bluhm
Trained as an architect under Mies van der Rohe, Norman Bluhm created paintings with an abiding sense of structure, balance, and compositional technique. Influenced by the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, he sought a style even further removed from mimesis and preoccupied entirely with surface, color, and medium. Beginning with drawing and a schema, he would build layers of abstraction to explore spirituality and eroticism through paint, altogether eschewing narrative content or figuration. His place in the “new generation” of Abstract Expressionists links him with John Chamberlain and Joan Mitchell.
American, 1921-1999, Chicago, Illinois