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Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the call and response flow of traditional African-American music, explaining: “I start at the top and work down. That gets into call and response. One color calls forth another. Color dictates the structure, not the other way around.”

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Stanley WhitneyGalerie Nordenhake
2018
Stanley Whitney - PaintingsGalerie Nordenhake
2015
Stanley Whitney: Dance the OrangeThe Studio Museum in Harlem
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Stay Song 67, 2019

Oil on linen
40 × 40 in
101.6 × 101.6 cm
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On hold
Location
Stockholm, Berlin, Mexico City
Medium
Frame
Not included

Drawing influence from a range of sources, including Abstract Expressionism and his African-American heritage, but hewing to none, Stanley Whitney produces abstract paintings focused on color. In inexhaustible variations, Whitney organizes blocks of colors into grids that fill the canvas. He likens his process to the call and response flow of traditional African-American music, explaining: “I start at the top and work down. That gets into call and response. One color calls forth another. Color dictates the structure, not the other way around.”

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Galerie Nordenhake
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