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Cheim & Read and Nathalie Karg Gallery are pleased to present Al Held: Paris to New York,​ ​1952−1959, an exhibition of experimental works in pigment and wax that anticipate the painter’s​ ​well-known, epic-scaled geometric abstractions. Following exhibitions devoted to the Alphabet​ ​Paintings (1961−1967); Armatures (1953−1954); and Black and White Paintings (1967−1969), the​ ​current show …

Cheim & Read and Nathalie Karg Gallery are pleased to present Al Held: Paris to New York,​ ​1952−1959, an exhibition of experimental works in pigment and wax that anticipate the painter’s​ ​well-known, epic-scaled geometric abstractions. Following exhibitions devoted to the Alphabet​ ​Paintings (1961−1967); Armatures (1953−1954); and Black and White Paintings (1967−1969), the​ ​current show is the gallery’s fourth examination of a distinct body of work within Held’s oeuvre. In​ ​these paintings, Held sought to fuse the improvisational, expressive freedom of Jackson Pollock with​ ​the …