Since its inception in 1989, the gallery has presented a program of exceptional solo exhibitions and dynamic group shows. In autumn of 1999, the gallery moved from its original home in SoHo to its current location on the corner of 10th Avenue and 27th Street in Chelsea. In November 2011, the gallery opened its second location at 515 W. 27th Street, and in September 2014, a third space at 297 Tenth Avenue. The gallery publishes a variety of catalogues and monographs, participates in international art fairs and frequently presents outdoor public art projects.">




Prepared in cooperation with the Dedalus Foundation, this survey of Motherwell's earlier works includes his very first acknowledged painting, La Belle Mexicaine, and others from amongst his very earliest paintings.  Luke Diiorio's introduction discusses the tremendous influence Motherwell still exerts on contemporary artists:  "Motherwell paved the way, as much or more so than any other artist of his era, for today's artists to employ spontaneity and improvisation within their practice, wholeheartedly and without the slightest hesitation."  Three seminal Motherwell essays from the 1950s are also reprinted, as well as rarely-seen ephemera from the artist's early career, including correspondence with such peers as Baziotes and Cornell, and documentation of Motherwell's critical role in the academic establishment of the time. 

Hardcover, 88 pages;  10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches / 25.4 x 22.25 cm.
ISBN: 978-1-947232-00-6


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