Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s

Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s

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This large-format catalog published on the occasion of “Reinventing Abstraction”, a 2013 exhibition at Cheim & Read (New York), focusses on a group of fifteen artists who persevered as abstract painters in New York during the 1980s.

The informative essay by curator Raphael Rubenstein contextualizes this specific era of abstract painting within an art historical perspective as he explores each artist’s involvement in the reinvention of the genre. Of the fifteen artists included, three have made prints at Crown Point Press: Mary Heilmann,  Gary Stephan, and Pat Steir. The twelve other artists include Carrol Dunham, Elizabeth Murray, David Reed, Thomas Nozkowski, Bill Jensen, Terry Winters, Jonathan Lasker, Louise Fishman, Stephen Mueller, Jack Whitten, Joan Snyder, and Stanley Whitney.

 Included are large color reproductions with black and white portraits of each artist.

Published by Cheim & Read, New York, 2013 with an essay by Raphael Rubenstein.