By Anita Haldemann
The American artist Barnett Newman (1905–1970) was a prominent representative of Abstract Expressionism. Contained in this volume is a selection of outstanding reproductions of his drawings and prints.
The sheets dating from 1944–1945, are executed in color and are surprisingly playful. The black brush drawings featuring vertical bands anticipate the second period of focused graphical work in 1959–1960, when Newman scrutinized the interrelation between surfaces and “zips.” Beginning in 1961, he created prints that are in some ways an extension of his drawings and paintings while also addressing concerns intrinsic to the medium such as seriality and proportion.
This gorgeous catalog offers a survey of the artist’s entire graphic Oeuvre.
Hardcover, 104 pages, 72 color and 6 B/W images
Dimensions: 9 x 10 x 0.6 inches