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"Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and '60s"
2000-05-09 until 2000-07-15
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Rudy Burckhardt and Friends is the first, and long-overdue, American museum
exhibition to focus on work by the late Rudy Burckhardt. In an unusual pairing,
Burckhardt's photographic portraits of New York artists from a twenty-odd year
period are displayed alongside works by those artists from New York University's
art collection, supplemented by loans from the Albright Knox Gallery and the
Parrish Art Museum.
The show allows viewers to see how one artist chose to
portray another and to view stellar, but rarely exhibited, works by such renowned
artists as Josef Albers, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Philip Guston, Al Held,
Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Marisol, and Jackson Pollock. In addition, the exhibition
features a selection of Burckhardt's remarkable Manhattan cityscapes and
pioneering independent films.