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"After the Beginning and Before the End: 222 Drawings from Picasso to Yoko Ono"
2001-08-10 until 2001-11-04
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Many people take an interest not only in the finished work of art but in the
artists ideas and the whole creative process. The general fascination with the
artists studio, his preliminary sketches, notes and work records testify to this.
How does a work of art begin. And where does it begin. In the artists mind
or in his hands.
The exhibition After the Beginning and Before the End - 222 Drawings from
Picasso to Yoko Ono is about these beginnings. In 222 examples of the
artist’s first steps toward the finished product, this exhibition shows how
differently artists work and how multi-facetted the creative process is. The
drawings range from simple instructions to small, thoroughly finished, aesthetic
The exhibition includes drawings by Picasso, Magritte, Mondrian, Joseph
Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Christian Boltanski, Alexander Calder, Rebecca
Horn, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Henry Moore, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank
Stella and many others. All of the exhibited drawings are from the American
couple Gilbert and Lila Silverman’s large collection of so-called ”Instruction
Drawings”. An exhibition catalogue is available.