Suites From the Permanent Collection

November 9 - December 12, 2004
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Fred Becker,
from John Henry Suite,

A selection of works on paper from the permanent collection which constitute either an evolving sequence or a theme-based series of images. Among the works included in the exhibition are Day and Night,(1978), a suite of three prints by Jennifer Bartlett; Fred Becker's John Henry Suite (1935-39) that the artist made during his years as a member of the WPA's Federal Arts Project; and a series of photographs by Aaron Siskind, best known for his detailed views of plain surfaces, who died last year at the age of 100. Portfolios are also included by artists Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Kushner, Duane Michaels and Al Souza.

Also on display is The New York Collection for Stockholm (1973), a portfolio of small-sized works in various media by 30 American artists published by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). E.A.T., in operation between 1966 and 1993, was a non-profit organization co-founded by artist Robert Rauschenberg and engineer William Kluver with the aim of sponsoring collaboration between artists and scientists as well as facilitating international cultural exchange such as the featured portfolio. Artists represented in The New York Collection for Stockholm portfolio include Lee Bontecou, Robert Breer, John Chamberlain, Walter de Maria, Mark de Suvero, Jim Dine, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Alex Hay, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Larry Poons, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Mark Rothko, George Segal, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Richard Stankiewicz, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Robert Whitman.