Monday, August 7, 2017

From the MOMA Collection: Artists at Mid to Late Career

The Museum of Modern Art 

Opens November 1, 2017

This presentation in the Museum’s fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist’s career long after his or her breakthrough moment.

Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides an alternate view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA’s collection, with examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Beauford Delaney, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.

Alice Neel (American, 1900–1984). Benny and Mary Ellen Andrews. 1972. Oil on canvas, 60 x 50″ (152.2 x 127 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Agnes Gund, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Arnold A. Saltzman Fund, and Larry Aldrich Foundation Fund (by exchange).

David Hammons (American, born 1943). Untitled. 2010. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas with plastic, 138 x 108 x 10″ (350.5 x 274.3 x 25.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan L. Halpern and bequest of Richard S. Zeisler (both by exchange). Copyright © 2017 David Hammons.

Ed Clark (American, born 1926). Untitled. 2009. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 81 x 64 1/2″ (205.7 x 163.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin. Copyright © 2017 David Hammons.

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) (Venezuelan, born Germany. 1912–1994). Drawing without Paper 84/25 and 84/26. 1984 and 1987. Enamel on wood and stainless steel wire, 23 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 16 3/4″ (60 x 88 x 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Susan and Glenn Lowry. Copyright © 2017 Fundación Gego.

Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986). From a Day with Juan II. 1977. Oil on canvas, 48 x 36″ (122 x 96 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Georgia O’Keeffe Bequest. Copyright © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gerhard Richter (German, born 1932). Woods (5). 2005. Oil on canvas, 77 5/8 x 52″ (197.2 x 132.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Warren and Mitzi Eisenberg and Leonard and Susan Feinstein. Copyright © 2017 Gerhard Richter.

Philip Guston (American, born Canada. 1913–1980). Source.  1976. Oil on canvas, 6′ 3″ x 9′ 9″ (190.5 x 297.2 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Edward R. Broida in honor of Uncle Sidney Feldman. Copyright © 2017 The Estate of Philip Guston.

Roy Lichtenstein (American, born Canada. 1913–1980). Interior with Mobile.  1992. Oil and magna on canvas, 10′ 10″ x 14′ 3″ (330.2 x 434.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Enid A. Haupt Fund; gift of Agnes Gund, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Michael and Judy Ovitz in honor of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein; and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.