Thursday, April 18, 2019

Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution Selections from the Haskell Collection

Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Selections from the Haskell Collection, presents twenty-five works from the Haskell Collection indicative of Abstract Expressionism as a unifying direction in Post-World War II art.

Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution

Mark Rothko (American, b. Russia, 1903–1970), Untitled, 1968. Oil on paper mounted on canvas. 39 3/8 x 25 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The exhibition highlights artists associated with the influential first and second generations of Abstract Expressionist painters including Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann,


 February's Turn, 1979

Helen Frankenthaler,


Franz Kline,

Morris Louis,

 Aires pour Marion, 1975-76
 Joan Mitchell,

Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko, and Theodoros Stamos.

Later works by

Gerhard Richter,

Jack Goldstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella respond or reflect on the lasting legacy of Abstract Expressionism in both the US and abroad.

Viewed together, the works in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution address how individual artistic expression and independence from institutional values altered the course of painting. In this exhibition, visual vocabulary will be discussed in relationship to the artists’ collective objectives and individual intentions.

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015). Red Blue, 1963. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase, Washington Gallery of Modern Art Collection, 1968.155.

In addition to those mentioned above, artists represented in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution include Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Michael Goldberg, Paul Jenkins, Jean Miotte, Judy Pfaff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist,


 Bond, 1960
and Jack Tworkov. Unless noted otherwise, all works from the Haskell Collection.