The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum will present Adolph Gottlieb: A Survey Exhibition from October 11, 2002 through March 2, 2003. A leading member and spokesperson for the abstract Expressionist movement, Adolph Gottlieb - along with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman - reworked the premises of the European avant-garde into what has become known as a distinctly American achievement. Although its practitioners never developed a unified style, Abstract Expressionism was the first movement to establish American dominance on the international art scene. The exhibition will feature 31 powerful and moving works that span the artist's career from 1934 to 1973 and follow his artistic odyssey from representational-based easel painting to monumental, mural-sized abstract pictures.
Gottlieb's earlier works were inspired by his first-hand knowledge of the European movements of Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism, coupled with his philosophical intuition that emotional and expressive content was central to serious painting. Organized by the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, in collaboration with the IVAN Centre Julio Gonzalez in Valencia, Spain, the exhibition comes to New York after being seen in Valencia and Madrid, Spain as well as in Wuppertal, Germany. Other major attractions: Camels and Caravans (to June 1, 2003) about life in ancient Israel; The City of K: Franz Kafka and Prague (to Jan. 5, 2003).
The Museum also features many lectures and screenings. For information call (212) 423-3200 or go to http://www.the jewshmuseum.org. Visit the Jewish Museum at 1109 Fifth Avenue (corner of 91st).
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