Playing This Litho Instrument: The Prints of Barnett Newman

Part I, No Formal Rules Apply

Part II, Notes, 1968

February 6 – April 4, 2009

Barnett Newman
Untitled, 1961
Lithograph
Image: 13¾ x 9½ inches
Sheet: 15 x 11¼ inches
Edition of 25

Barnett Newman
Untitled, 1961
Lithograph printed on Arches paper
30 x 22 1/8 inches
Edition of 30

Barnett Newman
Untitled, 1961
Lithograph printed on Arches paper
24 5/8 x 16 5/8 inches
Edition of 30

Barnett Newman
Canto IX, 1964
Lithograph printed in black and deep blue on Angoumois handmade paper
Image: 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
Sheet: 16 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches
Edition of 18

Barnett Newman
Canto XI, 1964
Lithograph
17 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
Edition of 18

Barnett Newman
Canto XII, 1964
Lithograph
17 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches
Edition of 18

Barnett Newman
Canto XIII, 1964
Lithograph
17 11/16 x 14 3/8 inches
Edition of 18

 

Barnett Newman
Canto XIV, from 18 Cantos, 1964
Lithograph in blue-red and brown-red. On Angoumois à la main
Plate 14 5/8 x 12½ inches
Sheet 16 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches

Barnett Newman
The Moment, 1966
Cobalt blue on ultramarine field, silkscreened on 1/8" plexiglas backed with 100% rag board and mounted on a wood strainer
From Four on Plexi portfolio
48 3/4 x 5 x 1 3/16 inches
Edition of 125

Barnett Newman
Untitled Etching #1, 1968
Etching
19 x 29 inches
Edition of 27
Signed and dated in pencil

 

Barnett Newman
Untitled Etching #1 (First Version), 1968
Etching
19 x 29 1/2 inches
Edition of 27

Barnett Newman
Untitled Etching #2, 1969
Etching and aquatint
31 x 22 3/8 inches
Edition of 27

Barnett Newman
Note I, 1968
Etching printed in black on Italia white, wover paper
Plate 5 15/16 x 2 15/16 inches
Sheet 19 7/8 x 14 inches

Barnett Newman
Note II, 1968
Etching printed in black on Italia white, wover paper
Plate 5 15/16 x 2 15/16 inches
Sheet 19 7/8 x 14 inches

Barnett Newman
Note XII, State I, 1968
Etching printed in black on Italia white, wover paper
Plate 5 15/16 x 2 15/16 inches
Sheet 19 7/8 x 14 inches

Barnett Newman
Note XII, State II, 1968
Etching printed in black on Italia white, wover paper
Plate 5 15/16 x 2 15/16 inches
Sheet 19 7/8 x 14 inches

Press Release

NEW YORK – Craig F. Starr Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Barnett Newman prints, on view from February 6, 2008 until April 4, 2009. The eight week show is divided into two parts. The first half showcases Newman’s work in lithograph, silkscreen, and etching. For the second half, the gallery will be dedicated to displaying Notes, a portfolio of 18 intaglios. Accompanying the exhibition is an illustrated catalogue with an essay by gallery director, Kristy Bryce.

Part I
No Formal Rules Apply: February 6 - March 7
In a 1962 interview with Art in America, Barnett Newman said “I hope that I have contributed a new way of seeing through drawing. Instead of using outlines, instead of making shapes or setting off space, my drawing declares the space.” This quote and the artistic vision described in it, forms the basis of BARNETT NEWMAN: DRAWINGS DECLARES THE SPACE. The show consists of a selected group of drawings and prints from the artist’s  matured period. Culled from private collections, the show is the most significant presentation of Newman’s work in New York in many years.