Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonne

New York, New Haven, London: The Barnett Newman Foundation / Yale University Press, 2004. First Edition. The definitive catalogue raisonne of Newman's entire oeuvre, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, graphics, an architectural model, lost and unfinished works, and ephemera. Also includes extensive provenance, exhibition, and publication histories, as well as a listing of the contents of the artist’s library at the time of his death in 1970.

Additionally the book offers revelatory essays on the artist, his career, and his working methods, with photographs of Newman, his studios, and his installations. Richard Shiff draws on new documentation to explain why Newman chose to create abstract art, how he achieved “fullness” in his paintings, and how his works exemplify the social functions of an artist. Carol C. Mancusi-Ungaro reveals extraordinary details about Newman’s studio practice and materials and techniques, information not available to the public before because Newman only allowed his wife to observe him at work. Mancusi-Ungaro also discusses the fate of works that were damaged while traveling to exhibitions or by vandals. (Yale University Press)

Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket, housed in a Near Fine slipcase. Slipcase with light rubbing overall.

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