Clyfford Still: Dark Hues / Close Values
New York: Mary Boone Gallery, 1990. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery on October 13 through November 10. 1990. Laid in is a type script autograph letter on Mary Boone Gallery letterhead, signed, from Mary Boone, dated 12 October 1990, to noted curator Brenda Richardson, expressing her gratitude for the loan of Clyfford Still's "Painting: 1957-G" from the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA). From Richardson's collection.
One of the most distinguished art curators and historians of the twentieth century, Brenda Richardson began her career at the University Art Museum in Berkeley (1964-1975), and went on to become the chief curator at the Baltimore Museum Art between 1975 and 1998. An unapologetic champion of contemporary art, she curated well over 70 major exhibitions for the BMA, the high spots being notable stagings for Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, and Bruce Nauman. She also curated the 1985 exhibition of the Cone Collection, the BMA's prized centerpiece, which contains over 3000 works, including 600 pieces by Matisse, as well as work by Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and others. She has authored and contributed to dozens of books on contemporary art, and John Waters, one of the most significant thinkers in the world of contemporary art, considers Richardson to be his mentor.
Near Fine in illustrated boards with no dust jacket as issued. Small bumps to fore-edge corners of front and rear boards and to crown and heel.
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