Master Drawings New York

January 20 - February 25, 2012

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)

Canal, Bloomfield, New Jersey, n.d.

Watercolor on paper

4 13/16 x 6 7/8 in; 12.2 x 17.5 cm

Framed dimensions: 11 1/4 x 14 in; 28.6 x 35.6 cm

Inscribed with title and various notations on verso: Canal Bloomfield, NJ Red Ego humble, blue space mind. Green always the she, alter ego #274 b) record

Enrico Castellani (b. 1930)

Untitled, 1967

Metallic paint on embossed paper

26 5/8 x 36 1/8 in; 67.6 x 91.8 cm

Signed and dated, lower right: Castellani 1967

Christo (b. 1935)

Wrapped Automobile, Volvo 555-B-18 (Project), 1981-2000

Pencil, crayon, charcoal and collage on card

8 x 8 in; 20.3 x 20.3 cm

Framed dimensions: 14 x 14 x 1 1/8 in; 35.6 x 35.6 x 2.9 cm

Signed and dated, bottom left: Christo 1981-2000

Titled, top: Wrapped Automobile, Volvo 555-B-18 (Project)

John Graham (1881-1961)

Woman, 1950

Graphite and oil on paper

9 1/4 x 7 1/8 in; 23.5 x 18.1 cm

Framed dimensions: 19 x 16 3/4 in; 48.3 x 42.5 cm

Signed, lower left: Graham

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

River, 1963

Gouache on paper

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in; 34.3 x 26.7 cm

Framed dimensions: 21 1/8 x 18 7/8 in; 53.7 x 47.9 cm

Signed, titled and dated on verso: 1963 YAYOI KUSAMA RIVER

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929)

Untitled, 1953

Gouache on colored paper

17 3/4 x 15 1/4 in; 45.1 x 38.7 cm

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Pair of Incomplete Open Cube Drawings (8/22 and 5/14), 1974

Ink on paper

Each: 11 5/8 x 11 1/2 in; 29.5 x 29.2 cm

Framed dimensions (each): 15 7/16 x 15 in; 39.2 x 38.1 cm

Signed lower right (both): LeWitt 6/74

Inscribed lower left: 8/22

Inscribed lower left: 5/14

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Isometric Drawing, 1981

Ink on paper

19 x 19 in; 48.3 x 48.3 cm

Framed Dimensions: 21 7/8 x 21 7/8 in; 55.6 x 55.6 cm

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

Isometric Drawing, 1981

Ink on paper

19 x 19 in; 48.3 x 48.3 cm

Framed dimensions: 21 7/8 x 21 7/8 in; 55.6 x 55.6 cm

Brice Marden (b. 1938)

Untitled, 1971

Graphite and wax on paper

30 3/4 x 20 1/4 in; 78.1 x 51.4 cm

Framed dimensions: 36 x 27 1/2 in; 91.4 x 69.9 cm

Signed and dated, lower right: B. Marden 71

Henri Matisse (1896-1987)

Visage, 1950

Brush and India ink on paper

20 1/2 x 15 3/4 in; 52.1 x 40 cm

Framed dimensions: 33 x 28 1/4 in; 83.8 x 71.8 cm

Signed and dated, lower left: Henri Matisse, Avril 1950

Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929)

Proposed Colossal Monument for Columbus Circle, N.Y.C.-Silex Juicit, 1965

Crayon and watercolor on paper

29 1/2 x 21 1/2 in; 74.9 x 54.6 cm

Framed dimensions: 38 7/16 x 30 1/2 x 1 1/2 in; 97.6 x 77.5 x 3.8 cm

Signed with initials and dated, lower right: C.O. 65

Titled, lower left: Silex Juicit Columbus Circle

Gerhard Richter (b. 1932)

Untitled (12.2.91), 1991

Watercolor on paper

9 7/16 x 6 5/8 in; 24 x 16.8 cm

Framed dimensions: 19 x 16 in; 48.3 x 40.6 cm

Signed and dated, lower recto: Richter 12.2.91

Fred Sandback (1943-2003)

Untitled, 1968

Pencil and marker on grey paper

19 x 21 3/4 in; 48.3 x 55.2 cm

Framed dimensions: 24 1/2 x 26 3/4 in; 62.2 x 67.9 cm

Signed lower right: Sandback

David Smith (1906-1965)

Untitled, 1957

Egg, ink and gouache on paper

27 1/4 x 40 in; 69.2 x 101.6 cm

Framed dimensions: 38 1/4 x 50 3/4 in; 97.2 x 128.9 cm

Signed with initials and dated, lower right:

Mar, 1957

Stamped with the Estate of David Smith stamp and numbered, verso: 73-57.25

Philip Taaffe (b. 1955)

Melting Head, 2004

Oil and enamel on paper

39 3/4 x 26 1/2 in; 101 x 67.3 cm

Framed dimensions: 46 1/2 x 32 1/2 in; 118.1 x 82.6 cm

Lee Ufan (b. 1936)

Dialogue, 2006

Watercolor on paper

30.31 x 22.64 in; 77 x 57.5 cm

Signed and dated, lower right: L. Ufan '06

Lee Ufan (b. 1936)

Dialogue, 2006

Watercolor on paper

22.83 x 30.31 in; 58 x 77 cm

Signed and dated, lower right: L. Ufan '06

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Press Release

Barbara Mathes Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the sixth annual Master Drawings New York. Modeled after the highly successful Master Drawings London, now in its 12th year, this event joins 23 galleries on New York's Upper East Side, as well as two auction houses, for the display of works on paper from the 15th through the 20th centuries, in mediums such as charcoal, watercolor, pastel, oil sketch, and more. The gallery will be presenting a broad selection of 20th century art, including a luminous Oscar Bluemner watercolor; a calligraphic Abstract Expressionist work by David Smith; Minimalist drawings by Fred Sandback, Brice Marden and Sol LeWitt; Pop by Christo and Claes Oldenburg; and contemporary selections by Enrico Castellani, John Graham, Yayoi Kusama, Gerhard Richter and Lee Ufan.

Master Drawings New York opens with a special preview on Friday, January 20th from 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock pm and continues through Saturday, January 28th. The gallery's exhibition of works on paper will remain on view through February 25th.