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Van Doren Waxter

We are pleased to announce that Van Doren Waxter and its Lower East Side sister gallery 11R (formerly Eleven Rivington) are to merge on September 1, 2017, to form a multi-generational international program joining established artists and artist estates with a contemporary program of emerging and international artists. The combined operation encompasses the Upper East Side and Lower East Side gallery locations at 23 East 73rd Street and 195 Chrystie Street. 

 

The gallery is to retain the name Van Doren Waxter, with John Van Doren and Dorsey Waxter as principals, and Augusto Arbizo and Elizabeth Sadeghi as partners. The newly integrated program emphasizes a cross-generational narrative, placing contemporary artists who are actively creating new work within the context of historically important artists. 

 

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery, whether uptown or downtown.

American Genre: Contemporary Painting

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art | Curated by Michelle Grabner

July 20-September 15, 2017

Eva Lundsager is included in this group exhibition. 

Abstracts

Abstracts

University Art Museum at SUNY Albany

June 30 - September 9, 2017

Solo exhibition of new abstract works by Cameron Martin.

Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain

Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

May 14 – September 3, 2017

A group exhibition featuring 40 of Judy Fiskin's photographs. 

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

MoMA

April 15–August 13, 2017

This group exhibition features two works by Hedda Sterne. 

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Artforum

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn. 

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Matisse/Diebenkorn

SFMOMA

March 11–May 29, 2017

Presenting a new view of two of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary painters, Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) found in the work of Henri Matisse (1869–1954). It brings together 100 extraordinary paintings and drawings—40 by Matisse and 60 by Diebenkorn—that reveal the connections between the two artists in subject, style, color, and technique.

 

The exhibition unfolds across the arc of Diebenkorn’s career—from early abstractions, through his Bay Area figurative years, to his majestic Ocean Park series—all in direct dialogue with works that he knew and admired by Matisse. Diebenkorn grew up in San Francisco, and first discovered Matisse as a Stanford University art student in the early 1940s. Over the next four decades, he pursued a serious study of the great French modernist’s work, drawing from his example to forge a style entirely his own.

James Brooks at Van Doren Waxter, New York

James Brooks at Van Doren Waxter, New York

BLOUIN ARTINFO

Review of James Brooks Familiar Wold 1942-1982.

Hard-Edge Happiness: The Paintings of Harvey Quaytman

Hard-Edge Happiness: The Paintings of Harvey Quaytman

artcritical | by David Carrier

April 18, 2017

A review of Harvey Quaytman Hone

John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction

John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction

LACMA

November 13, 2016–April 16, 2017

Long acknowledged in Southern California as one of the most important artists of the postwar period, John McLaughlin (1898-1976) created a focused body of geometric paintings that are entirely devoid of any connection to everyday experience, inspired by the Japanese notion of the void. Using a technique of layering rectangular bars on adjacent planes of muted color, McLaughlin creates works that provoke introspection and, consequently, a greater understanding of one’s relationship to nature. The exhibition consists of 52 paintings and a selection of collages and drawings that will establish McLaughlin as one of the foremost innovators of total abstraction. A fully illustrated catalogue (the artist’s first hardcover book) features essays by curator Stephanie Barron, artist Tony Berlant with co-curator Lauren Bergman, critic and independent curator Michael Duncan, LACMA's Gail and John Liebes Curator of American Art Ilene Susan Fort, and professor of art at University of California, Los Angeles Russell Ferguson. 

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

Grey At Gallery at NYU

January 10–April 1, 2017

Work by Al Held is included in this group exhibition:

 

Between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, the New York art scene was transformed by artist-run galleries. Inventing Downtown presents works from fourteen of these crucibles of experimentation, highlighting artists’ efforts to create new exhibition venues for innovative works of art—ranging from abstract and figurative painting, assemblage, sculpture, and works on paper to groundbreaking installations and performances.

 

EXHIBITIONS THE LOOKOUT | Harvey Quaytman

EXHIBITIONS THE LOOKOUT | Harvey Quaytman

Art in America

March 2017

Review of Harvey Quaytman: Hone.

Artist John McLaughlin’s long-overdue show

Artist John McLaughlin’s long-overdue show

CBS Sunday Morning

March 26, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning takes a closer look at the life and work of John McLaughlin. 

Dorsey Waxter On “Harvey Quaytman: Hone” At Van Doren Waxter

Dorsey Waxter On “Harvey Quaytman: Hone” At Van Doren Waxter

Whitewall Magazine

March 21, 2017

An interview with Dorsey about Harvey Quaytman: Hone

Must See

Must See

Artforum.com/Artguide

March 17, 2017

Harvey Quaytman: Hone, is a must see. 

Matisse and Diebenkorn reflected in each other’s paintings at SFMOMA

Matisse and Diebenkorn reflected in each other’s paintings at SFMOMA

The Mercury News | By Robert Taylor

Exhibition review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMOMA. 

‘Matisse/Diebenkorn’ Review: Masters Across the Decades

‘Matisse/Diebenkorn’ Review: Masters Across the Decades

The Wall Street Journal | By Judith Dobrzynski

March 11, 2017

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMOMA. 

2 masters side by side at SFMOMA

2 masters side by side at SFMOMA

San Francisco Chronicle

March 10, 2017

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMoMA.

Harvey Quaytman

Harvey Quaytman

The New Yorker | Goings on About Town

Review of Harvey Quaytman: Hone.

Quaytman on the Mind

Quaytman on the Mind

Art and Auction | Datebook

February 2017

A preview of our upcoming Harvey Quaytman exhibition Hone

The Marvelous Void: Exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York of John McLaughlin

The Marvelous Void: Exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York of John McLaughlin

artcritical | by Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron

January 31, 2017

A review of John McLaughlin's Marvelous Void at Van Doren Waxter and John McLaughlin Paintings: Total Abstraction at LACMA.

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Matisse/Diebenkorn

Baltimore Art Museum

From October 23, 2016 — January 29, 2017

Matisse/Diebenkorn is the first major exhibition to show the profound influence of French modern artist Henri Matisse on the work of American artist Richard Diebenkorn. Breathtaking juxtapositions of more than 90 paintings and drawings from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe reveal the enduring power of Diebenkorn’s firsthand experiences of the French artist’s work and present a stunning new view of two artists who never met. The exhibition will travel to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art following its presentation in Baltimore. The BMA is the only East Coast venue for this highly anticipated exhibition.

 

This ticketed exhibition will be accompanied by an audio tour that explores the evolution of Diebenkorn’s art and highlights visual comparisons between his work with Matisse’s. A fully illustrated catalogue, available for purchase online at the BMA Shop in October, provides deeper insights into the lives and working methods of these two master painters.

BMA's 'Matisse/Diebenkorn' exhibit closes this weekend as museum's most successful show

The Baltimore Business Journal | By Joshua Gordon

January 26, 2017

Matisse/Diebenkron at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

Striking Up A Conversation: The Baltimore Museum Of Art Unites Matisse And Diebenkorn In A Glorious Exhibition

Striking Up A Conversation: The Baltimore Museum Of Art Unites Matisse And Diebenkorn In A Glorious Exhibition

ARTNEWS | by Phyllis Tuchman

January 19, 2017

A review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at The Baltimore Museum of Art. 

Diebenkorn/Matisse exhibition documents a one-way love affair

Diebenkorn/Matisse exhibition documents a one-way love affair

The Washington Post | By Philip Kennicott

January 17, 2017

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

The Heir to Matisse With a Dose of California Cool

The Heir to Matisse With a Dose of California Cool

The Daily Beast | By Malcolm Jones

January 8, 2017

A review of the Richard Diebenkorn catalogue raisonné. 

Side by side: Matisse and Diebenkorn

CBS Sunday Morning

January 8, 2017

How do works by two painters from two different eras compare when we see them side by side? A new exhibition is answering that question. The show featured works by Henri Matisse, the French Post-Impressionist Master, and Richard Diebenkorn, the influential but less-well-known American modernist, together for the first time. Rita Braver takes a look.

 

Cool, Sublime, Idealistic Diebenkorn

Cool, Sublime, Idealistic Diebenkorn

New York Review of Books | By Jed Perl

A review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Minimalist Luxury of McLaughlin at LACMA

The Minimalist Luxury of McLaughlin at LACMA

Huffington Post

January 1, 2017

Review of John McLaughlin LACMA exhibition by Edward Goldman.

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

The New Yorker | By Jason Farago

January 1-7, 2017

A review of John McLaughlin Marvelous Void

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné

A four-volume definitive resource on the career and unique works of the postwar American artist Richard Diebenkorn

 

The celebrated American artist Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) was a singular figure in postwar American art. Early in his career, he created abstract paintings that combined landscape influence, aerial perspective, and a deeply personal calligraphic language. Then, in late 1955, he began working in a representational mode (landscapes, figure studies, and still lifes) and was associated with the Bay Area figurative movement. Diebenkorn later abandoned figurative references in the 1960s and embarked on monumental abstract, geometrical compositions, including his celebrated Ocean Park works.

 

This four-volume catalogue raisonné is the definitive resource on Diebenkorn’s unique works, including his paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects. The first volume gives an overview of the artist’s career, featuring essays by noted scholars John Elderfield, Ruth E. Fine, Jane Livingston, Steven Nash, and Gerald Nordland, as well as an illustrated chronology, list of exhibitions, bibliography, and selection of studio notes. The second volume spans his student and early abstract works; the third volume features his representational works during the Berkeley period; and the fourth volume covers his later periods, as well as his sketchbooks and other little-known private drawings. Many of the more than five thousand works illustrated in this catalogue are being published for the first time, and with new color photography that showcases his work like never before.
 

Jane Livingston is an independent curator and author. Andrea Liguori is managing director of the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.  

A New Crop of Artists Re-create a Famed 1968 LACMA Photograph

A New Crop of Artists Re-create a Famed 1968 LACMA Photograph

Vanity Fair

December 2016

Judy Fiskin is included in this re-created photo at LACMA.

Can John McLaughlin Break the Glass Canon?

Can John McLaughlin Break the Glass Canon?

Los Angeles County Museum on Fire William Poundstone on Art and Chaos

November 14, 2016

Review of John McLaughlin's retrospective at LACMA. 

 

Go to LACMA for John McLaughlin, possibly the most important postwar artist you don't know

Go to LACMA for John McLaughlin, possibly the most important postwar artist you don't know

Los Angeles Times

November 4, 2016

Review of John McLaughlin's retrospective at LACMA. 

People Are Talking About

People Are Talking About

Vogue

October 2016

Alan Shields

Space Sisters

work from the 1970s

James Brooks: Process of Discovery

James Brooks: Process of Discovery

Parrish Art Museum

November 1, 2015 to October 30, 2016

For more information about this permanent collection exhibition, please click here.

New BMA exhibit showcases Matisse paintings alongside works of one of his heirs, Diebenkorn

New BMA exhibit showcases Matisse paintings alongside works of one of his heirs, Diebenkorn

The Baltimore Sun

October 21, 2016

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at Baltimore Museum of Art.

 

New BMA Exhibit Highlights Matisse's Influence On Diebenkorn

New BMA Exhibit Highlights Matisse's Influence On Diebenkorn

Baltimore Magazine

October 20, 2016

Review of Matisse/Diebenkorn at Baltimore Museum of Art.

Richard Diebenkorn:

Richard Diebenkorn:

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

The Cantor Arts Center has digitized the Richard Diebenkorn sketchbooks that were gifted to them by Phyllis Diebenkorn and the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation.

To access the interactive site please click here.

Ways and Means

Ways and Means

A New Look at Process and Materials in Art

July 11- October 7, 2016

1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery 

Curated by Jason Andrew

A group exhibition featuring work by Dorothea Rockburne

RICHARD DIEBENKORN: From Russia with Love

RICHARD DIEBENKORN: From Russia with Love

The Brooklyn Rail

October 4, 2016

A brief history of Richard Diebenkorn's trip to the USSR. 

Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966 - 1985)

Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966 - 1985)

Aspen Art Museum

June 24-October 2, 2016

Moving easily between the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture, artist Alan Shields (1944–2005) displayed a deep consideration of material and color through his practice. Interested in opening up a broader context in which art could be experienced, he created objects that hang freely in space and are experienced in relation to the movement of the human body. His brightly colored, layered works illustrate Shields's belief in a direct connection between art and life, revealing a multifaceted practice that merges the sculptural, the painterly, and the theatrical.

Datebook: Alan Shields’ Semiotic Style at Van Doren Waxter, New York

Datebook: Alan Shields’ Semiotic Style at Van Doren Waxter, New York

Blouin Artinfo

September 21, 2016

Alan Shields

Space Sisters

works from the 1970s

AL HELD Brushstrokes: India Ink Drawings From 1960

AL HELD Brushstrokes: India Ink Drawings From 1960

Brooklyn Rail

July/August 2016

Form and Space

Form and Space

Van Doren Waxter in New York Presents 29 India Ink Drawings by American Abstract Artist Al Held

July/August 2016

American Fine Art Magazine 

Editors’ Picks: 9 Art Events to See in New York This Week

Editors’ Picks: 9 Art Events to See in New York This Week

artnet news

August 22, 2016

Eva Lundsager

Other Night Other Light

Datebook: Eva Lundsager at Van Doren Waxter

Datebook: Eva Lundsager at Van Doren Waxter

ArtInfo

August 12, 2016

Eva Lundsager

Other Night Other Light

TO SEE: The best art exhibits in your area

TO SEE: The best art exhibits in your area

Time Out New York

August 3-9, 2016

Eva Lundsager

Other Night Other Light

Alan Shields' art in motion at the Aspen Art Museum

Alan Shields' art in motion at the Aspen Art Museum

The Aspen Times

July 7, 2016

by Andrew Travers

photos by Jeremy Wallace

A Hedda the Curve

A Hedda the Curve

DuJour

Spring 2016

Hedda Sterne

Machines 1947-51

Harvey Quaytman Estate now represented by Van Doren Waxter

Harvey Quaytman Estate now represented by Van Doren Waxter

ARTNEWS

June 6, 2016

Space Reconsidered

Space Reconsidered

Art + Auction

May 2016

by Sara Roffino

photos by Kristine Larsen

11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 13

11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before May 13

New York Observer

May 9, 2016

Al Held

Brushstrokes

India Ink Drawings from 1960

by Paul Laster

The 20 Best Booths at Frieze New York

The 20 Best Booths at Frieze New York

Artsy

May 5, 2016

By Marina Cashdan & Casey Lesser

Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top

Frieze New York, a Visual Circus Under the Big Top

The New York Times

May 5, 2016

By Holland Cotter

Little-Seen Works From an Artist Who Influenced Stella and Kelly

Little-Seen Works From an Artist Who Influenced Stella and Kelly

T Magazine

May 2, 2016

Al Held

Brushstrokes

India Ink Drawings from 1960

Hedda Sterne

Hedda Sterne

The New Yorker

April 2016

Goings On About Town 

Tea, Delicate Lines and Sardonic Art

Tea, Delicate Lines and Sardonic Art

Tom Sachs, Hedda Sterne and David Hammons in this week’s Fine Art

April 22, 2016

The Wall Street Journal 

Katsura Funakoshi

Katsura Funakoshi

The Sphinx in Myself

February 9 - April 10, 2016

Mie Prefectural Art Museum

Tsu, Japan

David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for April

David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for April

artnet News

April 8, 2016

By David Ebony

HEDDA STERNE: Passport to Safety

HEDDA STERNE: Passport to Safety

The Brooklyn Rail

April 6, 2016

"In October 1941, Hedda Sterne arrived in New York as a World War II refugee. The artist rarely discussed details of her journey, but occasionally reflected that she had only narrowly escaped her native Romania in the face of Nazi persecution. When The Hedda Sterne Foundation began processing the artist’s archives in 2015, Sterne’s 1941 passport offered a first detailed glimpse into this largely unknown chapter of her biography."

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists

Heckscher Museum of Art

December 5, 2015 - April 3, 2016

Hedda Sterne is part of this exhibition at the Heckscher Museum of Art.

 

This exhibition presents more than 50 artists from the late-19th century through today. Working in representational and abstract syles, the artists in You Go Girl! express a wide range of concerns that often mirror those of their male colleagues, while sometimes challenging traditional artistic boundaries and male authority. Featured artists include Berenice Abbott, Elaine de Kooning, Dorothy Dehner, Audrey Flack, Jane Hammond, Mary Nimmo Moran, Georgia O’Keeffe, Betty Parsons, Miriam Schapiro, Esphyr Slobodkina, Emma Stebbins, and Jane Wilson, among others. You Go Girl! closes a year of exhibitions drawn exclusively from the Museum's Permanent Collection, in celebration of our 95th anniversary.

Review: Beyond Irascible, the Art of Hedda Sterne

Review: Beyond Irascible, the Art of Hedda Sterne

The New York Times

March 24, 2016

Hedda Sterne

Machines 1947-1951

Hedda Sterne, “Machines 1947-1951”

Hedda Sterne, “Machines 1947-1951”

Time Out NY

March 14, 2016

Time Out Loves, our picks this week. 

A Second Look at Hedda Sterne

A Second Look at Hedda Sterne

Art Info

March 9, 2016

Hedda Sterne
Machines 1947-51

12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 11

12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 11

New York Observer

March 7, 2016

Hedda Sterne

Machines 1947-51

AL HELD: The Conversant Artist

AL HELD: The Conversant Artist

The Brooklyn Rail

March 4, 2016

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

The New Yorker

February, 2016

by Peter Schjeldahl

ART REVIEW: Early Diebenkorn Paintings Reveal a Master Developing His Style

ART REVIEW: Early Diebenkorn Paintings Reveal a Master Developing His Style

Hamptons Art Hub

February 16, 2016

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

September 9, 2015–February 8, 2016

For more information please click here.

The Artist Project | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dorothea Rockburne on an ancient Near Eastern head of a ruler

January 2016