Friday, August 1, 2008
Ad Reinhardt : 1955
Ad Reinhardt in his New York studio in 1955.
The show, "Imageless," at the Guggenheim Museum starts with a story about a gift to the museum of one of Reinhardt’s “Black Paintings.” The black paintings are delicate: the mere touch of a finger leaves a permanent imprint. Their fragility contributed to them being perceived, and valued, as pure things in a corrupted world. From an article by Holland Cotter in the New York Times.
Photo: Photograph by Walter Rosenblum. Thomas Hess papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.