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.

1 comment:

mstoll80 said...

If you're interested in hearing some background information about the "Imageless" exhibition and the science behind the restoration of the Black Painting, I recommend listening to the New York Academy of Sciences' Podcast about "Imageless." It features Carol Stringari, the Chief Conservator at the Guggenheim. You can listen to that here.