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JT’s towering painting “Athene” now on view at Met

Now on view in the Modern and Contemporary Galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is Jack Tworkov’s “Athene.” Painted in 1949, this towering painting became a part of the permanent collection of the museum in 2006. It was a signature painting among the historic donation of Post-War American art from the collection of Chicago based collector Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman.

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JT’s “Triptych” on view for the first time in New York in 35 years.

This May, Alexander Gray Associates will present Jack Tworkov’s Triptych at Frieze New York. This presentation marks the first time the painting has been exhibited before a New York audience in 35 years. Estate curator, Jason Andrew, researched the history behind the making of one of the artist’s greatest masterworks.

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2 major paintings by JT offered by Sotheby’s bridge 20 years of painting

Two important paintings by Jack Tworkov will be offered at Sotheby’s this March. The paintings bridge the gab of twenty years of painting.

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Major painting by Tworkov rocks the fall auction season.

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, New York School, Abstract Expressionism, New York

This fall, a major work by Jack Tworkov will be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York. Painted in 1957-58, “Queen II,” is a signature example of Tworkov’s Abstract Expressionist period. To mark the appearance of such work of this rarity, Jason Andrew, Manager/Curator of the Estate of Jack Tworkov offers a brief history of the painting and it’s relationship to it’s time and place.

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Featured Work (Dec): “Christmas Morning” 1951

Jack Tworkov, Christmas Morning, Newark Museum of Art, abstract expressionism, 1951, New York School

The 1950s marked an important decade in Jack Tworkov’s career and in the history of American art. The rising optimism of a post war world brought momentum to the Abstract Expressionism movement in New York. “Christmas Morning,” a work by Jack Tworkov, currently in the collection of the Newark Museum, was painted at the beginning of this critical decade. A decade that would see New York City surpass Paris as the capital of the art world.

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Featured Work (Nov): “Weatherman” 1953

Jack Tworkov, Weatherman, 1953, catalogue raisonne, paintings, abstract expressionism

Given the dramatic destruction brought on this week by Hurricane Sandy, it’s only appropriate to highlight Tworkov’s “Weatherman” painted in 1953 as our November 2012 featured work by the artist.

Painted during the artist’s Abstract Expressionist period, Tworkov brushes greys and whites in a composition that at once seems responsive to landscape but then seems more in tune to personal atmospheric unrest–even a reflection of the artist’s inner psychosis.

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