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JT: Rauschenberg’s Greatest Champion & Friend

JTwas one of the young Robert Rauschenberg’s relatively few admirers among the older generation of Abstract Expressionists. Estate Curator, Jason Andrew, offers this rare and historic insight into Rauschenberg’s unique relationship with JT.

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JT at Frieze New York, May 5-7, 2017

At Frieze New York, Alexander Gray Associates presents paintings and drawings by Jack Tworkov, charting the evolution of the artist’s career from gestural abstract expressionism in the 1950s to a conceptual approach to geometric abstraction beginning in the late 1960s and 1970s. Central to the presentation is Triptych (Q3-75 #1), 1975, a monumental painting 18 feet long.

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JT featured in Abstract Expressionism at Guggenheim Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Abstract Expressionism, an ambitious selection of works by the artists who spearheaded a major shift and new apogee in painting in New York which began in the 1940’s. Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, David Smith, and Clyfford Still are just some of the artists in the show, which brings together more than 130 paintings,
drawings, sculptures, and photographs from public and private collections all over the world. This exhibition sheds new light on Abstract Expressionism, a diverse, complex, and multifaceted phenomenon which is often erroneously viewed as a unified whole. The exhibition opened February 3 and will continue through June 4, 2017.

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JT Featured in “Painters of Black Mountain College”

The list of painters associated with Black Mountain College is a who’s who of mid-20th century artists. From influential and groundbreaking Europeans like Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, and Theodoros Stamos to profoundly original Americans including Robert Rauschenberg, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Elaine de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, Dorothea Rockburne, Cy Twombly, and Jack Tworkov, the cumulative impact these painters have had on the history and trajectory of art is remarkable.

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JT returns to Chicago!

JT has had an exciting history with the city of Chicago. In 1982, the Chicago International Art Exposition commissioned JT to design the poster for its then second annual contemporary Art Chicago exposition. This year, JT returns to Chicago with Alexander Gray Associates.

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JT Featured in Major Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London

In just three weeks the Royal Academy of Arts opens an extraordinary show exploring an unparalleled period in American art. This long awaited exhibition, curated by historian David Anfam, reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.

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Knight Paintings by JT Featured at The Art Show / ADAA

Alexander Gray Associates presents paintings and drawings by Jack Tworkov, selected from the artist’s “Knight Series” (1974–77) at The Art Show presented by ADAA. Embodying a key moment in Tworkov’s career, the series underscores his interest in geometry, mark making, and strategy by introducing patterns within a gridded composition based on the various possibilities of the knight’s moves across a chessboard.

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Homage to JT Opens at Peggy Guggenheim, Venice

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents “Postwar ERA: A Recent History” with a special homage to painter Jack Tworkov and tribute to sculptor Claire Falkenstein. Drawn from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim as well as acquisitions by the Guggenheim Foundation after her death, the works on view—some of which are infrequently exhibited—will be grouped and matched based on theme, style, and affinity. The exhibition draws on a sensibility that goes beyond canonical art movements and trends, comparable to the refined approach that Peggy Guggenheim learned and cultivated through her activity as a far-sighted and vanguard collector. This context also offers insight into the work of two artists in the foundation’s collection: Jack Tworkov (1900–82) and Claire Falkenstein (1908–97).

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From the Archive: Thanksgiving at Hans Hofmann’s, Provincetown 1958

Sometimes the most memorable and historic moments in the art world are those that take place far from the grand stages of the worlds most famous galleries and museums. We have come to cherish these rare intimate moments captured in photographs where we see the solitary artist in their studio or a group scattered around a dinner table or crowding over a bar deep in conversation. This photo-essay features recently discovered negatives from the Tworkov Family Archive of a lively gathering of friends and family celebrating Thanksgiving 1958 at the Provincetown home of Hans Hofmann.

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JT: Important Paintings from the 70s, opens at Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute of American Art is pleased to present a major survey, Jack Tworkov: Important Paintings from the ’70s. Organized by curator Jason Andrew, this exhibition features signature works by this noted American painter including a major painting on loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. A curator talk and preview with be held on October 10 at 2pm. The exhibition will open to the public on October 11 with a reception to the public from 1-3pm. The exhibition continues through December 20. For additional information please visit: The Butler Institute of American Art.

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