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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Rothko to Richter at Princeton Art Museum

Jack Tworkov, Princeton Art Museum, Rothko, Richter, Tworkov, abstract expressionism, abstract painting, 1960s, 1950s

Princeton, NJ— A remarkable gathering of paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era will provide a window into a moment of extraordinary creative ferment, when the very nature of abstract painting was being hotly contested. Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell spans the years 1950 to 1990, an era whose commitment to artistic experimentation is rivaled only by the first decades of the 20th century, when abstraction was invented.

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A gift to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Jack Tworkov, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, museum

Venice, Italy–The Estate of Jack Tworkov is pleased to announce a gift of a major painting to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy. The painting, titled “Portrait of Z. Sharkey,” is an exceptional example of Tworkov’s abstract figuration which dominated the artist’s oeuvre during the late 1940s. The gift was made by Hermine Ford and Helen Tworkov, daughters of Jack Tworkov, with the assistance of Jason Andrew and Otto and Kirstin Hubner of the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.

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Constellation of a Picture at ACME Fine Art

Jack Tworkov, ACME Fine Art, Boston, Tworkov

Boston, MA – ACME Fine Art is presents the exhibition “Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture,” featuring rarely viewed paintings from 1966-1967. The exhibition opens with a reception for the public on Friday, May 2, 2014, 5-8pm, in conjunction with SoWa Boston’s May First Friday celebration. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 21, 2014. A fully illustrated catalogue is available.

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Fine Arts Work Center Boston Event

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Boston, MA – On Thursday, May 1 Boston’s ACME Fine Art on Harrison Avenue will host a benefit for the Fine Arts Work Center of Provincetown. The benefit will feature an exhibition preview of Jack Tworkov: Constellation of a Picture, a solo exhibit featuring unknown gems from the artist’s estate, most of which have never been shown publicly. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding will be special guest.

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Tworkov drawing show opens at David Klein Gallery

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, drawing, drawings, work on paper, 1970, 1970s, minimalism

Birmingham, Michigan-The David Klein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of drawings from the early 1970s by Jack Tworkov. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 8nd from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Steel Stillman. The exhibition continues March 8.

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At PAAM: Tworkov’s gesture is paired with photographers pinhole percision

Jack Tworkov, PAAM, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Tworkov

Provincetown, MA–The Provincetown Art Association and Museum presents an exhibition co-curated by Pasquale Natale and Midge Battelle titled Couple/Duo. The exhibition considers the creative parallels between duos of one kind or another. It couples poets and painters, sculptors and painters, and painters and painters. Some are friends, some are couples, some are have never met. Each pairing of work – whether similar or dissimilar – shows a relationship of palette, subject matter, composition, narrative, or other element. The exhibition continues through March 30.

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At Bowdoin: Tworkov leads a roster of Contemporary Masters, 1950 to present

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, abstract expressionism, New York School

Brunswick, Maine-Bowdoin College Art Museum opens a new exhibition titled Contemporary Masters, 1950 to Present. The exhibition features a signature work by Jack Tworkov from 1951.

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Jan 1971: An interview with Jack Tworkov, Part 2 of 2

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Theo Westenberger

Part II: An interview with Jack Tworkov by Phyllis Tuchman originally published in Artforum (January 1971). The interview appeared just months before Tworkov’s new paintings would open at the Whitney Museum of American Art and French & Co.

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Jan 1971: An interview with Jack Tworkov, Part 1 of 2

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Theo Westenberger

An interview with Jack Tworkov by Phyllis Tuchman originally published in Artforum (January 1971). The interview appeared just months before Tworkov’s new paintings would open at the Whitney Museum of American Art and French & Co.

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