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Ed Clark

A Survey
September 14 - October 20, 2018

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Art Works

Ed Clark Flash 1966 acrylic on canvas 44 x 58 1/2...

Ed Clark

Flash

1966

acrylic on canvas

44 x 58 1/2 inches (111.8 x 149.2 cm)

Ed Clark Intarsia 1970 acrylic on canvas 119 1/2 x...

Ed Clark

Intarsia

1970

acrylic on canvas

119 1/2 x 219 1/2 inches (303.5 x 557.5 cm)

Ed Clark Ife 1973 graphite and pastel on paper 30...

Ed Clark
Ife
1973
graphite and pastel on paper
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 1974-75 acrylic on canvas 57 1/4...

Ed Clark
Untitled
1974-75
acrylic on canvas
57 1/4 x 80 1/4 inches (144.8 x 203.2 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled (Paris Series) 1983 acrylic on c...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Paris Series)
1983
acrylic on canvas
47 1/8 x 55 1/8 inches (119.4 x 146.1 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 1985 acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 i...

Ed Clark
Untitled
1985
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled c. early 1990s acrylic on canvas...

Ed Clark

Untitled

c. early 1990s

acrylic on canvas

55 1/4 x 70 1/2 inches (140.3 x 179.1 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled (Egyptian Series) c. 1990s acryl...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Egyptian Series)
c. 1990s
acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 inches (152.4 x 177.8 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled c. 1990s acrylic on unbleached c...

Ed Clark
Untitled
c. 1990s
acrylic on unbleached canvas
50 5/8 x 62 1/8 inches (128.6 x 157.8 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled (Bahia Series) 1991 acrylic on c...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Bahia Series)
1991
acrylic on canvas
38 x 50 inches (95.3 x 127 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled c. 2000s acrylic on canvas 80 1/...

Ed Clark
Untitled
c. 2000s
acrylic on canvas
80 1/2 x 62 3/4 inches (205.7 x 160 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2001 acrylic on canvas 36 1/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2001
acrylic on canvas
36 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches (91.8 x 122.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2001 dry pigment on paper 29 1/4...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2001
dry pigment on paper
29 1/4 x 41 1/2 inches (74.3 x 105.4 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2004 acrylic on canvas 77 x 51 3...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2004
acrylic on canvas
77 x 51 3/8 inches (195.6 x 130.5 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled #2 (New York Series) 2004 acryli...

Ed Clark
Untitled #2 (New York Series)
2004
acrylic on canvas
39 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches (101 x 75.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Blue & Red 2005 acrylic on canvas 69 3/4...

Ed Clark
Blue & Red
2005
acrylic on canvas
69 3/4 x 60 1/4 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2005 acrylic on canvas 53 1/4 x...

Ed Clark

Untitled

2005

acrylic on canvas

53 1/4 x 66 inches (135.3 x 167.6 cm)

Ed Clark The Tilt 2006 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 i...

Ed Clark
The Tilt
2006
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2006 acrylic on canvas 47 7/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2006
acrylic on canvas
47 7/8 x 66 inches (121.6 x 167.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2007 acrylic on canvas 44 x 60 1...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2007
acrylic on canvas
44 x 60 1/4 inches (111.8 x 149.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2009 acrylic on canvas 50 1/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2009
acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 73 5/8 inches (127.3 x 187 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2009 acrylic on canvas 53 x 66 i...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2009
acrylic on canvas
53 x 66 inches (133.4 x 167.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2013 dry pigment on paper 38 3/8...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2013
dry pigment on paper
38 3/8 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2013 dry pigment on paper 37 5/8...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2013
dry pigment on paper
37 5/8 x 47 3/4 inches (95.6 x 121.3 cm)

Ed Clark Flash 1966 acrylic on canvas 44 x 58 1/2...

Ed Clark

Flash

1966

acrylic on canvas

44 x 58 1/2 inches (111.8 x 149.2 cm)

Ed Clark Intarsia 1970 acrylic on canvas 119 1/2 x...

Ed Clark

Intarsia

1970

acrylic on canvas

119 1/2 x 219 1/2 inches (303.5 x 557.5 cm)

Ed Clark Ife 1973 graphite and pastel on paper 30...

Ed Clark
Ife
1973
graphite and pastel on paper
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 1974-75 acrylic on canvas 57 1/4...

Ed Clark
Untitled
1974-75
acrylic on canvas
57 1/4 x 80 1/4 inches (144.8 x 203.2 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled (Paris Series) 1983 acrylic on c...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Paris Series)
1983
acrylic on canvas
47 1/8 x 55 1/8 inches (119.4 x 146.1 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 1985 acrylic on canvas 24 x 30 i...

Ed Clark
Untitled
1985
acrylic on canvas
24 x 30 inches (61 x 76.2 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled c. early 1990s acrylic on canvas...

Ed Clark

Untitled

c. early 1990s

acrylic on canvas

55 1/4 x 70 1/2 inches (140.3 x 179.1 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled (Egyptian Series) c. 1990s acryl...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Egyptian Series)
c. 1990s
acrylic on canvas
60 x 70 inches (152.4 x 177.8 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled c. 1990s acrylic on unbleached c...

Ed Clark
Untitled
c. 1990s
acrylic on unbleached canvas
50 5/8 x 62 1/8 inches (128.6 x 157.8 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled (Bahia Series) 1991 acrylic on c...

Ed Clark
Untitled (Bahia Series)
1991
acrylic on canvas
38 x 50 inches (95.3 x 127 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled c. 2000s acrylic on canvas 80 1/...

Ed Clark
Untitled
c. 2000s
acrylic on canvas
80 1/2 x 62 3/4 inches (205.7 x 160 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2001 acrylic on canvas 36 1/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2001
acrylic on canvas
36 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches (91.8 x 122.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2001 dry pigment on paper 29 1/4...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2001
dry pigment on paper
29 1/4 x 41 1/2 inches (74.3 x 105.4 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2004 acrylic on canvas 77 x 51 3...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2004
acrylic on canvas
77 x 51 3/8 inches (195.6 x 130.5 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled #2 (New York Series) 2004 acryli...

Ed Clark
Untitled #2 (New York Series)
2004
acrylic on canvas
39 3/4 x 29 7/8 inches (101 x 75.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Blue & Red 2005 acrylic on canvas 69 3/4...

Ed Clark
Blue & Red
2005
acrylic on canvas
69 3/4 x 60 1/4 inches (177.8 x 152.4 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2005 acrylic on canvas 53 1/4 x...

Ed Clark

Untitled

2005

acrylic on canvas

53 1/4 x 66 inches (135.3 x 167.6 cm)

Ed Clark The Tilt 2006 acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 i...

Ed Clark
The Tilt
2006
acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2006 acrylic on canvas 47 7/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2006
acrylic on canvas
47 7/8 x 66 inches (121.6 x 167.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2007 acrylic on canvas 44 x 60 1...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2007
acrylic on canvas
44 x 60 1/4 inches (111.8 x 149.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2009 acrylic on canvas 50 1/8 x...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2009
acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 73 5/8 inches (127.3 x 187 cm)

Ed Clark Untitled 2009 acrylic on canvas 53 x 66 i...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2009
acrylic on canvas
53 x 66 inches (133.4 x 167.6 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2013 dry pigment on paper 38 3/8...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2013
dry pigment on paper
38 3/8 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm) 

Ed Clark Untitled 2013 dry pigment on paper 37 5/8...

Ed Clark
Untitled
2013
dry pigment on paper
37 5/8 x 47 3/4 inches (95.6 x 121.3 cm)

Event Photos

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September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
All Photos: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com

All Photos: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com

September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions
September 14 - October 20, 2018 - A Survey - Ed Clark - Exhibitions

Press Release

Ed Clark

A Survey
September 14 - October 20, 2018

Mnuchin Gallery is proud to present Ed Clark: A Survey. This will be the first overview of Clark’s career in New York since the Studio Museum in Harlem’s retrospective in 1980. The exhibition will include paintings and works on paper spanning six decades, from 1962 through 2013.  The exhibition will be on view September 14 through October 20, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 14 from 5.30 to 7.30pm. A fully illustrated catalogue authored by Antwaun Sargent will accompany the exhibition.

Selected Press

Hyperallergic

Recognizing Ed Clark’s Contribution to Abstraction
October 6, 2018

I don’t think that I can begin to enumerate all the different ways that Ed Clark is important to the history of postwar American painting. Perhaps I should start by identifying some of the ways he has been left out. As Corinne Robins observed in a 1997 review, the seemingly inclusive chronicler and art historian, Irving Sandler, failed to mention “Ed Clark or any other artist of color” in his canonical book, The New York School (1978). Sandler is hardly the only art historian who failed to mention Clark in his survey of postwar American painting.

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New York Times

At 7 Art Galleries, the Ecstatic Flow of Paint and the Stories It Can Tell
September 27, 2018

The career of Ed Clark, now 92, is the subject of this vigorous 40-year career survey, which establishes his singular exploration of the formal and narrative potential of color and paint. Mr. Clark sometimes stains but mostly he wields wide brushes and even brooms, magnifying impasto and brushwork in piled-up strokes that seem to squirm on the surface. More characteristic are broad bands and curves of color that zoom across or out of corners, achieving an almost sculptural force, as in the pale, propulsive streams of “Elevation” (1992), a tumult of sound, water and paint all in one.

 

 

New York Times

ARTnews

From the Archives: Ed Clark's Dynamically Constructed Abstractions
September 21, 2018

Currently on view at the Mnuchin Gallery in New York is a career survey of Ed Clark, the painter known for abstractions created by moving a push broom across a canvas. Clark’s work is also on view at the Brooklyn Museum in “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.” With both shows in mind, we surveyed reviews from the ARTnewsarchives that spotlight the 92-year-old painter’s output. In one from November 1972, Lawrence Campbell notes that Clark may have been the first painter of a shaped canvas. Cynthia Nadelman, writing for the March 1982 issue on the occasion of a Studio Museum in Harlem survey of Clark, asks, “Where has Edward Clark been all our lives?” 

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Mnuchin Stages Ed Clark Survey
September 5, 2018

Amid growing curatorial and market interest, the 92-year-old abstract painter is getting a solo show at Mnuchin Gallery. “Ed Clark: A Survey,” which opens in New York on September 14, features 40 paintings and works on paper from 1962 to 2013. The artist David Hammons, who also works with the gallery and is an avid Clark collector, was the “catalyst” for the survey, says Mnuchin’s Sukanya Rajaratnam. 

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Ed Clark Will Have Career Survey at Mnuchin Gallery in New York
September 4, 2018

September 14 is shaping up to be a monumental day in the career of the renowned 92-year-old painter Ed Clark, who’s best known for exhilarating abstractions that he makes by pushing paint across his canvases with a broom. On that day, the traveling exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” which includes work by Clark, will open to the public at the Brooklyn Museum, and that evening, a few miles away, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mnuchin Gallery will open “Ed Clark: A Survey,” with some 40 paintings and works on paper by the artist dating from 1962 to 2013.

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