Ed Clark

A Survey
September 14 - October 20, 2018
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Art Works
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Ed Clark

Flash

1966

acrylic on canvas

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

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Ed Clark

Intarsia

1970

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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Ed Clark

Untitled

c. early 1990s

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ed Clark

Untitled

2005

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ed Clark

Flash

1966

acrylic on canvas

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

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Ed Clark

Intarsia

1970

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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Ed Clark

Untitled

c. early 1990s

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ed Clark

Untitled

2005

acrylic on canvas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

 

 

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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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artnet News

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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ARTnews

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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