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Reds

April 27 - June 9, 2018

Installation Views

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Art Works

Louise Bourgeois Red Night 1946-48 oil on linen 30...

Louise Bourgeois

Red Night

1946-48

oil on linen

30 x 60 inches (76.2 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

Arshile Gorky Agony 1947 oil on canvas 40 x 50 1/2...

Arshile Gorky

Agony

1947

oil on canvas

40 x 50 1/2 inches (101.6 x 128.3 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 1950

Alexander Calder Untitled c. 1952 sheet metal, wir...

Alexander Calder

Untitled

c. 1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

58 x 71 inches (147.3 x 180.3 cm)

Calder Foundation, New York

Alexander Calder Sumac VI 1952 sheet metal, wire,...

Alexander Calder

Sumac VI

1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

47 1/2 x 45 x 20 inches (120.7 x 114.3 x 50.8 cm)

Private collection

Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting, Red 1953 oil on ca...

Ad Reinhardt

Abstract Painting, Red

1953

oil on canvas in artist's frame

canvas: 30 1/8 x 30 in. (76.5 x 76.2 cm)

frame: 32 ¼ x 32 in. (81.9 x 81.2 cm)

Private collection

Willem de Kooning Composition 1955 oil, enamel, an...

Willem de Kooning

Composition

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

79 1/8 x 69 1/8 inches (201 x 175.6 cm)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Mark Rothko Browns and Blacks in Reds 1957 oil on...

Mark Rothko

Browns and Blacks in Reds

1957

oil on canvas

91 x 60 inches (231.1 x 152.4 cm)

Private collection

Kazuo Shiraga Untitled  1959 oil on canvas 71...

Kazuo Shiraga

Untitled 

1959

oil on canvas

71 3/4 x 107 inches (182.2 x 271.8 cm)

Private collection

Yayoi Kusama No. Red A 1960 1960 oil on canvas 71...

Yayoi Kusama

No. Red A 1960

1960

oil on canvas

71 x 63 in. (180.3 x 160 cm)

Grey Art Gallery

New York University Art Collection

Gift of Silvia Pizitz

Donald Judd Untitled 1961 acrylic and sand on Maso...

Donald Judd

Untitled

1961

acrylic and sand on Masonite

48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

Franz Kline Red Painting 1961 oil on canvas 109 13...

Franz Kline

Red Painting

1961

oil on canvas

109 13/16 x 78 1/8 inches (278.9 x 198.4 cm)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Gift of the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President

Andy Warhol Red Elvis 1962 silkscreen ink and acry...

Andy Warhol

Red Elvis

1962

silkscreen ink and acrylic on canvas

69 3/4 x 52 inches (177.2 x 132.1 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Dan Flavin untitled (to Sabine and Holger) 1966-71...

Dan Flavin

untitled (to Sabine and Holger)

1966-71

red fluorescent light

96 x 96 x 5 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 12.7 cm)

Private collection

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square 1967 o...

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square

1967

oil on masonite

24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

Private collection

Robert Motherwell Open No. 153: In Scarlet with Wh...

Robert Motherwell

Open No. 153: In Scarlet with White Line

1970

acrylic on canvas

86 1/2 x 140 1/4 inches (219.7 x 356.2 cm)

Private collection

Francis Bacon Study of George Dyer 1971 oil on can...

Francis Bacon

Study of George Dyer

1971

oil on canvas

78 x 58 inches (198.1 x 147.3 cm)

Private collection

Ellsworth Kelly Chatham X: Black Red 1971 oil on c...

Ellsworth Kelly

Chatham X: Black Red

1971

oil on canvas

108 x 95 3/4 inches (274.3 x 243.2 cm)

Private collection

John Chamberlain Funn 1978 painted and chromium-pl...

John Chamberlain

Funn

1978

painted and chromium-plated steel

80 x 41 x 21 inches (203.2 x 104.1 x 53.3 cm)

Private collection

 
Jean-Michel Basquiat The Ring 1981 oil and oil sti...

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Ring

1981

oil and oil stick on canvas

60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Private collection

Cady Noland Bluewald 1989 screenprint on aluminum...

Cady Noland

Bluewald

1989

screenprint on aluminum with printed cotton flag

72 x 33 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches (182.9 x 85.1 x 90.2 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Glenn Ligon Deferred (Malcolm / Martin) 1991 oil a...

Glenn Ligon

Deferred (Malcolm / Martin)

1991

oil and acrylic on canvas

31 x 20 3/4 inches (78.7 x 52.7 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Christopher Wool Untitled 1993 enamel on aluminum...

Christopher Wool

Untitled

1993

enamel on aluminum

43 x 30 inches (109.2 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Mark Grotjahn Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Gr...

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Green)

2002

oil on linen

50 x 19 inches (127 x 48.3 cm)

Private collection

Jeff Koons Lobster 2003 polychromed aluminum, coat...

Jeff Koons
Lobster
2003
polychromed aluminum, coated steel chain
57 7/8 x 37 x 17 1/8 inches (147 x 94 x 43.5 cm)
Collection of the artist

Cy Twombly Untitled 2006 acrylic on canvas 84 5/8...

Cy Twombly

Untitled

2006

acrylic on canvas

84 5/8 x 66 1/8 inches (214.9 x 168 cm)

Private collection

Louise Bourgeois Red Night 1946-48 oil on linen 30...

Louise Bourgeois

Red Night

1946-48

oil on linen

30 x 60 inches (76.2 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

Arshile Gorky Agony 1947 oil on canvas 40 x 50 1/2...

Arshile Gorky

Agony

1947

oil on canvas

40 x 50 1/2 inches (101.6 x 128.3 cm)

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 1950

Alexander Calder Untitled c. 1952 sheet metal, wir...

Alexander Calder

Untitled

c. 1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

58 x 71 inches (147.3 x 180.3 cm)

Calder Foundation, New York

Alexander Calder Sumac VI 1952 sheet metal, wire,...

Alexander Calder

Sumac VI

1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

47 1/2 x 45 x 20 inches (120.7 x 114.3 x 50.8 cm)

Private collection

Ad Reinhardt Abstract Painting, Red 1953 oil on ca...

Ad Reinhardt

Abstract Painting, Red

1953

oil on canvas in artist's frame

canvas: 30 1/8 x 30 in. (76.5 x 76.2 cm)

frame: 32 ¼ x 32 in. (81.9 x 81.2 cm)

Private collection

Willem de Kooning Composition 1955 oil, enamel, an...

Willem de Kooning

Composition

1955

oil, enamel, and charcoal on canvas

79 1/8 x 69 1/8 inches (201 x 175.6 cm)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Mark Rothko Browns and Blacks in Reds 1957 oil on...

Mark Rothko

Browns and Blacks in Reds

1957

oil on canvas

91 x 60 inches (231.1 x 152.4 cm)

Private collection

Kazuo Shiraga Untitled  1959 oil on canvas 71...

Kazuo Shiraga

Untitled 

1959

oil on canvas

71 3/4 x 107 inches (182.2 x 271.8 cm)

Private collection

Yayoi Kusama No. Red A 1960 1960 oil on canvas 71...

Yayoi Kusama

No. Red A 1960

1960

oil on canvas

71 x 63 in. (180.3 x 160 cm)

Grey Art Gallery

New York University Art Collection

Gift of Silvia Pizitz

Donald Judd Untitled 1961 acrylic and sand on Maso...

Donald Judd

Untitled

1961

acrylic and sand on Masonite

48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

Franz Kline Red Painting 1961 oil on canvas 109 13...

Franz Kline

Red Painting

1961

oil on canvas

109 13/16 x 78 1/8 inches (278.9 x 198.4 cm)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Gift of the American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President

Andy Warhol Red Elvis 1962 silkscreen ink and acry...

Andy Warhol

Red Elvis

1962

silkscreen ink and acrylic on canvas

69 3/4 x 52 inches (177.2 x 132.1 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Dan Flavin untitled (to Sabine and Holger) 1966-71...

Dan Flavin

untitled (to Sabine and Holger)

1966-71

red fluorescent light

96 x 96 x 5 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 12.7 cm)

Private collection

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square 1967 o...

Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square

1967

oil on masonite

24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

Private collection

Robert Motherwell Open No. 153: In Scarlet with Wh...

Robert Motherwell

Open No. 153: In Scarlet with White Line

1970

acrylic on canvas

86 1/2 x 140 1/4 inches (219.7 x 356.2 cm)

Private collection

Francis Bacon Study of George Dyer 1971 oil on can...

Francis Bacon

Study of George Dyer

1971

oil on canvas

78 x 58 inches (198.1 x 147.3 cm)

Private collection

Ellsworth Kelly Chatham X: Black Red 1971 oil on c...

Ellsworth Kelly

Chatham X: Black Red

1971

oil on canvas

108 x 95 3/4 inches (274.3 x 243.2 cm)

Private collection

John Chamberlain Funn 1978 painted and chromium-pl...

John Chamberlain

Funn

1978

painted and chromium-plated steel

80 x 41 x 21 inches (203.2 x 104.1 x 53.3 cm)

Private collection

 
Jean-Michel Basquiat The Ring 1981 oil and oil sti...

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Ring

1981

oil and oil stick on canvas

60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Private collection

Cady Noland Bluewald 1989 screenprint on aluminum...

Cady Noland

Bluewald

1989

screenprint on aluminum with printed cotton flag

72 x 33 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches (182.9 x 85.1 x 90.2 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Glenn Ligon Deferred (Malcolm / Martin) 1991 oil a...

Glenn Ligon

Deferred (Malcolm / Martin)

1991

oil and acrylic on canvas

31 x 20 3/4 inches (78.7 x 52.7 cm)

Courtesy The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Christopher Wool Untitled 1993 enamel on aluminum...

Christopher Wool

Untitled

1993

enamel on aluminum

43 x 30 inches (109.2 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

Mark Grotjahn Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Gr...

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Green)

2002

oil on linen

50 x 19 inches (127 x 48.3 cm)

Private collection

Jeff Koons Lobster 2003 polychromed aluminum, coat...

Jeff Koons
Lobster
2003
polychromed aluminum, coated steel chain
57 7/8 x 37 x 17 1/8 inches (147 x 94 x 43.5 cm)
Collection of the artist

Cy Twombly Untitled 2006 acrylic on canvas 84 5/8...

Cy Twombly

Untitled

2006

acrylic on canvas

84 5/8 x 66 1/8 inches (214.9 x 168 cm)

Private collection

Press Release

Reds

April 27 - June 9, 2018

Since the cave paintings of Lascaux, the color red has played a starring role in the story of art history. Through the centuries, it has conjured emotions such as love, lust, and rage, and served as a symbol of wealth, war, revolution, and religious sacrifice. Red is one of the most powerful tools in an artist’s color arsenal. Its presence ensures bold visual impact and guarantees our immediate attention. Mnuchin Gallery is thus delighted to present Reds, an exhibition offering a focused look at artists’ use of red over sixty years, from the postwar period to the present day. The exhibition will include paintings and sculpture by twenty-five artists, including Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, and Mark Rothko, to name a few. The exhibition will be on view from April 27 through June 9, 2018.

Selected Press

Culture Trip

A Collection of All-Red Masterpieces Command Attention in New York City
May 14, 2018

Mnuchin Gallery’s eponymous new exhibition examines the color of red as a visual, thematic, and symbolic instrument from the postwar era onward, offering a focused and commanding showcase of fiery masterpieces by some of the world’s most respected visionaries.

Culture Trip

Art Market Monitor

Artelligence for May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Seeing Reds: Robert Mnuchin got the idea for a show of Modern masterpieces around the theme of the color red while watching John Logan’s play about Mark Rothko and the painting of the Seagram’s murals that now reside in the Tate in London. The show includes a stunning red Rothko along with interesting and rarely seen museum properties by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Ad Reinhardt Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Glenn Ligon, Wade Guyton, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Cady Noland and Kazuo Shiraga.

Art Market Monitor

Blouin Artinfo

‘REDS’ at Mnuchin Gallery, New York
May 10, 2018

The color red and all its complicated connotations are the subject of a startling group exhibition at the Mnuchin Gallery. The New York gallery is hosting “REDS,” a expose on the color red’s role in art, featuring works by the likes of Josef Albers, Jeff Koons and more. The exhibition will be on view until June 9, 2018.

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