Reds

April 27 - June 9, 2018
Installation Views
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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging

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Photography Tom Powel Imaging.

Art Works
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Louise Bourgeois

Red Night

1946-48

oil on linen

30 x 60 inches (76.2 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

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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

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Alexander Calder

Untitled

c. 1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

58 x 71 inches (147.3 x 180.3 cm)

Calder Foundation, New York

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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

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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

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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

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Mark Rothko

Browns and Blacks in Reds

1957

oil on canvas

91 x 60 inches (231.1 x 152.4 cm)

Private collection

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Kazuo Shiraga

Untitled 

1959

oil on canvas

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

Private collection

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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

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Donald Judd

Untitled

1961

acrylic and sand on Masonite

48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

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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

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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

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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

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Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square

1967

oil on masonite

24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

Private collection

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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

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Francis Bacon

Study of George Dyer

1971

oil on canvas

78 x 58 inches (198.1 x 147.3 cm)

Private collection

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Ellsworth Kelly

Chatham X: Black Red

1971

oil on canvas

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

Private collection

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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

 

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Ring

1981

oil and oil stick on canvas

60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Private collection

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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

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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

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Christopher Wool

Untitled

1993

enamel on aluminum

43 x 30 inches (109.2 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

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Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Green)

2002

oil on linen

50 x 19 inches (127 x 48.3 cm)

Private collection

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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

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Cy Twombly

Untitled

2006

acrylic on canvas

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

Private collection

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Louise Bourgeois

Red Night

1946-48

oil on linen

30 x 60 inches (76.2 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

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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

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Alexander Calder

Untitled

c. 1952

sheet metal, wire, and paint

58 x 71 inches (147.3 x 180.3 cm)

Calder Foundation, New York

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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

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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

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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

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Mark Rothko

Browns and Blacks in Reds

1957

oil on canvas

91 x 60 inches (231.1 x 152.4 cm)

Private collection

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Kazuo Shiraga

Untitled 

1959

oil on canvas

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

Private collection

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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

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Donald Judd

Untitled

1961

acrylic and sand on Masonite

48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)

The George Economou Collection

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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

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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

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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

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Josef Albers

Study for Homage to the Square

1967

oil on masonite

24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm)

Private collection

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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

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Francis Bacon

Study of George Dyer

1971

oil on canvas

78 x 58 inches (198.1 x 147.3 cm)

Private collection

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Ellsworth Kelly

Chatham X: Black Red

1971

oil on canvas

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

Private collection

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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

 

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Ring

1981

oil and oil stick on canvas

60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Private collection

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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

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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

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Christopher Wool

Untitled

1993

enamel on aluminum

43 x 30 inches (109.2 x 76.2 cm)

Courtesy the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

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Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Red Butterfly Over Lime Green)

2002

oil on linen

50 x 19 inches (127 x 48.3 cm)

Private collection

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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