Transparent Reflections: Richard Pousette-Dart, Works on Paper, 1940-1992

Art of the Americas Building
June 29, 2006–September 17, 2006
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In the first West Coast museum retrospective of his work, LACMA in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Cincinnati Art Museum have organized this small but highly selective exhibition of fifty of Richard Pousette-Dart’s drawings and paintings on paper, representing the full range of his fifty-year career from the 1940s to the 1990s. Pousette-Dart, the youngest of the abstract expressionists and the first of them to paint on a heroic scale, never separated his art from his spiritual experience. Always original, the artist’s work changed and evolved with each successive decade, never losing its early potency.

Curator at LACMA: Leslie Jones, Prints and Drawings.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Following Los Angeles, the exhibition will travel to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (October 14, 2006–January 14, 2007) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (February 3–May 3, 2007).

Image: Richard Pousette-Dart, Chromatic Dream (1940s), ink, graphite,  watercolor and gouache on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart, © Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart, Photo by Thomas R. Du Brock.