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Exhibition Detail
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
Curated by: Christian Rattemeyer
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019


April 22nd, 2009 - January 4th, 2010
 
Camp Forestia, Peter DoigPeter Doig, Camp Forestia,
1996, Pastel on paper, 7 7/8 x 9 ½”
© Peter Doig
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The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, acquired by the Museum in 2005, is an extraordinary collection of over 2,500 contemporary works on paper. Through a selection of more than three hundred works, this first comprehensive presentation of the gift surveys the various methods and materials within the styles of gestural and geometric abstraction, representation and figuration, and systems-based and conceptual drawings. The exhibition brings together historical works by Lee Bontecou and Joseph Beuys; Minimalist and Conceptual works by Donald Judd and Hanne Darboven; detailed narrative drawings by Elizabeth Peyton and John Currin; collages by Amelie von Wulffen, Mona Hatoum, Lucy McKenzie and Paulina Olowska; and large-scale installations by Nate Lowman and Ján Mancuska, to name just a few. In its exploration of diverse artistic tendencies at the turn of the twenty-first century, this exhibition proudly celebrates the panoramic state of drawing today.



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