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Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Collection, 1934–2001

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Beard Garden (detail), 1959 Torn and Pasted Painted Papers on Paper 20 1/8 X 13 3/8 In. (51.1 X 34 Cm) © Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Paper Trails: Selected Works from the Collection, 1934–2001

1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028-0918
July 19th, 2011 - November 27th, 2011

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The modern and contemporary artists in this installation have translated their fascination with paper into works that defy conventional definitions of drawing. Treating paper as a material rather than a mere support, they have used processes of tearing and cutting to generate line and form, resulting in a surprising range of formal and expressive effects. Through their richly varied approaches to paper, these artists explore and elaborate the intimate immediacy associated with the act of drawing. Featured are thirty-six works on paper by twenty-four artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Jean Dubuffet, Franz Kline, Kara Walker, and Kiki Smith.