A longstanding and beloved icon of contemporary painting in New York, Stanley Whitney (born 1946) has been exploring the formal possibilities of color within ever-shifting grids of multihued blocks and all-over fields of gestural marks and passages, since the mid-1970s. Whitney’s works on paper and preparatory sketchbooks are a critical component of his practice, in which he develops his spatial structure and experiments with the placement of color. Whitney has noted: “For me, drawing is a way to understand where things are in space. I felt that I needed to work on space because I didn’t want my color to be decorative. I wanted color to have real intellect.” Sketchbook is a precise facsimile of one of the artist’s Moleskine notebooks, featuring his notes, sketches and color investigations for recent paintings.
This enormous and beautifully produced volume compiles the work of American painter Stanley Whitney (born 1946) from 1978 to 2015. Drawing from his African-American heritage, Old Masters and Abstract Expressionism, Whitney produces abstract works of structured dissonance, both in crayon and graphite drawings and oil paintings on canvas and linen.
PUBLISHER Karma, New York
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.5 x 9 in. / 440 pgs / 315 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/29/2015 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 208
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781942607113FLAT40 List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00