Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays
Barbara Haskell (born 1946) is an American art historian. She is currently a curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she has worked since 1975. She is the author of numerous monographs and catalogues of American art from 1900 to 1960. She has written on Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Stella, Milton Avery, Oscar Bluemner, Elie Nadelman, Edward Steichen, Donald Judd, Ralston Crawford and Burgoyne Diller. She is also the author of The American Century published by Norton in 2000 and the acclaimed Blam!, a path-breaking monograph on pop art and minimal art, and the recipient of numerous awards.
Published by Radius Books. Text by Barbara Haskell. Foreword by Frances Colpitt.
A member of the group of L.A. artists immortalized as the "Cool School" in Morgan Neville's 2007 documentary of the same name, Ed Moses' first exhibition was at the legendary Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1957. But for two brief stints in New York (1958-60) and in Europe (1973-74), Moses has remained in Southern California for his whole life, and his career has been central to the history of West Coast art--along with peers Ed Kienholz, Robert Irwin, John Altoon and Wallace Berman. Rather than maintain one distinct style, Moses has repeatedly renewed his approach to his art, which has ranged from his early, delicate, abstract drawings to the architectural grid work and resin paintings of the 1970s, the Apparitions paintings of the late 1980s and early 1990s and the huge canvases that he is producing now. Consistent features of Moses' work are an emphasis on gesture and mark-making and an intimate connection with his materials. Moses has had numerous shows throughout his long career, but this is his first major monograph.