Ad Reinhardt: Art Is Art and Everything Else Is Everything Else

Edited by Manuel Fontán del Junco and María Toledo. Texts by Alex Bacon, Manuel Fontán del Junco, Pepe Karmel, Prudence Peiffer, Miguel Peña, Jordi Teixidor, María Toledo, José María Yturralde, and Lynn Zelevansky

The first retrospective in 30 years on the immensely influential abstractionist, theorist, art-world scourge and forefather of minimalism

The first monographic exhibition on the artist in Spain and one of the most complete surveys ever curated in Europe, Art Is Art and Everything Else Is Everything Else illustrates Ad Reinhardt’s tremendous influence on abstract expressionism as well as subsequent contemporary art styles. Reinhardt’s paintings are rarely representational and are instead composed of geometrics and eventually only color: canvases of all red, all blue, all black.

Organized with the institutional support of the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, this catalog includes a selection of approximately 50 paintings and works on paper, spanning Reinhardt’s career from early drawings, paintings and collages to later works characterized by a progressive reduction of color and form. Another focal point of the volume is Reinhardt’s passions and artistic pursuits beyond painting, including his slides, writings on art, illustrations in newspapers, books, magazines and pamphlets, and his comics satirizing the art world and politics.

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Publisher: Fundacion Juan March

Artists: Ad Reinhardt

Publication Date: 2022

Binding: Hardcover in slipcase

Dimensions: 9 × 11.25 in.

Pages: 300

ISBN: 9788470756689

Retail: $70

Status: Not Available

Ad Reinhardt

Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) was one of the most significant American artists of the twentieth century. He was included in many important museum exhibitions during his lifetime, including Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States (1944), Cincinnati Art Museum; Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America (1951–52), Americans 1963 (1963–64), and The Responsive Eye (1965–66), The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New Decade: 35 American Painters and Sculptors (1955–56), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Abstract Expressionists Imagists (1961), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Painting and Sculpture of a Decade: 1954–64 (1964), Tate Gallery, London; and Black, White and Grey (1964), Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; among others. At the end of 1966, Sam Hunter, with the assistance of Lucy Lippard, mounted a major retrospective of Reinhardt’s work at The Jewish Museum, New York.

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