Artists of the New York School

October 27 – December 23, 2016

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky

Untitled

Circa 1947

Graphite and wax crayon on paper (recto verso)

9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

Untitled (Yellow Sand Fountain)

1959

Mixed media box construction

12 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 5 in.

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky

Untitled

Circa 1944-46 

Graphite and wax crayon on paper

11 x 14 7/8 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Untitled (Artist Sweating Blood)

Circa 1943

Oil on canvas

29 3/4 x 23 1/2 in.

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

Histoire Naturelle

1960

Mixed media box construction

8 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 5 in.

Alfred Leslie

Alfred Leslie

Cough Control

1961-62

Oil on canvas

96 1/4 x 72 1/4 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Untitled

Circa 1940

Colored pencil and pencil on paper

13 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. to mat

(recto verso)

 

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Itinerant Chapel

1951

Sapolin enamel and traces of oil on paper

22 x 30 in.

John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain

N.D.W.

1971

Painted and chrome-plated steel with stainless steel

55 x 52 x 45 in.

New York School

Installation View

John Graham

John Graham

Fenêtre sur Paysage Italien (Window on an Italian Landscape)

1944

Oil on canvas

18 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Abstraction (Black and White Abstraction)

1948

Sapolin enamel on paper

23 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Marya

1941

Pencil and colored pencil on paper

11 1/2 x 9 in.

(recto verso)

 

New York School

Installation View

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Abstract

1939-40

Oil on canvas

37 1/4 x 34 1/4 in.

Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Untitled

1950-51

Ink on newsprint

11 x 9 in.

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

1965

Oil on paper

41 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.

New York School

Installation View

John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain

Untitled

Circa 1958

Pencil on paper

6 x 6 1/2 in.

John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain

Untitled

Circa 1958

Watercolor on paper

3 7/8 x 3 5/8 in.

Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Untitled

1958

Oil and collage on paper mounted to masonite

13 7/8 x 21 1/2 in.

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

Circa 1972-1974

Charcoal and oil on vellum (double sided)

67 x 41 1/2 in.

New York School

Installation View

New York School

Installation View

Arshile Gorky

Arshile Gorky

Untitled

Circa 1943-1946

Graphite on paper

12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Study for Marya

Circa 1943

Graphite on tracing paper

9 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.

Willem de kooning

Willem de Kooning

Untitled (Woman)

1956

Graphite and traces of oil on paper

12 7/8 x 11 1/8 in.

Alfred Leslie

Alfred Leslie

Untitled

1953

Mixed media oil and collage on board

10 3/8 x 8 1/8 in.

Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli

Untitled

1960

Mixed media collage

12 x 8 in.

Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Untitled

1958

Ink on paper

10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.

Lester Johnson

Lester Johnson

Gestural Abstraction

n.d.

Charcoal on paper

13 x 17 inches

Alfred Leslie

Alfred Leslie

Gildo the Moor (Rose) 

1951

Mixed media, oil and collage on board

9 1/8 x 12 1/8 in.

New York School

Installation View

Michael Goldberg

Untitled

1961

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

15 1/4 x 13 in.

Richard Stankiewicz

Richard Stankiewicz

On Schedule

1956

Welded found metal objects

10 x 10 x 5 3/4 in.

Mark di Suvero

Mark Di Suvero

Untitled

Circa 1960

Hand forged steel

14 1/2 x 13 x 9 1/2 in.

Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Broom

1959

Collage with oil, charcoal, paper, and canvas on wood

22 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.

Albert Terris

Albert Terris

The Ball

1952

Welded steel

9 1/2 x 24 x 9 1/2 in. 

Installation View

Press Release

Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present Artists of the New York School, on view from October 27 – December 23, 2016. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the exhibition highlights paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by a loosely associated group of mid-twentieth century European and American artists centered around New York. Mr. Stone's engagement with one of the most important periods in the history of American art began with founding members such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline and evolved to include a diverse range of successors.

 

Though broad in definition and membership, the New York School artists were initially influenced by European Modernism, Surrealism, and Cubism. Some of the earliest inspirations for founding Abstract Expressionist artists such as de Kooning, Kline, and Arshile Gorky were introduced via John Graham, a highly influential artist immersed in these European movements and the exploration of the subconscious. These distinct ideas became distilled in a new vernacular which exploited the potential of abstraction and the immediacy of intuitive expression, tenets of the New York School that were key in shifting the focus of the international avant-garde from Europe to America.    

 

Breakthroughs made by the leading members of the New York School spawned numerous stylistic avenues. Though ranging in content and iconography, these artists were united by a common dedication to material invention and the experiential aspects of art objects. For example, while Surrealism influenced the imagery in Joseph Cornell's work, its evocative materiality aligns more with Abstract Expressionism's emotive impact. Innovative sculptures by John Chamberlain, Mark di Suvero, and Richard Stankiewicz further developed the use of unconventional media and process-oriented techniques. Spurred by their dedication to invention, the artists in this exhibition forged new definitions for art and expression.

 

Artists included in the exhibition are John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Jim Dine, Michael Goldberg, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Lester Johnson, Franz Kline, Alfred Leslie, Conrad Marca-Relli, Richard Stankiewicz and Albert Terris.