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Frank Bowling - Whitney 1971

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1971
Published by: Whitney Museum of American Art
Year published: 1971

image of Frank Bowling - Whitney 1971

Folded sheet of card/monochrome printed text

Title: Frank Bowling

Inside cover contains the text: Frank Bowling interviewed by Robert Doty, New York, 14 September 1971. Back cover contains Frank Bowling’s CV / Photograph / Catalogue listing. Photographs by Geoffrey Clements and Robert Doty. 4 November - 6 December 1971. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10021.

(Bowling’s year of birth was 1936, though this catalogue, for Bowling’s 1971 Whitney Museum of American Art notes his year of birth as 1935).

In a feature in Art International The Art Spectrum, Volume XIX/5, May 15 1975, about Frank Bowling, Jeanne Siegel opened the text with “After Frank Bowling’s exhibition at the Whitney Museum at the end of 1971 he turned to abstraction. The Whitney show consisted of large scale, more or less monochromatic (or so they appeared) stained paintings which contained stencilled images of maps. Since then his paintings have been built on color alone. If the Whitney paintings suggested a nebulous view of the world the newer ones evoke a color atmosphere that has a more felt relationship to nature.”

This Whitney exhibition was discussed in a section of Kellie Jones, ‘It’s Not Enough to Say “Black is Beautiful” ‘: Abstraction at the Whitney, 1969-1974, in Discrepant Abstraction, inIVA and MIT Press, 2006. The section in question was Frank Bowling: 4 November - 6 December 1971.

Related people

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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»  Whitney Museum of American Art

New York, United States of America