Norman Bluhm: A Retrospective of Works on Paper, 1948–1998

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October 29-December 23, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday October 29,
6:00-8:00

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Jacobson Howard Gallery
33 East 68 Street
New York, NY 10065
T: 212 570 2362
www.jacobsonhoward.com

Norman Bluhm works on paper retrospective

Bluhm has pitched his work towards an epic sense of the world. He sees the human drama as an immense stage populated by all kinds of comic and tragic presences. After more than three decades of gestural drawing, not to mention years of making detailed architectural drawings, Bluhm's brushwork has become as furious and controlled as the breath-taking movements of a great dancer or the playing of a late Beethoven piano concerto by a brilliant pianist. In Bluhm's work until the end of his life, expressivity and discipline will fuel, push and extend each other to higher and higher heights of ecstasy, even as the artist peers into a netherworld.

—John Yau

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