Larry Poons: Five Decades

Jacobson Howard is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Larry Poons: Five Decades, May 7th through June 8th, 2004.

Catapulted to fame in the 1960's, Larry Poons took the art world by storm. He was instantly acknowledged as a gifted colorist and innovator, experimenting with monochrome fields of color filled with dots and ellipses. By 1970 he had abandoned this technique altogether in favor of pouring and throwing buckets of paint at the canvas.

The exhibition includes one great work from each decade, affording a rare opportunity to see iconic works such as "Stewball" (1967), alongside recent paintings such as "Twenty thousand miles to Gram Parsons" (2003), a work which David Ebony describes in the catalogue that accompanies the show as " a realm in perpetual motion and constant flux".

Born in Tokyo in 1937, Larry Poons has had over 60 solo shows worldwide. His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Jacobson Howard and Art in America will be hosting a panel discussion prior to the opening: Larry Poons and the Course of Abstract Painting. William C. Agee, Robert C. Morgan and Karen Wilkin in Conversation with Larry Poons. Friday May 7th, 6.30 pm. Reception to follow at 7.30pm. Seating is limited. To reserve call 212 570 2362 or email

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