April 8, 2011

Elizabeth Murray at Pace

 Elizabeth Murray, "Everybody Knows," 2007, oil on canvas, 87" x 93," private collection. This was the last piece Murray painted before she died of cancer in 2007, and it has never been exhibited before.

Elizabeth Murray, "Twist of Fate," December 1979, oil on canvas, 56-1/4 x 54-1/4"

Pace’s eighth exhibition of Elizabeth Murray's work—and the first since she died in 2007—focuses on paintings from the ‘70s, a period of growth and experimentation. The exhibition comprises thirty pieces, including loans from the Detroit Institute of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Princeton University Art Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art as well as "Everybody Knows," her last painting.



Defying Pace's "No Photography" edict, James Kalm Rough Cuts covers the opening reception.

"Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the 70s," Pace, New York, NY. Through April 30.

Related posts:
IMHO: Elizabeth Murray, a neo-feminist icon

Elizabeth Murray: tributes and obituaries


3 comments:

Thank you for this report Sharon.

I remember watching a piece on Elizabeth Murray at part of the ART 21 PBS series. She is great and so inspiring :)

"everybody knows" is one of her best IMO

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