Works on Paper from the NYU Art Collection
This exhibition presents selected works on paper from the New York University Art Collection dating primarily from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, the decades that Diane Arbus—the subject of the exhibition that runs concurrently with this show, Diane Arbus: Family Albums—was active as an artist and photographer. On view is Philip Guston’s Dark Form, 1963, which some might remember seeing in the Grey’s show Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and ’60s in spring 2000, which featured Burckhardt’s photographic portraits of artists in their studios alongside works by them, primarily from the NYU collection. Presented more recently were Siah Armajani’s Sealed Letter, 1964, and Hossein Zenderoudi’s The Hand, c. 1960. Both were included in Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture, which was co-organized with NYU’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and was on view at the Grey in fall 2002. These two works are part of the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art, which Mrs. Grey bequeathed as part of her gift to endow a museum at NYU.