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Master Drawings: Alexander Calder, Michael Heizer, Franz Kline, Lee Lozano, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly

Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to present for TEFAF New York Spring 2019 an exhibition of twentieth-century master drawings.

Along with works on paper representing the most masterful practitioners of the medium, we will also show works that were at the most radical edge of the reevaluation of drawing, including a large etched window by Michael Heizer and a hanging wire portrait by Alexander Calder.

The Heizer window (dated 1976)—one of ten that he made over a 25-year period beginning in 1972—was included in Bernice Rose’s now famous Museum of Modern Art exhibition Drawing Now in 1976. At MoMA, it was installed in a gallery with a street view as a visual gateway between interior space and the exterior urban world—just as Heizer intended these works to function. The artist’s hand is overlaid on the spaces viewable through the glass, in effect inscribing Heizer’s gesture on the landscape, an important aspect the windows share with his earthworks.

From Memory Draw a Map of the United States (1971-72), a 22-artist project conceived by artist Hisachika Takahashi will be on view. He asked each artist to draw a map of the country on a sheet of handmade Japanese paper he provided. Mel Bochner’s map is carefully rendered and accurate; Dorothea Rockburne’s United States is a gridded three-dimensional cube, with inscrutable, random locations marked along its horizontal axes; Jasper Johns’ almost abstract rendering suggests a footprint of the map; and Joseph Kosuth’s America consists of two dots, one for New York and the other for Los Angeles.

We will also show a transfer drawing by Robert Rauschenberg from 1958, the year he began to make a concentrated exploration into the transfer process that would become so critical to his body of work as a whole; a screw drawing by Lee Lozano; a large-scale Cy Twombly dyptich; and a Franz Kline ink study on newspaper, among other highlights. 

For reproduction requests and general inquiries, please contact the gallery at +1 212 966 5154 or info@peterfreemaninc.com.