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Announcing Representation of Robert Moskowitz

Peter Freeman, Inc. is pleased to announce the representation of Robert Moskowitz. Moskowitz’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery, Paintings and Drawings from Four Decades, curated by Dieter Schwarz, will open 14 March and run through 16 May 2024. This exhibition marks the latest in a span of over six decades of New York shows, beginning in the 1960s at Leo Castelli and a mid-career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 1990. It also heralds a reunion of the artist and Peter Freeman, who organized Moskowitz’s 1988 solo show.

One of the more accomplished artists of his generation, Robert Moskowitz (b. 1935, Brooklyn, New York) uses painting and drawing to depict pared-down figures, iconic buildings, and symbols juxtaposed against stark, gestural backgrounds. Divorced from their original context, his images seem to ­exist in a liminal space between time and timelessness, between recognition and abstraction. Moskowitz’s innovative image-making techniques helped spawn New Image Painting, a loosely defined group who ran contrary to their contemporaries by employing recognizable imagery, yet were influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Minimalism. Despite this label, Moskowitz’s work transcends categorization; instead, a sense of profundity and nuance shines through, allowing for a plurality of interpretations.

Moskowitz’s major solo exhibitions include a mid-career retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (1989), which travelled to La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California (1990) and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1990); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1981); and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (1981). His work was included in seminal exhibitions such as New Image Painting at The Whitney Museum of Art, New York (1978); New Realists at Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (1962); and The Art of Assemblage at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1961). Moskowitz has also had solo gallery exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Blum Helman Gallery, New York; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco; Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles; Lawrence Markey, San Antonio; Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York; and Craig Starr Gallery, New York.

Moskowitz’s work is in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.