Tony Smith

A Drawing Retrospective

November 1, 1995 - January 13, 1996
1018 Madison Avenue

Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce that the next exhibition in his gallery at 1018 Madison Avenue will be Tony Smith: A Drawing Retrospective.

This is the first exhibition devoted to the drawings of Tony Smith, one of the key figures in 20th-century American art. Only a handful of Smith's works on paper have been exhibited before, although he consistently produced drawings from the late 1930s through the 1970s. In a multifaceted career that included architecture, painting, and sculpture, Smith's works on paper are the common denominator that reveal the continuity and development of his ideas and imagery.

The exhibition will include approximately 60 works, spanning the years between 1940 and 1980. Smith employed a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, crayon and collage. He often worked in series, and several of these are included in the exhibition. There are drawings specifically relating to his sculpture and paintings as well as to his architectural work.

A catalogue with 32 color and 62 black and white reproductions will be published to accompany the exhibition, and will include essays by Klaus Kertess, curator of drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Joan Pachner, an independent curator and art historian. It will be available for $25 postage paid.

For further information or photographs please contact Matthew Marks at (212) 861-9455.

Tony Smith: A Drawing Retrospective will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 1018 Madison Avenue (between 78th and 79th Streets), through 13 January 1996. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

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