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Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

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This career-spanning volume documents Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon, the artist’s first museum retrospective, at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in New York, which featured 170 paintings and works on paper—from large-scale oil paintings to small improvised drawings and sketchbook pages—produced from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition contextualized Whitney’s practice in relation to both his artistic community and his influences—from the history of art and architecture to quilting, textiles, and jazz.

The book includes essays by exhibition curator Cathleen Chaffee and host curators Ruth Erickson and Pavel S. Pyś, as well as texts by curator Kim Conaty; poet, painter, and translator Norma Cole; and fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu. These in-depth commentaries survey Whitney’s gridded compositions of the past two decades alongside historical assessments of his practice; they also discuss the development of his works on paper, his relationship with the written word, and the influences of music, poetry, and quilting on his practice. Color reproductions of all the works in the exhibition are accompanied by a bibliography, an exhibition history, an illustrated chronology, an extensive interview with the artist by Grégoire Lubineau, and a conversation between Cole and Whitney.

Publisher: Buffalo AKG Art Museum and DelMonico Books

Publication date: 2024

Contributors: Cathleen Chaffee, Norma Cole, Kim Conaty, Ruth Erickson, Melissa Fanton, Grégoire Lubineau, Duro Olowu, Anne Patsch, Pavel S. Pyś, Janne Sirén, Stanley Whitney

Designer: Rita Jules, Miko McGinty, Inc.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 10 1/8 × 11 1/2 inches (25.7 × 29.2 cm)

Pages: 296

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-63681-104-8

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