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Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Maria Baranova

Performance

Four Quartets
with images by Brice Marden

February 10–12, 2022
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
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Brice Marden is collaborating with choreographer Pam Tanowitz and composer Kaija Saariaho to present Four Quartets, a dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s modernist masterpiece published in 1943. The evocative stage design centers on paintings by Marden, their exquisite colors and imagery making connections to the geographical locations of the poem cycle’s four individual parts. Containing piercing and unforgettable literary passages, this unprecedented collaborative performance is the first to be authorized by the T. S. Eliot Estate. This is the New York City debut of the dance, following its world premiere at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2018. To attend the event, purchase tickets at tickets.bam.org.

To learn more about the collaboration read an interview with Marden about the canvases that form the set design on Gagosian Quarterly.

Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Maria Baranova

Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Maria Baranova

Screening

The Four Quartets Experience
with images by Brice Marden

October 30–November 1, 2020

Four Quartets, a dance performance based on T. S. Eliot’s modernist poem cycle, with stage design centered on paintings by Brice Marden, was scheduled to be performed at Lincoln Center in New York this fall; however, this and future engagements have been postponed due to the pandemic. To allow audiences around the world an opportunity to view the performance from their homes, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College will be streaming a film of the Four Quartets world premiere from October 31 at 12am edt through November 1 at 11:59pm edt. To attend the event, purchase tickets at fishercenter.bard.edu.

Premiere of Four Quartets at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, July 6–8, 2018. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Maria Baranova

Brice Marden (London: Gagosian, 2017)

Online Reading

Brice Marden

Brice Marden is available for online reading from October 11 through November 9 as part of the From the Library series. This catalogue was published on the occasion of the artist’s 2017 exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, and focuses on Marden’s terre verte paintings. For the series of ten identically sized paintings measuring eight by six feet, he has employed ten different brands of terre verte oil paint—from his favored Williamsburg to Holbein and Sennelier, among others—each a variation on the indefinable hue. The slow-drying paint is thinned and applied gradually to the canvas in many successive veils, building a surface of transparent yet intense color. New texts by Paul Hills and Noah Dillon, and a conversation between Marden, Gary Hume, and Tim Marlow examine this new body of work from multiple perspectives.

Brice Marden (London: Gagosian, 2017)

Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018 © Sarah Sze

Support

Artists for Biden

October 2–8, 2020

Artists for Biden is an online-only sale of works by leading contemporary artists to support the Biden Victory Fund—a joint fundraising committee authorized by Biden for President, the Democratic National Committee, and forty-seven state Democratic parties. All proceeds from the sale will provide resources needed to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and support other Democratic candidates across the country in the lead up to Election Day. Work by Cecily Brown, Michael Heizer, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Stanley Whitney, and Christopher Wool will be available. To register for early access on October 1, visit secure.joebiden.com.

Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018 © Sarah Sze

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

In Conversation

In Dialogue
On Brice Marden’s Drawings

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 7–8pm EDT

Join Lilly Wei, independent curator and critic, and Kelly Montana, assistant curator at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, for a conversation on the arc of Brice Marden’s drawing practice and the critical influence that site has played in his work. The artist’s work is currently displayed in the Menil’s exhibition Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings. To watch the live conversation, visit the Menil’s YouTube channel.

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

Brice Marden: It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is. (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

Online Reading

Brice Marden
It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is.

Brice Marden: It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is. is available for online reading from June 15 through July 14 as part of the From the Library series. Published on the occasion of the 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, the catalogue features full-color reproductions of Marden’s latest body of paintings and works on paper, which continues the Letter series he initiated in 2006. The book includes a new essay by John Elderfield, in which the curator and art historian discusses the new works in the context of modernist painting and of Marden’s oeuvre, and investigates the allusions the works seem to make.

Brice Marden: It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is. (New York: Gagosian, 2020)

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Announcements

Brice Marden, Rivers, 2020–21 © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Upcoming Publication

Brice Marden
Catalogue Raisonné

The Brice Marden Catalogue Raisonné is announcing a call for works for the preparation of a catalogue of all of Brice Marden’s paintings and works on paper. The project is now accepting submissions for unique works of art on canvas and on paper. If you are an owner of an artwork by Brice Marden, please visit the catalogue raisonné website to access the submission form.

Initiated in 2019, the completed publication will document Brice Marden’s oeuvre with an entry for each work that includes descriptive information and a comprehensive provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. Tiffany Bell is the editor of the catalogue raisonné, working closely with the artist’s studio, Plane Image, and with the support of Gagosian.

Brice Marden, Rivers, 2020–21 © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: Neville Elder/Corbis via Getty Images

Honor

Brice Marden

Brice Marden received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Bard College for his contribution to the arts at the 157th commencement for the Class of 2017.

Photo: Neville Elder/Corbis via Getty Images

Museum Exhibitions

Installation view, Brice Marden and Greek Antiquity, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, May 20–October 3, 2022. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paris Tavitian © Museum of Cycladic Art

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Brice Marden and Greek Antiquity

May 20–October 3, 2022
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
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This exhibition, part of the “Divine Dialogues” series at the Museum of Cycladic Art, includes artworks from a wide range of Brice Marden’s artistic output, revealing a resonance with the metaphysics of ancient Greek heritage. Paintings, drawings, and notebooks that highlight Marden’s sharp observation and unique abstract gaze are presented in dialogue with selected antiquities from the museum’s permanent collections.

Installation view, Brice Marden and Greek Antiquity, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, May 20–October 3, 2022. Artwork © 2022 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paris Tavitian © Museum of Cycladic Art

Mary Weatherford, Engine, 2014, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

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America. Entre rêves et réalités
La collection du Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection

June 9–September 11, 2022
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada
www.mnbaq.org

Featuring more than a hundred paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video works drawn from the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, this exhibition, whose title translates to America. Between Dreams and Realities, offers a broad overview of modern and contemporary American art. Organized thematically, it looks carefully and critically at the notion of the American dream and uncovers how artists have variously grappled with questions of identity, the challenges of globalization, the realities of everyday life in America, and the complexities of its technological and political revolutions. Work by Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Sally Mann, Man Ray, Brice Marden, Nam June Paik, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Mary Weatherford is included.

Mary Weatherford, Engine, 2014, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view, Brice Marden: Inner Space, Kunstmuseum Basel, May 14–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jonas Hänggi

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Brice Marden
Inner Space

May 14–August 28, 2022
Kunstmuseum Basel
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Inner Space includes more than ninety works created between 1972 and 2019, including drawings and paintings from Brice Marden’s own collection, several of which have never before been shared with the public. Studies for Marden’s unrealized commission to redesign the choir windows of Basel’s medieval cathedral are shown alongside his rarely exhibited Window Paintings. By juxtaposing drawings with paintings, the exhibition focuses on the process-based nature of the artist’s approach.

Installation view, Brice Marden: Inner Space, Kunstmuseum Basel, May 14–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jonas Hänggi

Installation view, Variation in Print: Amerikanische Druckgrafik, Kunstmuseum Basel, April 30–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jonas Hänggi

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Variation in Print
Amerikanische Druckgrafik

April 30–August 28, 2022
Kunstmuseum Basel
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This exhibition, whose subtitle translates to American Graphic Art, explores the so-called “graphic boom,” when, beginning in the 1960s, prominent American artists eagerly explored the potentials and challenges of printmaking. The technical particularities of the medium—including serial repetition, the use of found motifs, and the division of idea and execution among multiple participants—provided stimuli that became central to their artistic concepts. Work by Donald Judd and Brice Marden is included.

Installation view, Variation in Print: Amerikanische Druckgrafik, Kunstmuseum Basel, April 30–August 28, 2022. Artwork © Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Jonas Hänggi

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

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Hey! Did you know that art does not exist…

July 27, 2021–January 8, 2022
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
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This exhibition presents more than one hundred works from Sylvio Perlstein’s intensely personal collection, which traces artists and trends that have defined the avant-garde, complex, and experimental nature of twentieth-century art. Work by Jean-Michel BasquiatDuane HansonRoy LichtensteinMan RayBrice Marden, Ed RuschaRudolf Stingel, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol is included.

Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 2002 © Rudolf Stingel. Photo: Alessandro Zambianchi

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

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Think of Them as Spaces
Brice Marden’s Drawings

February 21–October 11, 2020
Menil Collection, Houston
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Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings is an exploration of the artist’s draftsmanship and of the catalytic role the medium plays within his practice. This exhibition presents six series of drawings that span nearly the entirety of Marden’s ongoing career, highlighting the processes of invention and permutation that occur as he works and thinks on paper.

Installation view, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Menil Collection, Houston, February 21–October 11, 2020. Artwork © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Paul Hester

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Ms. Lykes, 2015 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Duro Olowu
Seeing Chicago

February 29–September 13, 2020
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Nigerian-born British designer Duro Olowu curates a show that reimagines relationships between artists and objects across time, media, and geography. Moving away from traditional exhibition formats, Olowu combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films in dense and textural scenes that incorporate his own work. Work by Brice Marden and Nathaniel Mary Quinn is included.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Ms. Lykes, 2015 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Installation view, Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, December 18, 2019–August 2, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 David Reed/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Park Seo-Bo; © Chryssa; © 2020 Jacob El Hanani; © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Marking Time
Process in Minimal Abstraction

December 18, 2019–August 2, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
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During the 1960s and 1970s, many artists working with abstraction rid their styles of compositional, chromatic, and virtuosic flourishes. As some turned toward such minimal approaches, a singular emphasis on their interaction with materials emerged. The resulting pieces invite viewers to imaginatively reenact aspects of the creative process. Featuring paintings and works on paper, Marking Time explores how drawing attention to the creative process fosters a distinctively empathetic mode of engagement. Work by Brice Marden and David Reed is included.

Installation view, Marking Time: Process in Minimal Abstraction, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, December 18, 2019–August 2, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 David Reed/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Park Seo-Bo; © Chryssa; © 2020 Jacob El Hanani; © 2020 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Brice Marden, Cold Mountain Study (29), 1988–91 © 2019 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Brice Marden
Cold Mountain Studies

June 9–August 11, 2019
“T” Space, Rhinebeck, New York
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The thirty-five Cold Mountain drawings on display were key creative experiments leading toward Brice Marden’s widely acclaimed Cold Mountain paintings of the late 1980s. Marden has credited the ninth-century Chinese monk and poet Hanshan (“Cold Mountain”) and translator Bill Porter with inspiring his stylistic shift from monochrome to calligraphic painting.

Brice Marden, Cold Mountain Study (29), 1988–91 © 2019 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Brice Marden, Helen’s Moroccan Painting, 1980 © 2019 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Brice Marden
Morocco

February 22–March 12, 2019
Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech, Morocco
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The Musée Yves Saint Laurent, Marrakech, is exploring the long-standing influence of Morocco on Brice Marden’s work. The primary focus of the exhibition is Marden’s extensive output of works on paper, more than sixty of which are on view here: Among these are forty-eight works that were once contained in a workbook that the artist used over the past decade of his travels. Marden spent some of this time in Morocco, where, since 2015, he has worked part of the year. The exhibition includes one painting: Helen’s Moroccan Painting (1980), its colors inspired by the green of the valleys and the red of the earth as witnessed by the artist during a January 1978 trip driving from Ouarzazate.

Brice Marden, Helen’s Moroccan Painting, 1980 © 2019 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Brice Marden, Moon III, 1977, Daros Collection, Switzerland © 2018 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Brice Marden in
Nature + Abstraction

May 22–August 12, 2018
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
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This exhibition shows how themes of abstraction are explored by artists whose investigations of nature and its varied perceptions play a major role in their work. The central room is dedicated to Brice Marden, whose exceptionally clear and seemingly simple paintings are deeply influenced by his personal interests and fascination with nature, light, and color.

Brice Marden, Moon III, 1977, Daros Collection, Switzerland © 2018 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Beginning of Everything
Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections

February 24–June 18, 2017
The Menil Collection, Houston
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In anticipation of the October 2017 opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, the museum is exhibiting a selection of drawings spanning the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. The show highlights promised gifts from the collections of Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim, as well as works from David Whitney’s 2005 bequest, which include those by Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

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