Jim Lambie

zobop! 1999

Vinyl tape on floor

Dimensions variable

Installation view, Concentrations 47: Jim Lambie,

Dallas Museum of Art, 2005

Ellsworth Kelly

Colors for a Large Wall. 1951
Oil on canvas on sixty-four wood panels

7′ 10 1⁄2″ x 7′ 10 1⁄2″ (240 x 240 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist

Andy Warhol
Do It Yourself (Landscape). 1962

Acrylic, pencil, and Letraset on linen
69 3⁄4 x 54 1⁄8″ (177.2 x 137.5 cm)

Museum Ludwig Cologne. Donation Ludwig

Frank Stella

Gran Cairo. 1962
Alkyd on canvas

85 1⁄4 x 85 1⁄4″ (216.5 x 216.5 cm)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Purchase,

with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of
American Art

Jim Dine

Red Devil Color Chart No. 1. 1963
Oil on canvas

7′ x 60″ (213.4 x 152.4 cm)
Collection Alice F. and Harris K. Weston

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today

The Joan and Preston Robert Tisch Gallery, sixth floor

March 2-May 12, 2008

Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the 20th century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as a commercial product, mass-produced and standardized. The Romantic quest for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s “I want to be a machine;” the artistry of mixing pigments was eclipsed by Frank Stella’s “Straight out of the can; it can’t get better than that.” Color Chart is the first major exhibition devoted to this pivotal transformation, and will feature work by 44 artists ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst. Organized by Ann Temkin, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

The exhibition is supported by Benjamin Moore Paints. Additional generous funding is provided by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley.

images  are taken from the book that will be Published in conjunction with the exhibition Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, organized by Ann Temkin at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Color Chart at MOMA

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