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Richard Pousette-Dart

Works 1940-1992

Richard Pousette-Dart Imploding Black, 1985-86. acrylic on linen, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).

Richard Pousette-Dart Imploding Black, 1985-86. acrylic on linen, 72" x 72" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Blue Amaranth Number 2, 1975-76. oil on canvas, 72" x 50" (182.9 cm x 127 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Blue Amaranth Number 2, 1975-76. oil on canvas, 72" x 50" (182.9 cm x 127 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence Number 3, Black, 1969. oil on linen, 80" x 80" (203.2 cm x 203.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence Number 3, Black, 1969. oil on linen, 80" x 80" (203.2 cm x 203.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Meditation, 1974-81. oil on linen, 90" x 90" (228.6 cm x 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Meditation, 1974-81. oil on linen, 90" x 90" (228.6 cm x 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Circle of Night, 1975-76. oil on linen, 90" x 90" (228.6 cm x 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Circle of Night, 1975-76. oil on linen, 90" x 90" (228.6 cm x 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 3, 1968-69. oil on canvas, 72" × 72" (182.9 cm × 182.9 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 3, 1968-69. oil on canvas, 72" × 72" (182.9 cm × 182.9 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Magnetic Space, 1961. oil on linen, 64-1/4" × 9' 7-1/2" (163.2 cm × 293.4 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Magnetic Space, 1961. oil on linen, 64-1/4" × 9' 7-1/2" (163.2 cm × 293.4 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Amaranth Garden Number 1, 1974. oil on linen, 90" × 90" (228.6 cm × 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Amaranth Garden Number 1, 1974. oil on linen, 90" × 90" (228.6 cm × 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 8 (Imploding Light Red), 1973-74. acrylic on linen, 90" × 90" (228.6 cm × 228.6 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 8 (Imploding Light Red), 1973-74. acrylic on linen, 90" × 90" (228.6 cm × 228.6 cm).

Richard Pousette-Dart Sonata, circa 1940's. gouache and ink on paper, 23" × 29" (58.4 cm × 73.7 cm).

Richard Pousette-Dart Sonata, circa 1940's. gouache and ink on paper, 23" × 29" (58.4 cm × 73.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence Cerulean Being, 1968. oil on linen, 46" × 60" (116.8 cm × 152.4 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence Cerulean Being, 1968. oil on linen, 46" × 60" (116.8 cm × 152.4 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 4, Red, 1973-74. acrylic on linen, 72" × 9' (182.9 cm × 274.3 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Radiance Number 4, Red, 1973-74. acrylic on linen, 72" × 9' (182.9 cm × 274.3 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Evening Aura, 1992. acrylic on linen, 50" × 80" (127 cm × 203.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Evening Aura, 1992. acrylic on linen, 50" × 80" (127 cm × 203.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Amaranth Garden Number 2, 1975-76. oil on linen, 58" × 45" (147.3 cm × 114.3 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Amaranth Garden Number 2, 1975-76. oil on linen, 58" × 45" (147.3 cm × 114.3 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Imploding Cosmos, 1992. acrylic on linen, 72" × 72" (182.9 cm × 182.9 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Imploding Cosmos, 1992. acrylic on linen, 72" × 72" (182.9 cm × 182.9 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Blue Amaranth Number 3, 1975-76. acrylic on linen, 28" × 50" (71.1 cm × 127 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Presence, Blue Amaranth Number 3, 1975-76. acrylic on linen, 28" × 50" (71.1 cm × 127 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard The Center, 1943. oil on linen, 55-1/2" × 47-1/2" (141 cm × 120.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard The Center, 1943. oil on linen, 55-1/2" × 47-1/2" (141 cm × 120.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled Number 5, circa 1940's. watercolor and ink on paper, 7-7/8" × 6-1/2" (20 cm × 16.5 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled Number 5, circa 1940's. watercolor and ink on paper, 7-7/8" × 6-1/2" (20 cm × 16.5 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled, circa 1940's. watercolor gouache, and ink on paper, 5-3/4" × 8-3/4" (14.6 cm × 22.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled, circa 1940's. watercolor gouache, and ink on paper, 5-3/4" × 8-3/4" (14.6 cm × 22.2 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Archaic Dream, circa 1940's. watercolor on tissue paper, 17-1/2" × 22-1/4" (44.5 cm × 56.5 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Archaic Dream, circa 1940's. watercolor on tissue paper, 17-1/2" × 22-1/4" (44.5 cm × 56.5 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Ovidian Elegy, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 22-1/4" × 31" (56.5 cm × 78.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Ovidian Elegy, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 22-1/4" × 31" (56.5 cm × 78.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Time's Chasm of Sun, circa 1940's. graphite ink, and gouache on paper, 23" × 29" (58.4 cm × 73.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Time's Chasm of Sun, circa 1940's. graphite ink, and gouache on paper, 23" × 29" (58.4 cm × 73.7 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Secret Arabasque, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 22-5/8" × 30-5/8" (57.5 cm × 77.8 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Secret Arabasque, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 22-5/8" × 30-5/8" (57.5 cm × 77.8 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 18-7/8" × 25-3/8" (47.9 cm × 64.5 cm).

Pousette-Dart, Richard Untitled, circa 1940's. mixed media on paper, 18-7/8" × 25-3/8" (47.9 cm × 64.5 cm).
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About Richard Pousette-Dart

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 8, 1916, Richard Pousette-Dart ( b. 1916, Saint Paul, Minnesota; d. 1992, New York) was raised in Westchester County, New York. He briefly attended Bard College but left to pursue art on his own in New York City where he became part of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists. During his career, Pousette-Dart created a lexicon of biomorphic and totemic forms that provided rich visual and symbolic sources that he would explore throughout his long career in a multitude of painterly approaches. In 1982, Pousette-Dart was chosen by the International Committee of the Venice Biennale to exhibit in the main pavilion. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions including the Whitney Museum of American Art (1963, 1974, 1998); Museum of Modern Art (1969); Metropolitan Museum of Art (1997); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as well as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy (2007).

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Press Release

  • Works 1940-1992

    London—Pace Gallery is honoured to present the first exhibition of works by Richard Pousette-Dart in London. Organized with the Pousette-Dart Estate, Richard Pousette-Dart: Works 1940-1992 will be on view from 18 January 2019 to 20 February 2019. Pace’s exhibition in London follows Richard Pousette-Dart: Beginnings, at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge which is on view until 6 January 2019. Pace’s exhibition will reveal a selection of never seen works on paper from the 1940s.

    Richard Pousette-Dart was the youngest member of the first generation of Abstract Expressionists; the artist, along with several of his important contemporaries, took part in the formative meeting of Studio 35 and is included in the iconic Irascibles photograph. In 1951, Pousette-Dart moved with his young family to Rockland County where a small artistic community had formed. This meant that although he was an influential member of the New York school his remove allowed him to continue to develop and maintain a unique methodology and style. The artist’s relative longevity provided him the time to expand upon his earlier work, developing a mature body of work rooted in his mysticism, symbolism, and spiritual beliefs. As Philip Rylands, Director Emeritus of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection states, in the catalogue which will accompany the exhibition, “He engaged with one of the highest aspirations of the twentieth-century avant-garde: to paint a dimension inaccessible to photography. Others painted the fourth dimension, states of mind, consciousness per se, swift motion, or the passing of time, but Pousette-Dart painted the world of the spirit.”

    The exhibition will span Pousette-Dart’s career, featuring a selection of fourteen paintings dating from 1943 to 1992, as well as works on paper from the 1940s exhibited for the first time. The works on view illuminate the artist’s development from his early work through his later presences paintings.

    Pousette-Dart’s paintings display his painterly gifts in a wide range of techniques using brush, palette knife and paint squeezed directly from the tube. The uniqueness of each work illustrates the painter’s claim that, “every painting is a new experience and departure into the unknown.”

    From the 1960s on, Pousette-Dart began creating paintings with “points” of paint rather than gestural lines and strokes. Some canvases are built up with heavy impasto and display a strong physicality, while other paintings are more thinly layered and more focused on colour and light. Later works such as Presence, Blue Amaranth and Imploding Black appear at first glance to be monochromatic visual fields, however, wide spectrums of colour emerge subtly through the points of white.

    The constellation of gestures in Pousette-Dart’s paintings produced what he viewed as the works’ potential for transcendence. He wrote, “Art reveals the significant life, beauty of all forms—it uplifts, transforms it into the exalted realm of reality wherein its pure contemplative poetic being takes place—wherein art’s transcendental language of form, spirit, harmony means one universal eternal presence.”

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News

Please join us on Friday, January 18 at 5:30 PM for a panel discussion on the upcoming exhibition, Richard Pousette-Dart: Works 1940-1992, at 6 Burlington Gardens in London. We will be joined by Edith Devaney, Head of Summer Exhibitions and Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts; Charles Duncan, Executive Director of the Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation; Dr. Jennifer Powell, Head of Collection and Programme at Kettle's Yard; and Philip Rylands, Director, Emeritus of the Peggy Guggen

Catalogues

RICHARD POUSETTE-DART: WORKS 1940-1992

Phillip Rylands

2019. Pace Gallery. Paperback

70 pages: 41 color illustrations; 10 ½ inches x 9 ½ inches

9781948701143

$30.00

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Richard Pousette-Dart's talk

18 January 2019