See a huge collection of art at Collecting Biennials, a recently opened exhibition at Whitney Mueum of American Art on Madison Avenue which runs until November 2010. The exhibition includes artists such as Ashley Bickerton, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Richard Prince, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.
For more information, visit the Whitney Museum of American Art website.
As a prelude, counterpoint, and coda to the Biennial, the Museum’s fifth floor is devoted to artists in the Whitney’s collection whose works were shown in Biennials over the past eight decades. Collecting Biennials, opening on January 16, is installed as a kind of historical survey within the Biennial, underscoring the importance of previous Biennial exhibitions in the Museum’s history and the formation of its collection. Work by one of the artists in 2010, George Condo, is included in the mix. Collecting Biennials begins nearly six weeks before the rest of the Biennial and remains on view until November 2010.
Richard Diebenkorn, Girl Looking at Landscape, 1957. Oil on canvas, 59 x 60 3/8in. (149.9 x 153.4cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Temple 61.49 © The Estate of Richard Diebenkorn Exhibited in 1958 Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawing (November 19, 1958-January 4, 1959)
Alex Hay, Paper Bag, 1968. Fiberglass, epoxy, paint and paper, 59 1/4 x 29 x 18in. (150.5 x 73.7 x 45.7cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art 69.9 Exhibited in 1968 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Sculpture (December 17, 1968-February 9, 1969)