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Abelardo Morell

Selected Works

Glassware Still Life #1

Abelardo Morell Glassware Still Life #1 2019 Color photograph

Image size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Paper size: 38 x 48 inches (96.5 x 121.9 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31135)

Abelardo Morell Glassware Still Life #1, 2019

Wood Chunk on Pieter Bruegel the Elder Book

Abelardo Morell Wood Chunk on Pieter Bruegel the Elder Book 2019 Color photograph

Image size: 45 x 60 inches (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
Paper size: 53 x 68 inches (134.6 x 172.7 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31143)

Exhibiting now through April 4, 2020
Reception with artist, Saturday, March 7th, 3pm-5pm

For the latest presentation for the ongoing One Wall, One Work series, Krakow Witkin Gallery presents one of Abelardo Morell’s most recent photos. This is the gallery’s first project with Morell and will be followed up by a solo exhibition of a full new body of work in September.

The work presented now is a photograph of a found block of wood in front of a spread from a book with an illustration of one of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s paintings. When looking at Morell’s photo closely, one can see the differentiation of the half-tone pattern from the illustration in strong contrast with the weathered texture of the actual wood. By presenting these different realities, together, as a photograph, Morell, as he has done for many years, combines multiple realities to give a viewer the opportunity to see equality through time and space.

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962.  Morell received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and his MFA from The Yale University School of Art. He has received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in 1997 and from Lesley University in 2014.

His publications include a photographic illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1998) by Dutton Children’s Books, A Camera in a Room (1995) by Smithsonian Press, A Book of Books (2002) and Camera Obscura (2004) by Bulfinch Press and Abelardo Morell (2005), published by Phaidon Press, The Universe Next Door (2013), published by The Art Institute of Chicago, Tent-Camera (2018), published by Nazraeli Press and Flowers for Lisa (2018), published by Abrams Books.

He has received a number of awards and grants, which include a Guggenheim fellowship in 1994 and an Infinity Award in Art from ICP in 2011. In November 2017, he received a Lucie Award for achievement in fine art. His work has been collected and shown in many galleries, institutions and museums, including MoMA, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Victoria & Albert Museum and over seventy other museums in the United States and abroad. A retrospective of his work organized jointly by the Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty in Los Angeles and The High Museum in Atlanta closed in May 2014 after a year of travel.  Most recently, his work was included in the exhibition Ansel Adams in Our Time, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Abelardo Morell Wood Chunk on Pieter Bruegel the Elder Book, 2019
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Small Table and Its Shadow – After Charles Sheeler. Hancock Shaker Village

Abelardo Morell Small Table and Its Shadow – After Charles Sheeler. Hancock Shaker Village 2018 Black and white photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31263)

Abelardo Morell Small Table and Its Shadow – After Charles Sheeler. Hancock Shaker Village, 2018

Camera Obscura: View of Florence from Hotel Excelsior, Italy

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: View of Florence from Hotel Excelsior, Italy 2017 Color photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31254)

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: View of Florence from Hotel Excelsior, Italy, 2017

Flowers for Lisa #19

Abelardo Morell Flowers for Lisa #19 2016 Color photograph

Image size: 30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31251)

Abelardo Morell Flowers for Lisa #19, 2016

Camera Obscura: View of El Vedado Looking North, Havana, Cuba

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: View of El Vedado Looking North, Havana, Cuba 2014 Color photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 5
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31248)

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: View of El Vedado Looking North, Havana, Cuba, 2014

Cutout: Piranesi Metropolis

Abelardo Morell Cutout: Piranesi Metropolis 2012 Black and white photograph

Image size: 30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 8
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31239)

Abelardo Morell Cutout: Piranesi Metropolis, 2012

Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains, Acadia National Park, Maine, March

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains, Acadia National Park, Maine, March 2010 Color photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31230)

Abelardo Morell Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of Jordan Pond and the Bubble Mountains, Acadia National Park, Maine, March, 2010

Camera Obscura: Garden with Olive Tree Inside Room with Plants, Outside Florence, Italy

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: Garden with Olive Tree Inside Room with Plants, Outside Florence, Italy 2009 Color photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31221)

Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: Garden with Olive Tree Inside Room with Plants, Outside Florence, Italy, 2009

Frame + Shadow of Gaius Caesar, Yale University Art Gallery

Abelardo Morell Frame + Shadow of Gaius Caesar, Yale University Art Gallery 2009 Color photograph

Image size: 30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31224)

Abelardo Morell Frame + Shadow of Gaius Caesar, Yale University Art Gallery, 2009

Standing Woman, Yale University Art Gallery

Abelardo Morell Standing Woman, Yale University Art Gallery 2009 Black and white photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31227)

Abelardo Morell Standing Woman, Yale University Art Gallery, 2009

Rinehart/Inness, Yale University Art Gallery

Abelardo Morell Rinehart/Inness, Yale University Art Gallery 2008 Color photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 30 inches (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31218)

Abelardo Morell Rinehart/Inness, Yale University Art Gallery, 2008

Upright Camera Obscura: The Piazzetta San Marco Looking Southeast in Office, Venice

Abelardo Morell Upright Camera Obscura: The Piazzetta San Marco Looking Southeast in Office, Venice 2007 Black and white photograph

Image size: 18 x 22 1/2 inches (45.7 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31212)

Abelardo Morell Upright Camera Obscura: The Piazzetta San Marco Looking Southeast in Office, Venice, 2007

Pencil Demonstration

Abelardo Morell Pencil Demonstration 2002 Black and white photograph

Image size: 18 x 22 1/2 inches (45.7 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31194)

Abelardo Morell Pencil Demonstration, 2002

Sunspots on Covered Table, Umbertide, Italy

Abelardo Morell Sunspots on Covered Table, Umbertide, Italy 2000 Black and white photograph

Image size: 18 x 22 1/2 inches (45.7 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31191)

Abelardo Morell Sunspots on Covered Table, Umbertide, Italy, 2000

Tim and Rembrandt, Gardner Museum

Abelardo Morell Tim and Rembrandt, Gardner Museum 1998 Black and white photograph

Image size: 18 x 22 1/2 inches (45.7 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31182)

Abelardo Morell Tim and Rembrandt, Gardner Museum, 1998

Map in Sink (Map of Boston)

Abelardo Morell Map in Sink (Map of Boston) 1996 Black and white photograph

Image size: 18 x 22 1/2 inches (45.7 x 57.2 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31179)

Abelardo Morell Map in Sink (Map of Boston), 1996

New Year’s Eve

Abelardo Morell New Year’s Eve 1989-90 Black and white photograph

Image size: 22 1/2 x 18 inches (57.2 x 45.7 cm)
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #31173)

Abelardo Morell New Year’s Eve, 1989-90

Related Information

  • Artist’s Exhibitions at Krakow Witkin Gallery
  • Abelardo Morell Biography