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Reading

September 8, 2012 – October 13, 2012

Exhibition View

Barbara Krakow Gallery is pleased to present READING. The exhibition pairs works from André Kertész’s “On Reading” series (photographs of people reading that were taken between 1915 and 1970) with Ed Ruscha’s text series “That is Right” (consisting of positive texts layed out on fields of foreboding shadows).  In addition, we will be showcasing Art Resources Transfer’s recent series of books that consist of dialogues between artists such as  John Baldessari / Barbara Bloom, Nicolás Guagnini / John Kelsey, Harrell Fletcher / Michael Rakowitz, Maria Eichhorn / John Miller, Andrea Bowers / Catherine Opie, Amy Sillman / Gregg Bordowitz, Silvia Kolbowski / Walid Raad, Paul Chan / Martha Rosler and Liam Gillick / Lawrence Weiner.  As an exhibition, a viewer has the opportunity to look at photographs of people reading, read (both visually and textually) works on the wall, read books, read books about people trying to read each other’s ideas and perhaps watch others experience the reading, too.

Works In Exhibition

Accurate

Ed Ruscha Accurate 1970 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24265)

Washington Square, New York City, 1970

André Kertész Washington Square, New York City, 1970 Printed circa 1970 Gelatin silver print

Artist stamp in ink, verso
Image size:  7 13/16 x 8 1/2 inches

(19.8 x 21.6 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24486)

New York City, 1962

André Kertész New York City, 1962 Printed circa 1962 Gelatin silver print

Artist stamp, in ink, verso. Annotated “11-15-62/35”, in pencil, verso
Image/paper size:  4 3/4 x 3 9/16 inches

(12.1 x 9 cm)
(Inventory #24484)

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

Definite

Ed Ruscha Definite 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24269)

New York City, 1963

André Kertész New York City, 1963 Printed circa 1963 Gelatin silver print

Annotated “4-11-63/1”, in pencil, verso
Image/paper size:  3 3/8 x 4 13/16 inches

(8.6 x 12.2 cm)
(Inventory #24485)

New York City, 1962

André Kertész New York City, 1962 Printed circa 1962 Gelatin silver print

Titled and dated, in pencil, verso. Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  7 13/16 x 9 13/16 inches

(19.8 x 24.9 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24483)

Certain

Ed Ruscha Certain 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24267)

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

Andrea Bowers / Catherine Opie

 

Looking up at building, child on fire escape, wash on lines, circa 1940

André Kertész Looking up at building, child on fire escape, wash on lines, circa 1940 Printed circa 1970 Gelatin silver print

Artist stamp in ink, verso
Image size:  6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches

(16.8 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24479)

People on platform at train station, 1951

André Kertész People on platform at train station, 1951 Printed circa 1951 Gelatin silver print

Gelatin silver print
Dated, in pencil, verso
Image size:  6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

(16.5 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24481)

People Behind Screened Window, GV, 1965

André Kertész People Behind Screened Window, GV, 1965 Printed circa 1965 Gelatin silver print

Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  7 13/16 x 9 3/4 inches

(19.8 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24482)

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

John Baldessari / Barbara Bloom

Correct

Ed Ruscha Correct 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each

Edition of 30

(Inventory #24268)

Beach Scene, Cannes, 1975

André Kertész Beach Scene, Cannes, 1975 Printed circa 1975 Gelatin silver print

Estate stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  9 11/16 x 6 5/8 inches

(24.6 x 16.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24488)

Sun Bathers on Rock, Cannes, 1975

André Kertész Sun Bathers on Rock, Cannes, 1975 Printed circa 1977 Gelatin silver print

Estate stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  9 11/16 x 6 9/16 inches

(24.6 x 16.7 cm)
Paper size:  10 x 8 inches

(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24489)

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

Positive

Ed Ruscha Positive 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24272)

Young man seated near window, Martinique, 1972

André Kertész Young man seated near window, Martinique, 1972 Printed circa 1972 Gelatin silver print

Titled and dated, with artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  9 13/16 x 6 1/2 inches

(24.9 x 16.5 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24487)

Person Praying, Wood Pews, Savoie, 1929

André Kertész Person Praying, Wood Pews, Savoie, 1929 1929 Gelatin silver print

Artist stamp and estate stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches

(24.8 x 18.7 cm)
Paper size:  10 x 8 inches

(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24491)

Exact

Ed Ruscha Exact 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24270)

Chimneys, West 20th Street, 1943

André Kertész Chimneys, West 20th Street, 1943 Printed circa 1960 Gelatin silver print

Titled, dated, with negative notes and artist stamp in ink, verso
Image size:  7 9/16 x 9 9/16 inches

(19.2 x 24.3 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24480)

Nun standing on Roof, Reading, 1962

André Kertész Nun standing on Roof, Reading, 1962 1962 Gelatin silver print

Signed, in ink, verso. Dated, in pencil, verso
Image size:  9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

(24.8 x 17.1 cm)
Paper size:  10 x 8 inches

(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24495)

Woman reading on roof, 1965

André Kertész Woman reading on roof, 1965 1965 Gelatin silver print

Dated, in pencil, verso. Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

(24.8 x 17.1 cm)
Paper size:  10 x 8 inches

(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24496)

Toppled Stone Railing, England, 1980

André Kertész Toppled Stone Railing, England, 1980 Printed circa 1980 Gelatin silver print

Estate stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches

(17.5 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24490)

Actual

Ed Ruscha Actual 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right portfolio,
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches

(12.7 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size: 9 x 11 inches

(22.9 x 28 cm)
Edition of 30

(Inventory #24266)

Warhols “Marilyn” in Museum, England, 1980

André Kertész Warhols “Marilyn” in Museum, England, 1980 1980 Gelatin silver print

Estate stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

(16.5 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24498)

That is Right from the That is Right portfolio

Ed Ruscha That is Right from the That is Right portfolio 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches (12.7 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size: 9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 28 cm)
Frame size: 11 3/16 x 13 1/8 inches (30 x 33.3 cm)
Edition of 30
Numbered lower left and initialed and dated lower right
(Inventory #24275)

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

“Between Artists” series of books from Art Resources Transfer Conversations between artists:

Sure from the That is Right portfolio

Ed Ruscha Sure from the That is Right portfolio 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches (12.7 x 17.5 cm)
Paper size: 9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 28 cm)
Frame size: 11 3/16 x 13 1/8 inches (30 x 33.3 cm)
Edition of 30
Numbered lower left and initialed and dated lower right
(Inventory #24274)

Man Reading in Antique Store, NY, 1969

André Kertész Man Reading in Antique Store, NY, 1969 Printed circa 1969 Gelatin silver print

Signed and dated, in ink, verso
Image:  6 5/16 x 9 3/4 inches

(16 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24494)

NYU Students In WSP, 1970

André Kertész NYU Students In WSP, 1970 1970 Gelatin silver print

Dated and annotated “No. 32”, in pencil, verso. Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  7 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches

(18.7 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24497)

Mr & Mrs Wendell Willkie

André Kertész Mr & Mrs Wendell Willkie 1940 Gelatin silver print

Titled and dated, in pencil, verso. Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches

(20 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  8 x 10 inches

(20.3 x 25.4 cm)
(Inventory #24492)

Precise

Ed Ruscha Precise 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24273)

Old Man Reading, Kyoto, Japan, 1968

André Kertész Old Man Reading, Kyoto, Japan, 1968 Printed 1968 Gelatin silver print

Titled, with reproduction marks, in pencil, verso. Artist stamp, in ink, verso
Image size:  6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches

(16.8 x 24.8 cm)
Paper size:  10 x 8 inches

(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Frame size:  17 1/4 x 19 1/8 inches

(43.8 x 48.6 cm)
(Inventory #24493)

Final

Ed Ruscha Final 1989 Lithograph on white Rives BFK paper

from the That is Right series,
Sheet size: 9 x 11 inches each
Image size: 5 x 6 7/8 inches each
Edition of 30
(Inventory #24271)