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lower center: RYMAN / 61

Provenance

The artist; purchased 18 May 2001 through (PaceWildenstein, New York) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1974
Robert Ryman, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1974, no. 16.
1977
Robert Ryman, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1977, no. 18.
1980
La Biennale di Venezia. Art in the Seventies, Venice, 1980, no. 1 of three works in catalogue by Ryman.
1980
Robert Ryman. Halle für internationale neue Kunst, Zurich; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Städtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 1980-1982, nos. 16 (Zurich,Dusseldorf) & 18 (Paris); checklist nos. 16 (Paris) & 18 (Zurich,Dusseldorf)
1991
Robert Ryman: Peintures, 1958-1991, Renn, Espace d'art Contemporain, Paris, 1991-1992.
1992
De Opening, J.H. De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1992-1993, no. 49, repro.
1993
Peinture. Emblèmes et Références, C.A.P.C., Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, 1993-1994, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Long-term loan, Halle für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, until 2001.
Bibliography
1980
Frey, Patrick. "The American Robert Ryman at InK: White - An Empire of Colours." In Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, 1980, reprinted in Dokumentation 6 (Ausstellungen im InK), Zurich, 1980: 5-6.
1985
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy. "Appreciating Ryman." Arts Magazine 50, no. 4 (December 1975), reprinted in Immanence and Contradiction, New York, 1975: 72-73.
1999
Buren, Daniel. "Ryman: la resistance de l'invisible." Beaux Arts Magazine, no. 185 (October 1999): 54-61.
1999
Raussmüller, Urs, Christel Sauer, Daniel Buren, and Alfred Pacquement. "Robert Ryman." Les Hors-Série de Beaux Arts Magazine, 1999.
1999
Sauer, Christel. "A propos de Robert Ryman." Beaux Arts Magazine, no. 185 (October 1999).
2001
Weiss, Jeffrey. "Robert Ryman: Untitled, 1961, and Untitled, 1965-1966." National Gallery of Art Bulletin 26 (Fall 2001): 10-11.
2003
Humblet, Claudine. La Nouvelle Abstraction Americaine 1950-1970. 3 vols. Milan and Paris, 2003: 2:1281.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 459, no. 388, color repro.