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lower right: Barnett Newman 1946

Provenance

Annalee Newman; gift 1988 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1972
Barnett Newman, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate Gallery, London; Grand Palais, Paris, 1971-1972, no. 5, repro. in Paris catalogue.
1978
Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1978.
1986
The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985, travelling exhibition, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986-1987.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 366-367, color repro.
1994
The Sublime is Now: The Early Work of Barnett Newman, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Saint Louis Art Museum; The Pace Gallery, New York, 1994, no. 35, repro.
1996
Face á l'Histoire 1933-1996: L'artiste moderne devant l'événement historique, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1996-1997, unnumbered cat., repro.
1999
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-2000. Part I, 1900-1950, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1999, not in cat.
2001
Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960, Brooklyn Mus. of Art; Walker Art Ctr., Minneapolis; Frist Ctr. for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Mus. of Art; Phoenix Art Mus., 2001-2003, no. 62, repro. (shown only Brooklyn).
2002
Barnett Newman, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London, 2002-2003, pl. 13.
2008
Traces du Sacré, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2008-2009, unnumbered catalogue, repro. (shown only in Paris).
2010
Barnett Newman: Dialogue Between Man and Work, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan, 2010, no. 4, repro.
2012
In The Tower: Barnett Newman, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2012-2013, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 241, repro.
2006
David Smith: A Centennial. Exh. cat. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London. New York, 2006