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Press Release

New York : November 2 - December 21, 2001

Drawings have historically been used by artists as a means to an end; a way to work out problems in composition or perspective; to organize thoughts conveyed intuitively through the artist's hand onto paper. Only in the last century have they come to be appreciated by collectors and created by the artists as finished works in themselves. Their immediacy and candor allow the viewer a window, however illusory, into the mind of their creator, manifesting for us the thoughts of the artist. From portraiture to still lives, studies to abstractions, this selection of thirty-five drawings offer - sometimes meditative, occasionally explosive, but always compelling - works by some of the most important artists working today and throughout the past century.

Featured Works

Milton Avery Quiet Bay, 1948
Jennifer Bartlett Study for the Mayo Clinic Project I, 2001
Joseph Cornell Untitled (Hotel du Nord), 1960s
Jim Dine Looking in the Dark #3, 1984
David Hockney Green Pool with Diving Board & Shadow (Paper Pool #3, version K), 1978
David Klamen Untitled, 2001
Henri Matisse La Persane, Nice, 1929
Pablo Picasso Joueur de flute de pan, 1923
Andy Warhol Lenin, 1986 - 1987