21 September 2017

Kara Walker


Kara Walker 
Christ's Entry into Journalism, 2017 (detail)
Sumi ink and collage on paper
355.6 x 497.8 cm


Kara Walker. Sikkema Jenkins and Co. is Compelled to present The most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing season!
7 September - 14 October 2017
Sikkema Jenkins, New York


Kara Walker 
Christ's Entry into Journalism, 2017
Sumi ink and collage on paper
355.6 x 497.8 cm


Kara Walker 
Bitter Pill, 2017
Chine collé, collage, and mixed media on paper
102.2 x 67.3 x 3.2 cm

19 September 2017

Mel Bochner

Mel Bochner  Language Is Not Transparent [Brussels, 2017], 2017
Mel Bochner
Language Is Not Transparent [Brussels, 2017], 2017
Oil pastel and acrylic on wall
180 x 122 cm


Mel Bochner. Language is Not Transparent [Brussels, 2017]
7 September - 10 November 2017

15 September 2017

Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean  With the Southern clouds contend, 2016
Tacita Dean 
With the Southern clouds contend, 2016
spray chalk and white gouache on slate
122 x 122 x 1 cm


Tacita Dean  The clouds me thought would open, 2015
Tacita Dean 
The clouds me thought would open, 2015
spray chalk and white gouache on slate
121.5 x 122 x 1 cm

06 September 2017

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff  press++32.10, 2016
Thomas Ruff 
press++32.10, 2016
Chromogenic print
38.1 x 30 cm


Thomas Ruff press++30.18, 2016
Thomas Ruff
press++30.18, 2016
Chromogenic print
222.3 x 184 cm

15 August 2017

Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder  Times Square (Yellow), 2017 flashe, acrylic, graphite and ballpoint pen on linen 111,8 × 81,3 cm
Tyson Reeder 
Times Square (Yellow), 2017
flashe, acrylic, graphite and ballpoint pen on linen
111,8 × 81,3 cm

Tyson Reeder  Times Square (Yellow), 2017 flashe, acrylic, graphite and ballpoint pen on linen 111,8 × 81,3 cm
Tyson Reeder 
Untitled, 2017
Mixed media on paper
43 × 35 cm

11 August 2017

Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow, drawing
Phyllida Barlow
untitled, 1968
Coloured pencil and pastel on paper
55 x 38 cm


Phyllida Barlow, drawing
Phyllida Barlow 
untitled, circa 1975
Compressed charcoal on paper
56 x 76 cm


Phyllida Barlow, drawing
Phyllida Barlow 
untitled, 1971
Coloured pencil on paper
56.8 x 70.9 cm


Phyllida Barlow, drawing
Phyllida Barlow 
untitled, 1975
Pencil on paper
56.8 x 65 cm

10 August 2017

Jacqueline Humphries


Jacqueline Humphries 
Untitled, 2016
Oil on linen
72 x 76 inches

20 July 2017

Marie Cloquet

Marie Cloquet, Nouadhibou, drawing, painting, photography
Marie Cloquet 
Nouadhibou #31, 2014
photographic emulsion and watercolor on paper
40 x 51 cm


Marie Cloquet - Nouadhibou
Marie Cloquet 
Nouadhibou #33, 2015
photographic emulsion and watercolor on paper
73 x 110 cm

08 June 2017

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon No Title (Rereading Pettibon), 2017 Ink on paper 101.6 x 66 cm
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (Rereading Pettibon), 2017
Ink on paper
101.6 x 66 cm


Raymond Pettibon. TH' EXPLOSIYV SHOYRT T
29 April - 24 June 2017
David Zwirner, New York

Raymond Pettibon No Title (The indivisible point...), 2017 Ink on paper 111.8 x 77.5 cm
Raymond Pettibon
No Title (The indivisible point...), 2017
Ink on paper
111.8 x 77.5 cm

02 June 2017

Tillman Kaiser

Tillman Kaiser Untitled, 2016 Silvergelatine on paper on wood 180 x 140 cm
Tillman Kaiser
Untitled, 2015
Silvergelatine, eggtempera and oil on paper
180 x 140 cm


Tillman Kaiser Untitled, 2016 Silvergelatine on paper on wood 180 x 140 cm
Tillman Kaiser
Untitled, 2016
Silvergelatine on paper on wood
180 x 140 cm

04 May 2017

28 April 2017

Riette Wanders

Riette Wanders untitled, 2015 charcoal on paper 200 x 150 cm
Riette Wanders
untitled, 2015
charcoal on paper
200 x 150 cm

Riette Wanders untitled, 2015 charcoal on paper 200 x 150 cm
Riette Wanders
untitled, 2015
charcoal on paper
200 x 150 cm

15 February 2017

Books about contemporary drawing

When starting my research on contemporary drawing for Drawing & Notes in 2008, a couple of books were (and are still) of much use. All these books were beautiful sources of inspiration and will be a good start to discover the varied world of contemporary drawing. Beneath you will find a couple of my favorites, but a more complete list (updated regularly) can be found on my list Books on Contemporary Drawing.
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* Vitamin D  (Phaidon, 2007) Probably the most influential and inspiring compendium of contemporary drawing. It shows the work of 109 artists, using a wide variety of styles, from representational to abstract. Along with the descriptions by the curators who picked the artists for the book, it was a very rich well for this weblog.


Compass in Hand. Selections From The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection  (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009). This book was published to accompany a major 2009 exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art of the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.


Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing  (Phaidon, 2013)


Contemporary Drawing: From the 1960s to Now  (Katherine Stout, 2015)


Drawing Now: Eight Propositions (Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, 2002)


Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing  (Ana Ibarra and Marc Valli, 2013)


Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art (Roger Malbert, Thames & Hudson, 2015)


Drawing from The Modern, Volume I: 1880-1940


Drawing from The Modern, Volume 2: 1945-1975


Marcel Dzama: Sower of Discord (2013) is a beautiful monograph about Marcel Dzama's work. Lavishly illustrated and with a foreword by Raymond Pettibon, three original short stories inspired by Dzama’s work by Dave Eggers, an essay by the art historian Bradley Bailey, and an interview with Dzama by the filmmaker Spike Jonze. [Even more books here]


Nedko Solakov: 99 Fears


Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper


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