Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection
August 15 – October 19, 2008
The Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Afterstudy for Marianne Moore, 1976. Planographic lithograph. Image: artsearch.nga.gov.au
VoCA Recommends a trip to Buffalo – especially for new collectors, or collectors interested in works on paper. More than 130 works on paper by 40 artists from the Forman Collection are on view, including work by
Works on paper can be a great way to begin a collection – One can begin with prints, which are relatively affordable, and move on to unique works. The breadth of experimentation is remarkable, the artist’s hand is palpable and often artists use paper as studies for larger, more significant works – in Mark di Suvero’s case, large-scale sculpture.
Often one can sense the artist working out an idea on paper. Also, it’s fairly easy to round out a collection of works on paper with work by important artists from previous movements, groups, decades, centuries…
Natalie and Irving Forman have passionately and intuitively collected art during the four decades since their first acquisition in 1965, building an in depth collection of abstract paintings, sculpture and works on paper.
Works on Paper: The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection is the first time the works on paper component of the gift has been exhibited en masse.
Each one of the more than forty artists represented in this collection approaches the medium of paper in a way that is unique to their artmaking process and philosophy. Many of these artists consider themselves painters first and, as a result, their engagement with paper is an opportunity for experimentation.
For the Gallery website, please click HERE.