The Museum of Modern Art
Opens November 1, 2017This presentation in the Museum’s fourth-floor collection galleries will focus exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers. Spanning from the 1960s to today, the installation chronicles the many years of sustained experimentation, daring invention, and thoughtful reconsideration that distinguish an individual artist’s career long after his or her breakthrough moment.
Highlighting lesser-known works by prominent artists and key works by some less familiar names, Artists at Mid to Late Career provides an alternate view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA’s collection, with examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Beauford Delaney, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Alice Neel, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.
Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) (Venezuelan, born Germany. 1912–1994). Drawing without Paper 84/25 and 84/26. 1984 and 1987. Enamel on wood and stainless steel wire, 23 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 16 3/4″ (60 x 88 x 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Susan and Glenn Lowry. Copyright © 2017 Fundación Gego.
Roy Lichtenstein (American, born Canada. 1913–1980). Interior with Mobile. 1992. Oil and magna on canvas, 10′ 10″ x 14′ 3″ (330.2 x 434.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Enid A. Haupt Fund; gift of Agnes Gund, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Michael and Judy Ovitz in honor of Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein; and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro.