Norman Bluhm, Golden Flaxen Maiden, 1978

Norman Bluhm: The '70s

Hollis Taggart
521 W. 26th Street
1st Floor
New York, New York

Hollis Taggart is pleased to announce representation of the Estate of Norman Bluhm, Abstract Expressionist painter (1921-1999). From his early richly-layered canvases to his more structured and vibrant later works, Bluhm’s paintings are recognized for their compelling evocations of movement and energy. To mark the new collaboration, Hollis Taggart will present an exhibition focused on Bluhm’s work from the 1970s at its primary Chelsea location at 521 W. 26th Street, opening on March 14, 2019. The exhibition, Norman Bluhm: The ‘70s, will be accompanied by an essay by the poet and art critic John Yau, a long-time friend and advocate of Bluhm’s work.

In the 1970s, the female form would come to dominate Bluhm's aesthetic. Strong curving lines and organic forms coalesced with flat fields of color, ranging from bright violets and pinks to vibrant reds and blues. The mixture of color and form, along with a flattening of the surface plane, produced strong sensations of movement, suggesting in some instances a figure in the throes of metamorphosis and in others a violent collision of elements. “While Bluhm’s earlier works may be better known—perhaps because of their greater visual affinity to Abstract Expressionism—it is these powerful works of the 1970s that capture in particular Bluhm’s tremendous creative vision and capacity. For our first solo presentation of his work, it seemed fitting that we highlight the aesthetic and conceptual impact and quality of these mid-career paintings,” Taggart added.

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