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Norman Lewis: The Last Decade at Frieze New York 2019

May 2 – 5, 2019


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No. 2, 1973 oil on canvas 49 3/4" x 67 1/8&qu...

No. 2, 1973
oil on canvas
49 3/4" x 67 1/8"
signed

No. 6, 1973 oil on canvas 80 " x 47 5/8"...

No. 6, 1973
oil on canvas
80 " x 47 5/8"
signed

Ebb Tide, 1975 oil on canvas 47 3/4" x 80 1/8...
Ebb Tide, 1975
oil on canvas
47 3/4" x 80 1/8"
signed
Celestial Majesty, 1976 oil on canvas 60" x 6...

Celestial Majesty, 1976
oil on canvas
60" x 60"
signed

Eye of the Storm (Seachange XV), 1977 oil on canva...
Eye of the Storm (Seachange XV), 1977
oil on canvas
50" x 72"
signed
Untitled, 1968 oil and graphite on laid paper 30 3...

Untitled, 1968
oil and graphite on laid paper
30 3/4" x 42 7/8"
signed

Untitled, 1968 oil on laid paper 30 7/8" x 42...

Untitled, 1968
oil on laid paper
30 7/8" x 42 7/8"
signed

Untitled, 1969 oil on laid paper 30 3/4" x 42...

Untitled, 1969
oil on laid paper
30 3/4" x 42 1/2"
signed

Untitled, c.1970 ink on paper 18" x 24"...

Untitled, c.1970
ink on paper
18" x 24"
signed

Untitled, c.1970 ink on paper 18" x 24"...

Untitled, c.1970
ink on paper
18" x 24"
signed

Lights XI, 1974 oil on paper 30" x 22" s...

Lights XI, 1974
oil on paper
30" x 22"
signed

Untitled, 1974 ink on paper 29" x 23 1/8"...

Untitled, 1974
ink on paper
29" x 23 1/8"
signed

Untitled, 1974 oil and pastel on paper 22" x...

Untitled, 1974
oil and pastel on paper
22" x 30"
signed

Untitled, 1975 oil on paper 22" x 30" si...

Untitled, 1975
oil on paper
22" x 30"
signed

Untitled, 1975 oil on paper 22" x 30" si...

Untitled, 1975
oil on paper
22" x 30"
signed

Untitled, 1975 ink on paper 23 1/8" x 29 1/8&...

Untitled, 1975
ink on paper
23 1/8" x 29 1/8"
signed

Ode to Duke, 1977 oil on paper with incised marks...

Ode to Duke, 1977
oil on paper with incised marks
22" x 30"
signed

Untitled, 1978 oil on paper 29 3/4" x 41 5/8&...

Untitled, 1978
oil on paper
29 3/4" x 41 5/8"
signed

Untitled, 1978 oil and pastel on paper 29 1/2"...

Untitled, 1978
oil and pastel on paper
29 1/2" x 41 1/2"
signed



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Press Release

Norman Lewis: The Last Decade will be presented in Booth JAM3, one of seven booths dedicated to the historical significance of the non-profit New York arts organization Just Above Midtown (JAM), its founder Linda Goode Bryant, and the artists she championed. This special section has been curated by Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami as a tribute to the pioneering gallery. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s solo presentation of the work of Norman Lewis (1909-1979) will feature paintings and works on paper created during the last decade of the artist’s life, reflecting two distinctive elements of Lewis’ abstract expressionist practice–calligraphic and atmospheric abstraction. A 1973 painting–one of two exhibited in the inaugural 1974 JAM exhibition Synthesis: A combination of parts or elements into a complex whole–will be on view in the booth, along with works from the same period that typify Lewis’ signature abstractions and masterful use of color, line and form. Significantly, the booth will highlight paintings executed in rich palettes of blue and black, colors that interested Lewis on both a formal and symbolic level throughout his oeuvre. Lewis’ paintings from the 1970s illustrate the artist’s mastery of lyrical line combined with an atmospheric abstraction evocative of nature, a unique combination that has cemented his legacy within the canon of abstract expressionism. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery proudly represents the Estate of Norman Lewis; this exhibition has been organized with their cooperation.

Randall’s Island Park
New York City

Thursday, May 2 / 11–7
Friday, May 3 / 11–7
Saturday, May 4 / 11–6
Sunday, May 5 / 11–6