Two new Exhibitions include work from Elizabeth Murray

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, through May 16, 2021Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves This unique exhibition juxtaposes the paintings of Elizabeth Murray (born in 1940) with the sculptural works of Jessi Reaves (born 1986)

Cincinnati Art Museum, March 12–July 11, 2021—New York University's 1979 landmark exhibition 
American Painting: The Eighties is reprised now through July. The exhibition toured the world from the US to Paris to Tel Aviv.

Elizabeth Murray Estate moves to gladstone gallery

Elizabeth Murray, "Bean," 1982, oil on canvas (three parts), 115 11/16 x 107 5/8 in. (293.7 x 273 cm). The Murray-Holman Family Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; via Gladstone Gallery

July 7, 2020 — We are proud to announce that Gladstone Gallery will represent the Estate of Elizabeth Murray.

 

Murray’s densely painted, often uniquely-shaped canvases and intuitive approach to depicting forms and colors in space transformed the course of art history and continue to have a significant impact on contemporary artists working today.

“We are beyond thrilled to collaborate with Elizabeth Murray’s Estate, and are eager to have this opportunity to continue demonstrating her lasting impact on the course of art history. Elizabeth’s work has been a major influence to many artists, throughout the art world and also at the Gallery, so we are honored to take on this significant responsibility,” —Barbara Gladstone.

Falling (1976) is the latest work by Elizabeth Murray acquired by an American institution

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Elizabeth Murray, "Falling," 1976, Oil on canvas, 118 x 119 in. (299.7 x 302.3 cm) Collection Pérez Art Museum

Just in time for the annual art fairs in Miami, the Pérez Art Museum has became the latest institution to acquire a work by Elizabeth Murray. The painting acquired is Falling, painted in 1976. The work, which is currently on view, is included in the “The Gift of Art", an ongoing exhibition highlighting the museum’s permanent collection during the museum’s 35th Anniversary year.

October 21, 1994: Elizabeth Murray Walks the Met with the New York Times

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This story was published 25 years ago in The New York Times by Michael Kimmelman featuring Elizabeth Murray discussing art and artists at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

As they walk through the Met, Elizabeth makes many confessions while revealing those artists she has found to be most inspiring. "Cézanne was the first painter I saw when I was a young art student: it was like knocking on a door and hearing an answer," she said.

 

"Looking for the Magic in Painting" also reveals deep rooted personal struggles that as a woman artist, she faced despite her many successes.

Everybody knows... Elizabeth Murray

An Intimate film portrait of

ground-breaking artist Elizabeth Murray

A Film by Kristi Zea

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Hear From Director

Kristi Zea

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What Critics Are Saying

"...[a] cogent, fascinating portrait..."

NEW YORK TIMES

 

"...a vivid portrait of a unique talent and personality."

FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

 

"Zea's documentary debut is as electrifying as Murray's work..."

A MOVEABLE FEST

 

"The film is an exemplary integration of personal history, cultural context and the exposition of the artistic process."

TWO COATS OF PAINT

INTRODUCING A New Film

TALKING PICTURES

In TALKING PICTURES, poet performer extraordinaire Bob Holman, founder of the legendary Bowery Poetry Club, is inspired by an exhibition of the supremely individualistic, off-the-wall paintings of his late wife, Elizabeth Murray.

 

His performance bridges the relationship between poetry and painting, and asks the question If paintings could talk, would they speak poetry?

 

Directed by Oscar and Critics Choice nominee Kristi Zea (Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray; Notes from the Field) with music by Oscar nominee, David Lang, and edited/arranged by Charles Caster-Dudzick. Talking Pictures is produced by Bowery Art + Sciences.

ABOUT ELIZABETH's LIFE & ART

DOCUMENTARY: Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray

An intimate film portrait of
ground-breaking artist Elizabeth Murray

A Film by Kristi Zea

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ELIZABETH MURRAY ON VIEW
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - Things to Come (1988), in 'Approaching American Abstraction' (ongoing)

Detroit Institute of Arts - L’Amour (For Panic DJ) (1986), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Colby Museum of Art - Cracked Questions (1989), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College - The Weaver Painting (1988-89), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - Tempest (1979), in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Smith College Museum of Art - Whereabouts (1985) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Summer Wind (1997) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

Toledo Museum of Art - Stay Awake (1989) in permanent collection exhibition (ongoing)

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