This presentation in the Museum’s fourth-floor collection galleries focuses exclusively on works made by artists in their mid to late careers.
Spanning from the late 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 another view of the history of art over the last half century. All works are drawn from MoMA’s collection, and includes examples by Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Maria Lassnig, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, and many others.
Organized by Paulina Pobocha, Associate Curator, and Cara Manes, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture.
Above: Lee Bontecou (American, born 1931). Untitled. 1980-98. Welded steel, porcelain, wire mesh, canvas, grommets, and wire, 7 x 8 x 6′ (213.4 x 243.8 x 182.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Gift of Philip Johnson (by exchange) and the Nina and Gordon Bunshaft Bequest Fund. Copyright © 2017 Lee Bontecou.-