Richard Pousette-Dart Beginnings Publication
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–92) lived and worked in New York from the 1940s onwards. He created layered paintings and experimented with drawing, photography and sculpture. A key figure of Abstract Expressionism, which transformed American art in the post war years, Pousette-Dart’s contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning. Jim Ede, creator of Kettle’s Yard, met Pousette-Dart in New York in 1940. Their resulting transatlantic correspondence over four decades informs this publication. It explores the artist’s formative years and work in diverse media as well as his ongoing interest in symbols and spirituality.
This book contains essays by Charles H. Duncan, Lucy Kent, Jennifer Powell, Lowery Stokes Sims and Patti Trimble. Published in October 2018, on the occasion of the artist’s first exhibition in the UK.
Dimensions: 210 x 260mm