No. 288: Eric Lee, Michelle White

Episode No. 288 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features Kimbell Art Museum director Eric Lee and Menil Collection curator Michelle White.

Lee joins the program to discuss the Kimbell’s recent acquisition of a rare Amadeo Modigliani sculpture, Head (c. 1913). Only about 27 Modigliani sculptures survive. Head was a gift from collector Gwendolyn Weiner and is the first modern sculpture in the Kimbell’s collection. It is on view now.

Then Michelle White discusses her Menil exhibition “Between Land and Sea: Artists of the Coenties Slip.” The show looks at the early work of Chryssa, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Lenore Tawney, and Jack Youngerman, all of whom who lived in the Coenties Slip, an East River-adjacent neighborhood set apart from the rest of the Manhattan art world. The exhibition considers moments of communication and influence. It is on view through August 6.

Air date: May 11, 2017.

Amadeo Modigliani, Head, c. 1913.

Amadeo Modigliani, Head (detail), c. 1913.

Amadeo Modigliani, Head (detail), c. 1913.

Modigliani working on a sculpture, possibly Head (c. 1913), nd.

Portrait Mask (Gba gba), before 1913, Ivory Coast, Baule peoples.

Ellsworth Kelly, Teasel, 1949.

Lenore Tawney, Seaweed, 1961.

Agnes Martin, Horizon, 1960.

Jack Youngerman, Rochetaillée, 1953.

Ellsworth Kelly, Rouleau Bleu, 1951.

Jack Youngerman, Untitled, 1955.

Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet #65 [Five Sktches], 1960s.

Ellsworth Kelly, Tablet #213 [Seven Sketches], 1950s.

Chryssa, Small White Letters, nd.

Chryssa, Cycladic Book No. 5, 1955.

Chryssa, Cycladic Book No. 2, 1955.

Chryssa, Cycladic Book No. 8, 1955.

Agnes Martin, The Book, 1959.

Robert Indiana, Coenties Slip, 1960.

Robert Indiana, GOG, 1960.

Robert Indiana, Gingko, 1959.


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