No. 324: Wayne Thiebaud, Minor White

Episode No. 324 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Wayne Thiebaud and curator Julia Dolan.

Thiebaud is one of the world’s greatest living painters. The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis has just opened “Wayne Thiebaud, 1958-1968,” an examination of Thiebaud’s early work and a look at how he developed his signature style and subjects. The exhibition was curated by Rachel Teagle and is on view through May 13. The exhibition’s strong catalogue was published by the museum in association with University of California Press. Amazon offers it for $43.

This is part one of host Tyler Green’s conversation with Thiebaud. Part two is here.

On the second segment, Portland Art Museum curator Julia Dolan discusses her exhibition “In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs,” which is on view through October 21. White is best known for co-founding Aperture magazine, establishing the photography program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and work he made in the mid-20th century (which curator Paul Martineau discussed on The MAN Podcast on the occasion of a 2014 exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum). Dolan’s exhibition features the work with which White effectively began his career in the late 1930s, work White made for the Oregon Art Project, a division of the federal Works Project Administration. The exhibition is split into two phases; the first, featuring works of Portland’s industrial infrastructure and more, is up through May 6.

Images of Whites discussed on the show are below; see more here.

Air date: January 18, 2018.

Wayne Thiebaud, Beach Boys, 1959.

Wayne Thiebaud, Third Avenue Store, 1956.

Wayne Thiebaud, Cupcake and Shadow, 1995-2012.

Wayne Thiebaud, Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts, 1962.

Wayne Thiebaud, Cone, 1966.

Wayne Thiebaud, Four Cupcakes, 1971.

Wayne Thiebaud, Cup of Coffee, 1961.

Wayne Thiebaud, Yosemite Ridge Line, 1975.

Wayne Thiebaud, Rock Ridge, 1962.

Thomas Cole, View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts After a Thunderstorm — The Oxbow, 1836.

Wayne Thiebaud, Ridge Valley Farm, 1998.

Wayne Thiebaud, Levee Farms, 1998.

Wayne Thiebaud, Flatland River, 1997.

Wayne Thiebaud, San Francisco West Side Ridge, 2001.

Wayne Thiebaud, Sunset Streets, 1985.

Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Ice Cream Cone, 1963.

Wayne Thiebaud, Cream Soups, 1963.

Wayne Thiebaud, Pies, 1961.

Wayne Thiebaud, Three Cones, 1964.

Wayne Thiebaud, Woman in Tub, 1965.

Wayne Thiebaud, Three Machines, 1963.

Wayne Thiebaud, Drink Syrups, 1961.

Wayne Thiebaud, Four Pinball Machines, 1962.

Wayne Thiebaud, [Painting from Wimbledon for Sports Illustrated], ca. 1967-68.

Wayne Thiebaud, [Painting from Wimbledon for Sports Illustrated], ca. 1967-68.

Wayne Thiebaud, [Painting from Wimbledon for Sports Illustrated], ca. 1967-68.

Wayne Thiebaud, [Painting from Wimbledon for Sports Illustrated], ca. 1967-68.

Minor White, Arches of the Dodd Building, 1938.

Minor White, Hand Forge, ca. 1939.

Minor White, Lily Pads and Pike, ca. 1939.

Minor White, Log Boom, ca. 1940.

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