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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Three Exquisite Delaneys Hang at the MRG Exposition Beyond the Spectrum

The current exposition at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Manhattan - Beyond the Spectrum - features numerous paintings and sculptures by African-American artists who produce(d) abstract œuvre. Because Rosenfeld is an avid and longstanding promoter of Beauford's work, it is not surprising that Beauford's paintings figure among those presented at this show.

The following three Delaney paintings hang in the exposition alongside works by Hale Woodruff, Alma Thomas, Charles Alston, and other artists:

Untitled [MR153], c.1954
oil on canvas
59 x 23 1/4 inches, signed
Private Collection; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Untitled [MR50], c.1961
oil on canvas
76 3/4 x 51 inches
Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

Untitled [MR172], 1965
oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, signed and dated
Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
© Estate of Beauford Delaney
by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire,
Court Appointed Administrator

In the context of Beyond the Spectrum, Rosenfeld granted an exclusive video interview to galleryIntell on the subject of African-American abstract art and the artists who chose this genre of expression for their work.

Michael Rosenfeld interview with galleryIntell
Screenshot printed with the permission of galleryIntell

In Part 1 of the interview, he differentiates the path of artists like Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden, who painted to explore and celebrate the "black experience," with those who chose to paint abstractly.

In Part 2, he talks specifically about Beauford, mentioning the influence of Monet's Water Lily paintings on the profound importance of light in Beauford's art.

Part 3 of the interview will be released in the near future. For more information, visit http://www.galleryintell.com/category/galleries/new-york/.

Beyond the Spectrum: Abstraction in African American Art, 1950-1975 runs through March 8, 2014.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
100 Eleventh Avenue @ 19th
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: 212.247.0082
Fax: 212.247.0402
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