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Book Talk and Lecture: Jonathan Lippincott’s “Robert Murray: Sculpture”-SoHo Neighborhood Resources

By Mulberry Street Branch NYPL

“Robert Murray: Sculpture” by Jonathan D. Lippincott – SoHo Neighborhood Resources

The first-ever monograph of renowned abstract sculptor Robert Murray is a fascinating retrospective of the artist’s career. Spanning six decades, “Robert Murray: Sculpture” includes photographs of nearly two hundred works, seen in galleries, museums, and private collections, at public outdoor exhibitions, in his studios, and in the workshops of his fabricators.

Author Jonathan D. Lippincott will give a presentation discussing Murray’s process of working with fabricators and foundries, issues of public art and the siting of sculpture, Murray’s early years, his close friendship with Barnett Newman and relationships with other artists, his lifelong interest in flying, and more, insightfully illuminating both the work and the life of his remarkable

Robert Murray grew up in western Canada and moved to New York City in 1960. Quickly established as an important young artist, he took part in the renaissance of modern sculpture and public art that unfolded over the following decades. Murray was innovative in his use of industrial fabrication methods to create his pieces and in his deep investigation of landscape as
inspiration for abstract sculpture. His synthesis of the rich tradition of landscape painting in Canada and the exciting vision of New York abstract expressionist and color-field painting has resulted in an extraordinary and unique body of work. Murray was awarded the Order of Canada in 2000 and received the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Grant Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018.

About the Author: Jonathan D. Lippincott is the author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. Associate director of the non-profit publisher Library of American Landscape History, he also works independently as art director and designer on illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art. He has written about art for The Paris Review Daily, On-Verge, and Tether: A Journal of Art, Literature, and Culture, and curated shows including the eightieth-anniversary exhibition for American Abstract Artists.

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10 Jersey Street
New York, NY 10012

(212) 966-3424

Event Date: Jul 20, 2019
Event Time: 2:30PM
Event Duration: 1.50 hours

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