Allan Kaprow. Paintings New York brings to light the early works of the celebrated American artist. As an artist who immersed himself in the vibrant New York ‘downtown scene’ in the 1940s and 1950s, he created “a significant body of bold, expressive canvases that presaged his later experiments in space, activity, and performance.”
On view will be rarely exhibited bodies of work, including the artist’s New York paintings, collages, and drawings from the late 1970s. This exhibition “extends the history of Kaprow’s relationship with the townhouse that Hauser & Wirth occupies at 32 West 69th Street,” when in 1961, Kaprow debuted his seminal environment ‘Yard’ at the space.
Allan Kaprow. Paintings New York will be on view at Hauser & Wirth, 32 East 69th Street, from February 1 to April 7, 2018, with a Private View on Thursday, February 1 from 6-8pm.