Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition, Robert Moskowitz "Blue"-an installation of 27 recent pastels and the large format painting "The Razor's Edge" from 1994, opening on Thursday, November 30th, at 99 Wooster Street.
In his collages, paintings and drawings he forms a significant link between the Abstract Expressionism of the New York School and the 'New Image Abstraction' painters of the mid 1970's. Living in New York and part of the year in Nova Scotia, his travels to England, Holland, Spain and Japan have had a significant impact on him, as did and still does the cityscape and architecture of New York.
In the indigo blue pastels, executed in 2000, Moskowitz revisits familiar pictorial motifs: the smoke stack, the tree, Rodin's 'The Thinker' and New York City landmarks, such as the World Trade Center, and the Flatiron Building among others. The painting "The Razor's Edge" from 1994, painted under the impression of the film version of W. Somerset Maugham's novel of the same title, complements this precise installation.
Robert Moskowitz was born in 1935 in Brooklyn. There he studied at the Pratt Institute of Art in the mid 1950's under Adolph Gottlieb and Bradley Walker Tomlin. Exhibitions of his work among other institutions, include, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1981), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (1981, with Susan Rothenberg and Julian Schnabel), Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany (1982) and the Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (1982). His solo show 'Robert Moskowitz' traveled in 1989-1990 from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington to the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.