Merce Cunningham  
A Tribute to Merce Cunningham
in His 90th Year The highly esteemed choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  This exhibition includes ten of his drawings of real and imaginary animals showcasing his interest in static and moving forms.  Although Cunningham is not widely known as a visual artist, he has been drawing daily for over 25 years.  The show also features artwork and documentation by his friends and collaborators such as Robert Rauschenberg.  Also included will be photographs of Cunningham by Barbara Morgan, Clemens Kalischer and Imogen Cunningham (no relation) and films directed by Cunningham and Elliot Caplan.

 

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Untitled (mole) (12/8/96 #8) p. 37, 1996 Black ink, red and blue crayon on paper 11-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches Framed: 18.25 x 15.75 inches Untitled (clawed foot) (4/25/03,#5), 2002/03
Color pencils and ink on paper
11-7/8 x 9 inches Framed: 20 x 17 inches
Untitled (crab) (5/3/97 #21) p. 83, undated Black ink, colored pencil on paper 9 x 12 inches
Framed: 17.75 x 20.75 inches
Untitled (lizard) (5/3/97 #14) p. 15, undated Black ink, colored pencil on paper 12 x 9 inches
Framed: 16 x 19 inches
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Untitled Triptych (Buds/Pineapple/Leaves), 1985-92 Red, green, blue and black ballpoint and felt-tip pen on paper each page: 10 1/2 x 8.25 in. Framed: 18.75 x 36.5 in. Untitled (insect/flower) (2/18/98 #13) p. 29, undated
Ink, color pencil and watercolor on watercolor paper 12.5 x 8.5 in. Framed: 16 x 12.25 inches
Untitled (bird) (5/22/07 #6), 2005/06 Black ink and color pencil on paper 12 x 9 inches
Framed: 20 x 17 inches
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From the Whitney Biennial Print Portfolio published as a benefit for the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Screenprint and lithograph A.P. VIII/VIII
Image size: 14 x 21 inches
Framed: 24.5 x 32.5 inches
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Untitled (bird profile) (2/18/98 #12) p. 27, undated Ink, colored pencil on paper 9 x 12 inches Framed: 15.75 x 18 in. Untitled (squirrel) (5/22/07 #7), 2005/06 Black ink and colored pencil on paper 12 x 9" inches
Framed: 17 x 20 inches