Julian Pretto Gallery

Installation view of Julian Pretto Gallery, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 (l to r: Steven Steinman, Stephen Rosenthal, Roberta Allen, Phil Sims, Rosemarie Castoro, Olivier Mosset, Sol Lewitt, Li Trincere, DM Simons, Cris Gianakos, Carl Andre, Peter Downsbrough, Marcia Hafif, Antonella Piemontese; Suspended from ceiling: Robert Barry)

September 6 - October 26, 2013

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the survey exhibition Julian Pretto Gallery. Organized in collaboration with artist John Zinsser, this is the first exhibition to examine the history and legacy of gallerist Julian Pretto (1945-1995) and his fabled downtown New York galleries, active during the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.

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Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY

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Installation view October 2, 2010 – February 13, 2012 Dia Art Foundation presents Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, opening October 2, 2010, at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. This major exhibition will comprise more than two dozen works by Walther (German, b. 1937), who is internationally recognized for his five-decade-long investigation into the foundations of action, language, and space. Organized by Dia curator Yasmil Raymond, Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action will remain on view through […]

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Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1943-1977, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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Blinky Palermo, Untitled (Totem), 1964 Casein paint on canvas on wood 86 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches Collection Dia Art Foundation October 31, 2010 – January 16, 2011 While Blinky Palermo’s reputation as one of the foremost post-war abstract painters is well established in Europe, his work is rarely seen in North America. Beginning its yearlong tour at LACMA, this is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of this German artist […]

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Mark Dagley in Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

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Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1993 October 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The MAGASIN is starting its season with a portrait of the artist Olivier Mosset. The exhibition takes the form of a tribute, gathering works by different artists, but never showing Olivier Mossetʼs own work. The artists are of all generations, from Carl André to Stéphane Kropf including the famous group of artists 1m3 among the youngest. As a key figure of the artistic scene […]

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Blinky Palermo: Abstraction of an Era, by Christine Mehring, Yale University Press, 2009

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Click to purchase on Amazon Twenty-one-year-old Peter Heisterkamp began signing his colorful and playful abstract artworks Palermo in 1964, when peers noted his resemblance to the American gangster Frank “Blinky” Palermo. This handsome book—a historical and critical study of Palermo’s painting from the time he entered Joseph Beuys’ now famous class at the Düsseldorf academy in 1964 to his death in 1977—explores his significance for postwar and abstract art. Christine Mehring notes that over the […]

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Ivo Ringe: Painting in the Moment, Schaltwerk Kunst, Hamburg, Germany

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  Ivo Ringe, California, 2008 Oil, pigments on canvas, 54 x 66 cm May 8-23, 2009 Ivo Ringe creates a reductive, non-objective picture plane in his paintings, where the viewer’s sensory perception may directly unfold. His works are rich in concrete structure and movement. The artist applies numerous layers of brush strokes which form a rhizome-like, grid pattern against the nearly monochromatic or bicolor backgrounds. In this way, a multidirectional, continuous movement is created which […]

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Talking Art: Interviews with Artists Since 1976

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  Purchase on Amazon.com Since it was founded in 1976, Art Monthly magazine has consistently published interviews with leading contemporary artists. The interviews collected in this book offer unique insights into the thought processes and working practices of artists. From Russian Constructivists of the 1920s to Turner Prize winners, this collection of interviews constitutes an entertaining and alternative history of 20th-century art written in the first person. Contributors include: Naum Gabo, Clement Greenberg, Victor Pasmore, […]

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Imi Knoebel, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

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    Imi Knoebel, Ich Nicht IX, 2006 Acrylic/aluminum, plastic sheeting 127 x 158 x 3½ inches January 8 – February 14, 2009 Mary Boone Gallery presents an exhibition of recent works by Imi Knoebel. Born in 1940 in Dessau, Germany, Imi Knoebel was preeminent among the students of Joseph Beuys at the influential Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. There he began to question the conventions and objectives of creating art. Knoebel’s work has since conjoined painting, sculpture, and architecture, culminating in the purist investigation […]

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Imi Knoebel: Works 1966-2006, by Wolfram Hogrebe, Johannes Stüttgen, Martin Schulz, Dirk Martin, Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Published by Kerber, 2008

  Click to purchase on Amazon.com Born in Dessau in 1940, Imi Knoebel is a leading figure of 1960s abstraction. He was a student in Joseph Beuys’ master class when he began to seriously question the role of the image in painting, and by 1968 he had formulated the foundation of his practice in the seminal installation “Raum 19,” which has continued to influence his work. Working in between painting and sculpture, Knoebel layers individual […]

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John Weber: In Memoriam (1932-2008)

  Born in Los Angeles in 1932, New Yorker art dealer John Weber had a prominent role in the contemporary art world and was one of the first dealers in Soho in the 70s, leaving his mark on New York’s art scene of that period. Owner of the popular John Weber Gallery, which opened in West Broadway in Soho in 1971, he then moved to Chelsea in the ’90s where he began his rise in […]

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Statements: Beuys, Flavin, Judd, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  Donald Judd, Untitled, 1971 Anodized aluminum, Collection Walker Art Center,  Gift of the T.B. Walker Foundation, 1971 May 15, 2008 — July 12, 2009  Joseph Beuys, Dan Flavin, and Donald Judd were contemporaries of thought rather than form. Each took sculpture off its pedestal—literally and figuratively—and expanded the conventions of what constitutes a work of art, influencing scores of artists to do the same. Grouping Beuys, Flavin, and Judd in a new exhibition from […]

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Punk Noise & Paint, Interview with Mark Dagley, by Don Voisine

Abstract artist and musician Mark Dagley has been working in New York and Europe for over twenty-five years. Drawing from various postwar art movements and developments: Op Art, Washington Color School, Monochrome Painting, as well as European modes of art making, such as Support/Surface and Radical Painting, Mark has created a diffuse, yet particularly American body of work. Last spring Mark retrieved a group of paintings he had in storage at his parents’ home in […]

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Blinky Palermo, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf & Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

  Blinky Palermo, Red, Yellow and Blue, 1975 Acrylic on aluminum, four parts, 26.7 x 147 x 0.3 cm October 21, 2007 — January 20, 2008 The Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen present the first comprehensive exhibition of Blinky Palermo’s work in Düsseldorf, Germany.  Palermo came to Düsseldorf in 1962 in order to study at the Academy initially under Bruno Goller and then under Joseph Beuys. He developed his unmistakeable […]

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Better Get Rational, by Dodie Bellamy

Last June I met my friend Margaret Crane for lunch at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We sat outside on a sunny Sunday afternoon, chatting and eating salad. It wasn’t too hot, the air was breathable—a perfect ladies’ date. Then we headed into the museum’s jewel-in-the-crown exhibition, Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s. The show was huge, astonishing, including nearly 200 works by 130+ artists from Europe, North America, and South America. Jesús […]

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported?   Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]

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