The Drawing Show

February 2 – April 1, 2013

Andy Warhol_Arrangement of Spring Flowers in Tokyo, Japan, 1956 (19" x 14") - Casterline|Goodman

Arrangement of Spring Flowers in Tokyo, Japan, 1956

India ink and black ballpoint on Strathmore

19 x 14 1/4 inches, 28 x 23 inches framed

Andy Warhol_Madame Rubinstein in Kyoto, Japan, 1956 (13" x 21.5") - Casterline|Goodman

Madame Rubinstein in Kyoto, Japan, 1956

India ink, white gouache and black ballpoint on Strathmore paper

13 1/4 x 21 1/2 inches, 22 x 30 inches framed

Frank Stella_Rayy Sketch, 1970 (18 1/2" x 78") Casterline|Goodman

Rayy Sketch, 1970

Watercolor and printer’s ink on paper

18 ½ x 78 inches

Ed Ruscha_The Storm, 1984 (13" x 23") Framed - Casterline|Goodman Gallery

The Storm, 1984

Dry pigment on paper

13 x 23 inches

Signed and dated lower right

Nara_Balance Beam, 1997 (12" x 9")

Untitled (Balance Beam), 1997

Pencil on Paper

12 x 9 inches (17 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches)

Joan Mitchell_Untitled, 1991 (48" x 31.5") Framed - Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Untitled, 1991

Pastel on Paper

48 x 31 ½ inches

Sodium Diatrizoate, 2010  Colored pencil on paper  46 3/16 x 66 3/16 inches, (50 x 69 1/4 inches framed)  Signed, titled and dated on recto  HIRST 2010.0142

Sodium Diatrizoate, 2010

Colored pencil on paper

46 3/16 x 66 3/16 inches, (50 x 69 1/4 inches framed)

Signed, titled and dated on recto

HIRST 2010.0142

Jeff Koons_Flower Drawing, 2011 - Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Flower Drawing (Green), 2011

Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent color coating

30 x 30 inches

Signed with the artist’s initials and numbered ‘JK 1/13’ (on the reverse)

Edition of 13, plus 2 APs

Willem de Kooning_Two Women, 1964 - Casterline|Goodman Gallery

Untitled (Two Women), 1964

Charcoal on paper

11 x 8 1/2 inches (18 ¾ x 16 1/8 inches)

Christo_The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City), 1981 (33" x 28") - Casterline|Goodman Gallery

The Gates (Project for Central Park, New York City), 1981

Two elements – paper collage, pastel, graphite, wax crayon, charcoal and map mounted on cardboard

33 x 28 inches (upper element: 11 x 28 inches; lower element: 22 x 28 inches)

Signed and dated ‘Christo 1981’ upper right on the upper element 

Christo_Surrounded Islands, 1983 (33" x 28")

Surrounded Islands (Biscayne Bay), 1983

Two elements – paper collage, pastel, graphite, wax crayon, charcoal and map mounted on cardboard

33 x 28 inches (upper element: 11 x 28 inches; lower element: 22 x 28 inches)

Signed and dated ‘Christo 1983’ on the upper element

The Drawing Show: February 2, 2013 – April 1, 2013

During the late Winter months, the Casterline|Goodman Gallery will exhibit The Drawing Show featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Christo, Willem de Kooning, Damien Hirst, Joan Mitchell, Yoshitomo Nara, Edward Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. The show will run from February 2, 2013 to April 1, 2013.  

 

As documented in our historic records, drawing was the earliest form of mark making, predating the written language as the preferred method of communicating. The motivation to document and reproduce images has continued, and is the most important fundamental skill of any artist seeking to grasp the world around them. Figurative or nonfigurative, the art of drawing, especially from life, adds more depth and understanding to any piece. The Drawing Show being held by Casterline|Goodman Gallery represents a number of works that have added a new level of understanding to the long-established subject of drawing.  

A contemporary artist’s approach to drawing can be meticulous, childish, or downright aggressive. In The Drawing Show the viewer can appreciate an artist’s design perfected over the years, discover an artist’s sub-conscious or dreamlike state, or get wrapped in their all-over, gestural process of finding form. The show represents a diversified grouping of talent from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, exhibiting styles that have changed throughout the years. These drawings represent a window into the artist’s creative process, and being able to examine each of their well-versed approaches is a testament to their mastership.