Press Release

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Alexander Liberman (1912-1999). This is the gallery’s first solo exhibition of works by the artist since it began its official representation of the Liberman estate. The exhibition will feature selections from the artist’s best-known bodies of work: hard-edged “circle” paintings of the 1950s and 1960s and his signature red painted steel sculptures. With approximately a dozen works on view, the exhibition illustrates why Liberman is a favorite among collectors of contemporary art and design. In addition to his career as a fine artist, Liberman served as an Art Director for Condé Nast publications for 20 years. Liberman, not wanting to limit himself to any one form of expression, worked to produce radically minimalist paintings and sculpture in order to illuminate his beliefs about a variety of subjects including celestial motion, the movement of the eye through a painting and even human sexuality. His breakthrough circle picture, “Minimum,” dating from 1949 (in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York), is considered a revolutionary work of modern art that predated the Minimalist movement by over a decade. The related 1950 painting “Cycles” will be featured in the Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibition. Liberman’s work is in the collection of many major U.S. museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. An opening reception will take place on Thursday January 12, 2006 from 6 to 8 pm. The gallery is located at 1018 Madison Avenue, between 78th and 79th Streets. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm T: (212) 744-7400 www.miandn.com On View at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea: Christopher Miner: How Beautiful Heaven Must Be, January 13 through February 11 Upcoming at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea: Tjorg Douglas Beer, February 17 through March 18. Press Information: Stacy Bolton Communications T: 212.721.5350 E: Mamie@StacyBolton.com