New York : November 2 - December 21, 2001
Drawings have historically been used by artists as a means to an end; a way to work out problems in composition or perspective; to organize thoughts conveyed intuitively through the artist's hand onto paper. Only in the last century have they come to be appreciated by collectors and created by the artists as finished works in themselves. Their immediacy and candor allow the viewer a window, however illusory, into the mind of their creator, manifesting for us the thoughts of the artist. From portraiture to still lives, studies to abstractions, this selection of thirty-five drawings offer - sometimes meditative, occasionally explosive, but always compelling - works by some of the most important artists working today and throughout the past century.