Franz Kline: Art and the Structure of Identity. Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, March18-June 5, 1994; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, July 8-September 11, 1994; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, September 27-November 21, 1994; Saarland Museum, Saarbrucken, December 11, 1994-February 5, 1995. 213 pages with 21 black and white illustrations and 71 full color plates. Bibliography and chronology.
The exhibition provided an appropriate base upon which to compose a comprehensive monograph for the artist and to initiate a much-needed catalogue of the work, both currently in progress. Although there is general awareness of Foster’s Franz Kline project, this statement seeks to confirm its objectives and further seeks to enlist the support of individuals and institutions that are, or have been, involved with Kline’s work. We ask that you please share this site with others you may know of who currently are, or have been involved with Kline’s works.
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"It is rare to find an exhibition catalogue that is of value beyond the baggage of obvious historical facts and souvenir reproductions. Stephen Foster's Whitechapel catalogue on Kline is a revelation, an important giving as inspiring to read as the Kline exhibition was to see. It makes clear how Kline was developing as a great classical artist and demonstrates his development within Abstract Expressionism."
Robert Natkin, Contemporary Arts
"Foster gives it [documentation] order and coherence by casting his material and Kline's work in some of the basic principles of today's intellectual concerns like context, language, meaning, biography, medium and aesthetics. Foster's is a masterful, sensitive, and intelligent unfolding of Kline's work from the inside, where "art is a process of growth."
Patricai Railing, The Art Book
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