Item nr. 171498 JACK WHITTEN: The Greek Alphabet Series. Donna De Salvo.

JACK WHITTEN: The Greek Alphabet Series

De Salvo, Donna. JACK WHITTEN: The Greek Alphabet Series. 232 pages, including 149 color plates. Folio, boards. Beacon, Dia Art Foundation, 2023.
Not in stock. Publication announced for May 2023

On Whitten's pioneering 1970s series marking his move away from gestural painting.

The first publication to delve deeply into Jack Whitten's Greek Alphabet paintings (1975-78), this volume examines this remarkable series, which consists of variations on abstract, black-and-white compositions and experiments in mark-making. For these works, Whitten employed handmade tools and techniques including the comb, imprint and frottage. In publishing a significant number of these paintings together for the first time-with 40 color plates representing the 60-some paintings in the series-Jack Whitten: The Greek Alphabet Series makes possible a fuller appreciation of the formal and material permutations of Whitten's practice.

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