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ExhibitionDiscerning Taste: Paintings from the Simona and Jerome A. Chazen Collection

Oct 22, 2011–Mar 11, 2012

abstract black and white painting

The relationship between a work of art and the private collector is direct and personal—and the Chazens’ primary criterion in acquiring paintings has always been beauty or appeal to the “eye.” This freedom is particularly enviable when it results in a truly outstanding collection like the Chazens’. Though their interests are broad, their collection of paintings is especially noteworthy and includes some of the most beautiful work by the most important artists of the twentieth century.

This exhibition of mostly late-twentieth-century American and European abstract paintings includes works by such artists as Jean Dubuffet, David Hockney, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, and Gerhard Richter.

IMAGE: Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991), Elegy to the Spanish Republic #125, 1972, acrylic with pencil and charcoal on canvas, 86 x 120 in. Lent by Simona and Jerome A. Chazen