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WOLF KAHN SIZING UP PASTELS

7 June – 27 July 2007

20 West 57th Street New York, New York 10019 tel: 212 445 0051 fax: 212 445 0102 www.ameringer-yohe.com www.wolfkahn.com


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olf Kahn has described the medium of pastel as “the dust on butterflies’ wings; it is the milkiness of the haze over Venice or the velvet darkness of a barn’s interior seen through open doors on a brilliant summer day.” Also as poignant are the words of another seminal and significant artist, William Blake, who so eloquently addressed the issue of scale when he penned “To see a World in a grain of sand, and a Heaven in a wild flower.” It is with great pride and honor that we present this exhibition of recent pastels and invite you, through these intimate works on paper, to enter and see Wolf Kahn’s timeless world. M.M.


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More Magenta, 2006, pastel on paper, 21 x 26 inches, 53.3 x 66 cm

Lemon Yellow, 2006, pastel on paper, 20 x 26 inches, 50.8 x 66 cm

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Orange Before Yellow, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Raggedy, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Three Dark Trees, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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Hints of Violet, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Dark Green in a Landscape, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Looking over a Barn, 2007, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Saplings, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Big Red Barn with a Shadow, 2007, pastel on paper, 30 x 30 inches, 76.2 x 76.2 cm


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Purple Trees, 2006, pastel on paper, 21 x 26 inches, 53.3 x 66 cm

Broadside of the Barn, 2006, pastel on paper, 21 x 26 inches, 53.3 x 66 cm

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Red Ground, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

More Orange, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Green Ground, 2005, pastel on paper, 30 x 44 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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Through a Range of Colors, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Connecticut River – Fall View, 2006–07, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Dark Long Island Barns, 2004, pastel on paper, 14 x 17 inches, 35.6 x 43.2 cm

Upper Road, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 141/2 inches, 55.9 x 36.8 cm

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On the Matt Farm, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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Red Cabin, 2006, pastel on paper, 171/2 x 201/2 inches, 44.5 x 52.1 cm

Toned Down, 2006, pastel on paper, 171/2 x 201/2 inches, 44.5 x 52.1 cm

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Yellow Ground, Purple Background, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Wine Red Land, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Chocolate, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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Barn with White Doors, 2007, pastel on paper, 27 x 37 inches, 68.6 x 94 cm

New Woods, 2007, pastel on paper, 27 x 37 inches, 68.6 x 94 cm

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Settlement, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Melancholy, 4 p.m., 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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In Westminster, VT, Near the Bridge, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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My Barn in Early October, 2006, pastel on paper, 14 x 17 inches, 35.6 x 43.2 cm

Fall Color, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Red/Violet/Dense, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Lots of Blue, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 22 inches, 76.2 x 55.9 cm

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Light Green Gap, 2006, pastel on paper, 30 x 40 inches, 76.2 x 101.6 cm


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Early Sam Francis Blue Inspired, 2006, pastel on paper, 20 x 26 inches, 50.8 x 66 cm

New Barn, 2006, pastel on paper, 21 x 26 inches, 53.3 x 66 cm

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Black Trees Near a Clearing, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

Honey Locusts, 2006, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 inches, 55.9 x 76.2 cm

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Red and Green, 2007, pastel on paper, 30 x 44 inches, 76.2 x 111.8 cm


Published on the occasion of the exhibition

WOLF KAHN SIZING UP PASTELS 7 June – 27 July 2007 Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art 20 West 57th Street New York, New York 10019 tel: 212 445 0051 fax: 212 445 0102 www.ameringer-yohe.com www.wolfkahn.com Color plate photography by Jordan Tinker. Catalogue designed by HHA Design, New York Printed by Paola Gribaudo, Torino, Italy Publication copyright © 2007 Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art All rights reserved ISBN: 978-0-9793300-2-5 978-0-9793300-3-2 (2 volume set)

Cover: Green Ground (detail) Slipcase: Seaweed Fingers (detail)

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Wolf Kahn: Sizing Up  
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