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65 WORKS SELECTED BY JAMES WELLING: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts December 9, 2016 – January 28, 2017 David Zwirner 533 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011


65 WORKS SELECTED BY JAMES WELLING: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts December 9, 2016 – January 28, 2017 David Zwirner 533 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 Artist James Welling selected the 65 works in this exhibition and sale and has overseen their installation at David Zwirner. Forty-nine works are from FCA’s collection of work donated by artists to support FCA’s programs, including works from FCA’s first benefit exhibition in 1963. Sixteen new works have been contributed by artists at Jim’s invitation. All works in this exhibition are for sale. The artists have generously donated these works to benefit FCA’s programs of support for individual artists.


When I was eighteen I saw the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Pittsburgh. Like for so many others, this was a life-changing event. After seeing Merce perform, I studied dance for a year in Pittsburgh and in Hartford. Although I chose photography as my primary medium, my dance experiences were deeply affecting. Three years ago, when I began to use dance imagery in a new series of photographs, I felt that I was returning to a lost love. As I photographed different dance companies I became aware of the financial precariousness of the performance arts. It is an honor to select works for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts show and sale to benefit the arts community. Looking at the range of FCA’s holdings starting from the early 1960s to the present, I was excited by the possibility of juxtaposing a range of artistic practices and generations. For instance, I was intrigued by including Paul Brach, who was the Dean at Cal Arts when I was a student there in the early 1970s, with younger artists whom I taught when I was at UCLA. To augment and bring the show and sale up to the present, I reached out to sixteen artists to contribute new works. —James Welling


1. Diane Arbus Young Couple on a Bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C., 1965, printed later Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 inches Edition 25 of 75 Estate stamp verso in ink Signed verso in ink by Doon Arbus, for the Estate of Diane Arbus; printed by Neil Selkirk $18,000

2. Roger Ballen Trails, 2003, 2003 Fibre based selenium toned silver print 14 x 14 inches Edition 1 of 20 $5,000

3. Robert Barry Untitled, 1988 Acrylic on paper 25 x 25 inches $15,000

4. Jennifer Bartlett 5 a.m., from “AIR: 24 Hours� series, 1994 Etching, sugarlift-aquatint, drypoint, and scraping on Twinrocker handmade paper 17 x 17 inches Edition 27 of 65 $2,500

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5. Jake Berthot Untitled, 1989 Enamel and graphite on paper 30 x 22½ inches $4,000

6. Walead Beshty Foundation for Contemporary Arts Benefit Contribution Form, October 8, 2016 Cyanotype, ink, and toner on paper 11 x 8½ inches $8,000

7. Bruce Boice Greek VII, 1978 Pencil on paper 15½ x 19½ inches $1,000

8. Paul Brach Untitled, 1964 Paint and colored pencil 18 x 18 inches $3,500

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9. Cecily Brown Young Spartans (After Degas), 2012 Watercolor and gouache on paper 12¼ x 17 1⁄8 inches $18,000

10. Chryssa Unmailed Letter, 1960 Plaster relief mounted in box frame 24½ x 27½ x 4¾ inches $50,000

11. Chuck Close Self-Portrait, 1991 Oil, ink, and masking tape on Polaroid photograph mounted on foamcore 28 x 22 3⁄8 inches $100,000

12. Anne Collier Woman with a Camera (35 mm, diptych), 2009 Inkjet print 21 x 24 inches [each] Diptych, edition 5 of 10 $6,000

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13. Sue de Beer Still from Black Sun, Julia Hartmann (key lighting), 2004-2005 C-print mounted on aluminum 39¼ x 28¾ inches Edition 2 of 6 $7,500

14. Tacita Dean Intrepid Potash, 2014 Hand printed color photograph on half matte resin coated photographic paper 15¾ x 23 5⁄8 Edition of 20 €1200

15. Willie Doherty Grey Day XI, 2007 Framed silver gelatin print mounted on aluminum 39 3⁄8 x 33½ inches Edition 1 of 3 $10,000

16. Suzan Frecon blue study from a painting form, variation 4, 2013 Watercolor on Arches paper 11¼ x 14 7⁄8 inches $30,000

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17. Katharina Fritsch and Alexej Koschkarow “Damenwahl,” Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 1999 Signed exhibition poster 33 x 23½ inches $100

18. Anna Gaskell Hunt, 2008 C-print mounted on aluminum 14¼ x 19¼ inches Edition 1 of 5 $7,500

19. Robert Gober Urology Appointment, 2007 Wood engraving, lead type, and polymer engraving on Somerset Satin paper 2 x 3½ inches AP 2 of 5, edition of 15 $18,000

20. Katy Grannan Dale, Pacifica (II), 2006, 2008 C-print 16 x 20 inches Edition 1 of 12 $4,500

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21. Stephen Greene Inquisitions #5, 1981 Mixed media on paperboard 21¾ x 29½ inches $1,000

22. Lyle Ashton Harris Malcolm X T-shirt, Rome, 1992, 2015 C-print 20½ x 15 inches Edition 3 of 3 $7,500

23. Rachel Harrison Unfinished Masterpiece One, 2014 Mixed media on inkjet paper 13 x 19 inches $20,000

Rachel Harrison* Unfinished Masterpiece Two, 2014 Mixed media on inkjet paper 13 x 19 inches $20,000 *May be viewed upon request

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24. Michael Hurson Deux crayons dans une chambre (MH 22prt), 1987 Aquatint, pencil, and ink on paper 16½ x 23 inches Working Proof #2 $4,500

25. Jasper Johns “Merce Cunningham and Dance Company (Target with Four Faces),” 1968 Poster 35 x 23 inches $500 $795 with frame

26. Jasper Johns Valentine, 2010 Intaglio (photogravure, sugarlift, aquatint, spit-bite) 13½ x 14 inches Edition 16 of 40, with 6 AP $15,000

27. Annette Lemieux “Compelling Alliances: Panel Discussion,” Poster (photograph of Artist), Brown Center, Maryland College of Art, 2005 Signed poster 48½ x 24 inches $100

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28. Zoe Leonard Roll #18, 2006/16 C-print 22 x 18 ½ inches Edition 2 of 6, with 2 AP $30,000

29. Julian Lethbridge Study for Screen Tool I, 2016 Oil and oil stick on linen 24 x 20 inches $15,000

30. Siobhan Liddell Untitled, 2010 Paper and thread on linen 27 x 20 inches $9,500

31. Glenn Ligon The Learys, 2001 Oil crayon on paper 12¼ x 12½ inches $20,000

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32. Jane Logemann Border - Japanese, Hebrew, Russian, French, Arabic, Korean, 2003 Ink, oil, and varnish on muslin 43 x 27¾ inches $8,000

33. Andrew Lord Grey Series #1, 1987 Lithograph and ink on Kasugami paper 38½ x 25½ inches Edition 5 of 25 $5,000

34. Jonas Mekas Collection of 40 Film Stills from Scenes of the Life of Andy Warhol (Andy Warhol at the first public appearance of the Velvet Underground on January 14, 1966), 2008 C-print 16 x 20 inches Edition 1 of 3 $5,000

35. Lisa Milroy Blue Pencil, 2008 Oil on canvas with glued collage 14¾ x 16 inches $6,350

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36. Peter Moore Al Hansens’s “Pigeons Eating Art,” 4th Annual New York Avant Garde Festival, Central Park, NYC, Sept. 9, 1966, 1966 Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 inches $5,000

37. Carrie Moyer Fandango, 2009 Acrylic and glitter on canvas 30 x 20 inches $14,000

38. Joan Nelson Untitled (Agony In The Garden Giovanni Bellini), 1996 Acrylic gouache, acrylic, ink, and oil on paper 11½ x 11½ inches $3,000

39. Gabor Peterdi “Recent Graphics,” Sidney Kanegis Gallery, Boston, 1966 Exhibition poster 20 x 11 inches $250

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40. Judy Pfaff Untitled, 1993 Mixed media on paper 20 x 30 inches $18,000

41. Ellen Phelan Clouds over Narrows (Lake Champlain), 1998 Watercolor and gouache on paper 15½ x 17½ inches $18,000

42. Harvey Quaytman Bayoman, 1991 Acrylic and glass on canvas 28 x 28 inches $55,000

43. Robert Rauschenberg Lily Scent, 1981 Lithograph 32 x 24 inches Edition of 50 $5,000

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44. Dorothea Rockburne Musician Angel, 1980 Watercolor on velum mounted on 100% rag board 20 x 15 inches $30,000

45. Michelle Segre Motormutt, 2000 India ink on paper 13½ x 15½ inches $1,800

46. Keith Sonnier Elliptical Orbit, 1991 Silver aluminum sheet silkscreened with oil based inks 48 x 24 inches Edition of 6, with 3 AP (unique) $5,000

47. Pat Steir I Don’t Know, 1975-76 Ink on paper 22¼ x 29¾ inches $24,000

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48. Dorothea Tanning Fiesta, 1980 Graphite and watercolor on paper 25ž x 34ž inches $24,000

49. Al Taylor Untitled (Marker), 1988 Wood and wire 74 x 12 x 29 inches $280,000

50. Wolfgang Tillmans Faltenwurf (skylight), 2009 C-print 16 x 12 inches Edition 5 of 10, with 1 AP $8,350

51. Deborah Turbeville Audrey in antique Chanel dress, Paris, 1998, 1998 Gelatin silver print 14 x 10 inches $5,000

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52. Unknown “M. et M.lle Cabanel: La Danse Armée,” L’Ecole Des Maris, Paris, France, 1823 Poster 20¾ x 16¾ inches $150

52. a. Unknown “Narrative, Single Channel Video,” Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, 1998 Exhibition poster 23½ x 17¼ inches $125

53. Charline von Heyl Untitled, 2008 Two silkscreens, spray paint, and collage on paper 30 1⁄8 x 22 1⁄8 inches $15,000

54. John Walker Mud & Air, 1993 Mixed media 31¼ x 20½ inches $5,000

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55. Kara Walker Untitled, 1993 Unique ink transfer on paper 50 x 38 inches $100,000

56. Andy Warhol “Conspiracy Means to Breathe Together,� Art Auction and Sale, Fund for the Conspiracy Defense (Electric Chair), LoGiudice Gallery, Chicago, 1969 Poster 34 x 22 inches $1,500

57. Marjorie Welish Study for Small High Valley Series, 1992 Oil on gessoed paper 11 x 16 inches $2,800

58. James Welling Hands, 1976 Six gelatin silver prints, printed in 2016, comprising a single work 10 x 8 inches [each] Edition 1 of 12, with 4 AP $12,000

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59. Robert Whitman Black Dirt, 1990 Signed poster 22 x 16 inches $350

60. T.J. Wilcox Stella Tennant as Stephen Tennant after ‘Stephen ill in bed,’ Cecil Beaton, 1930, 1998 Black and white photograph 14 x 11 inches AP, edition of 5 $10,000

61. Christopher Williams prototype (Bottrop), 2016 Full color offset print and adhesive tape on paper 11 x 8½ inches $12,000

62. Terry Winters Untitled, 1992 Graphite and crayon on paper 22½ x 30 inches $15,000

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63. Bing Wright Rose (Reclining), 1996-2006 Archival inkjet print 36½ x 28¾ inches AP, edition of 5 $10,000

64. Tadanori Yokoo “Bunracoo Play (Chinsetsu Yuminau-Zuki),” 1971 Silkscreen poster, signed and stamped with Artist’s seal 40¼ x 28½ inches $15,000

65. Elyn Zimmerman Marina, 2007 C-print 24 x 16 inches AP 1 of 3, edition of 5 $2,000

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Acknowledgments Special thanks to David Zwirner. Additional thanks to: Allegheny Productions, Baobab Frames, Bark Frameworks, Chelsea Frames, City Frame Inc., Downing Frames, Drummond Framing Inc., Justine Durrett, Fred Worden Trucking/Gordy Curtis, Handmade Frames Inc., Minagawa Art Lines, and Pranayama Art, Inc.

About the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) was established in 1963 when John Cage (1912-1992) and Jasper Johns joined together to organize a benefit exhibition in support of their friends and colleagues in the performance arts. Lee Bontecou, Elaine de Kooning, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Philip Guston, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Elaine Sturtevant, and Andy Warhol were among the sixty-seven artists who contributed to this landmark show at the Allan Stone Gallery. With the proceeds, FCA began making grants to individual artists. Since that time, over 900 artists have supported FCA’s grant-making programs for individual artists by contributing artworks to fourteen benefit exhibitions held over the years. FCA was created by artists to benefit artists; for fifty-three years, artists have directed its activities, selected its grantees, and contributed work to support its programs.   FCA’s mission is to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. Its “artists for artists” legacy continues today with Grants to Artists, unrestricted, by-nomination grants supporting pioneering work across the fields of dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. In addition to vital financial assistance, grantees receive the inestimable encouragement that comes with recognition from their peers. Emergency Grants are also made to assist artists with last-minute expenses and unexpected opportunities related to their work. Since 1963, over 2,600 grants to artists and arts organizations—totaling nearly $12 million—have provided opportunities for creative exploration and the realization of new work.

Board of Directors Cecily Brown Anthony B. Creamer III Robert Gober Anne Dias Griffin Agnes Gund Jasper Johns Julian Lethbridge Glenn Ligon Kara Walker T.J. Wilcox www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Tax-deductible contributions can be made online or mailed to: Foundation for Contemporary Arts 820 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10014


Diane Arbus Roger Ballen Robert Barry Jennifer Bartlett Jake Berthot Walead Beshty Bruce Boice Paul Brach Cecily Brown Chryssa Chuck Close Anne Collier Sue de Beer Tacita Dean Willie Doherty Suzan Frecon Katharina Fritsch & Alexej Koschkarow Anna Gaskell Robert Gober Katy Grannan Stephen Greene Lyle Ashton Harris Rachel Harrison Michael Hurson Jasper Johns Annette Lemieux Zoe Leonard Julian Lethbridge Siobhan Liddell Glenn Ligon Jane Logemann Andrew Lord Jonas Mekas Lisa Milroy Peter Moore Carrie Moyer Joan Nelson Gabor Peterdi Judy Pfaff Ellen Phelan Harvey Quaytman Robert Rauschenberg Dorothea Rockburne Michelle Segre Keith Sonnier Pat Steir Dorothea Tanning Al Taylor Wolfgang Tillmans Deborah Turbeville Charline von Heyl John Walker Kara Walker Andy Warhol Marjorie Welish James Welling Robert Whitman T.J. Wilcox Christopher Williams Terry Winters Bing Wright Tadanori Yokoo Elyn Zimmerman


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