Manny Farber paintings 1967––1975

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MANNY FARBER

paintings from 1967–1975


MANNY FARBER paintings from 1967–1975

January 4 – 18, 2014

Van Doren Waxter 23 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021 TEL: 212 445 0444 FAX: 212 445 0442 EMAIL: info@vandorenwaxter.com www.vandorenwaxter.com


Untitled, ca. 1967-75, Collaged paper, 65 x 77 inches (165.1 x 195.6 cm)

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Manny Farber: paintings from 1967 – 1975, a solo exhibition featuring early, often double-sided, abstract works on paper by the late Manny Farber (1917 – 2008). The exhibition will be on view from January 4 – 18, 2014. These large-scale, process-driven paintings were constructed with Kraft paper that Farber meticulously layered to create a strong foundation for paint. Three-foot squares of paper were joined with one-inch seams and then cut into decisive shapes: lozenges, trapezoids, ovoids, etc. which he laid out on top of plastic sheeting. First he poured acrylic paint over the surface, dispersed it using rollers, then flipped it over onto the plastic to dry - where after a preparatory soaking with water he would repeat this process on the other side using a deliberately different, yet complimentary color, this time adding a sheet of muslin that the paint would be poured over and which was later removed. The seams guided the water and paint, dictated how the two colors merged and interacted with each other. This method resulted in works where the surface and image became one. In addition to this consuming, permeable painting process, Farber utilized linear underdrawings on the raw paper made with snapped chalk lines and by dragging a paint-soaked piece of string over the painting’s surface to create pockets of movement that added a certain depth to the image’s surface. The resulting lyrical façade looks atmospheric, planetary, aqueous and geologic, with layers of color and the natural creasing of the paper. Crackled paint, veins, scars are all part of what makes up the “skin” of these paintings. Farber distinguished himself from the color field school in his rejection of formalist, high-contrast, artificial colors. Instead, his sensibility leans toward color that looks like “it’s been through a lot: abraded, drowned, rising to the surface, floating. Light-sensitive color that has been subjected to natural phenomena.” The visual experience of these works invokes a cinematic quality by virtue of their precise, monumental planes of color and how the viewer scans over the image. The shaped paper works engage in a real dialogue with architectural space, presented by being pinned directly to the wall. Farber’s experience as a carpenter and sculptor is evident in the physical construction of these works, both in the making process and as objets d’art. Manny Farber was born in Douglas, AZ in 1917 and died in Leucadia, CA in 2008. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco; and the Rudolf Schaefer School of Design, San Francisco. In addition to making art, Farber also worked as a film and art critic for four decades. He received the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Study in 1977-78 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978-79. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston among others.


No one could doubt that Manny Farber has always seen films through a painter’s eyes. Lately the inverse is true as well, as he has come to paint with a film-maker’s vision. Looking from the exhibition to Farber’s writing it becomes clear that the basis for the film analysis and the painting’s impulses are concentric: an insistence on inventing space as the salient visual activity. Richard Armstrong, Manny Farber: An Exhibition Organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1978

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 79 x 80 inches (200.7 x 203.2 cm) MF 8045



As they abolish the separation between display surface and support structure with the elimination of the stretcher, these paintings also dissolve the traditional distinction between surface and figuration imposed upon it. The fusion of paper and poured acrylic applied to both sides to the point of total saturation generates a new kind of pictoriality in which the surface and image are one. Sheldon Nodelman, Manny Farber: About Face, 2004

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 65 x 84 inches (165.1 x 213.4 cm) MF 8046



[The paintings] weren’t done the way people draw, with their arm. You gauge a linear work with the length of the arm making the move. The spatiality of those huge paintings came about partly because the rude and crude loft we had was huge. It’s also related to the fact that when you’re doing a bridge or building in carpentry, it’s not an arm length that’s the measure, it’s the whole span—the roof length or floor length. You can’t cut that kind of a line with your arm. You’re cutting it with expansiveness. The spatiality comes from being in dangerous positions on bridges or skyscrapers. Manny Farber, Art in America, October 2004

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 74 x 64 inches (188 x 162.6 cm) MF 8051



Farber’s paintings, however, are often of monumental scale—easily the equals of the very large works of his prominent contemporaries in more conventional materials and format—and of an imposing presence… and their figuration firmly appropriates the entire field of the support from edge to edge. Sheldon Nodelman, Manny Farber: About Face , 2004

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 70 1/2 x 64 inches (179.1 x 162.6 cm) MF 8018

detail



Making the contour is not a single gestural act but a sequence of delicate, intuitive decisions. It can take a day or two of adjusting the big surface against the thin slivers of paper that modify a curve or angle before Farber is satisfied with its format. Amy Goldin, Manny Farber: An Exhibition Organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1978

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 74 x 44 1/2 inches (188 x 113 cm) MF 8059



Farber likes color that looks as if it’s been through a lot: abraded, drowned, rising to the surface, floating. Light-sensitive color that has been subjected to natural phenomena. He hates cosmetic color, color as artifice or coating, color that announces itself as pigment. Amy Goldin, Manny Farber: An Exhibition Organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1978

Untitled ca. 1967- 1975 Collaged paper 65 x 77 inches (165.1 x 195.6 cm) MF 8060



The most inclusive description of the art is that, termite-like, it feels its way through walls of particularization, with no sign that the artist has any object in mind other than eating away the immediate boundaries of his art, and turning these boundaries into conditions of the next achievement. Manny Farber, “White Elephant Art vs. Termite Art�, 1962

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 82 x 44 1/2 inches (208.3 x 113 cm) MF 8061



His basic task was to deny the one-sidedness of the paper, which meant treating it as permeable stuff rather than as a surface. The first step, therefore, was to saturate the paper and paint the back of it. The color’s bleed-through makes its entire mass, its back, interior and front, visible at once. Accordingly, the color Farber used on the back usually contrasts strongly with the color on the face — a creamy greenish surface will have a heavy-looking ox-blood on the back, for example. Amy Goldin, Manny Farber: An Exhibition Organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1978

Untitled ca. 1967 - 1975 Collaged paper 81 x 89 inches (205.7 x 226.1 cm) MF 8094



BIOGRAPHY 1917

Born in Douglas, Arizona

1934-37

Studies at University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco; Rudolf Schaefer School of Design, San Francisco

1942

Begins career as art critic, then film critic for The New Republic. In the following four decades he writes for The Nation, Time, Commentary, The New Leader, Cavalier, Film Comment, and Artforum.

1951

First group exhibition

1957

First solo exhibition

1969

Joins the visual arts faculty at the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1987

Retires from teaching

2008

Passes away at his home in Leucadia, CA

AWARDS 1978-79

Guggenheim Fellowship

1977-78

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Study

1973

Academic Senate Research Grant, University of California, San Diego

1971

Academic Senate Research Grant, University of California, San Diego

1968

National Endowment for the Arts Grant

1967

Guggenheim Fellowship

1957

Graybar Fellowship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014

Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (forthcoming) Manny Farber paintings 1967-75, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY

2011

Manny Farber: Selected Works From The Artist’s Estate, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2009-10 Manny Farber: Four Decades Of Painting And Drawing, Gotthelf Art Gallery at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, San Diego, CA 2008

Manny Farber: Drawing Across Time, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2006

Manny Farber: Recent Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2003

Manny Farber: About Face, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA Traveled to Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; PS1/MOMA, Long Island City, New York, NY. Catalogue. Manny Farber New Small Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2001

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2000

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

1999

Manny Farber: Recent Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

1998

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA


1997

Six Solo Exhibitions, California, Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA

1996

Manny Farber: Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA Manny Farber, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

1995

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

1994

Manny Farber: Recent Work, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA New Paintings, Frumkin-Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1993

Manny Farber: Works On Paper From The Seventies, Quint Krichman Projects, La Jolla, CA About Looking: Manny Farber Paintings, 1984 -1993, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA Manny Farber: Recent Work, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY

1992

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Krichman Projects, La Jolla, CA Manny Farber, Black And White Paintings, 1985 – 1991, Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1991

Manny Farber: New Paintings, Quint Krichman Projects, La Jolla, CA Manny Farber, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MA

1990

Manny Farber: New Works, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA Underworld USA, Krygier-Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988

Selected Paintings, 1976-1986, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX Dietrich Jenny Gallery, San Diego, CA

1987

Krygier-Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Manny Farber: Paintings, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

1986

Texas Gallery, Houston, TX Krygier-Landau Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985

Manny Farber, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, catalogue

1984

Manny Farber: Recent Paintings And Drawings, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

1983

Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1982

Oil and Steel Gallery, New York, NY Manny Farber Paintings, Diane Brown Gallery, Washington, DC Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Richard Bellamy Gallery, New York, NY

1981

James Crumley Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1980

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1978

Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA Manny Farber, Retrospective Exhibition, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, (now Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) La Jolla, CA, catalogue


Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Converse College, Spartanburg, SC P.S. 1, Long Island City, Queens, NY 1977

O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY Seder/Creigh Gallery, Coronado, CA

1976

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

1974

Jack Glen Gallery, San Diego, CA

1973

David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Suzanne Saxe Gallery, San Francisco, CA Manny Farber, Parker Street 470, Boston, MA Manny Farber, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY San Diego State University, San Diego, CA O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1971

Parker 470, Boston, MA Solo Show, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

1970

Studio Show, New York, NY

1969

Solo Show, 20 Warren Street (O.K. Harris Gallery), New York, NY

1968

Solo Show, Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, New York, NY

1967

Solo Show, Warren Street Studio, New York, NY

1962

Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY

1957

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1956

Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2009

Quint: Three Decades Of Contemporary Art, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA Homing In: An Exhibition Of 50 San Diego Artists, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

2008

On Flowers, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2006

High Times, Hard Times: Painting In New York 1967-75, Independent Curators International, New York, NY, Traveling exhibition: Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; American University Museum at Katzen Center, Washington, D.C.; National Academy Museum, New York, NY

2004

Four Americans: Manny Farber, Sven Lukin, William Tunberg, Camille Utterback, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

2003

Two For The Road, Sketchbooks Of Patricia Patterson And Manny Farber, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA


2001

In Their Eighties: Noteworthy Works By Artists In Their Ninth Decade Of Life, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, Pacific Beach, CA

2000

Made In California: Art, Image, And Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1997

Tabletops: Morandi's Still Lifes to Mapplethorpe's Flower Studies, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA Salient Green, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI Paintings From The '90's, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA Visual Arts 30th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Group Show, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA Perception And Experience: Works From The Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1994

Group Show, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA “Unstill” Still Life: An Exhibition Of Contemporary Painting In Oil, Fine Arts Center Galleries, Department of Art, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

1983

American Still Life: 1945-1983, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX Works From The Collections, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA California Current, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA Drawings By Painters, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Traveling exhibition: Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

1982

Works On Paper, Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981

33rd Annual Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY A Continuation Of The Figurative Tradition, Baker Gallery, La Jolla, CA 19 Artists Emergent Americans, Exxon National Exhibition, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1980

University Of California, San Diego Faculty Art Exhibition, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1979

Narrative Art Of The Seventies, American Foundation of the Arts, Miami, FL

1978

Gallery Artists, Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA Transportation Show, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA Big San Diego Show, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Southern California Styles Of The 60's And 70's, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA O.K. Harris Group Show, New York, NY University Of California, San Diego Faculty Art Exhibition, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA


1976

University Of California, San Diego Faculty Art Exhibition, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

1973

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

1971

Highlights Of The 1970-71 Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT Painting Without Supports, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1970

Whitney Annual Painting Exhibition, New York, NY

1969

Art On Paper, Witherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC O.K. Harris Group Show, New York, NY

1962

Kornblee Gallery, New York, NY

1951

Peggy Guggenheim Group Show, Art of This Century Gallery, New York, NY

CATALOGUES AND BOOKS 2009

Farber, Manny and Robert Polito. Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Library of America: New York, 2009.

2003

Davies, Hugh M., Crary, Jonathan, Hanor, Stephanie, Nodelman, Sheldon, Polito, Robert and Walsh, Robert Manny Farber: About Face. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla, CA, 2003. Yard, Sally. Two for the Road: Sketchbooks of Patricia Patterson and Manny Farber. Athenaeum Music and Arts Library: La Jolla, CA, 2003.

1998

Farber, Manny and Robert Walsh. Negative Space: Manny Farber on the Movies. Expanded edition (first edition published 1971). Da Capo Press: New York, 1998.

1991

Yard, Sally. Manny Farber: Paintings of the Eighties. Quint•Krichman Projects: La Jolla, CA, 1991.

1988

Perrine, Robert. San Diego Artists. Artra Publishing, Inc.: Encinitas, CA, 1988.

1985

Crary, Jonathan, Patrick Amos, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Kevin Parker. Manny Farber. The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art: Los Angeles, CA, 1985.

1978

Goldin, Amy and Richard Armstrong. Manny Farber. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art: Los Angeles, CA, 1978.

INTERVIEWS 1985

Smith, Elizabeth. "Manny Farber: An Interview," The Contemporary (The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles), Fall, pg. 5.

1982

Gorin, Jean-Pierre, Olivier Assayas, Serge Le Péron, and Serge Toubiana. "Manny Farber, Critique et Peintre du Cinéma," Cashiers du Cinéma, April, pp. 54-56, 58, 60, 62, 65, 130.

1977

Thompson, Richard. "Patricia Patterson and Manny Farber Interviewed by Richard Thompson," Film Comment, May/June, pp. 36-60.

BIBLIOGRAPHY - Critical Reviews of Farber's Painting 2008

Pincus, Robert. “Speaking to the Earth,” San Diego Union-Tribune, June 5, p. 26.


2006

Kendricks, Neil. “Observations a la Farber,” San Diego Union-Tribune, May 11, pg.33.

2004

Pincus, Robert. “N.Y. art scene more than MoMA: Works by Bearden, Farber share spotlight,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 12, pp. Sec. F1, F4, F6. … “Film Critic and ‘Termite Artist’: Beaverish Endeavors at P.S. 1,” The New York Observer, November 15, pg. 18. Ollman, Leah. “Farber on Farber,” Art in America, October, pp. 116-23, 168 Matthieussent, Brice. “Manny Farber: critique termite,” artpress, (France), April, pp. 51-55. Garnier, Phillippe. “Gentleman Farber,” Libération, March 24, pp. Cinéma I-III. Waintrop, Edouard. "Manny Farber évoque, avec sa femme, une vie dédiée à la cinéphilie: 'J'étais sûr que je ne serais pas concurrencé par mes frères',” Libération, March 24, pp. Cinéma, II.

2003

Ollman, Leah. “Paintings that criticize themselves,” Los Angeles Times, October 8, pg. E8. Freudenheim, Susan. “Moving Pictures,” Los Angeles Times, September 28, Calendar, pp. E35, E44-45. Pincus, Robert. “The man of 1,000 faces,” San Diego Union-Tribune, September 19, pp. 26-28.

2002

Polito, Robert. “Painter of Pictures,” Artforum 40, no. 5, April, pp. 122-27 Frank, Peter. "Art Picks of the Week," LA Weekly, February 22-28, pg. 137.

2001

Pincus, Robert. "Personal Vision: No Closure," San Diego Union Tribune, September 27-October 3, pg. 40. Herz, Justin. "Works of Manny Farber on Display at Quint Contemporary Art," La Jolla Light, September 6, pg. 29. Pincus, Robert. "Aged to Perfection: In Pacific Beach, Locals 'In Their Eighties' Strut Their Stuff," San Diego Union Tribune, July 26-August 1, pp. 38-9.

2000

Hiss, Mark. "Still Life with Garden," San Diego Home & Garden/Lifestyles, September, pp. 66-71, 82-85. Jones, Kent, "The Throbbing Acuity of Negative Space," Film Comment, March/April, pp. 14-16. Pincus, Robert L. "He paints it like it is," The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 18, pp. E-1, 4-5.

1999

Pincus, Robert L. "Bountiful Blossoms: Art History, Color Frolic in Manny Farber's Vibrant Paintings," The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 29, pg. 57. Ollman, Leah. "Manny Farber at Quint Contemporary Art," Art in America, October, pp. 174, 175.

1998

Louvaaf, Bill. "The Swiftness of the Termite Artist," San Diego Reader, pg. 59. Wolcott, James. "Hall of Fame," Vanity Fair, June, pg. 146. Pincus, Robert L. "The Art of Looking," The San Diego Union-Tribune/Night & Day, March 19, pg. 16. Christensen, Judith. "Manny Farber: New Paintings," sandiego.sidewalk, April 28.

1997

Pincus, Robert L. "A Feast for Both Eye and Mind is Laid Out On Tabletops," The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 12, pp. E-3, E-4. Pincus, Robert L. "Of Birds, Words and Presidents," The San Diego Union-Tribune/Night & Day, July 24. Ollman, Leah. "Report from San Diego, A Change of Weather?" Art in America, July, pp. 34-9, 41, 43.

1995

Pincus, Robert L. "No Surprise, Farber's Art Lovely," The San Diego Union Tribune/Night & Day, February 23, pg. 43.

1994

"Manny Farber at Frumkin-Adams," New Yorker, October 17, pg. 26


Edelstein, David. "A Painter, but Still a Critic,” The New Yorker, October 17, pg. 22. Juutilainen, Paul A., and Pat Finn. On Detour with Manny Farber. KPBS. Television. Kramer, Hilton. "Manny Farber", The New Criterion, October. Ollman, Leah. "Manny Farber,” ARTnews, June 1, pg. 188. Pincus, Robert L. "The Spirit of 76," The San Diego Union-Tribune, Night & Day, February 24, pg. 26. 1993

John, Ken. "Manny Farber at Rosa Esman," Art in America, October 1, pg. 134. Stapen, Nancy. "Manny Farber's Visual Feast," Boston Globe, July 1, pp. 25, 29. Pincus, Robert L. "In Retrospect, Two County Artists Gain Stature," The San Diego Union-Tribune, June 18, pg. Sec E6. Tallmer, Jerry. "Vow Set in Concrete," New York Post, Weekend, April 23. Hagen, Charles. "Manny Farber," The New York Times, April 23. Bertrand, Francois. "Manny Farber," The New Yorker, April 12. Walsh, Robert. "Farber's Day," Vanity Fair, April.

1992

Pincus, Robert L. "Art: Paradoxical Period Continued; with No Shift Toward Coherence," The San Diego Union-Tribune, December 27. Baker, Kenneth. "Farber Paintings All Over San Diego," San Francisco Chronicle, October 26, sec. E, pp. 12. Quackenbush, Alyce. "State Your Case in Black & White," La Jolla Light, October 22, pp. Sec. C1, C8. Pincus, Robert L. "Farber Onions Provide for Some Tasty Art," The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 15, pp. 45-46. Ollman, Leah. "Still Life or Not Still Life?" Los Angeles Times, San Diego Edition, October 2, pp. Sec. F1, R27. Lister, Pricilla. "Manny Farber: Dean of Local Painters Piques," The San Diego Daily Transcript, September 14, pp. Sec. A1, A5. Pincus, Robert L. "Farber's Art and His Life Won't Sit Still," The San Diego Union, March 10, pp. Sec. E1, E6. Freudenheim, Susan. "Small, Large Joys at Farber Shows," Los Angeles Times, March 9, pp. Sec. F1, F9. Jarmusch, Ann. "Farber Mixes Mundane Matters, Anxious Dreams," San Diego Tribune, February 22, pg. 22.

1991

Ollman, Leah. "Divided, Yet One in Art," Los Angeles Times, San Diego Edition, February 15.

1990

“Manny Farber at Irit Krygier Contemporary Art," Sunset Magazine, October, pg. 90. Pagel, David. "Manny Farber," Art Magazine, July, pg. 83. Agalides, S. "Allegories of Desire," Artweek, April 12, pg. 14. Pincus, Robert L. "Still Lifes and Times," The San Diego Union, January 14, pp. Sec. E1, E9.

1988

Freudenheim, Susan. "Reviews: Manny Farber, Dietrich Jenny Gallery," Artforum, October pp. 157-158.

1987

Pincus, Robert L. "The Arts," The San Diego Union, May 7. pg. Sec. C7. McDonald, Robert. "Farber Puts His Visions on Display," Los Angeles Times, April 21, Sec. VI, pp. 1-2.


1986

McDonald, Robert. "At the Galleries," Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union, August 8....San Diego Union, August 7. Wolcott, James. "Manny Farber's Termite Art," Vanity Fair, May 1, pp. 40, 43. Amos, Patrick and Jean-Pierre Gorin, "The Farber Machine," Art in America, April, pp. 176-85, 207. McManus, Michael. "Incarnation: A Phenomenological Realism," Artweek, January 11, pg. 1.

1985

Baker, Kenneth, "Manny Farber Paints It All," San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, pg. 74. Pincus, Robert L. "Contrasts in Life and Light," The San Diego Union, December 15, Sec. E2. ..."Farber's Diary is His Canvas," The San Diego Union, November 10, sec. E, pp. 1, 6. Knight, Christopher. "Farber Makes Difficulty Attractive," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, November 24, pg. Sec. E2. McDonald, Robert. "Wood is the Word at Quint Gallery," Los Angeles Times, August 2. Thwaites, Lynette. "Artist Turns Still Life Into Landscape of Private World," La Jolla Light, June 27, Sec. B, pp. 1, 10. Parker, Kevin. "Manny Farber and Landscape," Artforum, February, pp. 72-75.

1984

"Be Imaginative," KPBS On Air, July 1, pg. 6. Lewinson, David. "Influences of Film," Artweek, June 9, pg. 1, “Mondo Tondo," June 1. Lugo, Mark-Elliott. "Farber Show 'Nothing Short of Spectacular,'" The San Diego Evening Tribune, June 1, Sec. F, pg. 1. Lewinson, David. "Looking at Farber's Paintings Can Be a Movie Experience," The San Diego Union, May 31, Sec. B, pg. 11. Hyman, Barry. "Gimme A Hammer," New Indicator, May 29, pg. 8. Ponti, Roland, "Between Pollock & Pop," San Diego Reader, May 17.

1983

Crary, Jonathan. "Manny Farber at Larry Gagosian," Art in America, December, pg. 155. Wilson, William. "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, May 6, sec. VI, pg. 13.

1982

Bass, Ruth. "New York Reviews: Manny Farber Oil and Steel,� Art News, April, pg. 217.

1981

Hoberman, J. "Termite Makes Right: The Subterranean Criticism of Many Farber," Village Voice, May 20. Rickey, Carrie. "Curatorial Conceptions: The Guggenheim Singular Pluralism," Artforum, April, pp. 58-60. Knight, Christopher. "Emergent Americans a Pluralistic Affair," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, March 23, sec. B, pp. 1-2. Hughes, Robert. "Quirks, Clamors, and Variety," Time, March 2, pp. 84-87. Ashbery, John. "An Exhilarating Mass," Newsweek, February 23, pg. 82. Schjeldahl, Peter. "Stock Options," Village Voice, February 18, pg. 73. Russell, John. "A Roundup of Emerging Artists," The New York Times, February 8, sec.11, pp. 33, 35. Tallmer, Jerry. "A Critic Paints in Puns & Jokes," New York Post, February 7, pg. 15. Perreault, John. "Exxon-Erated?" Soho News, February 4, pg. 49.

1980

Miller, Elise, "UC San Diego Faculty Exhibit Presents Panorama of the Arts," Los Angeles Times, San Diego Edition, June 7, sec. 11, pg. 5.


1978

Smith, Susan. "Manny Farber: Artist Critic," Los Angeles Times, June 23, sec. IV, pg. 16. Guheen, Elizabeth. "Object Lessons," San Diego Reader, June 8, pg. 10. Wasserman, Isabelle. "It's an Honor of a Lifetime," The San Diego Union, June 6, Sec. E, pg. 1. King, Pamela. "Farber's Vision on Display in La Jolla," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, June 4, sec. F. pg. 8. Muchnic, Suzanne. "Ex-Carpenter Nails Down a Niche as Sculptor," Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1978, Calendar section, pg. 86. Rigby, Ida. "Manny Farber-From Abstraction to Realism," Artweek, May 27, pg. 1. Jennings, Jan. "Exhibit Shows the Traditional with Painting," The San Diego Evening Tribune, May 9, sec. D, pg. 3. Goldin, Amy. "Manny Farber: Reforming Formalism," Art in America, May/June, pp. 94-99. Rye, Bjorn. "Manny Farber, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery," Artforum, May, pg. 70. Cleigh, Zenia. "Urban Eye: Termite Art," San Diego Magazine, May, pg. 38.

1977

Frank, Peter. "Review of Exhibitions, Manny Farber at Seder-Creigh," Art in America, November, pg. 137. Rickey, Carrie. "Manny Farber,” Arts Magazine, September 1, pg. 9. Preisman, Fran. Captioned photograph, Artweek, March 12, pg. 3. …. Illustrations only, Arts, January, vol. 51, pg. 65.

1976

Baker, Kenneth. "A Painting By Manny Farber," Arts Magazine, December 1, pp. 122-3. Reily, Richard, "UCSD Show Demonstrates a Faculty of Arts," The San Diego Union, May/June, sec. E, pg. 1. Agaldi, Sandra. "Manny Farber Paintings," Manuscript.

1974

Phelan, Ellen. "Manny Farber's Reversible Paintings," Artweek, November 16, pg. 13. Plagens, Peter. "Review of Exhibitions: Manny Farber at David Stuart," Art in America, January/February, pp. 106-7.

1973

Wilson, William. "Manny Farber's Paintings Exhibited at David Stuart Galleries," Los Angeles Times, November 16, sec. IV, pg. 18. Dunham, Judith. "Manny Farber 'Paintings’,” Artweek, October 27, pg. 1. Stitelman, Paul, and Richard Channin. "New York Galleries: Manny Farber O.K. Harris," Arts Magazine, September 10, vol. 48, pg. 60. Baker, Kenneth. "Review of Exhibitions: Manny Farber at Parker 470," Art in America, May/June, pg. 106. Campbell, Lawrence. "Reviews and Previews: Manny Farber," Art News, May, pg. 96. Baker, Kenneth. "Art: Critic as Painter," Boston Phoenix, January 2, pg. 14.

1972

Taylor, Robert. "Farber Captures Imagination Without Even Using a Frame," Boston Globe, December 20, pg. 42. Channin, Richard. "The Rise of Factural Autonomy," Arts Magazine, November, pp. 30-37. Ratcliff, Carter. "Chronicles: New York Letter," Art International, February, pg. 54. Shirley, David. "Farber Paintings Show Shift to a Quieter Style," New York Times, January 1, pg. 9.

1971

Wills, Domingo. "New York Galleries: Manny Farber at O.K. Harris," Arts Magazine, April. pg. 84. Schwartz, Barbara. "Reviews and Previews: Manny Farber," Art News, April, vol. 70, pg. 12


Linville, Kasha. "Manny Farber, O.K. Harris," Artforum, April, pp. 81-2. Shirley, David. "Downtown Scene: Shaped Paintings of a Film Critic," New York Times, March 3, pg. 38. Baker, Kenneth. "Film Critic Farber in Two Art Shows," Christian Science Monitor, February 22, pg. 4. 1970

Rosenstein, Harris. "Reviews and Previews: Manny Farber," Art News, May, vol. 69. pg. 65. Pincus-Witten, Robert. "Manny Farber, O.K. Harris Gallery Studio Exhibition," Artforum, May pg. 74. Sandler, Irving. "Reviews and Previews: Manny Farber," Art News, October, vol. 61, pg. 13.

1956

Sawin, Martica. "In the Galleries: Manny Farber," Arts, December, vol. 31, pg. 61. Hess, Thomas. "Manny Farber: Writing as Painting," November, pg. 37.

CRITICAL REVIEWS ON ART BY FARBER 1961

"Insiders and Other," Arts, January, vol. 35, pp. 42-45.

1959

"Eilshemius: Artist behind Mahatma,� Art News, April, vol. 58, pp. 26-7. "New Images of (ugh) Man," Art News, vol. 58, pp. 38-39.

1955

"Jack Levine," Art News, March, vol. 54, pg. 33.

1954

"Design Mystique," Art News, April, vol. 53, pg. 39.

1952

The Nation, vol. 174: "Art," February 9, pg. 140. "James Brooks," March 1, pp. 209-10. "Art," March 8, pg. 236.

1951

The Nation, vol. 172: "Art," March 24, pg. 285. "Art," April 21, pg. 384. "Amedeo Modigliani," May 19, pp. 476-7. "Art," June 16, pp. 572-3. The Nation, vol. 173: "Art," October 13, pp. 313-4. "Art," November 3, pg. 382. "Art," December 22, pp. 555-6.

1950

"Art," The Nation, November 11, vol. 171, pp. 445-6.

1949

"Weber Answers Questions," Art News, March, vol. 48, pp. 22-4.

1946

"An American Show," New Republic, October 14, vol. 115, pg. 485.

1945

"Art for Science's Sake," New Republic, January 29, vol. 112, pp. 151-2. "Piet Mondrian," New Republic, April 16, vol. 112, p. 506, reprinted in For Now, no. 9, pp. 48-51. "Rouault," New Republic, May 14, vol. 112, p. 678, reprinted in For Now, no. 9, pp. 20-22. "Jackson Pollock," New Republic, June 25, vol. 112, p. 871. "Art for Science's Sake, II," New Republic, November, vol. 113, p. 640.

1944

"83-Year Tantrum," New Republic, January 31, vol. 110, pp. 155-6.


"No Directions," New Republic, June 5, vol. 110, p. 764. "Mexican Master," New Republic, October 9, vol. 111, pp. 459-60. "Comic Strips," New Republic, September 4, vol. 111, p. 279. "Art in Contrast," New Republic, November 13, vol. 111, p. 626. 1943

"Chaim Gross, Milton Avery, and William Steig," Magazine of Art, January, vol. 26, pp. 10-15. "Walter Houmere," Magazine of Art, February, vol. 26, pp. 58-61, illustrated. "What Artists and What Victory," New Republic, February, vol. 108, p. 149. "Feininger, Tack, and Burlin," Magazine of Art, March, vol. 36, pp. 107-9.

1942

"American Art," New Republic, February 2, vol. 106, p. 146. "Ordeal by Gallery," New Republic, February 16, vol. 106, p. 236. "War Posters," New Republic, March 16, vol. 106, pp. 366-7. "Thomas Benton's War," New Republic, April 20, vol. 10, pp. 542-3. "Gallery and Theatre," New Republic, June 8, vol. 106, p. 798. "57th Street and Thereabouts," Magazine of Art, November, vol. 35, pp. 260-1. "John B. Flannagan," New Republic, November 23, vol. 107, pp. 680-1. "Two European Painters," New Republic, November 9, vol. 107, p. 610. "Artists for Victory," Magazine of Art, December, vol. 35, pp. 202-5. "Tchelitchew at Museum of Modern Art and Various Doings," Magazine of Art, December, vol. 35, pp. 202-5.

COLLECTIONS Allendale Insurance Company, Boston, MA Art of the Americas Collection, The Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin, TX Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA John Muir College, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA Prudential Life Insurance, Newark, NY Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Worcester Museum, Worcester, MA


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