Ed Clark Will Have Career Survey at Mnuchin Gallery in New York
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Ed Clark Will Have Career Survey at Mnuchin Gallery in New York

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND MNUCHIN GALLERY September 14 is shaping up to be a monumental day in the career of the renowned 92-year-old painter Ed Clark, who’s best known for exhilarating abstractions that he makes by pushing paint across his canvases with a broom. On that day, the traveling exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” which includes work by Clark, will open to the public at the Brooklyn Museum, and that evening, a few miles away, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Mnuchin Gallery will open “Ed Clark: A Survey,” with some 40 paintings and works on paper by the artist dating from 1962 to 2013. “The show has been percolating for a number of years, and it’s finally come together,” Sukanya Rajaratnam, a partner in the gallery, said in a phone interview a few weeks ago. Rajaratnam, who spoke to ARTnews while taking a break from hanging the show, said that it will be the first career-spanning show for Clark in New York—the city that he’s called home for long stretches of his life—since 1980, when the Studio Museum in Harlem presented a retrospective of his work. Ed Clark, Intarsia, 1970. In recent […]

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