Jack Whitten Bibliography


Shiff, Richard, ‘More Dimensions Than You Know: Jack Whitten, Paintings 1979–1989’, New York: Hauser & Wirth, 2017 (exh. cat.)
Siegel, Katy, Wool, Christopher (eds.), ‘Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975’, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2017, p. 38, ill. (exh. cat.)
Harris, Shawnya L. (ed.), ‘Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection’, Athens: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2017 (exh. cat.)

Kanjo, Kathryn, Storr, Robert + [et. al] (eds.), ‘Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting’, San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2015 (exh. cat.)

Klein, Richard (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten: Evolver’, Ridgefield: Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 2014 (exh. cat.)

___, ‘Jack Whitten’, New York: Alexandra Gray Associates, 2013 (exh. cat.)

Horodner, Stuart (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten: Memorial Paintings’, Atlanta: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2008 (exh. cat.)

Golden, Thelma, Jones, Kellie + [et. al.] (ed.), ‘Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction 1964 – 1980’, New York: Studio Museum of Harlem, 2006 (exh. cat.)

Chassman, Gary Miles, Sullivan Sorin, Gretchen (eds.), ‘In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’, Atlanta: Tinwood Books, 2003

Morgan, Robert C., (ed.), ‘Duchamp & Los Artistas Contemporáneos Posmodernos: Seminarios Impartidos en la Universidad de Buenos Aires’, Buenos Aires: Secretaría de Extensioń Universitaria y Bienestar Estudiantil, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2000

Butler, Cornelia H. (ed.), ‘Afterimage: Drawing Through Process’, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999 (exh. cat.)
Siegel, Jeanne (ed.), ‘Painting after Pollock: Structures of Influence’, Amsterdam: G&B Arts, 1999

Powell, Richard J. (ed.), ‘Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century’, New York: Thames & Hudson, 1997
Sussler, Betsy, Sherman, Suzan + [et al.] (eds.), ‘Speak Art! : The Best of Bomb Magazine’s Interviews with Artists’, Amsterdam: G&B Arts, 1997

Richelson, Paul W. (ed.), ‘Alabama Impact: Contemporary Artists with Alabama Ties’, Mobile: Mobile Museum of Art, Huntsville: Huntsville Museum of Art, 1995 (exh. cat.)

Yang, Alice (ed.), ‘Skin Deep: Peter Hopkins, Byron Kim, Lauren Szold, Jack Whitten’, New York: New Museum, 1993 (exh. cat.)

___, ‘Espiritu & Materia: Estetica Alternativa Norteamericana’, Caracas: Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, 1991 (exh. cat.)

Wright, Beryl J.,‘Jack Whitten’, Newark: Newark Museum, 1990 (exh. cat.)

Drewal, Henry J., Driskell, David C. (eds.), ‘Introspectives: Contemporary Art by American and Brazilians of African descent’, Los Angeles: California Afro-American Museum, 1989

Bontemps, Alex, Fonvielle-Bontemps, Jacqueline + [ et al.] (eds.), ‘Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, 1925 – 1985’, Hampton: Hampton University, 1985

Jacobs, Joseph (ed.), ‘Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art’, Lewisburg: The Center Gallery of Bucknell University, 1984

Kingsley, April (ed.), ‘Afro-American Abstraction’, San Francisco: The Art Museum Association, 1982
The Studio Museum in Harlem (ed.), ‘Jack Whitten–Ten Years, 1970 – 1980: November 6, 1983 – March 18, 1984: An Exhibition’, New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1982

Kingsley, April, ‘The New Spiritualism: Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, New York: Oscarsson Hood Gallery, 1981

Goldstein, Rhoda Lois (ed.), ‘Black Life and Culture in the United States’, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1971

Selected Articles

Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Coming Soon: First-Ever Exhibition of Sculptures by Jack Whitten Opening at Baltimore Museum of Art in April 2018’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 13 December 2017
Forbes, Alexander, ‘What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 9 December 2017
Tully, Judd, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach Opens with a Bang’, on: robbreport.com, 7 December 2017
Gleadell, Colin, ‘Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi masks uneven market recovery’, on: www.telegraph.co.uk, London, 21 November 2017
Sargent, Antwaun, ‘The Obamas and the Inauguration of Black Painting’s New Golden Age In America’, on: theweeklychallenger.com, St. Petersburg, 3 November 2017
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Culture Talk: Arnold Lehman on Curating ‘American African American,’ a Selling Exhibition at Phillips London’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 1 November 2017
‘Jack Whitten’, in: Vanity Fair, New York, November 2017, p. 23
Pes, Javier, ‘Jack Whitten Will Have a Major Survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Next Year’, on: news.artnet.com, New York, 20 October 2017
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Soul of a Nation: Jack Whitten on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and ‘the Political’ in His Abstract Paintings’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 12 October 2017
‘Jack Whitten at Hauser & Wirth, London’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 10 October 2017
Schachter, Kenny, ‘Sculduggery, Weak Bladders, and the Wrath of the Schnabel: Kenny Schachter on Frieze London 2017’, on: news.artnet.com, New York, 10 October 2017
Gleadell, Colin, ‘A Week of Belated Recognition,’ in: The Daily Telegraph, London, 3 October 2017, p. 23
Frankel, Eddy, ‘Jack Whitten 1979-1989: More Dimensions Than You Know’, in: Time Out, London, 2 October 2017
Gebremedhin, Thomas, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York, September 2017, p. 136
Whitten, Jack, ‘Artist Jack Whitten’s Favorite Things’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 26 September 2017
‘Jack Whitten reveals a Chuck Berry painting is in the works’, on: theartnewspaper.com, London, 26 September 2017
R.C., ‘The Guardian, Guide’, in: The Guardian, London, 23 September 2017, p. 33
Barnard, Imelda, ‘Wrestling with ancient Rome, Plus: Jack Whitten’s first solo exhibition in the UK, Lisson Gallery’s 50th birthday, and Willem de Kooning’s late paintings’, on: www.apollo-magazine.com, London, 22 September 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Artworks at Hauser & Wirth London’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 19 September 2017
Durón, Maximilíano, Alex Greenberger, ‘See What the Top 200 Collectors Bought in the Past Year’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 11 September 2017
Mester, Amanda, ‘National Tour of African Diaspora Kicks Off at Ogden Museum,’ on: www.offbeat.com, New Orleans, 8 September 2017
Rosenfeld, Jason, ‘Blue Black: Curated by Glenn Ligon’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 7 September 2017
Thackara, Tess, ‘At the Brooklyn Museum, Tracing the History of Lynching in America’, on: www.artsy.net, New York, 1 September 2017
Mitter, Siddhartha, ‘Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, at the Brooklyn Museum’, on: www.thevillagevoice.com, New York, 29 August 2017
Cotter, Holland, ‘Genn Ligon Rethinks the Color Line in the Show ‘Blue Black’‘, in: The New York Times, New York, 11 August 2017, p. C13
‘Allan Stone Projects at Expo Chicago 2017’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 7 August 2017
Ayers, Robert, ‘A conversation with Glenn Ligon’, on: ocula.com, St. Louis, 27 July 2017
‘’Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power’ at Tate Modern, London’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 24 July 2017
Prodger, Michael, ‘Soul of a Nation: A revelatory exhibition telling the story of black art’, on: www.newstatesman.com, London, 14 July 2017
Pickford, James, ‘‘Black Power’ exhibition opens at London’s Tate Modern’, on: www.ft.com, London, 13 July 2017
Whitten, Jack, ‘Art in the Age of Black Power’, in: Tate ETC, London, May 2017, p. 50
Victoria, Valentine L., ‘Skowhegan Honors Studio Museum, Artists William T. Williams, Jack Whitten’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 28 April 2017
Shiff, Richard, ‘Blur and Fuzz’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 April 2017
Scott, Izabella, ‘These Artists Show Why Our Most Creative Years Often Come after 60’, on: artsy.net, New York, 31 March 2017
Krasinki, Jennifer, ‘Paint it Black: Jack Whitten’s Adventure’s in Abstraction’, on: thevillagevoice.com, New York, 14 March 2017
Traps, Yevgenia, ‘Quantum Wall: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: theparisreview.org, New York, 1 March 2017
Rhodes, Jason, ‘Jack Whitten’ on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 March 2017
‘Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray opens at Rose Art Museum’, on: artfixdaily.com, Mexico City, 20 February 2017
Shea, Christopher D. ‘Recovered Iraqi Art at the Venice Biennale’, in: The New York Times, New York, 20 February 2017, p. C3
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Quantum Leap’, in: Cultured Magazine, Miami, February/March 2017, pp. 208-211
Yau, John, ‘Jack Whitten’s Walls’, on: hyperallergic.com, New York, 19 February 2017
Earnest, Jarret, ‘JACK WHITTEN with Jarrett Earnest’, on: brooklynrail.org, New York, 1 February 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Selected Works at Hauser & Wirth’, on: blouinartinfo.com, New York, 27 January 2017
‘Rose Art Museum Announces Spring Exhibitions, FRED EVERSLEY, TOMMY HARTUNY, LOUISE NEVELSON, 2/17-6/11’, on: broadwayworld.com, New York, 18 January 2017
‘Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynolds’ diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach’, on: wallpaper.com, London, 3 January 2017

‘You’re Reliable Cheat Sheet for Art World News’, in: Modern Painters, New York, Winter 2016/2017, pp. 30
Yau, John, ‘Better Late Than Never’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 16 October 2016 ‘Jack Whitten – Why I Paint’, on: www.phaidon.com, New York NY, 26 September 2016
Smee, Sebastian, ‘Unfurling and saluting a legacy at Rose Art Museum’, on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 19 September 2013
Bencks, Jarret, ‘Jack Whitten: ‘My paintings teach me how to live’‘, on: www.brandeis.edu, Waltham, 22 May 2016
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Hauser & Wirth Announces Its Representation of Painter Jack Whitten’, on: www.culturetype.com, 16 April 2016
Greenberger, Alex, ‘Hauser & Wirth Adds Jack Whitten to Its Roster, Plans Show for Spring 2017’, on: www.artnews.com, New York, 15 April 2016

Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Jack Whitten’, on: www.artforum.com, New York, 20 October 2015, ill.
Abbe, Mary, ‘Unmasked: All-American art of Jack Whitten opens at Walker Art Center’, on: www.startribune.com, Minneapolis, 14 September 2015
Mumford, Tracy, ‘In the abstract: 50 years of Jack Whitten’s art’, on: www.mprnews.com, Minneapolis, 11 September 2015, ill.
Shiff, Richard, ‘Cliché and a lack of feeling: Richard Shiff explains why critics have failed painting’, on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 5 June 2015
Winant, Carmen, ‘Jack Whitten: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’, in Frieze Magazine, New York, May 2015, p. 222

Knight, Christopher, ‘Three art shows in San Diego recall abstraction’s prominence’, on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 22 December 2014
Whitten, Jack, ‘Edward Clark by Jack Whitten’, on: bombmagazine.org, New York, 2 June 2014
Lax, Thomas J., ‘From New York, Southward: A Counter Memorial’, in: Mousse, Milan, June 2014, pp. 230 – 235
Chute, James, ‘Retrospective illuminates Jack Whitten’s genius’, on: www.sandiegouniontribune.com, San Diego, 17 October
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘Black Abstraction: Not a Contradiction’, in: ARTnews, New York, June 2014, pp. 62 – 71
Baker, R C., ‘Beautiful and Violent Art from the Civil Rights Movement at New Brooklyn Museum Show Witness’, on: www.villagevoice.com, New York, 9 April 2014
Cotter, Holland, ‘Battle Lines for Change: ‘Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties, at the Brooklyn Museum’, in: The New York Times, New York, 21 March 2014, p. 23
Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Witness’, i: Artforum, New York, March 2014, ill.

Williams, Gregory, ‘Review of Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971 – 1973’, in: Artforum, New York, December 2013, pp. 267 – 268
Dawson, Jessica, ‘Expressive Abstractions: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York, 4 October 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Art in Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 3 October 2013, p. 30, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, ‘Unfurling and saluting a legacy at Rose Art Museum’, on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 19 September 2013
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York, 11 September 2013, pp. 21 – 23
Johnson, Ken, ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, in: The New York Times, New York, 12 July 2013, p. 23
Micchelli, Thomas, ‘Painting on the Cusp: Abstraction of the 1980s’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 6 July 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Beyond the ‘Palace’, an International Tour in One City’, in: The New York Times, New York, 5 June 2013, p. 1
Dailey, Meghan, ‘Savannah, Georgia, Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York, May 2013
Chayka, Kyle, ‘In Painting We Discover Demons; If We Don’t Exorcise Them They Devour Your Ass!’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 20 February 2013
Battaglia, Andy, ‘Committing Abstract Thoughts To Canvas’, on: www.wsj.com, New York, 6 February 2013

Ise, Claudine, ‘Phantom Limb exhibition at MCA not at all what it sounds like’, on: www.chicagotribune.com, Chicago, 27 June 2012
Mendelsohn, John, ‘Five from Five, A Sampling of Painting in New York City’, in: dArt International, Toronto, Summer 2012, pp. 1 – 2
Kuo, Michelle, ‘Jack Whitten: A Portfolio’, in: Artforum, New York NY, February 2012, pp. 184 – 195

Kley, Elisabeth, ‘Jack Whitten: From Garbage to Gems’, on: www.artnet.com, New York NY, 15 September 2011

Moyer, Carrie, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, October 2009
Welish, Marjorie, ‘Breaking and Entering’, on: www.observer.com, New York, 24 September 2009
Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, ‘Prefers Not to Be Called a Painter’, in: Art & Antiques, Wilmington, 2009, pp. 66 – 70

Auslander, Philip, ‘Review’, in: Artforum, New York, September 2008
Ostrow, Saul, ‘Process, Image and Elegy’, in: Art in America, New York, April 2008, pp. 148 – 153, 188

Mack, Joshua, ‘Review’, in: Time Out New York, 18 October 2007
___, ‘Review’, on: www.newyorker.com, New York, 15 October 2007
Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘It’s Not Made by Great Men’, in Art in America, New York, September 2007, pp. 61 – 66
Storr, Robert, ‘Jack Whitten with Robert Storr’, in: The Brooklyn Rail, New York, September 2007
Roth, Richard, ‘High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967 – 1975’, in: Art Papers, Atlanta, January – February 2007

Cotter, Holland, ‘Energy and Abstraction at the Studio Museum Harlem’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 7 April 2006

Horodner, Stuart, ‘The F Word.’, in: New Observations, Issue 114, New York, Spring 1997, pp. 2 – 4

Rubinstein, Raphael, ‘Full Circle’, in Art in America, New York, May 1995

Goldsmith, Kenneth, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Bomb Magazine, New York, Summer 1994

Johnson, Ken, ‘Jack Whitten at Horodner Romley’, in: Art in America, New York, October 1992, p. 146
Cotter, Holland, ‘Art in Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 26 June 1992
Raynor, Vivien, ‘Works by a Vanished Bolivian Painter’, on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 5 April 1992
Siegel, Jeanne, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Tema Celeste, Milan, 1992, p. 88

___, ‘Los cuatro jinetes del arte estadounidense’, in: Arte y Espectaculos, Madrid, 20 May 1991, pp. 54 – 55
Pilkington, Muriel, ‘Show of major Afro-American artists opens today in la Rinconada museum’, in: The Daily Journal, 19 May 1991, p. 19
___, ‘Arte afro-americano’, in: El Universal, Caracas, 18 May 1991
Myers, Terry R., ‘Tyrone Mitchell/Jack Whitten’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March 1991
Simmer, William, ‘Collage Is a Thing with Seams’, in: Collage: New Applications, New York, March – May 1991
Zabel, Barbara, ‘Collage As Modernist Aesthetic: The Inception of Collage in America’, in: Collage: New Applications, New York, March – May 1991

Raynor, Vivien, ‘In 2 Shows, a Strong Tactile Quality’, in: The New York Times, New York, 30 December 1990
Brenson, Michael, ‘New Curator at Modern Challenges Convention’, in: The New York Times, New York, 28 December 1990

Colby, Joy Hakanson, ‘Exhibits’, on: www.detroitnews.com, Detroit, 12 May 1989, p. 8
Miro, Marsha, ‘Eye on Art: N’Namdi Gallery’, on: www.freep.com, Detriot, 10 May 1989

Grant, Will, ‘Opposing forces in Jack Whitten’s art’, in: ARTSPEAK, Vancouver, October 1984
Raynor, Vivien, ‘Review’, in: The New York Times, New York, 10 February 1969

Smith, Roberta, ‘Review’, in: Artforum, New York, January 1975, p. 62

Schjeldah, Peter, ‘Jack Whitten at the Whitney’, in Art in America, New York, November – December 1974
Russell, John, ‘Art: Manguin, Matisse and Fate’, in: The New York Times, New York, 31 August 1974

Goldberg, Lenore, ‘A Renewal of Possibilities’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March, 1973

Bowling, Frank, ‘Revisions: Color and Recent Painting’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, February 1972, pp. 46, 49

Ryan, Susan E., ‘Whitten at Alan Stone’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, April 1970, p. 66

___, ‘Review’, in: ARTnews, New York, February 1969, p. 69
___, ‘Review’, in: Arts Magazine, New York, March 1969, p. 64


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