Jack Whitten Bibliography


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

Kanjo, Kathryn, Storr, Robert, Troupe, Quincy, Whitten, Jack, (eds.), ‘Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting’, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego CA, 2015

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

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

Jones, Kellie, (ed.), ‘Energy/Experimentation: Black Artists and Abstraction 1964 – 1980’, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simmer, William, ‘Collage Is a Thing with Seams’, in: Collage: New Applications, New York NY, March – May 1991
Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, (ed.), ‘Espiritu & Materia: Estetica Alternativa Norteamericana’, Venezuela: Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero, 1991

Wright, Beryl J., Whitten, Jack, and Newark Museum, ‘Jack Whitten’, Newark Museum, Newark NJ, 1990

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

Bontemps, Alex, Funvjelle-Bontemps, Jacqueline, Stradford, Leslee, (eds.), ‘Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Perspectives in Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, 1925 – 1985’. Hampton University, Hampton VA, 1985

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

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

Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, (ed.), ‘The New Spiritualism: Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture’, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York NY, September 1981

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

Selected Articles

Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Culture Talk: Arnold Lehman on Curating ‘American African American,’ a Selling Exhibition at Phillips London’, on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring MD, 1 November 2017
‘Jack Whitten’, in: Vanity Fair, New York NY, November 2017, p. 23
Schachter, Kenny, ‘Sculduggery, Weak Bladders, and the Wrath of the Schnabel: Kenny Schachter on Frieze London 2017’, on: news.artnet.com, New York NY, 10 October 2017
Gleadell, Colin, ‘A Week of Belated Recognition,’ in: The Daily Telegraph, London, UK, 3 October 2017, p. 23
Frankel, Eddy, ‘Jack Whitten 1979-1989: More Dimensions Than You Know’, in: Time Out, London, UK, 2 October 2017
Gebremedhin, Thomas, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York NY, September 2017, p. 136
‘Jack Whitten reveals a Chuck Berry painting is in the works’, on: theartnewspaper.com, London, UK, 26 September 2017
R.C., ‘The Guardian, Guide’, in: The Guardian, London, UK, 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, UK, 22 September 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Artworks at Hauser & Wirth London’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York NY, 19 September 2017
Mester, Amanda, ‘National Tour of African Diaspora Kicks Off at Ogden Museum,’ on: www.offbeat.com, New Orleans LA, 8 September 2017
Cotter, Holland, ‘Genn Ligon Rethinks the Color Line in the Show ‘Blue Black’‘, in: The New York Times, 11 August 2017, p. C13
‘Allan Stone Projects at Expo Chicago 2017’, on: www.blouinartinfo.com, 7 August 2017
Whitten, Jack, ‘Art in the Age of Black Power’, in: Tate ETC, London, UK, May 2017, p. 50
Scott, Izabella, ‘These Artists Show Why Our Most Creative Years Often Come after 60’, on: artsy.net, 31 March 2017
Krasinki, Jennifer, ‘Paint it Black: Jack Whitten’s Adventure’s in Abstraction’, on: thevillagevoice.com, 14 March 2017
Traps, Yevgenia, ‘Quantum Wall: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: theparisreview.org, 1 March 2017
Rhodes, Jason, ‘Jack Whitten’ on: brooklynrail.org, 1 March 2017
‘Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray opens at Rose Art Museum’, on: artfixdaily.com, 20 February 2017
Shea, Christopher D. ‘Recovered Iraqi Art at the Venice Biennale’, in: The New York Times, New York New York, 20 February 2017, p. C3
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Quantum Leap’, in: Cultured Magazine, Miami Florida, February/March 2017, pp. 208-211
Earnest, Jarret, ‘JACK WHITTEN with Jarrett Earnest’, on: brooklynrail.org, 1 February 2017
‘Jack Whitten’s Selected Works at Hauser & Wirth’, on: artinfo.com, 27 January 2017
‘Rose Art Museum Announces Spring Exhibitions, FRED EVERSLEY, TOMMY HARTUNY, LOUISE NEVELSON, 2/17-6/11’, on: broadwayworld.com, 18 January 2017
‘Stylist’s eye: Michael Reynolds’ diary of Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach’, on: wallpaper.com, 3 Jan 2017

‘You’re Reliable Cheat Sheet for Art World News’, in: Modern Painters, Winter 2016/2017, pp. 30
Yau, John, ‘Better Late Than Never’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn NY, 16 October 2016
‘Jack Whitten – Why I Paint’, on: www.phaidon.com, New York NY, 26 September 2016
Valentine, Victoria L., ‘Hauser & Wirth Announces Its Representation of Painter Jack Whitten’, on: www.culturetype.com, 16 April 2016
Greenberger, Alex, on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 19 January 2016

Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Jack Whitten’, on: www.artforum.com, New York NY, 20 October 2015, ill.
Shiff, Richard, ‘Cliché and a lack of feeling: Richard Shiff explains why critics have failed painting’, on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, England, 5 June 2015
Winant, Carmen, ‘Jack Whitten: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’, in Frieze Magazine, New York NY, May 2015, p. 222

Knight, Christopher, ‘Three art shows in San Diego recall abstraction’s prominence’, on: www.latimes.com, 22 December 2014
Lax, Thomas J., ‘From New York, Southward: A Counter Memorial’, in: Mousse, Milan, Italy, June 2014, pp. 230 – 235
Chute, James, ‘Retrospective illuminates Jack Whitten’s genius’, on: www.sandiegouniontribune.com, San Diego CA, 17 October
Sheets, Hilarie M., ‘Black Abstraction: Not a Contradiction’, in: ARTnews, New York NY, 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 NY, 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, 21 March 2014, p. 23
Campbell, Andrianna, ‘Witness’, i: Artforum, New York NY, March 2014, ill.

Williams, Gregory, ‘Review of Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971 – 1973’, in: Artforum, New York NY, December 2013, pp. 267 – 268
Dawson, Jessica, ‘Expressive Abstractions: An Interview with Jack Whitten’, on: www.artinamericamagazine.com, New York NY, 4 October 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Art in Review’, in: The New York Times, New York NY, 3 October 2013, p. 30, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, ‘Unfurling and saluting a legacy at Rose Art Museum’, on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston MA, 19 September 2013
Indrisek, Scott, ‘Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York NY, 11 September 2013, pp. 21 – 23
Johnson, Ken, ‘Reinventing Abstraction: New York Painting in the 1980s’, in: The New York Times, 12 July 2013, p. 23
Micchelli, Thomas, ‘Painting on the Cusp: Abstraction of the 1980s’, on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York NY, 6 July 2013
Cotter, Holland, ‘Beyond the ‘Palace’, an International Tour in One City’, in: The New York Times, New York NY, 5 June 2013, p. 1
Dailey, Meghan, ‘Savannah, Georgia, Jack Whitten’, in: Modern Painters, New York NY, 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 NY, 20 February 2013

Ise, Claudine, ‘Phantom Limb exhibition at MCA not at all what it sounds like’, on: www.chicagotribune.com, 27 June 2012
Mendelsohn, John, ‘Five from Five, A Sampling of Painting in New York City’, in: dArt International, Toronto ON, 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 NY, October 2009
Welish, Marjorie, ‘Breaking and Entering’, on: www.observer.com, New York NY, 24 September 2009
Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, ‘Prefers Not to Be Called a Painter’, in: Art & Antiques, Wilmington NC, 2009, pp. 66 – 70

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

___, ‘Los cuatro jinetes del arte estadounidense’, in: Arte y Espectaculos, Madrid, Spain, 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 VE, 18 May 1991
Myers, Terry R., ‘Tyrone Mitchell/Jack Whitten’, in: Arts Magazine, New York NY, March 1991
Zabel, Barbara, ‘Collage As Modernist Aesthetic: The Inception of Collage in America’, in: Collage: New Applications, March – May 1991

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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