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Blues for Smoke

Feb 7–Apr 28, 2013

Works From the Exhibition

Romare Bearden (1911–1988), Pittsburgh Memory, 1964. Collage of printed papers with graphite on cardboard, 8 1/2 × 11 3/4 in. (21.59 × 29.85 cm). Collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld, New York. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), Souvenir IV, 1998. Synthetic polymer and glitter on paper on canvas with grommets, 107 1/2 × 157 1/2 in. (273.1 × 400.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee  98.56
Alma Thomas (1891–1978), Late Night Reflections, 1972. Acrylic on canvas, 28 ¾ x 44 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Purchase, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Fund for Acquisitions and bequest of Marjorie Pfeffer by exchange. 2010.13.1 Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion
Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989), Light and Shadow, 1986. C-print, negative sandwich, retouched with ink and inscribed with marker, 19 15/16 × 15 15/16 inches. The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur
Martin Wong (1946–1999), La Vida, 1988. Oil on canvas, 96 × 114 inches. Yale University Art Gallery Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection Photo courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery
Jack Whitten (b. 1939), Black Table Setting (Homage to Duke Ellington), 1974. Acrylic on canvas, 72 × 60 inches. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Purchase with funds provided by Jack Drake and Joel and Karen Piassick
David Hammons (b. 1943), Chasing the Blue Train, 1989. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Collection S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium. Photograph by Dirk Pauwels
Glenn Ligon (b. 1960), No Room (Gold) #42, 2007. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 32 × 32 inches. © Glenn Ligon. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. Photograph by Joshua White
Melvin Edwards (b. 1937), Write When You Can, 1991. Welded steel, 13 × 10 1/2 × 8 in. (33.02 × 26.67 × 20.32 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates

Installation Photography

Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
Installation view of Blues for Smoke (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 7–April 28, 2013).  Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins
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