Charles Biederman Catalogue Goes to Print
We’ve been working all summer on a brand new catalogue of works by Charles Biederman (1906-2004), and it’s off to the printers! The 40-page catalogue illustrates in color some 33 works by the artist, ranging from works on paper to free-standing sculptures in the round. The painter was hugely prolific in the mid thirties, showing with Albert Gallatin and Alexander Calder, and his breathtaking output is testament to an immensely fertile creativity. The works on paper are remarkably finished, but they are often studies in preparation for fully finished canvases or even gestures at large outdoor sculpture. Members of all three of these groups are presented, with critical essay by noted Biederman scholar, Susan C. Larsen. By 1937, Biederman abandoned — or at least claimed to abandon — painting, stepping past two-dimensional art for the third dimension. He would work, in the same fever of creation, for the next fifty years almost exclusively on wall-hung reliefs — several of these later works are reproduced as well. We are proud to present the most extensive publication on the artist in years — look for it in your mailbox in October, or drop us a line and we’ll add you to our mailing list.