Philip Pearlstein: Objectifications
This exhibition displayed 40 works, including Pearlstein’s first, award-winning high school work, Merry-Go-Round; his expressionist works of the 1950s; his signature, post-1961 female and male studio nudes; lesser-known landscapes and cityscapes; and a selection of his portraits. Among these works is an elaborate object still-life assemblage that was used in the most recent painting, Two Models and Four Whirly - Gigs, as well as three of his nude figurative works that depict his favorite model of recent years, Kilolo Kumanyika, a resident of East Orange, New Jersey.
Philip Pearlstein: Objectifications was made possible with support from The Sydney and Francis Lewis Foundation, the Judith Targan Endowment Fund, and The Cowles Charitable Trust. This exhibition was selected by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces Series in New Jersey. American Masterpieces is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.