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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sperone Westwater, Susan Rothenberg, November 4 – December 20, 2016 (illustrated, pp. 4-5)
    Amsterdam, Grimm Gallery, Susan Rothenberg: The Height The Width The Weight, September 7 – October 17, 2017
    London, Almine Rech Gallery, A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, curated by Norman Rosenthal, October 2 – November 17, 2018

  • Catalogue Essay

    Susan Rothenberg

    Born 1945, Buffalo, New York

    1967 BA Cornell University, Ithaca

    Selected museum exhibitions:
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2009); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1998); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca (1998); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, Mexico (1996); Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (1992); Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden (1990); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1983); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1982); Kunsthalle Basel (1981); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1978)
    Selected honors: Artist Honoree, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2017); Rolf Schock Prize, Stockholm (2003); Skowhegan Medal for Painting (1998)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Baltimore Museum of Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Dallas Museum of Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Tate, London; Whitney Museum of American Art


    Often painting animals such as birds or horses with vivid colors and expressive brushwork, Susan Rothenberg develops works that synthesize abstraction and figuration. Pink Raven, 2012, represents the bird in striking shades of pink on a green wire, one claw hooked around that wire and the other one about to grasp it in a movement of landing. Rothenberg composed the raven’s body and the painting’s ground through her characteristically frenetic brushstrokes, and articulated branches that fade into the background. She doesn’t use photographs to study the forms of her animals, stating “I just see what I can see when I see them up close.”

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Pink Raven

signed, titled and dated "PINK RAVEN 2012 S. Rothenberg" on the reverse
oil on canvas
62 3/4 x 48 in. (159.4 x 121.9 cm.)
Painted in 2012.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019