Black & White Art

Since I’m painting in black and white again, I’m looking again at my favourite black and white paintings (and a few drawings). Here are some of them, in chronological order:

breugelchrist_and_the_woman_taken_in_adultery_bruegel

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Christ and the Women Taken in Adultery (1565) 24 x 34cm

picassoguernica

Pablo Picasso Guernica (1937) oil on canvas 349 x 776cm

Relativity

M C Escher Relativity (1953) lithograph 27.7 x 29.2 cm

johnstwoflags

Jasper Johns Two Flags (1959) acrylic on canvas 201 x 147cm

tomoffinland

Tom of Finland Untitled (Test Your Strength) (1961) graphite on paper

crumb

Robert Crumb (anyone know the date for this?) ink on paper

warholeightelvises

Andy Warhol Eight Elvises (1963) silkscreen on canvas 200 x 370cm

Fall 1963 by Bridget Riley born 1931

Bridget Riley Fall (1963) polyvinyl acetate paint on hardboard 141 x 140cm

polkeiceskaters

Sigmar Polke Schlittschulaufer [Ice Skaters] (c.1966) emulsion paint on canvas 180.2 x 195.2cm

longountitled1981

Robert Longo Untitled (1981) charcoal and graphite on paper 243.8 x 152.4cm

mccollumplastersurrogates

Allan McCollum Plaster Surrogates (1983-85) enamel on hydrostone, various sizes

Modern Art and Design auction, October 12, 2014

Mike Kelley Nazi War Cave #1 (1985) acrylic on paper

richtermanshotdown

Gerhard Richter Erschossener 1 [Man Shot Down 1] (1988) oil on canvas 100 x 140cm

wooltheshowisover

Christopher Wool Untitled (1990) enamel on aluminium 274 x 183cm

dumas

Marlene Dumas Black Drawings (1991/2) mixed media on paper 112 parts, each 25 x 18cm

landersfart

Sean Landers Fart (1993) oil on linen 213.4 x 285.8cm

tuymansgijoe

Luc Tuymans G. I. Joe (1996) oil on canvas 69 x 62cm

oehleneasternudes

Albert Oehlen Easter Nudes (1996) oil and acrylic on canvas 191 x 271cm

walker

Kara Walker Untitled (1996) cut paper, watercolour, graphite on canvas 177 x 168cm

noblepublictoilet

Paul Noble Public Toilet (1999) pencil on paper

pettibon

Raymond Pettibon [Installation view of Raymond Pettibon at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles] (1999)

oehlenfibreglassscroll

Albert Oehlen Fibreglass Scroll (2004) oil on canvas 270 x 220cm

baumgartelmotiv-ation

Tilo Baumgartel Motiv-ation (anyone know the date for this?) graphite on paper

mehretu

Julie Mehretu The Eye of Ra (2004) ink on acrylic latex, wall drawing 431 x 575cm

chapmans

Jake and Dinos Chapman Insult to Injury (2004) etching “reworked and improved” 37 x 47cm

sasnaluntitled2010naganiaczmanhunter

Wilhelm Sasnal Untitled (2010) oil on canvas 55 x 70cm

meese

Jonathan Meese KRALLLL die MACHT jeden DR. DR. DR. FREITAG (2010) oil and mixed media on canvas 260.3 x 185.8cm

krebberjerrymagoopainting2

Michael Krebber Jerry Magoo Painting 2 (2011) acrylic on canvas 139.7 x 106.7cm

owensuntitled2013

Laura Owens Untitled (2013) acrylic, oil, resin, pastel, and charcoal on linen 349 x 304.8cm

condoahmedthetailor

George Condo Ahmed the Tailor (2013) ink on paper

shrigleyihatewood

David Shrigley I Hate Wood (2013) ink and marker on paper 42 x 29.7cm

singerheidiland

Avery Singer Heidiland (2014) acrylic on canvas 195.5 x 155cm

soulagespeinture

Pierre Soulages Untitled (2014) acrylic on canvas 57 x 81cm

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2 thoughts on “Black & White Art

  1. It never pales to see a short assembly of drawings or paintings – especially if there’s something tying them together. That you love them, ties them together. The totally famous ones I know, and a few others too – but there are some, most, that are new and bring a smile or a gasp. That’s always a bonus.

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