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Helfenstein, Josef

Works: 190 works in 726 publications in 5 languages and 9,866 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Redactor, Publishing director, wst, Interviewee
Classifications: N6888.K55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Josef Helfenstein
Most widely held works by Josef Helfenstein
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on Rauschenberg's rarely seen Cardboards, along with related works from his Made in Tampa Clay, Cardbirds, Egyptian, and Venetian series
Paul Klee rediscovered : works from the Bürgi collection by Paul Klee( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Inside Flap: Known for their subtle and vibrant color, their fantastic dream images, their wit, and their playful imagination, the works of painter Paul Klee are among the most famous and recognizable of modern art. In this ground-breaking new volume, an essential group of 150 oils, watercolors, drawings, and prints, representative of Klee's entire career, is released to the public for the first time. These unpublished works are held in the Burgi Collection. Hanni Burgi (1880-1938) and her son Rolf (1906-1967) were intimately bound to Paul Klee and his family, and during the two and a half decades Hanni knew the artist, she built up the second largest collection of his pictures in the world: as early as 1938, it was described as "a very beautiful, full collection of [Klee's] works, which reflects the whole of his development as an artist." Rolf Burgi continued to add to it after his mother's death. It was Rolf, also, who, as the Klees' closest friend and adviser, made possible their escape from Nazi Germany in 1933, and, after Paul Klee's death, administrated his estate, saved it from liquidation, and set up the Paul Klee Foundation. Offering new art-historical insight into Klee's career-from his early Impressionist-inspired works, through his Expressionism with Kandisky and his Bauhaus period between the wars-this book contains the only reproduction of these important but little-known pieces collected by the Burgis, and will become essential to all enthusiasts of the art of Paul Klee and the modern period. The Burgi Collection represents a legacy of enduring loyalty and commitment to Paul Klee and his work that this lavishly illustrated volume handsomely honours
Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee and America by Paul Klee( Book )

21 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the reasons for Paul Klee's enthusiastic reception in the United States, especially during the 1930s and 40s, this publication also includes a selection of his 'American' works from this period
Bill Traylor, 1854-1949 : deep blues by Bill Traylor( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Traylor, born into slavery in 1854, began to draw at the age of 82 in 1939 when he moved from the plantation where he was born to Montgomery, Alabama. He has become an almost mythical figure in the history of American folk art
Louise Bourgeois : the early work by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and German and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and activism : projects of John and Dominique de Menil by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museums by Marcia Brennan( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book showcases some of the fifty works that the de Menils acquired over the decades, including pieces by such major twentieth-century artists as Lee Bontecou, Christo, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Jean Tinguely, and Andy Warhol, as well as an important group of African, Oceanic, and pre-Columbian works."--Jacket
Cy Twombly Gallery : the Menil Collection, Houston by Cy Twombly( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American artist Cy Twombly (1928-2011) created paintings and sculptures that defied conventional classification. In his works, Twombly incorporated a wide variety of elements, from scrawls and calligraphic marks to text from poetry and mythology. Opening in 1995, the Cy Twombly Gallery at the Menil Collection was designed by Renzo Piano and has become a pilgrimage destination for the artist's avid admirers. The product of close collaboration between the Menil, Twombly, and the Dia Center for the Arts, the Gallery is one of the most extraordinary representations of any single 20th-century artist. Twombly chose the art that would be featured and worked closely with the builders to create the most appropriate venue for its presentation. This sumptuous volume showcases thirty-three paintings and eleven sculptures, including an immense 13 x 52-foot painting. Featuring large-scale, close-up details of many of the works, the book looks at paint, plaster, paintings, sculptures, and the "cues" that Twombly gave in his art about this special collection."--Publisher's description
Form, color, illumination : Suzan Frecon painting by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication is the first major exploration of the works of American abstract painter and watercolorist Suzan Frecon (b. 1941), critically acclaimed for her sensitive arrangement of color, form, and texture and for the philosophical resonance of her art. By restricting herself to nonrepresentational forms, earth-based colors, and, in the case of her watercolors, "found" pieces of paper, Frecon achieves an unequaled sense of balance and openness in her work. The book features ten oil paintings and thirty watercolors dating from the late 1990s to 2007"--Jacket
Lipchitz and the avant-garde : from Paris to New York by Jacques Lipchitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulse by Bill Traylor( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter de Maria : trilogies by Walter De Maria( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La exposición se compone de tres series de esculturas y pinturas. El Statement Series está formado por tres grandes pinturas monocromáticas con rectángulos de metal en medio. El Channel Series es un grupo de formas geométricas básicas, mientras que el Bel Air Trilogy son tres automóviles Chevrolet Bel Air 1955, alterados por el propio artista. En este caso, ha añadido un poste de metal, elemento formal asociado a su carrera, que va desde el parabrisas hasta la ventana posterior. Los postes tienen formas de objetos minimalistas: cuadrados, círculos, triangulos, creando una obra rigurosa y uniendo todas las obras de la exhibición en términos de color y forma
Drawings of choice from a New York collection by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the collector is anonymous, this catalog of some 100 works shows him (he is referred to as such in the introdugiton) to be quite a connoisseur of post-war American drawings. The 40 or so artists represented include Richard Serra, Agnes Martin, Bruce Nauman, Brice Marden, Sol LeWitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Anne Chu, Trisha Brown, Dan Flavin, and Carole Seborovski. Each drawing is nicely reproduced and is accompanied by an elucidative description (generally around 300 to 500 words). All were featured in a September 2002 exhibition at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Josef und Anni Albers : Europa und Amerika : Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde by Josef Albers( Book )

23 editions published in 1998 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective by Hedda Sterne( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hedda Sterne's impressive art career began in the late 1930s when she exhibited with the Surrealists in Paris. She attained national prominence in the 1940s and 1950s, exhibiting with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, and her career continues into the present. This book documents Sterne's importance to the post-war American art scene. It highlights notable periods in her artistic career, including her Machine and Spray Roads paintings, portraits, installations, and recent drawings."--Jacket
Experiments with truth : Gandhi and images of nonviolence by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces and explores the resonance of Mohandas Gandhi's (1869-1948) ethics of nonviolence in the visual arts. Taking the form of a reader, the texts range across influences on Gandhian philosophy and outgrowths from it. The accompanying images include Gandhi's own iconography, photojournalism of related social movements and nonviolent struggles, artworks speaking to violence or issuing from an inner space of peace, and portraits of the Mahatma's forebears and followers. Experiments with Truth counterpoints art and ideas: religious art of the past, paintings and sculpture from the mid-20th century on, contemporary installations, newly written historical summaries and thematic explorations, reprints of texts by famous peacemakers, and passages in religious texts that inspired Gandhi
Johannes Itten, Künstler und Lehrer : Kunstmuseum Bern, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum Krefeld, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart by Johannes Itten( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces
Paul Klee rediscovered : works from the Bürgi collectionMeret Oppenheim : beyond the teacupKlee and AmericaBill Traylor, 1854-1949 : deep bluesThe Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New WorldArt and activism : projects of John and Dominique de MenilA modern patronage : de Menil gifts to American and European museumsForm, color, illumination : Suzan Frecon painting
Alternative Names
Heffenstein, Josef