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Helfenstein, Josef

Works: 177 works in 573 publications in 2 languages and 8,066 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Other, Adapter, zxx, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: N6888.K55, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Josef Helfenstein
Robert Rauschenberg : cardboards and related pieces by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meret Oppenheim : beyond the teacup by Meret Oppenheim( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee and America by Paul Klee( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 532 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 )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 494 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
The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise Bourgeois : the early work by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 329 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 315 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 287 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 )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 257 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
Bill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulse by Bill Traylor( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 205 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
Uninterrupted flux : Hedda Sterne, a retrospective by Hedda Sterne( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sprache der Geometrie : Suprematismus, de Stijl und Umkreis--heute : die Pioniere 1910-1930, Hans Arp [and others] : heute, Andreas Christen [and others] : Kunstmuseum Bern, 17. März bis 13. Mai 1984 by Hans Christoph von Tavel( Book )

22 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments with truth : Gandhi and images of nonviolence by Josef Helfenstein( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 151 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
Paul Klee : Spätwerk by Paul Klee( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : Verzeichnis der Werke des Jahres 1940 by Paul Klee( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
Johannes Itten : das Frühwerk, 1907-1919 : mit dem überarbeiteten und ergänzten Werkverzeichnis 1907 bis 1919 by Johannes Itten( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

catalogue raisonné
Die Blaue Vier : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt by Blaue Vier( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engl. Ausg.: The blue four
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The Blue Four : Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, and Klee in the New World
Alternative Names
Heffenstein, Josef

English (122)

German (76)

Meret 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 paintingBill Traylor, William Edmondson and the modernist impulse