- Catalog published to accompany the exhibition Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties held onJanuary 27, 2016 - March 19, 2016.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Josef Albers -- Carl Andre --Jo Baer -- Mel Bochner -- Lee Bontecou -- Vija Celmins -- Chuck Close -- Agnes Denes -- Dan Flavin -- Eva Hesse -- Jasper Johns -- Ellsworth Kelly -- Barry La Va -- Sol Lewitt -- Roy Lichtenstein -- Lee Lozano -- Brice Marden -- Agnes Martin -- Robert Morris -- Bruce Nauman -- Barnett Newman-- Claes Oldenburg -- Adrian Piper -- Robert Rauschenberg -- Dorthea Rockburne -- James Rosenquistr -- Edward Ruscha -- Robert Ryman -- David Smith -- Robert Smithson -- Frank Stella -- Michelle Stuart -- Paul Thek -- Wayne Thiebaud -- Anne Truitt -- Richard Tuttle -- CY Twombly -- Andy Warhol -- John Wesley -- Tom Wesselman.
- Drawing Then is inspired by—and coincides with the 40th anniversary of—the 1976 exhibition Drawing Now, organized by Bernice Rose at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In her seminal catalogue essay, Rose wrote that “a number of artists have, and with increasing intensity since the middle sixties, seriously investigated the nature of drawing, investing major energies in a fundamental reevaluation of the medium, its disciplines, and its uses.” Forty years after Drawing Now, Drawing Then fills Dominique Lévy Gallery with more than 70 works by 39 artists, almost half of whom were not represented in the 1976 exhibition. Drawing Then features loans from The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among other institutions, and includes works from the private collections of artists Mel Bochner, Vija Celmins, Jasper Johns, Adrian Piper, and Dorothea Rockburne. Drawing Then also presents two wall drawings installed on the occasion of the exhibition: the first, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #20, comprised of systematically drawn colored pencil lines, has been realized for the first time since its debut at Dwan Gallery in 1969. LeWitt’s wall drawings demonstrate, in the words of Lawrence Alloway, “the possibility of drawing as pure ratiocination.” On the gallery’s second floor, Mel Bochner has installed his far less structured Superimposed Grids, originally conceived in 1968.--Gallery website.