Julian Beck

Julian Beck
Untitled, 02.16.45
Mixed technique on paper
48.3 x 40.9 cm (19" x 16 1/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 02.08.1945
Mixed technique on paper
30.5 x 23.1 cm (12" x 9 1/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 08.31.1944
mixed technique on paper
14.9 x 13.3 cm (5 7/8" x 5 1/4")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 09.12.1948
Mixed technique on paper
60 x 45 cm (23 5/8" x 17 3/4")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 06.01.1945
Mixed technique on paper
47.5 x 60.5 cm (18 3/4" x 23 7/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 02.03.1945
mixed technique on paper
23.2 x 30.3 cm (9 1/8" x 11 7/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 04.24.1948
Mixed Technique on Paper
45.3 x 60.3 cm (17 7/8" x 23 3/4")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 02.03.1945
mixed technique on paper
30.3 x 23.3 cm (11 7/8" x 9 1/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 03.07.1945
mixed technique on paper
30.7 x 23.3 cm (12 1/8" x 9 1/8")
Julian Beck
Untitled, 02.01.1945
mixed technique on paper
45.2 x 61 cm (17 3/4" x 24")
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Julian Beck
Untitled, 10.12.1952
Oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
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Julian Beck
The Mask, 06.15.1953
Oil on canvas, 64 x 49.7 cm

Bio

Born 1925, New York, New York, US

Died 1985, New York, New York, US

Education

College of the City, New York, US

1943 Yale University, New Heaven, CT, US

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Now in Paradise, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, DE

2003

Living Theatre. Labyrinths of the Imaginary, Castel Sant’ Elmo, Naples, IT

2001

Julian Beck: Paintings & Drawings 1944 – 1957, UBU Gallery, New York, US

1986

The Living Theatre at Cooper Union, Arthur A. Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, US

1958

Collage in America, Zabriskie Gallery, New York US

1957

Das Amerikanische Theater, Amerika Haus, Salzburg, Vienna, Graz, Bonn, AUT/DE

1956

Off Broadway Exhibition, Brander Mathew’s Dramatic Museum, Columbia University, New York, US

1955

Paintings – Julian Beck, Bernard-Ganymede Gallery, New York, US

1952

Julian Beck, Cherry Lane Theater, New York, US

1951

(Stage Designs), Cherry Lane Theater, New York, US

Group Exhibitions

2015

Edith Schloss: Still Life, Myths and Mountains, a Retrospective, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, US

2014

Go and come back, with Julian Beck, Marco Bruzzone, Henri Chopin, J. Parker Valentine, Supportico Lopez at Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, US

If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, PA, US

2013

From Morn’ Till Midnight, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, DE

2007

The Writer’s Brush, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, New York, US

1958

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, US

1957

City Center Art Gallery, New York, US

1956

Tempo Gallery, US

Stage Designs by Painters, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, US

1955

Bernard-Ganymede Gallery, New York, US

Recent Drawings, U.S.A, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

1950

New Talent, Laurel Gallery, US

1949

Annual Pre-Season, Contemporary Arts, US

New Talent, Laurel Gallery, US

1945

Autumn Salon, Art of This Century - Peggy Guggenheim Gallery, New York, US

Filmography (selection)

1986 Poltergeist II : The Other Side, Brian Gibson

1985 Miami Vice (TV series), Anthony Yerkovich

1984 The Cotton Club, Francis Ford Coppola

1967 Oedipus Rex, Pier Paolo Pasolini

Bibliography

Selected Publications

2008

Diari, una selezione degli scritti autobiografici 1948-1957, (Pasian di Prato: Companatto Editore)

2001

Art review of Julian Beck’s exhibition at UBU Gallery, New York, by Grace Glueck, The New York Times, published on 1 June 2001

1985

Julian Beck, 60, is dead; Founded Living Theater, Samuel G. Freedman, New York Times, published on September 17, 1985

1968

The Living Theater looks back before resuming its avant­garde ways, by Gerald Fraser, The New York Times, published on 12 October

1958

Dreams for a Sick Theater, Julian Beck, “Art News”, pp. 44-55 New York, USA

1955

Julian Beck as Painter, Andrew Nadelson, “Arts Magazine”, Vol. 61., No. 3, p.33, New York, USA

Exhibition Catalogues

2003

Living Theatre. Labyrinths of the Imaginary, (Naples: Fondazione Morra)

2001

Julian Beck: Paintings & Drawings, 1944–1958, (New York: UBU Gallery)

1955

Paintings – Julian Beck, Paul Goodman, (New York: Bernard-Ganymede Gallery)