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JORDI ALCARAZ dibuixos
Essays by: Peter Selz & Mariano Navarro
English, German, Italian, Spanish

$30 Hardcover

144 Pages + 94 Illustrations
Co-Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-880566-19-2


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HANNELORE BARON
Introduction by Colin Gardner
Essay by Hannelore Baron
Chronology

$45.00

28 Pages, 1 Black and White Illustration & 12 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts,1987
ISBN: 1-880566-08-7

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HANS BURKHARDT: PAINTINGS OF THE 1960s
Foreword and Essay by Jack Rutberg
Chronology

$30.00

This major exhibition catalogue features provocative works for the decade of the 1960s. Hans Burkhardt’s career spans the late 1920's and 30's when he shared the studio of Arshile Gorky in New York, to his final works of the early 1990's in Los Angeles. This publication documents paintings which extended abstract expressionism into poignant realms mirroring the social revolution that informed the decade of the 60s. Included are monumental works such as My Lai, regarded by scholars to be one of the major paintings of modern art.

88 Pages, 76 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 2008
ISBN: 1-880566-17-6

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HANS BURKHARDT: THE CALIFRONIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHDRIDGE COLLECTION
Essays by Betty Ann Brown, Margarita Nieto, Peter Selz, and Jack Rutberg.
Foreword by Robert Bucker

$40.00 Hardbound

Hans Burkhardt: The California State University Northridge Collection sumptuously illustrates works by this provocative and pioneering American painter. This overview of the University’s rich permanent collection of Burkhardt paintings, drawings and prints spans the 1930s, when he shared the studio of Arshile Gorky in New York, through Burkhardt’s years in Los Angeles, where since the late 1930s until his death in 1994, he created an astounding body of work. Burkhardt’s work as noted by Betty Brown, engaged several visual languages: lyrical, modernist abstraction, and potent expressionism. His work ranged over such diverse formal and emotional territories that it defies singular categorization. In painting, drawing and printmaking, he addressed the visual delights of everyday life and the horrors of war, the truths of love and the lies of government. The diverse formal and emotional territories of his work are united by Burkhardt’s humanistic vision and astonishing technical skills. He created images of sumptuous beauty and searing commentaries on the social and political issues of the time. In doing so, he made a unique and lasting contribution to twentieth century art. This important book was published on the occasion of the 2008 CSUN exhibition. Essays include those by Curator and CSUN Art History Professor Betty Ann Brown, CSUN Professor Margarita Nieto, University of California Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Selz, and gallerist and leading Burkhardt authority, Jack Rutberg.

150 Pages, Nearly 100 Color Plates

Published by California State University Northridge, 2008

ISBN: 1-880566-16-8

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HANS BURKHARDT: DRAWINGS 1932-1989
By Townsend Wolfe
Essay by Peter Frank
Chronology

Rare

A 90 page, fully illustrated catalogue of the major touring exhibition curated by Townsend Wolfe for the Arkansas Arts Center. The text includes a preface by Townsend Wolfe and an essay by noted art historian and critic Peter Frank, in which Frank traces the development of Burkhardt's works on paper. Burkhardt's mastery of various drawing mediums including ink, charcoal, graphite, watercolor and pastel is evidenced in 55 full page color illustrations. Recognized for his unique brand of Abstract Expressionist painting, the catalogue traces the development of Burkhardt's style and career long commitment to drawing, which represented an equally important aspect of the artist's body of work.

90 Pages, 55 Full Page Color Illustrations
Published by The Arkansas Arts Center, 1996

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HANS BURKHARDT: BLACK RAIN
By Donald Kuspit
Forward by Jack Rutberg
Chronology

$20.00

Renowned art historian Donald Kuspit reflects upon Burkhardt's powerful final works. In his richly insightful essay, Kuspit refers to the 1993 series as "remarkable new mixed media works." Kuspit addresses their rich symbolism and poignancy, regarding them as "...striking..superb examples of..social idea and private vision, external symbol and introspective revelation, traditional icon and modern primitivist form." Illustrated in full page color images.

44 Pages, 3 Black and White Illustrations & 12 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1993
ISBN: 1-880566-10-9

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HANS BURKHARDT: PASTELLE, EINE RETROSPEKTIVE VON 1938-1983
By Peter Selz
Chronology

Rare $40.00

A richly illustrated catalogue published for the 1993 Retrospective Exhibition of Hans Burkhardt pastels in Berlin, Germany. Charting Burkhardt's career- long interest in this medium, eminent art historian Peter Selz reflects upon "...the richness of expression and symbolism.." in Burkhardt's pastels of the human figure. Selz observes how Burkhardt's pastels of the late 1930's with their "...powerful expressionist gestures predict the ferocity of De Kooning's figurative work of the early 1950's...they recall the expressionism of the Brucke artists, but also share a great deal of the aesthetic of George Baselitz, Rainer Fetting, and Helmut Middendorf." An excellent representative overview of Burkhardt's remarkable range in his depiction of the figure "...celebrating it as monumental form with an amazing range of expression for human experience..."

In English and German
30 Pages, 22 Color Illustrations
Published by Galerie Hesselbach, Berlin 1993
ISBN: 1-800566-09-5

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HANS BURKHARDT: DESERT STORMS
By Peter Selz
Chronology

$25.00

A 90 page book with text by renowned art historian Peter Selz documenting Burkhardt's most recent paintings, inspired by the Iraq/Kuwait conflict. Selz, in his incisive essay, refers to these paintings as an "astonishing series...and major works of art." Selz addresses Burkhardt's unique role art historically as an independent force in 20th century art. This book illustrates in color the entire series of 36 paintings, begun by Burkhardt the very day following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Selz's essay is illustrated with 14 additional works dating from 1934 to 1968.

90 Pages, 14 Black and White Illustrations & 36 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1991
ISBN: 1-880566-00-1

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HANS BURKHARDT: PAINTINGS & PASTELS 1988-1989
Chronology

$20.00

Burkhardt's powerful "Northridge" series relates the symbolic struggle of artistic survival. Richly painted canvases often employing assemblage, and black pastels remarkable for their tonal range, achieved by Burkhardt's new inventive use of the medium.

36 Pages, 19 Duotone Illustrations & 9 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1990
ISBN: 1-880566-04-4

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CATASTROPHE ACCORDING TO HANS BURKHARDT
By Donald Kuspit

Introduction by Dorothy White
Chronology

Rare $50.00

Renowned art historian Donald Kuspit deals substantively with Burkhardt's work in a provocative text referring to Burkhardt's paintings as "masterful...an innovator in the Abstract Expressionist mold...filling the hole in the story" of American painting. Catalogue for the retrospective exhibition presented by Muhlenberg College and then as the featured exhibition at the Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland. Paintings span 1928 through 1990.

52 Pages, 31 Color Illustrations
Published by Muhlenberg College, 1990
ISBN: 0-9625911-0-6

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HANS BURKHARDT: 1950-1960
Chronology

$25.00

Bright and richly painted oils from this important period in the development of Abstract Expressionism. Major works primarily from Burkhardt's "Mexican Period", including several exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art and The Sao Paulo Biennial, etc. The catalogue essay broadly charts Burkhardt's history and artistic development, particularly after arriving in Los Angeles in 1937 from New York.

40 Pages, 1 Black and White Illustration & 39 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1987
ISBN: 1-880566-036

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HANS BURKHARDT: PASTELS, 50 YEARS OF FIGURATIVE EXPRESSIONISM
By Jean-Luc Bordeaux and Melinda Wortz

Chronology

Rare $35.00

A richly illustrated catalogue charting Burkhardt's career-long commitment to the nude through his extensive use of pastel. Standing as independent works rather than studies for paintings, these drawings dating 1938 through 1983 serve as a virtual compendium of American modernist and contemporary figurative drawing. Informative essays by art historians Bordeaux and Wortz address this important aspect of Burkhardt's work.

32 Pages, 21 Black and White Illustrations & 24 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1984
ISBN: 1-880566-02-8

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HANS BURKHARDT: THE WAR PAINTINGS
A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ
Essay by Dr. Eugene Anderson
Introduction by Jack Rutberg

Chronology

$45.00

A complete reference documenting Burkhardt's paintings on the subject of war. This aspect of Burkhardt's work is regarded by many art historians as an unprecedented artistic response to the subject both in scale and artistic expression. Works spanning 1938 to 1984 relate to the Spanish Civil War, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Lebanese crisis.

Catalogue Raisonne by Jack Rutberg

Interview with Hans Burkhardt by Colin Gardner

|Essay by Dr. Eugene Anderson (Reprinted from the San Diego Museum catalogue for their exhibition of Hans Burkhardt Vietnam paintings, exhibited in 1968). Introduction by Jack Rutberg.

160 pages, 167 Black and White Illustrations & 42 Color Illustrations
Published by Santa Susana Press, Calif. State University at Northridge, 1984

ISBN: 0-937048-39-9

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HANS BURKHARDT: BASEL
By Aurelio de la Vega
Preface by Jack Rutberg
Chronology

$20.00

Paintings and works on paper from Burkhardt's "Graffiti Series" inspired by the social upheaval of Basel's youth in 1981, during one of Burkhardt's annual visits. Aurelio de la Vega, composer and professor of music at CSUN, places Burkhardt in historical perspective in his informed and poetic essay.

32 Pages, 34 Black and White Illustrations & 21 Color Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1983

ISBN: 1-880566-01-X

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CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN


$65 Hardcover


This is the first major publication detailing the entire artistic career of Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997). One of America's most innovative mid-twentieth century artists, who worked in San Francisco, Paris, New York, and then in Los Angeles for the last three decades of her life. Falkenstein's relentless exploration of media and materials, her intellectual rigor, peripatetic movement from one art center to another, and disregard for the commodification of art made her an elusive figure in the burgeoning post-World War II art world.

Essays by
Susan M. Anderson, Michael Duncan, Maren Henderson, and Grant Mudford
Preface by
Philip Linhares

200 Pages

Published by The Falkenstein Foundation, 2012
ISBN: 978-1467508346


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CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN: CHANCE AND CHOICE
Introduction by Jack Rutberg
Essay by Maren Henderson
Chronology

$35.00

32 Pages, 33 Black and White Illustrations &19 Color Illustrations

Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1989

ISBN: 1-880566-07-9

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EDWARD GLAUDER: SCULPTURE 1980-88
Introduction by Jack Rutberg

$20.00

48 Page Exhibition Catalogue
52 Black and White Illustrations
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1989

ISBN: 1-880566-06-0

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ARSHILE GORKY - THE EARLY YEARS
By Melvin P. Lader
Preface by Jack Rutberg
Chronology

$30.00 Softbound
$50.00 Harbound

This important text with 96 pages and 103 color illustrations, is devoted to an important formative phase of Arshile Gorky‚s career.  Melvin P. Lader, leading scholar on the artist's work, establishes new critical ground expanding upon his extensive research and previous writings on the life and work of Arshile Gorky.  With significant new insights and revelations into his early years,  Mel Lader's essay and Jack Rutberg's preface bring to greater light a profound artistic relationship between Gorky and artist Hans Burkhardt, which would have an enduring impact.  All of the works in this book were from Burkhardt‚s collection, with the majority of these - more than 100 works - having never before been exhibited or reproduced.

96 Pages, 103 Color Illustrations

Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 2004

ISBN 1-880566-14-1 softbound
ISBN 1-880566-15-X hardbound


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PATRICK GRAHAM: FACT OF THE MATTER

Essays by Marlena Donohue, Peter Frank, Jack Rutberg

$30 Hardcover

Insightful and provocative essays by art historians and critics, Marlena Donohue and Peter Frank, and Jack Rutberg.
Published by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-8880566-18-4

60 Pages, Fully Illustrated


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PATRICK GRAHAM: STUDIES FOR THE BLACKBIRD SUITE - PLAIN NUDE DRAWINGS
Essay by Peter Frank
Chronology

$15.00

16 Pages, 8 Black and White Illustrations
Published by the Galway Arts Festival, Ltd., Ireland, 1994
ISBN: 1-880566-177

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PATRICK GRAHAM: THE LARK IN THE MORNING
Introduction by John Hutchinson
Essays by Donald Kuspit and Peter Murray
Chronology

$65.00 Hardbound (Rare)

40 Pages, 10 Black and White Illustrations, and 23 Color Illustrations
Published by Douglas Hyde Gallery (Trinity College, Dublin) & The Crawford Municipal Gallery (Cork)¸ 1994 to coincide with the exhibition "The Lark in the Morning."
ISBN: 0-907660-50-9

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PATRICK GRAHAM: WORKS 5
Introduction by Jack Rutberg
Essay by Patrick Graham
Chronology

$20.00


Published by Gandon Editions, 1992 as part of Gandon Editions "WORKS" series on the contemporary visual arts in Ireland
30 Pages, 6 Black and White Illustrations & 11 Color Illustrations
ISBN: 0-946641-22-6

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PATRICK GRAHAM
Introduction by Jack Rutberg
Essay: "A letter from the Artist" by Patrick Graham
Chronology

$30.00

Interview with Patrick Graham and art historian John Hutchinson

Published  by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, 1989 with the Support of the
Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ireland.
26 Pages, 2 Black and White Illustrations & 16 Color Illustrations

ISBN: 1-880566-05-2

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THE PRINTS OF KÄTHE KOLLWITZ
Essay by Jack Rutberg
Chronology

$15.00


Published by Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, 1996
20 Pages, 13 Black and White Illustrations

ISBN: 1-880566-12-5

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LIFE LESSONS: THE ART OF JEROME WITKIN
By Sherry Chayat, Foreword by Kenneth Baker

Chronology

$75.00 Hardbound

122 Pages, 29 Black and White Illustrations & 40 Color Illustrations

Published by Syracuse University Press, 1994

ISBN: 0-8156-0846-2

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COMPLETING THE CIRCLE: THE ART OF RUTH WEISBERG
By Julia R. Myers, Ph.D.

$15.00

Published to accompany the universities exhibition “Michigan Collects Ruth Weisberg,” March 12 – April 27, 2007.
Published by the University Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, 2007

60 Page Exhibition Catalogue 
9 Black and White & 36 Color Illustrations

ISBN: 0-912042-00-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-912042-00-8

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RUTH WEISBERG PRINTS 1961 – 1990 CATALOGUE RAISONNE
Acknowledgement and Interview by Robert Barrett
Essays by Mac McCloud and Gary M. Ruttenberg
Chronology

$50.00

Profusely illustrated. Transcription of a conversation with the artist by Robert Barrett. "History as Renewal" written by Mac McLoud. 192 items listed in the catalogue raisonne, which is then followed by a very detailed Chronology, List of Selected Writings, Selected Exhibitions, and Honors. An essential reference on this artist.
Published by Fresno Art Museum, 1990

141 Page, 8 Full Page Color Plates & 198 Black and White Illustrations

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RUTH WEISBERG: PAINTINGS DRAWINGS PRINTS 1968-1988
Foreword by Marjorie Levy Dean
Essays by Marion E. Jackson and Thalia Gouma-Peterson
Chronology, Bibliography

$20.00

Exhibition curator Jackson of the University of Michigan School of Art writes of Weisberg's early concern with "themes of human justice and issues of social and political import" and her turning inward to interpret her Jewish roots, her experience as a woman and her relationships with friends and family. Thalia Gouma-Peterson of the College of Wooster, Ohio, pens the second essay, which explains how Weisberg's "feminist visual texts" have addressed specifically female concerns and critiqued patriarchal institutions. (Editorial Review from Publishers Weekly Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Published by the Regents of The University of Michigan, 1988
Co-published by The University of Michigan School of Art, The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1988

54 Page Exhibition Catalogue
13 Black and White Illustrations & 4 Color Illustrations

ISBN: 0-935312-96-X

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RUTH WEISBERG: A CIRCLE OF LIFE
Preface by Ann Sutherland Harris
Essay by Selma Holo
Chronology

Out of Print

Published by the Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, 1986

48 Page Exhibition Catalogue
15 Black and White & 11 Color Illustrations and 2 Duotone Illustrations

ISBN: 0-9602974-3-X


RUTH WEISBERG: SURVEY EXHIBITION 1971-1979
Introduction by June Wayne
Essay by Gerard Haggerty
Chronology

$30.00

Works from the exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, October 30 through November 25, 1979.

Published by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1979

30 Pages, 23 Black and White Illustrations & 4 Color Illustrations

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FRANCISCO ZUNIGA: CATALOGUE RAISONNE - VOLUME III and IV: DRAWINGS & WATERCOLORS 1927-1993
By Ariel Zuniga

$200.00

Volume III & IV documents Zuniga's drawings and watercolors and is offered together as a set in a silk lined box. Both volumes are hardcover and silk lined with slipcase.  Each volume includes an addendum with additions and corrections to the previous books.
All text is in Spanish and English.

Published by Albedrio / Sinc, S.A. de C.V for the first edition, 2006

842 Pages, 2-Volume Book Set, Nearly 4,000 Illustrations
Printed in France

ISBN: 970-9027-11-5

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FRANCISCO ZUNIGA: CATALOGUE RAISONNE - VOLUME II: OIL PAINTINGS, ORIGINAL PRINTS & REPRODUCTIONS 1927-1986
By Ariel Zuniga

Chronology

$95.00

Beautifully printed and definitive reference work in hardcover, with silk-lined slipcase. Essays by Ariel Zuniga and by Andrew Vlady (master lithographer who often collaborated with Zuniga). The book includes an appendix of additions and corrections to Catalogue Raisonné: Sculpture, Volume I. Also included is a section devoted to reproductions which are frequently mistaken for original prints and drawings. All text is in Spanish and English. Together with Volume I, this comprehensive volume represents an indispensable reference on the work of Francisco Zuniga.

376 Pages, 359 Illustrations

Published by Albedrio / Sinc, S.A. de C.V for the first edition, 2003

Printed in France

ISBN: 970-9027-08-5

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FRANCISCO ZUNIGA: CATALOGUE RAISONNE / VOLUME I: SCULPTURE 1923-1993
By Ariel Zuniga

Chronology

$115.00

Documents the complete body of sculpture by Francisco Zuniga. Hard-bound with silk covering, contained in silk-lined slipcase. This is an indispensable reference work on this major 20th Century master's work. Written and organized by Ariel Zuniga, the artist's son and biographer. The book includes a comprehensive chronology and essays by Ariel Zuniga as well as by the artist, Francisco Zuniga. All text is in Spanish and English.
Published by Albedrio in association with Fundacion Zuniga Laborde, A.C., Mexico

Published by Albedrio / Sinc, S.A. de C.V for the first edition, 1999

640 Pages, 1,106 Illustrations

Printed in France

ISBN: 970-9027-02-6

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VIDEO RELEASES

THE FILMS OF OSKAR FISCHINGER, VOL. I
VHS video 35 minutes
Released in 1998 by Jack Rutberg Fine Arts & the Oskar Fischinger Estate
Out of Print

THE FILMS OF OSKAR FISCHINGER, VOL. II
Please contact the gallery for further information

This videocassette release offers the first opportunity for home viewing. A landmark in the history of film, this represents the first video release of the films of the legendary pioneer of abstract animated films. Featured are seven of Oskar Fischinger's visionary works from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. With resounding influence on generations of film animators and artists, Fischinger's films are at times meditative, poignant, humorous, and psychedelic.

Oskar Fischinger's importance as the pioneering master of abstract animated films is as profound today as it was more than half a century ago in the 1930s. Fischinger's influence impacted the fields of animated film, music and painting through his visionary imagery. The genius of his films and paintings was recognized by many of the great luminaries of the 20th century in the worlds of art and film; among them Orson Welles, Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Leopold Stokowski and John Cage. Fischinger's films have been screened and have been the subject of symposiums in museums and film institutions throughout the world.
ISBN: 1-880566-13-3

Out of Print

HANS BURKHARDT: THE ARTIST'S WORLD
VHS video 35 minutes
Produced in 1997 by Estate Films

$30.00
$40.00 PAL (European format)

An intimate portrait of Hans Burkhardt, this documentary features interviews with the artist in his studio and home as he reflects upon his life and work. Burkhardt reminisces about his early years in his native Switzerland and his arrival in New York, where he shared Arshile Gorky's studio. Along with commentary from distinguished art historians, dealers and artists, Burkhardt traces the development of his art and life in Los Angeles, and his sojourns to Mexico, where created provocative works which proved prescient to his contemporaries' in New York and Europe. Burkhardt is shown engaging many of his favorite works which today are increasingly regarded as being among the major paintings of Contemporary Art.

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