Catalogue entry

Alexander Liberman born 1912

T00650 Andromeda 1962

Inscribed 'TOP [with an arrow] | A. Liberman 1962 | "Andromeda"' on back of canvas
Acrylic on canvas, circular, diameter 65 (165)
Presented by the Montargent Foundation Inc. 1964
Prov: Montargent Foundation Inc., New York (purchased from the artist through the Robert Fraser Gallery for presentation)
Exh: Alexander Liberman, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, April-May 1963 (not in catalogue); Paintings by Hedda Sterne, Walter Murch, Alexander Liberman, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, June-July 1963 (works not numbered, repr.); Alexander Liberman, Robert Fraser Gallery, London, February-April 1964 (8, repr.)
Repr: Art International, VII, 25 May 1963, p.72; exh. catalogue Hard-edge, Galerie Denise René, Paris, June-October 1964 (but not exhibited)

Liberman's paintings of 1961-2 were hard-edge, but with images which seem suspended. 'The circles stretch from the top to the bottom edge of the canvas while gigantic arcs (sections of circles) sweep across the picture plane ... There is the feeling that both image and field continue beyond the picture edge' (James Pilgrim in exh. catalogue Alexander Liberman, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1970).

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.435-6, reproduced p.435