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(1948 – 1999), USA

Al Taylor Biography

Al Taylor (1948-1999) was an American artist known for his uniquely innovative approach to process and materials that encompassed two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional objects. Taylor ultimately sought to expand the possibilities of vision by creating new ways of experiencing and imagining space, and his work provides the viewer with an insight into the artist’s thinking and his investigations of perception across several dimensions. 

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Taylor was born in Springfield, Missouri and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. He moved to New York in 1970, where he would continue to live and work until his death in 1999. His first solo exhibition took place in 1986 at the Alfred Kren Gallery in New York. His work would go on to be shown in numerous exhibitions in America and Europe, including solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bern (1992) and the Kunstmuseum Luzern (1999), both in Switzerland. A retrospective of Taylor’s drawings was organized posthumously by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich in 2006. His work is found in a number of prominent public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland; and the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. A retrospective of the artist’s prints opened at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich in September 2010, and travelled to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark in Spring 2011. The Santa Monica Museum of Art, California, presented a focused overview of two bodies of work by the artist, Wire Instruments and Pet Stain Removal Devices, in 2011.

Al Taylor, Untitled (Counting Without Riggers) (c. 1998–1999). Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner.

Al Taylor Featured Artworks

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Rat Guard by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guard, 1998Acrylic paint and acrylic mica mortar on Chinese graph paper collaged to handmade paper with acrylic polymer emulsion
41 1/4 x 30 7/8 inches
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Rat Guards by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guards, 1998Gouache, acrylic paint, and acrylic mica mortar on paper
28 7/8 x 22 7/8 inches
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Rat Guards by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guards, 1998Ink, acrylic paint, and acrylic mica mortar on paper
29 7/8 x 21 1/8 inches
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Rat Guards by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guards, 1998Ink, watercolour, acrylic paint, and acrylic mica mortar on paper
29 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches
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Without Rigger by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorWithout Rigger, 1998Foamed plastic fishing net floats, acrylic paint, acrylic mica mortar and bamboo garden stakes on Formica laminate base with acrylic paint
12 x 32 x 8 1/2 inches
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Without Riggers by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorWithout Riggers, 1998Foamed plastic fishing floats, acrylic paint, bamboo garden stakes, acrylic mica mortar
12 x 23 x 17 inches
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Rat Guards by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guards, 1998Acrylic paint and acrylic mica mortar on paper
36 7/8 x 27 1/8 inches
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Rat Guards (Palms I-V) by Al Taylor contemporary artwork
Al TaylorRat Guards (Palms I-V), 1998Gouache, ink, and acrylic mica mortar on paper in five (5) parts
61 x 76 inches
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Al Taylor Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Al Taylor, Al Taylor: A / LOW / HA, The Hawaiian Works at David Zwirner, New York
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5 March–18 April 2020 Al Taylor Al Taylor: A / LOW / HA, The Hawaiian Works David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Al Taylor, Early Paintings at David Zwirner, New York
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24 February–15 April 2017 Al Taylor Early Paintings David Zwirner, 20th Street, New York

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Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See Ocula Report Armory Week Lowdown: Art Shows to See By Casey Carsel, New York

After structural issues forced The Armory Show into last-minute relocation pirouettes last year, the fair returns between 5 and 8 March 2020 with a flourishing programme, complemented by stand-out shows across New York City.

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