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Paul Thek 1933-1988, US

Rank (2014): 538 -

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  • Public exhibitions (Selection) 174

    Ongoing group exhibitions 2

    until 24 Aug 2015
    playing by heart - Kolumba, Cologne
    until 18 Jan 2015
    Eine Grosse Idee – 50 Jahre Lehmbruck Museum - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg

    Solo shows 30

    2013
    Nothing But Time: Paul Thek Revisited 1964 - 1987 - Pace London, London
    Nothing But Time: Paul Thek Revisited 1964 - 1987 - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
    Paul Thek - In Process (Stockholm) - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    2012
    Paul Thek - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    Paul Thek: In Process - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
    Paul Thek - If you don't like this book you don't like me. - The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
    2011
    Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective / Heinz Galleries - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
    2010
    PAUL THEK - Diver, A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    Paul Thek - cityscapes and other ideas - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    2009
    Paul Thek - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
    2007
    Paul Thek - Newspaper Paintings 1981-1983 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    Paul Thek - newspaper paintings 1981-1983 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    2005
    Paul Thek 1973 - 2005 - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    2004
    Labor Sammlung: Paul Thek - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    Paul Thek - Malerei 1980-1987 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    2003
    Paul Thek - Paintings of the 1980's - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    2000
    Paul Thek - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    Paul Thek - The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
    1999
    Paul Thek - Paintings & Notebooks - Camden Arts Centre, London
    Paul Thek - Selected Drawings 1966-1988 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    1998
    Paul Thek: Paintings, Works on Paper, and Notebooks 1970–1988 - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    1997
    Paul Thek - Kolumba, Cologne
    1996
    Paul Thek - the wonderful world that almost was - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
    Paul Thek - The wonderful world that almost was - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    Paul Thek. El mundo maravilloso que no llegó a ser - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
    1995
    Paul Thek - The wonderful world that almost was - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
    Paul Thek - the wonderful world that almost was - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
    1973
    Paul Thek: Ark, Pyramid, Easter - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    1971
    Paul Thek. Pyramid - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

    Group shows 144

    2014
    Slippery - Martos Gallery, New York City, NY
    Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963 - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Everything falls faster than an anvil - Pace London, London
    Deine Wunden - Passionsimaginationen in christlicher Bildtradition und Bildkonzepte in der Kunst der Moderne - Situation Kunst, Bochum
    2013
    Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault - Artists Space, New York City, NY
    1965 - 1977 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    On Cuteness - Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
    The anatomy lesson - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
    Sobre Papel / On Paper - Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
    Paul Thek and His Circle in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, NY
    Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    2012
    Stimuli: prints and multiples - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    Out Of The Blue - Bortolami, New York City, NY
    Affinity Atlas - Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY
    Art is Liturgy - Kolumba, Cologne
    The Nature Of Disappearance: Part 2 - Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NY
    Panegyric - Forde - Espace d'art contemporain, Geneva
    News from Nowhere - Firstsite, Colchester
    Why?! - Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin
    De La Generosidad. Obras De La ColecciÓn Helga De Alvear - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
    Chambres d\'Amis - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
    First Among Equals - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Friends & Family - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
    Circus Wols - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
    Curator\'s Choice: People, Places, and Things - The Fralin Museum of Art - University of Virginia Art Museums, Charlottesville, VA
    2011
    A document: Eugenio Dittborn, Emily Jacir, Paul Thek and Edwin Klein - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    Valéry Proust Museum/ White Cube Fever - Mu.ZEE, Oostende
    Happy Holidays! Drawings! - Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York City, NY
    Accomplices - The photographer and the artist around 1970 - Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw
    Three Lives - Matthew Marks Gallery - 523 West 24th Street, New York City, NY
    Distant Star - Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    Distant Star - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
    Held Up By Columns - Leslie Fritz Gallery, New York City, NY
    Colors for a new home, Signs of Love and other paintings - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    Time Again - SculptureCenter, New York City, NY
    Compass - Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
    Paul Thek – cityscapes and other ideas / Peter Hujar – Thek´s Studio 1967 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    2010
    Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts) - Camden Arts Centre, London
    Lust und Laster. Die 7 Todsünden von Dürer bis Naumann - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
    Luc Tuymans: A vision of Central Europe - Brugge Centraal, Bruges
    \"Noli me tangere! Touch me not / Cease holding on to me\" - Kolumba, Cologne
    8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
    PRINTS & MULTIPLES / im SHOWROOM - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    Press Art - Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel - Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
    Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in Four Acts: Act 1: The Corporeal - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
    Wall to Wall - Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Inside Installations - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
    Márgenes de Silencio / Margins of Silence - Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
    Dead Flowers - Participant Inc, New York City, NY
    Dead Flowers - Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
    Collection / Porto : Museu Serralves - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan
    2009
    Hinterlassenschaft - Kolumba, Cologne
    Whaddaya Wanna Be, a Flower?! - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 1st Part - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
    Autofellatio: Boy in Da Corner - Take Courage Gallery, London
    Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    Data Panic - Cuchifritos, New York City, NY
    2008
    2 x [ (2 x 20) + (2 x 2) ] + 2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    The Line Of Fashion - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, NY
    Der Mensch verlässt die Erde - Kolumba, Cologne
    Painting Now and Forever Part II - Greene Naftali, New York City, NY
    Sammlung / Collection - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    Paul Thek: Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
    Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
    Traces du Sacré - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    Life on Mars, the 55th Carnegie International - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
    2007
    Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    25 Jahre GALERIE CRONE - Galerie Crone, Berlin
    strange weight - Martos Gallery, New York City, NY
    The third mind - Carte blanche a Ugo Rondinone - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
    Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations - Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
    hold the line - Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe
    Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus - Kolumba, Cologne
    13 - International Project Space, Birmingham
    a point in space is a place for an argument - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    10. Triennale Kleinplastik - Bodycheck - Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach
    Des mondes perdus - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
    Conceptual Paper - Arndt & Partner - Berlin + Zurich, Zurich
    Conceptual paper - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
    Into Me, Out of Me - MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
    Neolithic Porns - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
    Poetics Country - Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe
    2006
    INTO ME / OUT OF ME - Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin
    Six Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
    Im Garten der Wirklichkeit - Teil II - Kolumba, Cologne
    Twice Drawn - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
    Small Sculptures - Matthew Marks Gallery - 523 West 24th Street, New York City, NY
    Was ist Plastik? 100 Jahre - 100 Köpfe- Das Jahrhundert moderner Skulptur - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
    Das Achte Feld - Geschlechter, Leben u. Begehren in der bildenden Kunst s. 1960 - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
    Da Escrita à Figura - Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, São João da Madeira
    Die Gesichter hinter den Bilden - The Columns, Seoul
    Into me / Out of me - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
    Between a rock and a hard place: the stone in art - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
    John Frumism - Hotel Gallery, London
    2005
    Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
    Looking at Words - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
    Da Escrita à Figura - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães
    50 Jahre - Years documenta 1955 – 2005 - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
    Bidibidobidiboo - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
    Paul Thek & Edwin Klein - Janos Gat Gallery, New York City, NY
    Mythologies - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Editions - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    2004
    East Village USA - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
    ‘De wereld deugt, wijzelf helaas wat minder’ - de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
    Stadtlicht - Lichtkunst / Illuminated Cities - Illuminated Art - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Usce - Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Belgrade
    From Above - Gruppenausstellung - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna
    the Gallery selects... - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    L´Air du Temps - collection pringtemps/été 2004 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    Candyland Zoo - Herbert Read Gallery - University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent
    2003
    my people were fair and had cum in their hair... - team (gallery, inc.), New York City, NY
    Paul Thek und Peter Hujar - Kunstparterre e.V., Munich
    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - LAZNIA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
    Living with Duchamp - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
    150 Jahre! – Schenkungen - Kolumba, Cologne
    bewitched bothered and bewildered - Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Arch - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    2002
    Paul Thek and Edwin Klein - Janos Gat Gallery, New York City, NY
    Wächserne Identitäten - Figürliche Wachsplastik am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts - Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
    My Head is on Fire but my Heart is full of Love - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
    From The Observatory - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY
    Second Skin: historical life casting and contemporary culture - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
    das Weiss dahinter - Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
    Manifeste, oder: Ergriffenheit - Was ist das? - Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
    2001
    The Devil is in the Details - Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
    Prodigal Prodigy - Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY
    Eine barocke Party - Gesamteröffnung der neuen Kunsthalle Wien - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
    (Self)Portraits - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
    Painting at the Edge of the World - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    2000
    Times are changing - Auf dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert! - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
    1998
    Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
    Voor het verdwijnt en erna - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
    1997
    HIP: Special Guest Susann Walder - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    1996
    Bringing It All Back Home - Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York City, NY
    1992
    Sammlung Junge Kunst der König-Brauerei - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
    1991
    Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
    1990
    Contemporary Assemblage - The Dada And Surrealist Legacy - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
    1986
    Chambres d'amis - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
    1985
    18° Bienal de Sao Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
    1983
    The Sixth Day - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    1982
    Beast: Animal Imagery in Recent Painting - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
    1981
    Figuratively Sculpting - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
    1972
    documenta 5 - Documenta, Kassel
    1968
    documenta 4 - Documenta, Kassel
    The Obsessive Image 1960-1968 - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London

    Dealer Directory 4

    France
    Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris
    Germany
    Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munich
    Switzerland
    Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
    USA
    Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

    Collections 12

    Belgium
    SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
    France
    MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
    Germany
    Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
    Kolumba, Cologne
    Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
    Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
    Switzerland
    Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
    Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
    USA
    Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY

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    Video Links

    www.vernissage.tv 18 Jan 2008

    Paul Thek in the Context of Today`s Contemporary Art / ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art / part 1/2
    Paul Thek in the Context of Today`s Contemporary Art / ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art / part 1/2
    VernissageTV, Basel