Matthew Marks Gallery

Martin Puryear

  • Books and Catalogues


    English, Darby, Tobi Haslett, Brooke Kamin Rapaport, and Anne M. Wagner. Martin Puryear: Liberty / Libertà. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2019.


    Als, Hilton, Rob Perrée, and Suzanne Swarts. Martin Puryear. Wassenaar, Netherlands: Stichting Voorlinden, 2018.


    Ardalan, Ziba, and Robert Storr. Martin Puryear. London: Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 2017.


    Pascale, Mark, and Ruth Fine. Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2015.

    Potts, Alex. Martin Puryear. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2015.

    Rosenfeld, Jason, Stephen Hannick, Marvin Heiferman, and Maurice Berger. River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home. New York: The Artist Book Foundation, 2015.


    Levi Strauss, David. Martin Puryear: New Sculpture. New York: McKee Gallery, 2012.


    Jones, Kellie. Eye Minded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art. London: Duke University Press, 2011.


    Elderfield, John, ed. Martin Puryear. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007.


    Nordgren, Sune. Martin Puryear. Gateshead, United Kingdom: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 2003.


    Crutchfield, Margo. Martin Puryear. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2001.


    Brenson, Michael, and Enrique Juncosa. Martin Puryear. Barcelona: Fundación “la Caixa”, 1997.


    Sandler, Irving. Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.


    Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995.

    Lucie-Smith, Edward. Movements inArt Since 1945: Issues and Concepts. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995.


    Benezra, Neal, and Robert Storr, eds. Martin Puryear.Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1991.

    Wheeler, Daniel, ed. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 – Present. New York: The Vendome Press, 1991.


    Cateforis, David. Objects of Potential: Five American Sculptors from the Anderson Collection. Belmont, CA: College of Notre Dame, Wiegand Gallery, 1990.

    Desai, Vishakha N., and Kathy Halbreich. Connections: Martin Puryear. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1990.

    The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s. New York: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1990.


    Armstrong, Richard, John G. Hanhardt, Richard Marshall, and Lisa Philips. 1989 Biennial Exhibition. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989.

    Armstrong, Tom, and Susan C. Larsen. Art in Place: Fifteen Years of Acquisitions. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989.

    Drewel, Henry J., and David C. Driskell. Introspectives: Contemporary Art by Americans and Brazilians of African Descent. Los Angeles: The California Afro-American Museum, 1989.

    Verre, Philip. Traditions and Transformations: Contemporary Afro-American Sculpture. New York: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1989.


    Dixon, Jenny. Private Works for Public Spaces. New York: R.C. Erpf Gallery, 1988.

    Friedman, Martin, Donna Harkavy, and Peter W. Boswell. Sculpture Inside Outside. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1988.

    French, Christopher. Edelson, Puryear, Scanga, Stackhouse. Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1988.

    Philips, Lisa. Vital Signs: Organic Abstraction from the Permanent Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988.

    Shapiro, Michael Edward. New Sculpture/Six Artists. Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum, 1988.


    Auping, Michael. Structure to Resemblance: Work by Eight American Sculptors. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1987.

    Golden, Deven K., ed. Martin Puryear: Public and Personal. Chicago: Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, 1987.

    King, Elaine. Martin Puryear: Sculpture and Works on Paper. Pittsburg: Carnegie Mellon University, 1987.

    Schjeldahl, Peter. The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. University Park, IL: Governors State University, 1987.


    Arnason, H.K. History of Modern Art, Third Edition. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1986.

    Kline, Katy and Douglas Dreishpoon. Natural Forms and Forces: Abstract Images in American Sculpture. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center, 1986.

    Madoff, Steven Henry. After Nature.New York: Germans van Eck Gallery, 1986.

    Personal References: Raymond Saunders, Phyllis Bramson, Martin Puryear. Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Art Institute, 1986.

    Turrell, Julia Brown. Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art 1945–1986. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986.

    Waldman, Diane. Emerging Artists 1978–1986: Selections from the Exxon Series. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1986.


    Fonvielle-Bontemps, Jacqueline. Choosing: An Exhibit of Changing Modern Art and Art Criticism by Black Americans, 1925–1985. Hampton, VA: Hampton University, 1985.

    Lewallen, Constance. Martin Puryear: Matrix/Berkeley 86. Berkeley, CA: University Art Museum, 1985.

    Luecking, Stephen. Sculpture Overview 1985.Evanston, IL: Evanston Art Center, 1985.

    Tuchman, Maurice. The Artist as Social Designer: Aspects of Public Urban Art Today. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1985.

    Waldman, Diane. Transformations in Sculpture: Four Decades in American and European Art.New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1985.


    Davies, Hugh M., and Helaine Posner. Martin Puryear. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, University Gallery, 1984.

    Harris, Stacy Paleologos. Insights/On Sights: Perspectives on Art in Public Places.Washington DC: Partners for Livable Places, 1984.

    McShine, Kynaston. An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984.

    Rubin, William S., and Kirk Varnedoe. Primitivism in 20th Century Art: Affinity of the Tribal and the Modern. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984.


    Garrels, Gary. Beyond the Moment: Documentation of Public Art Projects and Proposals. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hayden Corridor Gallery, 1983.


    Bach, Penny Belkin. FFA PFFAP: Form and Function, Proposals for Public Art for Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1982.

    Boyd, Julia. American Abstraction Now. Richmond, VA: Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, 1982.

    Kingsley, April. Afro-American Abstraction. New York: The Art Museum Association, 1982.

    Mayer, Roger. Invitational Exhibition: Laurie Anderson, Farrell Brickhouse, Scott Burton, Denise Greene, Wolfgang Laib, Joshua Neustein, Lucio Pozzi, Martin Puryear, Haim Steinbach. Providence, RI: Brown University, 1982.

    Rorimer, Anne. 74th American Exhibition. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1982.


    Hall, Michael, and Roy Slade. Instruction Drawings. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1981.

    Hanhardt, John G., Barbara Haskell, Richard Marshall, and Patterson Sims. 1981 Biennial Exhibition. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1981.

    Kingsley, April. The New Spiritualism: Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture. New York: Oscarsson Hood Gallery, 1981.

    Kirshner, Judith Russi. City Sculpture. Chicago: Chicago Public Library Culture Center, 1981.

    Warren, Lynne, and Mary Jane Jacob. Artists’ Parks and Gardens. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1981.


    Kirshner, Judith Russi. Options 2: Martin Puryear. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1980.


    Hanhardt, John G., Barbara Haskell, Richard Marshall, Mark Segal, and Patterson Sims. 1979 Biennial Exhibition. New York: The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979.

    Varnedoe, Krik. Wave Hill: The Artist’s View. New York: Wave Hill, 1979.


    Schwab, Cindy. The Presence of Nature. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1978.

    Shearer, Linda. Young American Artists 1978 Exxon National Exhibition. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1978.


    The Material Dominant: Some Current Artists and Their Media. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, 1977.


    Bond, Fred F. Pogue and Puryear. Nashville: Fisk University, 1972.

  • Selected Articles


    Loos, Ted. “Making Bricks Do What They Don’t Want to Do.” The New York Times, September 15, 2023, C8.


    Als, Hilton. “Martin Puryear.” The New Yorker, January 4 & 11, 2021, p. 8.

    Smith, Roberta. “3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now: Martin Puryear.” The New York Times, January 6, 2021.


    Ables, Kelsey. “Public Art Hides in Plain Sight: Bearing Witness.” The Washington Post, August 7, 2020, p. T9.

    “Alice Walton, Martin Puryear, and Kwame Anthony Appiah Receive Getty Medals.” Artforum, February 27, 2020.

    J.P. “The Critic's Notebook: Martin Puryear.” The New Criterion, December 8, 2020 (online).


    Budick, Ariella. “In Search of the Instagrammable Moment: How Open-Air Art Came of Age.” Financial Times, January 4, 2019.

    Cotter, Holland. “Martin Puryear, Citizen-Sculptor.” The New York Times, Arts & Leisure, pp. 1, 30.

    Kennicott, Philip. “The America You Have to Go to Venice to See.” The Washington Post, May 22, 2019, p. C1.

    Harris, Gareth. “The Art Newspaper’s Pick of the Pavilions and Beyond: Martin Puryear.” The Art Newspaper, no. 312, May 2019, p. VI.

    Sheets, Hilarie M. “Marking Public Art a Contender.” The New York Times, March 15, 2019, p. F22.

    Smee, Sebastian, and Phillips Kennicott. “Taking Risks Can Be Rewarding.” The Washington Post, December 15, 2019, p. E8.


    Estorick, Alex. “Martin Puryear.” Frieze, no. 192, January/February 2018, pp. 156–57.

    Pogrebin, Robin. “Sculptor to Represent U.S. in Venice.” The New York Times, August 16, 2018, pp. C1–C2.

    Rodney, Seph. “Finding the Heart of a Nation in Generations of Black Art.” Hyperallergic, December 14, 2018.

    Sayej, Nadja. “Martin Puryear: The Cross-Cultural Artist Picked to Represent America.” The Guardian, August 20, 2018.

    Steinhauer, Jillian. “Martin Puryear to Represent US at Venice Biennale.” The Art Newspaper, August 15, 2018.


    Herbert, Martin. “Martin Herbert’s Pick of Shows this September.” ArtReview, September 2017 (online).

    Nayeri, Farah. “Puryear mines African-American history.” The New York Times, October 16, 2017, p. 11.


    Gopnik, Blake. “Martin Puryear’s ‘Big Bling’: Manhattan’s Spirit Animal?” Artnet News, October 19, 2016.

    Kennicott, Philip. “A Sculptor in Rare Form, Even in 2-D.” The Washington Post, May 27, 2016, p. C1.

    Rosenfeld, Jason. “Martin Puryear: Big Bling.” The Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2016.


    Adam, Alfred Mac. “Martin Puryear.” ARTnews 114, no. 2, February 2015, p. 78.

    Campbell, Adrianna. “Critics’ Picks.” Artforum, December 2015 (online).

    Considine, Austin. “Martin Puryear.” Art in America 103, no. 3, March 2015, pp. 156–57.

    Ebony, David. “Fluid Lines, Idealized Forms: The Art of Martin Puryear, Interview with Mark Pascale by David Ebony.” Yale Art Books, December 18, 2015.

    Farago, Jason. “In ‘Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions,’ Glimpsing an Artist’s Process.” The New York Times, December 25, 2015, p. C28.

    Felsenthal, Julia. “Head to Head with Martin Puryear at the Morgan Library.” Vogue, October 15, 2015 (online).

    “Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions.” The New Yorker, November 2, 2015, p. 15.

    Sheets, Hilarie M. “Puryear in a Park.” The New York Times, October 2, 2015, p. C24.

    Yau, John. “John Keats and Martin Puryear, and the Latter’s Renewal of ’Negative Capability.” Hyperallergic, January 18, 2015.

    Yerebakan, O.C. “Martin Puryear is on View at Matthew Marks.” Art Observed, January 4, 2015.


    Cotter, Holland. “Martin Puryear.” The New York Times, December 12, 2014, p. C29.

    Ebony, David. “David Ebony’s Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November.” Artnet News, November 21, 2014.

    Indrisek, Scott. “7 Must-See Gallery Shows: From MFA Students to Warhol and Puryear.” Artinfo, December 15, 2014.

    “Martin Puryear.” The New Yorker, December 5, 2014.

    Yau, John. “Some Thoughts about Richard Serra and Martin Puryear.” Hyperallergic, November 16, 2014.


    Smee, Sebastian. “A portal that leads to introspection, questions." The Boston Globe, December 24, 2013.


    Bui, Phong. “ArtSeen: MARTIN PURYEAR New Sculpture.” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2012.

    Feldman, Hannah. “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s.” Artforum, Summer 2012.

    Johnson, Ken. “Martin Puryear: New Sculpture.” The New York Times, June 8, 2012, p. C26.

    “Martin Puryear.” The New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2012.

    Stern, Melissa. “Everything Moves.” CityArts, May 26, 2012.


    Baker, Kenneth. “Puryear Opens Up: Interview with Martin Puryear.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 2, 2008.

    ———. “Sculpture in Right Direction.” San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 2008.

    Castro, Jan Garden. “Martin Puryear: Spirit, Personhood, and History.” Sculpture, January/February 2008.

    Gross, Jennifer. “Martin Puryear: Museum of Modern Art.” Modern Painters, February 2008.

    Hudson, Suzanne. “Martin Puryear: Museum of Modern Art, New York and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.” Artforum 46, no. 9, May 2008, p. 374.

    Karen Wilkin. “Martin Puryear at MOMA.” The New Criterion, January 2008.

    Levin, Kim. “Martin Puryear: Museum of Modern Art.” ARTnews, January 2008, p. 119.

    Princenthal, Nancy. “Puryear’s Tall Tales.” Art in America, February, 2008.

    Ottinger, Didier. “The Chimeras of Martin Puryear.” Art Press, May 2008.


    Levi Strauss, David. "Martin Puryear with David Levi Strauss." The Brooklyn Rail, November 2, 2007.

    Smith, Roberta. "Humanity's Ascent in Three Dimensions." The New York Times, November 2, 2007, p. E27.

    Wei, Lilly. "Brunhidle Stripped Bare." ARTnews, December 2001, pp. 90–100.


    Duncan, Michael. “New Puryear for the Getty.” Art in America, January 2000, p. 23.

    Huebner, Jeff. “Abstract Thinking.” The Chicago Reader, February 4, 2000, p. 17.


    Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Building a Vision From the Ground Up.” Los Angeles Times, December 5, 1999.

    Francblin, Catherine. “Martin Puryear: Globe-Sculpteur.” Beaux-Arts Magazine, no. 185, October 1999, p. 36.

    Knight, Christopher. “Monumental Greeting.” Los Angeles Times, November 26, 1999.

    Rossignol, Pascal. “Martin Puryear: Chapelle de la Salpêtrière, Paris.” Art Press, December 1999, pp. 84­–85.

    Van Gelder, Lawrence. “Heavy Metal.” The New York Times, November 22, 1999.

    Waxman, Sharon. “Getty, on the Grow.” The Washington Post, December 12, 1999.

    Woodard, Josef. “Unusual Views.” Los Angeles Times, December 24, 1999.


    Carboni, Massimo. “Nunzio/Martin Puryear.” Artforum 36, April 1998, p. 124.

    Dean, Andrea Oppenheimer. “Turning Point.” Landscape Architecture 88, no.10, October 1998, p. 48.


    Berger, Laurel. “In their Sights.” ARTnews, March 1997, pp. 94–100.

    Holg, Garrett. “Art in Chicago, 1945–1955.” ARTnews, April 1997, p. 137.

    Kangas, Matthew. “Martin Puryear.” Sculpture, July/August 1997, pp. 61–62.


    Holst-Ekström, Måns. “Knislinge, Sweden: Eight American Artists in Sweden.” Sculpture, October 1996, pp. 70–71.

    Karmel, Pepe. “The Stuff of Dreams and the Natural World.” The New YorkTimes, January 5, 1996.

    Kimmelman, Michael. “Abstraction, Without the Mess.” The New York Times, February 11, 1996.

    Rubenstein, Raphael. “Panza’s Gift to Italy.” Art in America, September 1996, p. 29.


    Ash, John. “Martin Puryear.” Artforum, October 1995, p. 98.

    Brenson, Michael. “Memory of the Hand.” Sculpture, May/June 1995.

    Kimmelman, Michael. “Martin Puryear.” The New York Times, March 10, 1995.

    Klamens, Stuart. New York Daily News, March 25, 1995.

    Landecker, Heidei. “Waterfront Connection.” Architecture, August 1995.

    Melrod, George. “Martin Puryear.” World Art, no. 3, 1995.

    ———. “Skill, Vision and Craft.” Art & Antiques 18, September 1995, pp. 39–40.

    Naves, Mario. “Martin Puryear.” The New Criterion, May 1995, pp. 47–48

    Padon, Thomas. “Martin Puryear.” Sculpture, May/June 1995, pp. 142–43.

    Tomlinson, Glenn. “Martin Puryear.” Bulletin 90, Winter 1995, pp. 30–31.

    Wood, Carol. “Martin Puryear.” New Art Examiner, May 1995, pp. 51–52.

    Wylie, Charles. “Martin Puryear: The Charm of Subsistence, 1989.” Saint Louis Museum of Art Bulletin 21, Winter 1995, pp. 38–39.


    “Commissions: Sculpture Installed at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.” Sculpture, July/August 1994, p. 41.

    Dickinson, Carol. “The Landscape as Metaphor.” ARTnews, October 1994, p. 194.

    Puryear, Martin. “Louise Bourgeois: A Living Legacy.” Sculpture, July/August 1994, p. 35.


    Cullinan, Helen. “Getting to Know an Award-Winning Sculptor, Martin Puryear.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 26, 1993.

    Danto, Arthur. “Martin Puryear.” The Nation, January 1993, pp. 4–11.

    Melrod, George. “Searching for a Center.” ARTnews 92, no. 8, October 1993, pp. 117–18.

    Russell, John. “Abstractions from Afro-America.” The New York Times, May 30, 1993.

    ———. “American Art Through European Eyes.” The New York Times, May 30, 1993, section 2, p. 29.


    Baker, Kenneth. “Martin Puryear, Sympathy and Common Ground.” Artspace, July/August 1992.

    Frick, Thomas. “Martin Puryear.” The MOCA Contemporary, June/July 1992.

    Holg, Garrett. ARTnews, February 1992, p. 139.

    Homes, A.M. “Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.: Exhibit.” Artforum, September 1992, pp. 50–53.

    Hughes, Robert. “Delight in Shaping Hand.” Time, March 2, 1992.

    ———. “American Visions.” Time, Spring 1992.

    James, Curtia. New Art Examiner, October 1992, pp. 26–27.

    Jamie, Rasaad. “Making it in the American Grain.” Times Literary Supplement, September 1992.

    Johnson, Jory. “Formal Objects Public Visions.” Landscape Architecture 82, February 1992, pp. 50–53.

    Kimmelman, Michael. “The Softly Spoken Message of Martin Puryear.” The New York Times, March 1, 1992.

    Knight, Christopher. “Puryear: A Paean to Craftsmen.” Los Angeles Times, July 30, 1992.

    Kuijken, Ilse. “Documenta IX.” Kunst & Museum Journal 3, no. 6, 1992, pp. 1–11.

    Muchnic, Suzanne. Los Angeles Times, Calendar, August 2, 1992.

    Princenthal, Nancy. “Martin Puryear.” American Craft 52, February/March 1992, pp. 34–37.

    Richard, Paul. “A Sawed & Conquered.” The Washington Post, February 5, 1992.

    ———. “Martin Puryear: A Master in Wood.” International Herald Tribune, February 15–16, 1992.

    Rugoff, Ralph. LA Weekly, August 21 – 27, 1992.

    Thompson, David M. Arts Magazine 66, February 1992, p. 70.

    Zakian, Michael. “Culture Clash.” Artweek 23, October 8, 1992, pp. 26–27.


    Allende, Margaret. “Sculpting Success.” Connoisseur 221, October 1991, p. 141.

    Artner, Alan. “On Form and Function.” Chicago Tribune, November, 3, 1991.

    Camper, Fred. Chicago Reader, December 6, 1991.

    Kirshner, Judith Rossi. “Martin Puryear in the American Grain.” Artforum, December 1991, pp. 58–63.

    Melrod, George. “Martin Puryear: The Art of the Decoy.” Sculpture, September/October 1991.

    ———. “Martin Puryear.” Atelier, December 1991.

    Plagens, Peter. “Sculpture Like It Ought to Be.” Newsweek, November 1991.

    “Puryear Retrospective.” Flash Art 161, November/December 1991, p. 146.


    Artner, Alan. “Public Sculpture’s Changing Face.” Chicago Tribune, August 26 1990, pp. 16–17.

    Baker, Kenneth. “Prime Displays of Anti-Minimalist Art on the Peninsula.” San Francisco Chronicle, March 21, 1990.

    Berkowitz, Marc. “São Paulo Biennale: No Hidden Corners.” ARTnews, February 1990.

    Burkhart, Dorothy. “Critic’s Choice.” San Jose Mercury News, February 4, 1990.

    Cotter, Holland. “Black Artists: Three Shows.” Art in America, March 1990.

    De Vuono, Frances. “The Decade Show.” ARTnews, November 9, 1990, pp. 165–66.

    Galvao, Joao Candido. “Em Busca da Essencia.” Guia das Artes Internacional 3, 1990, pp. 49–51.

    Hunsecker, J.J. “Naked City.” Spy Magazine, April 1990, p. 48.

    Kaufman, Jason Edward. “XXth São Paulo Bienal.” Art Papers 14, January/February 1990, p. 69.

    Lagnado, Lisette. “A Bienal Desmontada.” Guia das Artes Internacional 4, 1990, p. 97.

    Leffingwell, Edward. “Report from Brazil: Tropical Bazaar.” Art in America, June 1990.

    Morrison, Keith. “Question the Quality Canon.” New Art Examiner, October 1990, pp. 24–27.

    Nemser, Mary Rebecca. “Flying High: Martin Puryear Makes it Right Connections.” The Boston Phoenix, March 23, 1990, pp. 13–14.

    Phillips, Patricia C. Artforum, October 1990, pp. 172–73.

    Princenthal, Nancy. “Intuition’s Disciple.” Art in America, January 1990, pp. 130–37.

    Raymond, David. “Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Connections: Martin Puryear.” Art New England, June 11, 1990, p. 30.

    Stapen, Nancy. “Making Connections with Works of the Past.” Boston Herald, April 1, 1990, p. 385.

    Tanner, Marcia. “Vistas into Shared Terrain.” Artweek 21, no. 8 March 1990.

    Temin, Christine. “The Time of Martin Puryear.” The Boston Globe, 25 March 1990, pp. 28–29.


    “A Bienal Abre Em Crise: Von Schmidt Se Demite.” Jornal da Tarde, October 16, 1989, p. 21.

    “A Bienal Já Abre Com Vencedores.” Jornal da Tarde, October 14, 1989, p. 4.

    Artner, Alan. “Shaping Up.” Chicago Tribune, October 1, 1989, p. 13.

    “Awards.” Art in America, no. 6, June 1989, p. 206.

    Belik, Helio.”Representante dos EUA na Bienal chega sabado para estudar espaco.” Folha de S. Paolo, February 1989.

    Belluzze, Ana Maria M. “As Possibilidades Espaciais da Bienal.” Jornal da Tarde, November 6, 1989, p. 28.

    Benevides, Daniel. “Constrüçoes de Puryear, Filtradas em Musseline.” Jornal da Tarde, October 12, 1989, p. 20.

    Beuttenmuller, Alberto. “Richard Hamilton e eventos Salvam a Bienal.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 15, 1989, p. 6.

    ———. “A Bienal, Como Retrospectiva dos Ultimos 20 Anos.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 24, 1989, p. 3.

    “Bienal Abre Hoje Sob Tensão.” Folha de S. Paulo, October 14, 1989, p. 1.

    Brenson, Michael. “Doors of Art Opening (Ignore the Squeaks).” The New York Times, October 16, 1989.

    ———. “A Sculptor’s Struggle to Fuse Culture and Art.” The New York Times, October 28, 1989.

    ———. “Puryear: a Arte Desafiando Limites.” Jornal da Tarde,October 31, 1989, p. 18.

    Brown, Mark. “Grants Give ‘Geniuses’ Freedom.” Chicago Sun-Times, July 18, 1989, p. 7.

    “Chicago Sculptor Puryear Wins Top Prize in Art Show.” Chicago Sun-Times, October 15, 1989, p. 8.

    Comodo, Roberto. “A Festa da Nova Forma.” Jornal do Brasil, October 14, 1989, p. 1.

    Davis, Robert, “$355,000 Grant Lets Teacher Know She’s Really Worth It.” Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1989, pp. 1–2.

    Donohue, Marlena. “The Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, April 21, 1989, p. 23.

    Failing, Patricia. “Black Artists Today, A Case of Exclusion.” ARTnews, March 1989.

    Flam, Jack. “The View from the Cutting Edge.” The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 1989, p. A16.

    Francis, Paulo. “A Bienal de Von Schmidt.” Folha de S. Paulo, October 22, 1989, p. D4.

    Freire, Norma. “Roupa Suja se Lava Numa Bienal de Arte.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 17, 1989, p. 1.

    Fucta, Brenda. “Na Bienal Olhos Atentos Descobrema Arte de Ver Arte.” Jornal da Tarde, October 27, 1989, pp. A10–A11.

    Gast, Dwight V. “Martin Puryear – Sculpture as an Act of Faith.” Journal of Art, September/October 1989.

    Giannini, Alessandro. “Bienal: Os Primeiros Nomes do Exterior.” Jornal da Tarde, January 27, 1989, p. 22.

    Halim, Gisella. “Yes, Nós Temos Bienal.” Vogue, October 1989, pp. 130–33.

    Joselit, David. “Lessons in Public Sculpture.” Art in America 77, December 1989, pp. 131–35.

    Krainak, Paul. “Contra Primitivism and Martin Puryear.” Art Papers 13, March/April 1989.

    Mageste, Paula. “Bienal Abre Sem Estar Pronta.” Folha da Tarde, October 14, 1989, p. 17.

    Mammr, Lorenzo. “Um Ponto De Êxtase.” Galeria 17, 1989, pp. 66–70.

    Margarido, Orlando C. “Bienal Toda a Arte do Mundo em São Paulo.” Manchete Magazine, November 4, 1989, pp. 70–77.

    “News: Sculptor Puryear Celebrated at Biennial.” Journal of Art, December 1989, p. 4.

    Pereire, Edmar. “Puryear: Alta Arte e Artesanato, na Mesma Forma.” Jornal da Tarde, February 28, 1989, p. 20.

    Pimenta, Angela. “Abre a Bienal dos Empresarios Generosos.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 14, 1989, p. 1.

    Pimenta, Angela and Norma Freire. “A Dimensão Lírica No Cotidiano de Puryear.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 12, 1989, p. 7.

    Raczka, Robert. “Martin Puryear.” LA Weekly, May 5, 1989, p. 126.

    Robinson, Walter and Cathy Lebowitz. “Art World: Puryear Chosen for São Paolo.” Art in America, January 1989.

    Rolim, J. Henrique Fabre. “Rompendo Confrontos.” A Tribuna de Santos, October 14, 1989.

    “São Paulo Preview.” Art in America, July 1989, p. 168.

    Silva, Jaime, and Elke Lopes Muniz. “Bienal: A Maneira Mais Fácil de Ver.” O Estado de S. Paulo, October 31, 1989, pp. 5–6.

    Stern, William F. “Sculpture Inside Outside.” Cite, Spring/Summer 1989, pp. 20–21.

    Strecker, Marion. “Martin Puryear, Representante dos EUA Na Bienal, Visita Galeria de Arte en São Paulo.” Folha de S. Paulo, February 28, 1989, p. E3.

    ———. “Mostra é a Única Janela Para o Mundo.” Folha de S. Paulo, February 19, 1989, p. E1.

    Tavares, Carlos. “A Madeira Viva de Martin Puryear na Bienal de SP.” Correio Braziliense, October 11, 1989, p. 7.

    Teltsch, Kathleen. “MacArthur Foundation Honors Achievement.” The New York Times, July 18, 1989, p. A18.


    Brenson, Michael. “Works for Urban College Raise Hard Questions.” The New York Times, April 8, 1988.

    ———. “Enclosing the Void’: Sculptural Interiors with the Lightness of Being.” The New York Times, November 18, 1988.

    ———. “A Sculptor to Represent U.S. at São Paolo Biennale.” The New York Times, November 22, 1988.

    Calo, Carole Gold. “Martin Puryear: Private Objects, Evocative Objects.” Arts Magazine 62, February 1988, pp. 90–94.

    ———. New Art Examiner, February 1988, p. 65.

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    ———. “Massive Work of Visual Odyssey.” Chicago Tribune, September 17, 1987, p. 10.

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    ———. “Maverick Sculptor Makes Good.” The New York Times, November 1, 1987.

    ———. “Shaping the Dialogue of Mind and Matter.” The New York Times, November 22, 1987.

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    Madoff, Steven Henry. “Sculpture UnBound: Much New York Rejects Minimalist Purity for New Emphasis on Organic Forms, Eccentric Materials and Expressive Power.” ARTnews, November 1986, pp. 103–09.

    Miller, Donald. “Related Shows Center on Subway Art.” Pittsburgh Post Courier, April 18, 1987.

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    Artner, Alan. “Perfection is a Hallmark of Puryear Sculpture.” Chicago Tribune, October 25, 1985, pp. 51–52.

    Baker, Kenneth. “Journal of Puryear.” The Boston Phoenix, July 10, 1985.

    ———. “The Language of the Eye.” The Boston Phoenix, April 2, 1985.

    Bois, Yve-Alain. “La Pensée Sauvage.” Art in America, April 1985, pp. 178–98.

    Brenson, Michael. “Art: The Human Form in the Work of 12 Sculptors.” The New York Times, February 1, 1985.

    ———. “How Sculpture Freed Itself from the Past.” The New York Times, December 15, 1985.

    Conn, Sandra. “Move to State Street Boosts Mile of Sculpture’s Image.” Crain’s Chicago Business 8, March 1985, p. 16.

    Dale, Steve. “A New Look to State Street: Sculpture Invitational Debuts.” Chicago Tribune, May 10, 1985, p. 4.

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    Artner, Alan. “New York’s ‘Primitive’ Show a Modern Masterpiece.” Chicago Tribune, 4 November 1984, pp. 13–14.

    Ashton, Dore. “Pandemonium of the MOMA.” Arts Magazine, September 1984.

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    Hellman, Marla. “LMJCA & Puryear: What a Combination.” The UCSD Guardian 53, no.16, November 1984.

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    Kelly, Jeff. “Puryear’s Sculpture Casts a Spell.” Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1984.

    Lewinson, David. “Two Artists Vividly Combined: Painter, Sculptor Show Well Together.” The San Diego Union Tribune, November 4, 1984.

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    Pincus-Witten, Robert. “A Transformer of Minimalism.” Los Angeles Times, November 5, 1984.

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    Wasserman, Isabelle. “Puryear Sculpture Exhibit Will Open.” The San Diego Union Tribune, October 7, 1984.


    Ashberry, John. “Visions of the Olympics.” Newsweek, January 24, 1983.

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    Hanson, Henry. “Puryear’s Poster.” Chicago Magazine, July 1983.

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    Wingert, Pat. “Arty Stops in Store for Trains to O’Hare.” Chicago Sun-Times, July 17, 1983, p. 23.


    Artner, Alan. “Martin Puryear.” Chicago Tribune, June 25, 1982, p. 13.

    Brenson, Michael. “Sculptors Find New Ways to Work with Wood.” The New York Times, December 2, 1982.

    Colker, Ed. “Present Concerns in Studio Teaching: Artist’s Statements.” Art Journal, Spring 1982.

    Forgey, Michael. “Craft Comes Full Circle to Art.” The Washington Post, February 25, 1982.

    Glueck, Grace. “Artist’s of the Custom House.” The New York Times, June 27, 1982.

    Kingsley, April. “Art Park and the Leisure Landscape.” Art Express, May/June 1982.

    Knight, Christopher. “Afro-American Abstraction: More Abstract than African.” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, July 14, 1982.

    Schulze, Franz. “It’s All in a Matter of Course with New MCA Gift Wrapping.” Chicago Sun-Times, June 27, 1982.

    Simmons, Chuck. “Restriking Atavistic Chords.” Artweek 13, December 1982, p. 4.


    Bonesteel, Michael. “Summer Solstice for Chicago Art.” New Art Examiner, October 1981.

    Schulze, Franz. “115 American Artists Expected at Whitney.” Chicago Sun-Times, May 8, 1981.

    ———. “Chicago Art Scene.” Flash Art, 1981.

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    Ashberry, John. “The Sculptures of Summer.” New York Magazine, July 23, 1979.

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    Forgey, Benjamin. “Puryear’s Circles: Subtle, Brooding Presence.” Washington Star, December 7, 1979.

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    Bourdon, David. “Washington Revisited.” Art in America, July/August 1978, pp. 95–99.

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    ———. “Those Who Stay.” Art in America, July 1978.

    Wright, Martha McWilliams. “Washington Letter.” Art International, October 1978.


    Richard, Paul. “A Shrine of Cedar and Hide.” The Washington Post, July 10, 1977.

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    Tobin, Nancy. “Bordering on the Surreal.” ARTnews, November 1977.


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