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Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977

at Dia:Beacon and CCS Bard June 25–October 31, 2011, Dia Beacon


Organized by Dia Art Foundation and CCS Bard, the exhibition represents the first collaboration between the two largest museums in the Hudson Valley dedicated to art from the 1960s to the present. While Palermo’s reputation as one of the foremost postwar artists in the West is well-established in Europe, his work has been infrequently exhibited in the United States prior to this retrospective. Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977 encompasses the four principal categories of the artist’s oeuvre, with works divided chronologically between CCS Bard and Dia.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
October 31, 2010–January 16, 2011

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
February 24–May 15, 2011

Dia:Beacon and CCS Bard
June 25–October 31, 2011

Dia invited four contemporary artists for whom Palermo’s work has been important to lead walkthroughs of the Dia:Beacon installation. They explored Palermo’s Metal Pictures and late works in the context of his artistic development.

July 9, 2011: Josiah McElheny

July 24, 2011: David Reed

September 25, 2011: Cheryl Donegan

October 15, 2011: Liliana Porter



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Blinky Palermo was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1943. He died in the Maldives in 1977.

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