Green Night

1957

William Baziotes, American, b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1912–1963

Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 X 48 1/8 IN. (91.7 X 122.2 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.406

Provenance:
Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, New York, to 1 February 1958
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1 February 1958-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
SAMUEL KOOTZ GALLERY, New York. Baziotes, 18 February-8 March 1958, no. 8.
FIELDSTON SCHOOL, New York. Second Annual Art Exhibition, 24 April-5 May 1958.
WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. Sixty American painters, 1960; March-May 1960, no. 1, ill. p. 8.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York (organizer, for the United States Information Agency). Vanguard American Painting, 1961-1962, no. 8, ill. Tour: GALERIE WURTHLE, Vienna, Austria, 19 June-8 July; ZWERGLGARTEN, Salzburg, Austria, 10 July-31 August 1961; KALEMEGDAN PAVILION, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 15 September-1 October; UMETNICKI PAVILION, Skoplje, Yugoslavia, 14-29 October; MODERNA GALERIJA, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 9-20 November; UMETNOSTNA GALERIJA, Maribor, Yugoslavia, 25 November-4 December; MODERNA GALERIJA, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 11 December 1961-7 January 1962; (no site given) Rijeka, Yugoslavia, 13-31 January; USIS GALLERY, American Embassy, London, 1-15 March; LANDESMUSEUM, Darmstadt, Germany, 14 April-13 May.
FINE ARTS PAVILION, SEATTLE WORLD'S FAIR, Seattle. American Art Since 1950, 21 April-21 October 1962, no. 2, ill. p. 16. Tour: ROSE ART MUSEUM, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts and INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Boston, Massachusetts, 21 November-23 December 1962 (exhibition shared between two sites).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. William Baziotes, A Memorial Exhibition, 5 February-21 March 1965, no. 32, ill. Tour: CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM, Ohio, 2 April-2 May; READING PUBLIC MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Pennsylvania, 23 May-27 June; SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART, California, 3 July-22 August; MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 9 September-10 October; ROSE ART MUSEUM, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1-30 November; MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, new York, 11 December 1965-11 January 1966; COLUMBUS GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, Ohio, 27 January-28 February; CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC, 15 March-15 April; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 15 May-15 June; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 4 July-4 August; AKRON ART INSTITUTE, Ohio, 10 October-11 November 1966.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 735 p. 500, p. 633.
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION, Venice. "William Baziotes: Metamorphosis," 3 September 2004-9 January 2005.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): p. 633, fig. 735, p. 500.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)