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A COLLECTION OF EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

FROM BUFFIE JOHNSON’S SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

A SELECTION FROM 1937 THROUGH 2008


THE NINETEEN-FIFTIES AND SIXTIES

 

1950s

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BUFFIE JOHNSON, WOODCUT 1949. Photo by Hans Namuth

Photos by Ambur Hiken

OFFICIAL BROCHURE FOR THE OPENING OF THE ASTOR THEATRE ON DECEMBER 17th, 1959.

1960s

PHASES  OF  THE  SUN


Last year I went to the studio of the seventy-year old painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna. His famous “Models,” thirty or forty bottles, gathered dust on the floor. A tiny canvas of a bottle stood on an easel. It looked to me com-pleted, but he said it would require a great deal more work. He was a rather tall, lean man with white hair and elegant manners. We talked of painting, and he told a story which made a deep impression on me. “A friend of mine,” he said, “told me: ‘It’s impossible to paint sunsets any more. They always come out looking like picture postcards.’ And I said to my friend: ‘The trouble is, between you and the sun there is a picture postcard.’”


Ever since then I have found myself painting pictures of the sun.


– BUFFIE JOHNSON: STATEMENT FOR THE 1961 GALERIE THIBAUT CATALOGUE –