A photograph of Charles White in front of his mural titled Mary McLeod Bethune, dated 1978.
A photograph of Charles White in front of his mural titled Mary McLeod Bethune, dated 1978.
A photograph of Charles White in front of his mural titled Mary McLeod Bethune, dated 1978.
Charles White
Monumental Practice

David Zwirner is pleased to present a significant group of works by American artist Charles White (1918–1979) on the second floor of the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. On view for the first time since the 1970s will be four monumentally scaled ink and charcoal drawings made by the artist as studies for the figures in his mural Mary McLeod Bethune, completed in 1978 for the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, as well as related preparatory works and ephemera documenting the project—White’s last major artistic endeavor during his lifetime.

 

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Image: Charles White painting Mary McLeod Bethune, 1978. © Charles White Archive. Photo by Frank J. Thomas

Dates

Opening reception

Tuesday, January 8, 6–8 PM

Artist

Charles White