"Re-View: Onnasch Collection"

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © John Wesley; courtesy Onnasch Collection

John Wesley, Heat,1986

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; courtesy Onnasch Collection; © Estate of Kenneth Noland/Licensed by VAGA; New York NY

Kenneth Noland, Wotan, 1961

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © 1969 Claes Oldenberg; courtesy Onnasch Collection

Claes Oldenburg, Model for a Mahogany Plug, Scale B, 1969

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; courtesy Onnasch Collection; © ARS; NY and DACS; London 2014

Jim Dine, Hair,1961

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; courtesy Onnasch Collection; © Edward Kienholz

Edward Kienholz, The Future as an Afterthought, 1962

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; courtesy Onnasch Collection; © Edward Kienholz

Edward Kienholz, Rip van Stender, 1962

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; courtesy Onnasch Collection; © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Licensed by VAGA; New York NY

Robert Rauschenberg, Pilgrim, 1960

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne courtesy Onnasch Collection; © Estate of Larry rivers/Licensedby VAGA; New York NY

Larry Rivers, The Journey, 1956

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © Dieter Roth; courtesy the artist; Onnasch Collection and Hauser & Wirth

Dieter Roth ,Zwerge (Dwarves), 1970

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © City and County of Denver; courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum. ARS; NY and DACS; London 2014; courtesy Onnasch Collection

Clyfford Still, PH-131,1951

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © City and County of Denver; courtesy the Clyfford Still Museum. ARS; NY and DACS; London 2014; courtesy Onnasch Collection

Clyfford Still, 1953-No. 2 (PH-847),1953

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Photograph: Alex Delfanne; © Richard Tuttle; courtesy Pace Gallery; courtesy Onnasch Collection

Richard Tuttle, Secret Ways to remain happy, No. 1, 1986

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An art dealer who maintained galleries in Berlin, Cologne and New York during the 1960s and ’70s, Reinhard Onnasch has dealt with some of the best American art from the postwar period as this sprawling showcase of his personal collection makes clear. Organized by curator and scholar Paul Schimmel, the exhibition is chock-full of gems.

Among the standout pieces are Larry Rivers’s large-scale 1956 painting, The Journey, in which expressive brush marks coalesce to depict the artist’s friends and family; Robert Rauschenberg’s 1960 combine painting Pilgrim, pairing an Abstract Expressionist canvas with a found painted chair; and Jim Dine’s 1961 canvas Hair, which comically renders a hirsute chest with paint straight from the tube. Like Ileana Sonnabend’s holdings currently on view at MoMA, Onnasch’s collection reveals a gallerist’s passion for groundbreaking art.—Paul Laster

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