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Elizabeth Murray

[American Abstract Painter, 1940-2007]

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The time has come for the art world to stand up, remove our hats and begin clapping slowly, not stopping until every artist, critic, curator and gallery owner is smiling and nodding in appreciation of what Elizabeth Murray has accomplished.
- Herbert Reichert, in Review (see below)


    Elizabeth Murray Works Online    
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Original works by Elizabeth Murray available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteElizabeth Murray at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
2 works displayed online, when last checked

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Art Part, 1981 (Zoom)

Notable SiteElizabeth Murray at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteStuart Collection of Sculpture at the University of California
Red Shoe, sculpture documented by numerous photographs

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina

Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina
Open Book Drawing, 1985

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Inside Story, chromolithograph, 1984

Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, Charleston, West Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Overkill, 1992

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College, Kansas
Landing, 1999

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
Shack, 1994

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art, Florida

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Arm-Ear, 1994

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteElizabeth Murray at The Artchive

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Superb reproductions of a couple of works plus a photograph of the artist.

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Elizabeth Murray  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Art + Auction Magazine
The Sun and the Moon, 2004-05

New York Magazine
"Bohemian Rhapsody: Remembering Elizabeth Murray", 2007 article by Jerry Saltz

The Brooklyn Rail
"A Tribute to Elizabeth Murray"

The New York Observer
"Caution to Viewers: Murray's Paintings May Induce Vertigo", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Elizabeth Murray at Pace Wildenstein", 2003 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"Relentless Tempest", 2005 article by Jerry Saltz

Profile from art:21 - Art in the 21st Century

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Flash presentation of 15 works, including Murray's This Pair, 1987
(click "explore 15 works" when you get past the intro)

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
Murray participates in a 2002 discussion about the New York art world

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