Barnett Newman Historical

Barnett Newman Historical (HM1UVZ)

Location: New York, NY 10025 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 47.614', W 73° 58.476'

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January 29, 1905 - July 4, 1970

—685 West End Avenue, Manhattan —

Born on the Lower East Side, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, abstract expressionist Barnett Newman was one of the foremost color field painters of the mid-twentieth century. His rejection of expressive brushstrokes, in favor of harder-edged fields of pure flat color, was a precursor to minimalism, and an important influence on younger artists. Many of his works had a philosophical bent, and reflected his interest in myths and the primitive unconscious. His trademark "zips", a lifelong feature of his work, were characterized by a thin, vertical line that zips through large areas of color. Newman's series, "The Stations of the Cross" (1958-66), considered the peak of his achievement, and started shortly before he moved here with his wife, Annalee, has been interpreted as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. His best-known sculpture, "Broken Obelisk" (1963) depicts an inverted obelisk, whose point balances on the apex of a pyramid.
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Preservation Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586506 N 4516347
Decimal Degrees40.79356667, -73.97460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.614', W 73° 58.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 36.84" N, 73° 58' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)917, 212, 646
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 685 West End Ave, New York NY 10025, US
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