Blinky Palermo

Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977

October 2010 - October 2011

<p>Installation view of "Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977" at the<br> 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Lee Stalsworth.</p>

Installation view of "Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977" at the
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Lee Stalsworth.


Recipient of the renowned AICA-USA Award for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally.

The publication Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977 is available at



Blinky Palermo: To the People of New York City

Shortly before his death in 1977, German painter Blinky Palermo created his most significant cycle of paintings, dedicating it "to the people of nyc." The work consists of 15 parts, composed from 40 painted aluminum panels arranged in combinations of cadmium red, cadmium yellow and black.


Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-77

  • Lynne Cooke, Karen Kelly, and Barbara Schröder

  • ISBN: 9780300153668

  • 192

  • December 14, 2010

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The first retrospective in the U.S. to feature German artist Blinky Palermo (1943-1977) includes more than 60 works, most of which have never before been shown in North America. This beautifully illustrated volume spans the breadth of Palermo's brief but significant career and explores each phase, beginning with objects and paintings created shortly after he graduated from Joseph Beuys's class at the Dusseldorf Art Academy in the early 1960s and culminating with paintings he produced during his last years in both Germany and New York City.

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