Alfred Jensen: Concordance

September 20, 2001–June 16, 2002, Dia:Chelsea

Overview

Jensen's highly respected but rarely seen paintings elaborate his comsological theories, drawing on the sciences of astronomy, physics, and mathematics, and frequently involving Mayan and Chinese calendrical systems. Included are large-scale multi-part paintings that span the artist's mature career beginning in 1960. among the highlights of the exhibition is Great Pyramid (1980), a key late work never before exhibited publicly.

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Alfred Jensen

Alfred Jensen was born in Guatemala City in 1903. He died in Livingston, New Jersey, in 1981.

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Alfred Jensen: Concordance

"Alfred Jensen's art is significant, not because it is a representative signpost of art historical progression, but because it is almost uncategorizable in its uniqueness." Preface by Michael Govan, with essays by Lynne Cooke, David Anfam, Michael Newman, and Maria Reidelbach.

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