David Kordansky Gallery

  • Nine Female Inmates of the Cincinnati Workhouse Participating in a Patriotic Tableau, 1976 / 2014, High Line Billboard, High Line Art, New York, NY, Installation view
  • Utamaro Drinking, Bumstead Mad, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 43 inches (154.9 x 109.2 cm)
  • Dream of White Feet, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 44 inches (127 x 111.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2000, acrylic on paper, 22 1/2 x 18 inches (57.2 x 45.7 cm), framed: 30 x 26 inches (76.2 x 66 cm)
  • The Liar, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 60 inches (111.8 x 152.4 cm)
  • First Kiss: Blondie Bumstead and Ynez Sanchez, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 54 x 44 inches (137.2 x 111.8 cm)
  • Birthday, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 23 x 54 inches (58.4 x 137.2 cm)
  • Bus Stop in Downtown Iceland, 1985, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 84 inches (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
  • Hunting Dogs, 1984, acrylic on paper, 31 x 39 inches (78.7 x 99.1 cm), framed: 39 x 47 inches (99.1 x 119.4 cm)
  • Minnie and Mickey, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72 inches (152.4 x 182.9 cm)
  • Western Women, 1983, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
  • Woodrow Wilson Crossing the Delaware with Sea Scouts, 1976, acrylic on paper, 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (52.1 x 62.2 cm), framed: 28 x 32 inches (71.1 x 81.3 cm)
  • 2 Cats, 1975, acrylic on paper, 36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61 cm)
  • The Bumsteads, 1974, acrylic on canvas, 34 x 37 inches (86.4 x 94 cm)
  • Popeye, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
  • Whiskey, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 48 1/2 x 47 inches (123.2 x 119.4 cm)
  • Daddy’s Home, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 39 x 65 inches (99.1 x 165.1 cm)
  • Leda and the Man, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 58 inches (101.6 x 147.3 cm)
  • Golden Horde, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 35 1/2 x 42 1/2 inches (90.2 x 108 cm)
  • Gluttony, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 38 x 38 inches (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
  • Caryn and Robin, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 45 x 35 1/2 inches (114.3 x 90.2 cm)

Biography

born 1928, Los Angeles, CA
lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

1950
BFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2016
John Wesley: Doubles, Pairs, and Diptychs, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
John Wesley: The Henry Ford Syndrome, Waddington Custon Galleries, London, England

2015
Important Works from 1961 to 1966, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
2013
Objects and Paintings, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Alice’s Floor: Repetition and Absence, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

2011
*Paintings: 1960s – 2000s, De Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2010
May I Cut In: Important Paintings from the Early 70’s, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

2009
*John Wesley, Fondazione Prada, San Giorgio Maggiore Island, Venice, Italy

2008
Questions Of Women, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
*Works on Paper & Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London, England

2007
*The Bumsteads, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
*A Collection, Zwirner and Wirth, New York, NY
*John Wesley Retrospective: Works on Paper 1960-2005, Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany

2005
Don’t Eat My Eagle: Paintings from the 1960’s, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
*John Wesley Retrospective: Works on Paper 1960-2005, curated by Martin Hentschel, Krefeld Kunstmuseen, Krefeld, Germany

2004
Recent Paintings: 2000-2004 / Drawings from the 1960’s, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings on Paper, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

2003
New Paintings, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings on Paper 2002, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
*New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, London, England
Time and Again, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2001
*John Wesley: Love’s Lust, curated by Linda Norden, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Onnasch Austellungen, Berlin, Germany

2000
*John Wesley: Retrospective, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Nudes, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Irish Paintings, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Favorite Works, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Gouaches, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
Women, Danese Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Man & Beast: 1965-1996, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Haus Schneider, Karlsruhe, Germany

1994
Jose Freire Fine Art, New York, NY
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

1993
*John Wesley: Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany
John Wesley: Retrospective: Works on Paper, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Works on Paper, Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, Switzerland
101 Spring Street Gallery, New York, NY

1992
A Retrospective View 1962-1992, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Twelve Nudes, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France

1991
*fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY

1990
Works on Paper, Drew Gallery, Canterbury, England
Selected Paintings: 1963-1973, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY
*John Wesley, curated by Donald Judd, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

1989
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1987
Donald Judd’s 101 Spring Street Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1984
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1983
*Germany, Cheep! Paintings from the Years 1962-1982, Reinhard Onnasch Ausstellungen, Berlin, Germany
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1982
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1980
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1979
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1978
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1976
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1974
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1973
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1972
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1969
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1967
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1965
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1964
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

1963
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
Press your space face close to mine, curated by Aaron Curry, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
*Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors–Part I: Figuration, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2016
Desire, curated by Diana Widmaier Picasso, presented by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, Moore Building, Miami, FL
IKON ltd., Santa Monica, CA
New Acquisitions: In Context, The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida
*We’re Off Then – Travel Pictures from Albrecht Dürer to Olfaur Eliasson, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
SuperReal: Pop Art from the AGO Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA

2015
An Introduction, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

2014
Disturbing Innocence, curated by Eric Fischl, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY,
Popolo, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Another Cats Show, 365 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Everything falls faster than an anvil, curated by CHEWDAY’s, Pace Gallery, London, England
Pop!, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
Pop Abstraction, Fredericks & Freiser and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY

2013
*Re-View: Onnasch Collection, curated by Paul Schimmel, Hauser & Wirth, Piccadilly and Savile Row, London, England

2011
*Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
*Deep Comedy, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
A Collection with Stature, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Multiples, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
Never Let Me Go, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art on Art, Adam Baumgold, New York, NY
Darren Bader, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Jo and Jack: Jo Baer and John Wesley in the Sixties, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Defrosted: A life of Walt Disney, Postmaster Gallery, New York, NY
Nature, Once Removed: The (Un) Natural World in Contemporary Drawing, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

2009
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1969, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Group Show, Waddington Galleries, London, England
Exile On Main St., Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2008
There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock) – 40 Years of Fine Arts from the Mondstudio Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland
People, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortion of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Works on Paper, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
Deep Comedy, curated by Dan Graham with Sylvia Chivaratanond, Marian Goodman, New York, NY

2007
Two Years, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Equal, That Is, To The Real Itself, curated by Linda Norden, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Deep Comedy, curated by Dan Graham with Sylvia Chivaratanond, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

2006
R. Crumb, Roy Lichtenstein, John Wesley, Galerie Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Full House: Views of the Whitney’s Collection at 75, curated by Donna DeSalvo, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sweets & Beauties, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

2005
After Cezanne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
On Paper: Drawings from the 1960’s to the Present, Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles, CA
POP, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Tête à Tête, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY
Surface, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
It’ll Cost You, curated by Beth DeWoody, Artek Contempararies, New York, NY

2004
*Funny Cuts- Cartoons and Comics in Contemporary Art, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
*Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, curated by Robert Storr, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
*The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Line, Hines Gallery at West 52, New York, NY
International Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Figurative Work on Paper by 20th Century Masters, The Elkon Gallery, New York, NY

2003
*POP thru OUT, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea
Funny Papers, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
The Presidential Suite, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY
New York Painting & Sculpture, curated by Richard Marshall, Wall Street Rising, New York, NY
Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Pop Art: US/UK Connections 1956-66, curated by Walter Hopps, David E. Brauer, and Jim Edwards, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
The “W” Show, curated by Bob Nikas, Museum of Dole, Dole, France
Locating Drawing, curated by Maureen Mahoney and Doug Lawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
Les Annes Pop, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France

2000
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism Paintings from 1950 to the Present, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY

1999
Robert Grovsnor, Andreas Gursky, John Wesley, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Contemporary Collectors, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Group Show, Galerie Nacht St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria

1998
The Risk of Existence, curated by Mark Greenwold, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
Americans, The J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Painting Now and Forever, Part I, Matthew Marks Gallery and Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Collector’s Choice, The J. B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Bathroom, curated by Wayne Kostenbaum, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, NY
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
*Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Pop Abstraction, Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Pennsylvania, PA
1998 Purchase Program Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1997
Landscape U.S.A., curated by Stuart Servetar, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
*The Birth of Cool: American Painting, Georgia O’Keeffe to Christopher Wool, curated by Bice Curiger, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Sex/Industry, curated by John Yau, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY

1996
John Wesley and Ralph Humphrey, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
*Reflection and Renewal: The Painters and Sculptors of The MacDowell Colony, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; Equitable Gallery, New York, NY; Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
About Face, curated by Andrew Freiser, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, Third International Gramercy Art Hotel, New York, NY
Animundi, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

1995
Dutch Wives, Phone Sex & Other Cheap Thrills, curated by Jessica Fredericks and Andrew Freiser, Apex Art, New York, NY

1994
Single-Cel Creatures: Cartoons and their Influence on the Contemporary Arts, curated by Tom Zummer, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1993
*Drawing the Line Against AIDS, curated by Klaus Kertess, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Twenty Year Anniversary Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Ava Gerber and John Wesley, Jose Freire Fine Art, Project Space, New York, NY
*I Am the Enunciator, curated by Christian Leigh, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

1992-1993
*Hand Painted Pop 1957-1962, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1992
*Bedroom Pictures, curated by Terry R. Myers, Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
*Re: Framing Cartoons, curated by Tom Zummer, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Works on Paper, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
The Whole Part: John Coplans, Rona Pondick and John Wesley, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY

1991-1992
*Pop Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

1991
*Rope, curated by Christian Leigh, Galeria Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain
About Collecting: Four Collectors, Four Spaces, Galeria Ronny Van De Velde, Antwerp, Belgium

1990
Summer Group Exhibition, fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY
Gallery Selections, Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Comic Iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England

1987
*Pop Art USA-UK ’60s in the ’80’s, Brain Trust, Tokyo, Japan

1983
The Comic Art Show, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1978
Cartoons, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Cartoons
Another Aspect of Pop Art, curated by Per Jensen, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Art About Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1976
Painting and Sculpture Today ’76, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1974
American Painting from 1961, Alan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY

1972
*Documenta 5, Kassel, Germany

1969
Painting and Sculpture Today ’69, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1968-1969
Painting Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1968
Patriotic Images in American Art, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
The Figure, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY

1967
Premio International, Instituto di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1966
Pop Eleven, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY

1965
Pop Art and the American Tradition, Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme, Etc., Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
The Box Show, Byron Gallery, New York, NY
Posters for the Paris Revue, Byron Gallery, New York, NY

1964-1965
New Realists, The Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany; Ghent Academy of Modern Art, Ghent, Belgium; The Hague Municipal Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France

1964
Recent American Drawings, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Republican Convention Show, Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA
One Hundred American Drawings, Byron Gallery, New York, NY
World House International, World House Gallery, New York, NY
Anti-Sensitivity Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1963
The Popular Image, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C.
Pop Art U.S.A., Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Mixed Media and Pop Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1959
Los Angeles County Annual, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

1958
Drawing Show, Exodus Gallery, San Pedro, CA


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2006
Flagship Artist, The Armory Show

2005
Medal in Painting, Skowhegan Award for Artistic Achievement

1998
Purchase Award, Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund, American Academy of Arts and Letters

1989
National Endowment for the Arts Grant

1976
Guggenheim Fellowship


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2017
*Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2017
Pagel, David, “At the Pit, artists mine the emotions behind the machine,” LATimes.com, Review, August 11, 2017

2016
Freeman, Nate, “Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch Team Up Again in Miami for Erotic ‘Desire’ Show,” Artnews.com, November 16, 2016
Neuendorf, Henri, “Gallerist David Kordansky on Today’s Market, and the LA Art Scene,” Artnet.com, People, October 26, 2016
“Datebook: ‘The Henry Ford Syndrome’ at Waddington Custot, London,” BlouinArtInfo.com, September 9, 2016

2015
Heddaya, Mostafa, “Untitled Art Fair Dreams Big and Small,” BlouinArtInfo.com, December 2, 2015
“John Wesley: Fredericks & Freiser”, Art in America, Exhibition Reviews, November 2015, pp. 157-158
Cerletty, Mathew, “Sex on Paper,” Kaleidoscope, Fall 2015, p. 224
Dineen, Steve, “John Wesley exhibition: the Los Angeles-based artist to host exhibition at London’s Waddington Custom,” CityAM.com, July 12, 2016
Johnson, Ken, “John Wesley: ‘Important Works From 1961 to 1966,” The New York Times, May 29, 2015, p. C23
Goldstein, Andrew M., “Gallerist David Kordansky on the Explosion of the L.A. Art Scene,” Artspace.com, January 28, 2015

2014
*Re-View: Onnasch Collection, edited by Paul Schimmel and Michaela Unterdörfer, Cologne: Snoeck, 2014
Santiago, Rebecca, “A 1976 Painting by John Wesley is Revived for New York’s High Line Park,” ArchitecturalDigest.com, November 25, 2014
Munro, Cait, “High Line Art Announces John Wesley Billboard,” Artnet.com, November 23, 2014
Vogel, Carol, “Perils, Platforms and a Prize,” The New York Times, November 21, 2014, p. C24
Darsa, Alissa, “Must-See Art Guide: Boston,” Artnet.com, October 9, 2014
Gelt, Jessica, “Robert Irwin to create a major installation in Marfa, Texas,” LATimes.com, September 18, 2014
“The Works of John Wesley,” Juxtapoz.com, June 30, 2014
Rufca, Sarah, “Lynn Goode leads an artful life,” Houston Chronicle, March 13, 2014
Merrill, Lizanne, “Onnasch Collection: Tracing The History of New York’s Art Scene 1950-1970,” Artlyst.com, March 8, 2014
Johnson, Ken, “The Age of Small Things,” The New York Times, February 6, 2014
Buhmann, Stephanie, “Buhmann on Art,” TheVillager.com, February 6, 2014
Heinrich, Will, “The Age of Small Things at Dodge Gallery,” GalleristNY.com, February 5, 2014
“Hauser & Wirth Presents RE-VIEW: ONNASCH COLLECTIONS, 2/7 – 4/12,” BroadwayWorld.com, January 29, 2014

2013
Russeth, Andrew, “A Tour of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013: Aaron Curry and John Wesley at David Kordansky Gallery,” GalleristNY.com, December 4, 2013
Griffin, Jonathan, “John Wesley, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles,” Frieze, Number 158, Reviews, October 2013, p. 261
*The Circle Walked Casually, text by Erick Beltrán, Berlin: Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, 2013
Harris, Gareth, “Not for Sale: A Curator’s Guide to Diversity of Postwar Art,” The International Herald Tribune, Art, October 10, 2013
Russeth, Andrew, “Morning Links: John Wesley Edition,” GalleristNY.com, October 9, 2013
Japour, Anthony, “2013 Art Basel – Basel, Switzerland,” SocialMiami.com, 2013
“John Wesley at David Kordansky,” Contemporary Art Daily, July 3, 2013
“Where to buy,” The Week, Review of reviews: Art, June 14, 2013, p. 26
Zevitas, Steven, “Must-See Painting Shows: June 2013,” HuffingtonPost.com, The Blog, June 10, 2013

2012
Bader, Darren, “Salon XXXII: Highway Unicorn,” the journal, Entry Number 32, 2012, pp. 64-81
“Ins+Outs: Gallery Hops,” Modern Painters, October 2012, p. 31

2011
Lee, Ashley, “John Wesley at De Sarthe Gallery,” Art Asia Pacific, November 9, 2011
Accuna, JJ, “John Wesley, the Cowboy of American Pop Art, at de Sarthe Gallery,” The Wanderlister Asia, November 6, 2011
Lam, Bouree, “John Wesley,” Time Out Hong Kong, September 28, 2011

2009
*Biesenbach, Klaus, Henry Darger, Munich: Prestel, 2009
*McKenna, Kristine, “Ed Ruscha in Conversation,” Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, London: Hayward Publishing, 2009, p. 61
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Let It Bleed,” The New Yorker, November 23, 2009
Cotter, Holland, “The Year of Tumult,” The New York Times, October 29, 2009
*Celant, Germano, John Wesley, Venice: Fondazione Prada, 2009
Norden, Linda, “Venice ’09: Comic Twist,” Artforum, September 2009, pp. 248-249
Casadio, Mariuccia, “John Wesley, Isola Di San Giorgio Maggiore,” L’Uomo Vogue, May-June, 2009
Tonchi, Stefano, “Venice, Slowly but Surely,” The New York Times, June 9, 2009
Yablonsky, Linda, “Dogana Days,” Artforum.com, June 9, 2009
Kennedy, Randy, “Pop and Rococo Meet and Greet,” The New York Times, June 9, 2009, p. C1
Spence, Rachel, “Glut Instinct,” Financial Times, June 6-7, 2009
Studer, Margaret, “Meanwhile, in Basel, contemporary works you can buy,” The Wall Street Journal, June 5-7, 2009
“Prada’s Venice Splash,” The Daily Beast, June 3, 2009
*Godfrey, Tony, Painting Today, London: Phaidon Press, 2009, p. 334
*Rugoff, Ralph, “Existing in an Ahistorical Fantasy Space of Trauma,” Mike Kelley: Horizontal Tracking Shots, New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009, p. 123
*Hickey, Dave, “Will Heather Be There?,” Gary Hume: Yardwork, New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2009, p. 11
Johnson, Ken, “John Wesley: Questions of Women,” The New York Times, January 2, 2009, p. C34

2007
*Olbricht, Thomas, Rocker’s Island: Works from The Olbricht Collection, Essen: Steidl/Folkwang Museum, 2007
Velasco, David, “Equal, That Is, to the Real Itself,” Artforum.com, July 12, 2007
Maine, Stephen, “John Wesley at Fredericks & Freiser,” Art in America, May 2007, pp. 201-202
Hainley, Bruce, “John Wesley,” Artforum, April 2007, p. 280
Scott, Andrea, “John Wesley ‘The Bumsteads’,” The New York Times, January 19, 2007, p. E38

2006
Fry, Naomi, “Sweets & Beauties,” Artforum.com, August 1, 2006
Kino, Carol, “Teaming With the Artists to Buoy the Bottom Line,” The New York Times, March 29, 2006
Berwick, Carly, “New York’s Hometown Contemporary Art Fair,” The New York Sun, March 9, 2006

2005
*Foster, Hal, Pop: Themes and Movements, London: Phaidon Press, 2005
Robinson, Walter, “Miami Heat,” Artnet, December 2, 2005, p. 3
Johnson, Ken, “John Wesley,” The New York Times, November 25, 2005, p. E4
*Chinati Foundation newsletter, Volume 10, Marfa: The Chinati Foundation, October 2005, p. 15-22
*John Wesley: Works on Paper, texts by Martin Hentschel and Martha Schwendener, Krefeld: Kunstmuseen Krefeld/Museum Haus Lange, 2005

2004
Fischer, Urs, as told to Alison M. Gingeras, “My Pop: Urs Fischer,” Artforum, October 2004
Pagel, David, “Plain Pop packs an emotional punch,” Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2004, p. E28
Yablonsky, Linda, “What is so Funny about Contemporary Art?,” Art News, September 2004, p. 115
Kimmelman, Michael, “Artists Who Just Say No To Everything,” The New York Times, June 25, 2004
Schwendener, Martha, “John Wesley at Fredericks Freiser Gallery,” Artforum, March 2004, p. 186
Myers, Terry R., “John Wesley at Fredericks Freiser Gallery,” artUS, January-February 2004

2003
Smith, Roberta, “John Wesley,” The New York Times, November 28, 2003, p. E44
Waxman, Lori, “John Wesely,” Artforum.com, November 4, 2003
Chen, Aric, “Cartoon Strip,” Hint Fashion Magazine, November 3, 2003
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, November 2003, p. 22
Tully, Judd, “Second Coming,” Art+Auction, June, 2003, pp. 92-103

2002
Crüwell, Von Konstanze, “Vom Glück des Sammelns,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, August 11, 2002
“Harper’s Benefit: Twelve Great Artists with Twelve Great Writers,” Harper’s Bazaar, July, p. 153
Knight, Christopher, “Childlike Colors render Adult Desires, Anxieties,” Los Angeles Times, July 12, 2002, p. F29
Holmes, Pernilla, “Report Card: John Wesley,” ArtReview, January 2002, p. 69

2001
Johnson, Ken, “West Side: The Armory Show on the Piers Just keeps on Growing,” The New York Times, February 23, 2001
Temin, Christine, “Wesley Exhibit brings Pop and Surrealism to the Sert,” The Boston Globe, February 14, 2001, p. C10
*Norden, Linda, John Wesley: Love’s Lust, Passive Expressive, Cambridge: Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 2001
*POP ART: US/UK Connections: 1956-1966, texts by David Brauer, Christopher Finch, Ned Rifkin, and James Edwards, Houston: The Menil Collection, 2001
*Norden, Linda, “Passive Expressive,” Parkett No. 62, Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2001, pp. 62-85
*König, Kasper, and Marianne Stockebrand, “Kasper König & Marianne Stockebrand talk on the telephone about John Wesley,” Parkett No. 62, Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2001, pp. 86-95
*Hainley, Bruce, “Débordement de vie,” Parkett No. 62, Zurich: Parkett-Verlag AG, 2001, pp. 96-101

2000
*John Wesley: Paintings 1961-2000, texts by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Alanna Heiss, John Wesley, and Brian O’Doherty, Long Island City: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 2000
Kimmelman, Michael, “The Year In Review,” The New York Times, December 31, 2000
Kimmelman, Michael, “Comforting, Funny Outlandishness That Sticks to Its Own Logic,” The New York Times, December 1, 2000, p. E33
Koestenbaum, Wayne, “Best of 2000,” Artforum, December 2000, pp. 128-129
“Autumn at P.S.1,” Flash Art, November-December 2000
Budlick, Ariella, “Uninflicted Eroticism of a Twilight Zone’s Wit,” Newsday, October 13, 2000
Hickey, Dave, “Touché Boucher: John Wesley’s Gallant Subjects,” Artforum, October 2000, cover, pp. 116-121
Carotenuto, Gianna, “John Wesley,” Art Issues, September-October, 2000
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Light in Juddland,” The New Yorker, September 25, 2000, pp. 98-99
Newhall, Edith, “Retrospective not Just Pop,” New York Magazine, Volume 33, Number 37, September 25, 2000
Curiger, Bice, “John Wesley,” The New York Times, September 10, 2000, p. 91
Johnson, Ken, “Objects of Desire: 125 Views of the Human Figure,” The New York Times, September 1, 2000
Hickey, Dave, “Safe Flavin, Dan Flavin Lights up Texas,” Vanity Fair, Number 281, September 2000
Pagel, David, “Wesley’s World: Intimate, Ambiguous,” Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2000
Leffingwell, Edward, “John Wesley at Jessica Fredericks,” Art in America, May 2000, pp. 161-162

1999
Bankowsky, Jack, “Best of the 90’s,” Artforum, December 1999, p. 12
Smith, Roberta, “John Wesley,” The New York Times, November 26, 1999, p. E41
Scott, Andrea, “John Wesley,” The New Yorker, November 29, 1999, p. 26
*The Chinati Foundation, Volume 4, Marfa: The Chinati Foundation, September 1999

1998
Plagens, Peter, “The Best of 1998: John Wesley at Jessica Fredericks,” Artforum, December 1998, p. 98
Smith, Roberta, “The Risk of Existence,” The New York Times, December 4, 1998, p. E35
Butcher, Sterry, “Wesley Exhibit Spans 30 Years,” The Big Bend Sentinel, October 8, 1998, pp. 1, 14
Johnson, Ken, “John Wesley at Danese: Art Brief,” The New York Times, October 9, 1998, p. E39
Bell, J. Bower, “John Wesley at Danese,” Review, October 1, 1998, p. 36
Chambers, Christopher, “September Picks,” NY Arts Magazine, Number 24, September 1998, p. 41
Humphrey, David, “New York: Robert Greene, Amy Sillman, John Wesley,” Art Issues, Summer 1998, pp. 34-35
Plagens, Peter, “John Wesley at Jessica Fredericks Gallery,” Artforum, May 1998, p. 141
Brackman, Yvette, “John Wesley: ‘Favorite Works’,” Time Out New York, March 19, 1998, p. 57
Rimanelli, David, “John Wesley,” The New Yorker, March 9, 1998, p. 20
Johnson, Ken, “John Wesley at Jessica Fredericks Gallery,” The New York Times, February 27, 1998

1997
Smith, Roberta, “On the History of Cool, A Show is Hip to America,” The New York Times, August 15, 1997, p. H35

1995
Karmel, Pepe, “Dutch Wives, Phone Sex & Other Cheap Thrills,” The New York Times, September 22, 1995, p. C31

1994
Damianovic, Maia, “Against the Notion of Authorship,” Tema Celeste, Summer 1994, p. 23
Eickhoff, Beate, “Die Stilisierung des Nabels,” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Janaury 14, 1994

1993
Kimmelman, Michael, “Explosive Painting: The Path to Pop,” The New York Times, July 9, pp. C1, C24
Johnson, Ken, “Troubled Toons,” Art in America, February 1993, pp. 76-81, 57
Jusidman, Yishai, “John Wesley at Daniel Weinberg,” Art Issues, February 1993, p. 42
Cohen, Michael, ‘”John Wesley at Daniel Weinberg,” Flash Art International, January/February 1993, pp. 92-93
Iannaccone, Carmine, “Review of ‘Bedroom Pictures’,” Art Issues (L.A.), January/February 1993, p. 42
Sonnenburg, Gisela, “Entlarvungdes amerikanischen Traums,” Neues Detschland, October 9, 1993

1992
Pagel, David, “Strange Bedfellows,” Los Angeles Times, November 19, 1992, p. F6
Pagel, David, “Charm, Trauma Mix in Wesley Works,” Los Angeles Times, October 22, 1992, p. F8
Myers, Terry R., “Abstraction Gets a Life,” Tema Celeste, Summer 1992, p. 82
Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice: ‘Slow Art’,” The Village Voice, May 19, 1992, pp. 75-76
Hess, Elizabeth, “Dirty Laundry: Review of ‘The Whole Part’,” The Village Voice, May 12, 1992, p. 91.
Smith, Roberta, “From New York Painters, Work That Takes Time,” The New York Times, May 1, 1992, p. C31

1991
Schwartz, Sanford, “Between Bonnard and Dick Tracy,” The New York Times, October 6, 1991
McGonigle, Thomas, “Review,” ARTnews, September 1991, pp. 136-138
Yau, John, “The Erotic Other,” Arts Magazine International Directory of Exhibition Catalogues, 1991-1992, pp. 26-28
“La Soga y el proyecto Hitchcock,” Mirador, June 13, 1991
“Rope: Colgados de Hitchcock,” Guia del Ocio, Number 80, June 7, 1991
Tager, Alisa, “Review,” Lapiz, Number 78, May/June 1991, p. 75
Borum, Jenifer P., “Review,” Artforum, Summer 1991, p. 114

1990
Adams, Brooks, “Review of ‘Selected Paintings: 1963-1973′ at fiction/nonfiction,” Art in America, October 1990, pp. 216-217
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Toontown,” Seven Days, April 4, 1990, pp. 60-61
Kimmelman, Michael, “Wesley’s Decorative Slant,” The New York Times, March 30, 1990, p. C25
Liebmann, Lisa, “Review of ‘Selected Paintings: 1963-1973′ at fiction/nonfiction,” The New Yorker, March 26, 1990, p. 12
*Livingston, Marco, Pop Art: A Continuing History, London: Thames & Hudson, 1990
*John Wesley: Selected Paintings: 1963-1973 / New Works, New York: Jose Freire Fine Art, 1990

1987
*Pop Art U.S.A. – U.K., edited by Lawrence Alloway, Marco Livingstone, and Masataka Ogawa, Tokyo: Brain Trust, 1987

1986
*Weiermair, Peter, Vom Zeichnen, Cologne: Benedict Press, 1986

1984
*Cummings, Paul, Twentieth-Century American Drawings: The Figure in Context, Washington, D.C.: Tattle Pub, 1984, p. 140
Raynor, Vivien, “Review: John Wesley, Robert Elkon Gallery,” The New York Times, June 1984

1982
Russell, John, “Review: John Wesley, Robert Elkon Gallery,” The New York Times, April 16, 1982
*Cheep!: John Wesley: Bilder aus den Jahren, text by Hannah Wesley Green, Berlin: Reinhard Onnasch Ausstellungen, 1982
*Schwartz, Sanford, The Art Presence, New York: Horizon Press, 1982, pp. 108-110

1980
Stimson, Paul, “John Wesley at Elkon,” Art in America, October 1980, p. 131

1979
McGonigle, Thomas, “John Wesley,” Arts Magazine, February 1979, p. 9

1977
Schwartz, Sanford, “John Wesley at Elkon,” Art in America, January-February 1977, p. 124

1975
*Judd, Donald, Complete Writings 1959-1975, New York: Nova Scotia College Press and New York University Press, 1975

1974
Green, Hannah, “A Journal in Praise of the Art of John Wesley,” The Unmuzzled Ox, Volume II, Number 3, pp. 46-65
Frank, Peter, “John Wesley at Elkon,” Art in America, May-June 1974, pp. 106-107

1973
Schjeldahl, Peter, “Something Funny’s Going On,” The New York Times, January 7, 1973

1970
*Compton, Michael, Pop Art: Movements of Modern Art, London: Hamlyn, 1970
*Kronhausen, Phyllis and Eberhard, Erotic Art: Volume 2, New York: Bell, 1970

1968
*Battcock, Gregory, ed., Minimal Art: A Critical Anthology, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968
Benedikt, M., “John Wesley,” Art International Magazine, Issue XII/9, November 1968

1967
Benedikt, M., “John Wesley,” Art International Magazine, April 1967

1966
*Lippard, Lucy R., Pop Art, New York: Praeger, 1966
*Arnason, H. H. H., History of Modern Art, New York: Abrams, 1966
*Pellegrini, Aldo, New Tendencies in Art, New York: Crown, 1966

1965
Johnson, J., “John Wesley,” Art International Magazine, Issue IX/1965, pp. 41-42, 46
Plumb, Barbara, “Artists Find New Objects For Humor,” The New York Times, May 26, 1965

1964
Johnson, J., “John Wesley,” Art News, January 1964

1963
Judd, Donald, “John Wesley, Robert Elkon Gallery,” Arts Magazine, April 1963

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