The University of Pennsylvania began organizing an Institute of Contemporary Art last spring. To open the gallery, I thought of Clyfford Still. He presented in unmistakable terms many of the things that art should be – vital, all of a man, a total idea, clarity, openness, authenticity. But most of all, alive, standing as an existenz which doesn’t have to be rummaged for…
This résumé exhibition offers the possibility of examining the progression rather than homogeneity of the Man-Artist, where he came from, how he came, some of the whys and wherefroms of his existence.
-TI-Grace Sharpless, Curator, 1963
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