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William Anastasi

Artist Biography

William Anastasi is one of the founders of both Conceptual and Minimal Art - relevant works were made before the movements were named. These works, starting in 1961, include Relief and Microphone, among the earliest examples of Conceptual Art. Between 1963 and 1966, we have Sink - a clear demonstration of entropy - and Issue and Trespass - important forerunners to an entire class of works involving deconstruction. Sink (which combines his Conceptual and Minimal approaches) and En Route, are among the earliest forays into Minimal Art. Holding that after Duchamp there was no earthly reason why a blind man could not be an artist, his unsighted drawings were also started in 1963. His 1966/67 Six Sites broke the ground for an entire genre of exhibitions under the rubric Site Specific. Underlying his practice is his sense that the only thing that interests him about taste is that it is always changing.


Born Philadelphia, PA, 1933
Lives and works in New York, NY


AWARDS

2010
John Cage Award, Foundation for Contemporary Art


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Puzzle, Sandra Gering Inc., New York, NY
Continuum, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, France

2013
William Anastasi: Sound Works, 1963-2013, Hunter College Art Galleries,
New York, NY

2012
Jarry/Du Joy, Jocelyn Wolff Gallery, Paris, France

2010
Drawings, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
Isabelle Du Moulin und Nils Borch Jensen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2008
opposites are identical, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY
New works, Stalke Galleri / Stalke Up North / Stalke Out Of Space,
Kirke Saaby, DK

2007
Raw, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Paintings and drawings, Michael Benevento, The Orange Group, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Works from the 60's to the present, Björn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
You're Through, Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Drawings 1970-2005, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Blind, Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Ohne Titel, Rehbein Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2004
SolwayJones, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Blind, The Annex, New York, NY

2002
Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2001
William Anastasi 1961-2000: A Retrospective, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

2000
Werkschau 1966-2000, Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Niels Borch Jensen, Verlag und Druck, Berlin, Germany
White Box Gallery, New York, NY
End Papers: Drawings 1890-1900, 1990-2000, curated by Judy Ollisehan, The Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, NY
Sirius Art Center, Artist in Residence, Statens værksteder for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
Drawings, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY
Perfect, Stalke Galleri and Galleri Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
...vor mehr als einem halben Jahrhundert, Landes Museum, Linz, Austria

1998
I Am A Jew, The Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia, PA

1997
The Painting of the Word Jew, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Hubert Winter Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Martin Lawrence Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Spring Benefit Reffle, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1996
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden

1995
Abandoned Paintings, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
The Pier Gallery, Orkney, Scotland
Ten manuscript pages from me innerman monophone: Jarry in Joyce, Shown alternating with first ten manuscript pages and James Joyce's Ulysses, Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia, PA
William Anastasi: A Retrospective (1960-95), Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Kristal Fahl Gallery, Stockholm
Me inner man monophone, oeuvre conceptuelle, exhibition of original manuscript and paper given on "Jarry in Joyce", Faculte de la Sorbonne, Paris, France

1993
Du Jarry and me inner man monophone, exhibition of original manuscripts, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing Sounds: An Installation in Honor of John Cage, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Works 1963-1992, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden

1991
Sink, Trespass, Issue, Incision, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Incidents and Coincidents: A Retrospective, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

1989
A Selection of Works form 1960 to 1989, The Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, accompanied by a catalogue W.A. Works
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA

1988
Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

1987
Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

1982
Diary Paintings, Ericson's Gallery, Des Moines, IA

1981
Coincidents, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Collapse, Sculpture for a Public Space (commissioned by the museum, exhibited at the Lincoln Center Complex), The Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York

1979
Re-visions: Perspectives and Proposals in Film and Video, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Coincidents, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Max Hetzler, Stuttgart, Germany

1978
Terminus, The Hudson River Museum, New York, NY

1977
P.S. 1 Museum, The Institute of Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY

1973
O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1970
Continuum, works from '68, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
Three Conic Sections, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

1967
Six Sites, works from '66, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

1966
Sound Objects, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

1965
Witherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, NC

1964
Washington Square Gallery, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2015
Mirror Images, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charite, Berlin, Germany
Evans Editions, 315 Gallery, New York, NY
Gray is the Color, If I Had a Heart, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY
Highlights: Gallery Artists, Thomas Rehbein Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: The King of Comedy – Act II, La Ferme Du Buisson, Noisiel, France
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Drawn from the Joann Gonzales Hickey Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA


2014
Horror Vacui, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2013
A Stone Left Unturned, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France

2012
Pencil Pushed, Exploring Process and Boundaries in Drawing, Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, The University of Tennesse, Knoxville, TN
Art = Text =Art, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, NJ

2011
Plot, Plan, Process: Works on Paper from the 1960s to Now, Leslie Tonkonow ARTWORKS + PROJECTS, New York, NY
Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Dance/Draw, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston, MA; Travels to: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY; Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY;
Artists Collect: Prints from the Collections of Sol LeWitt, Kiki Smith, Philip Taaffe, Richard Tuttle, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

2010
ON PAPER, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Sonnerup, Demark

2009
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860 - 1989, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Winter Salon - Works on Paper, Björn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
One more, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany
CHOOSING, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg, Germany

2008
ONE MORE. In Memoriam: Sol LeWitt, Esbjerg Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark
The Title of This Show Is a List That Includes The Dates in Which Each of the Exhibited Works Were First Made, The Dates In Which Some of Them Were Remade By The Artists And The Dates In Which They Were Last Shown, curated by Mario Garcia Torres, Jan Mot Gallery, Brussels, Belgien
Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium since 1960, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
Two, curated by Robert Barry, Sfeir-Zemler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2007
one, in memoriam: Sol LeWitt (Anastasi, Andre, Barry, Bradshaw, Hafif, Highstein, Kretschmer, LeWitt, Nonas, Wagner), curated by Dove Bradshaw, Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
Blind Date, William Anastasi and Lucio Pozzi, Whitebox Gallery, New York, NY
Group show, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Slought in New York, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Le cinque anime della scultura, Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee (CESAC), Caraglio, Italy
Slought in Berlin: The New Epistemology, Galerie Heike Curtze, Berlin, Germany
Group Show, Björn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
WallCeilingFloor: Works by William Anastasi, Donald Judd and Fred Sandback, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Anastasi-Bradshaw, Galleri 360, Tokyo, Japan

2006
Out of Time - A Contemporary View, Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), New York
Portraits of Artists, works from Rex Capital, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Selections From The Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Locus, Björn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Anastasi, Bradshaw, Cage, Cunningham, curated by Dove Bradshaw, University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
Reality, Stalke Galleri / Stalke Up North / Stalke Out Of Space, Kirke Saaby, DK
Benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art (LAMOCA), Los Angeles, CA
Edge Level Ground: William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, Ulrigh Erben, Jack Sal, Christian Sery, Stephanie Hering Gallery, Berlin, Germany
William Anastasi / Dove Bradshaw, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

2004
Work Ethic, curated by Helen Molesworth (catalogue), The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, traveled to Des Moines Art Center, IA; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT
Opening Celebration of the Rubin Museum of Art, The Museum of Tibetan Art, The Flag Project at the invitation of the museum and Kiki Smith, New York, NY
Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in Twentieth Century Drawings, curated by Anja Chavez, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Stereognost & Propriocept, curated by Koan Jeff Baysa and Donald Kunze, The Lab Gallery, New York, NY
Marilyn - From Anastasi to Weegee, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Joyce in Art, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
View point - works from the museum collection, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

2003
Fine Lines: Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Potential Images Of The World, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Unexpected Dimensions - Works from the Lewitt Collection, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT
The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, New York, NY
Davidson Art Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Works from the LeWitt Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
White Box Benefit Auction, Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Potential image of The World, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

2002
One Hand Clapping, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art, 1964–1977, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
20 years in Danish Art, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jesus_C_Odd_Size, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark
Memorial Concert For John Cage, 1912- 1992, Performances: William Anastasi, Ledger, Dove Bradshaw, Fire, Garry Tatinsian Gallery, New York, NY
Charles Carpenter Collection, curated by Richard Kline, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Blobs, wiggles and dots, webs and crustillations, curated by Lucio Pozzi, The Work Space, New York, NY
Mattress Factory 25th Anniversary Auction, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
Whitebox Benefit, curated by Juan Puntes, Whitebox Gallery, New York, NY
Collaborations, Dieu Donne, New York, NY

2001
Visions From American Art: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940- 2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Anastasi, Bradshaw, Cage, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK
William Anastasi: A Retrospective, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2000
Into the Light: The Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977, curated by Chrissie Iles, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Century of Innocence: The History of the White Monochrome, curated by Bo Nilsson, Rooseum Museum of Art, Malmo; and Liljevalchs Konstall, Stockholm, Sweden
Photographic Re-View, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY
Topology, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
This is What It Is, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, NY
Destruction / Creation, Ubu Gallery, New York, NY
End Papers, Drawings 1890-1900 1990-2000, curated by Judy Collischan, The Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
The American Century, 1950-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1999
Afterimage, curated by Connie Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, CA
Merce Cunningham Fifty Years, La Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, traveled to: Fundaçao De Seralves, Porto, Portugal; Castello Di Rivoli, Italy; Museum Moderna Kunst, Stiftung Palais Lichtenstein, Vienna, Austria
Manna Benefit for the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibet, curated by Elizabeth Rogers, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Benefit, Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1998
Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American drawings from a New York private collection, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Re:Duchamp/Contemporary Artists Respond to Marcel Duchamp's Influence, Abraham Lubelsky Gallery, New York, NY
New Works, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pieces, curated by Silvia Netzer, 128 Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American drawings from a New York private collection, Harvard University, Sackler Gallery, Cambridge, MA
From Time to Time, curated by Sarah Slavick and Kevin Rainey, Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Word to Word, Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
10th Year Anniversary Group Show, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996
Hubert Winter Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Linda Kirkland Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing on Chance (Selections from the Collection), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Time Wise, curated by Karen Kuoni, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Charles Carpenter Collection, curated by Mark Francis, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1995
Sound Sculpture: Music for the Eyes, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Joyce and the Visual Arts, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA
Dark Room, Stark Gallery, New York

1994
Drawings, Werner H. Kramarsky, New York
Autobodyography, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

1993
Rolyholyover: A Circus, MOCA, Los Angeles; Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Mito Art Tower, Mito, Japan
The Return of the Cadavre Equis, curated by Anne Philbin, The Drawing Center, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; The American Center, Paris
Concurrrencies II, curated by Lucio Pozzi, William Patterson College, New Jersey

1992
Concurrencies, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York

1991
How to Use Small Areas in a Dozen Different Ways to Bring a Room to Life, curated by Bogdan Perzryuski, Arte Museum, Austin, Texas

1990
William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, John Cage, Tom Marioni, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Tobey, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
Casino Fantasma, curated by Allana Heiss, Winter Casino, Venice, Italy

1989
Benefit for the Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
Chaos, curated by Laura Trippi, The New Museum, New York

1988
Benefit for Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
The Cunningham Benefit Art Exhibition, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY
Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brigitte March Galleri, Stuttgart, Germany
Espace des "Concept Art", Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Re-opening of the Jewish Museum, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Stux Gallery, Boston, MA

1987
Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY
Reading Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
On Line, An Exhibition of Drawings, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Benefit for AIDS, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Science Museum, Koran-Sha Company, Tokyo, Japan

1983
Film as Installation II, the Clocktower, New York, NY
Benefit for Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY

1982
Annual Awards, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Exhibition in Honor of John Cage, The American Center, Paris, France
Biennial '81, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1981
8 Painters, curated by Dove Bradshaw, The Ericson Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, curated by Takis Efstanthiou, Ericson Gallery, New York, NY

1980
Film as Installation, The Clocktower, New York, NY
Fur Augen und Ohren (For The Eyes and Ears), Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
Ecoute par les Yeux, Musee D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

1979
Sound, curated by Alanna Heiss, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, New York
Terminus, The Hudson River Museum, New York, NY
Benefit for Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Fluxus' New Interpreters, curated by Peter Frank, Interart Gallery, New York, NY

1978
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Anna Canepa, Video Distribution, New York, NY
Couples, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, LIC, New York, NY
Art For Jimmy Carter, The Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

1977
Projects for the Seventies, the Institute for Art and Urban Resources; traveled to Lisbon, Warsaw, Ankara, Tel Aviv, Bucharest, Madrid, Reykjavik, Ottawa

1976 – 77
Open to New Ideas: Art for Jimmy Carter, Georgia Museum's permanent Collection, Athens, GA

1972
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

1970
Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
E.A.T. Benefit, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

1967
Language, Dwan Gallery, New York, NY

1964
Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY

ARTISTIC ADVISOR TO THE MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY

Phrases, 1984, World première, Theatre Municipal d'Angers, Angers France. Music: David Vaughn; Design: William Anastasi; Bradshaw
Native Green, 1985, World première, City Center. Music: John King; Design: William Anastasi; Bradshaw: Lighting for stage
Grange Eve, World premiere, City Center Theater, New York, Music: Takehisa Kosugi; Décor , Costumes and Lighting: William Anastasi
Points In Space, 1986, World Premiere, BBC Television, Music: John Cage; Décor: William Anastasi; Costumes: Dove Bradshaw
Points In Space, 1990, commissioned by Rudolf Nureyev, Opera de Paris Garnier, Paris, Music: John Cage; Décor: William Anastasi; Costumes: Dove Bradshaw
Fielding Sixes, 1986, World Premiere City Center Thearer, New York, Music: John Cage; Décor, Costumes and Lighting: William Anastasi
Shards, 1987, World Premiere, City Center Theater, New York, Music" David Tudor; Décor and Lighting: William Anastasi
Eleven, 1988, World Premiere Joyce Theater, New york, Music: Robert Ashley; Décor, Costumes and Lighting, William Anastasi
Events, 1989, World Premiere, Grand Central Station, New York, Music: David Tudor; Costumes: William Anastasi and Dove Bradshaw
Polarity, 1990, World Premiere, Citly Center Theater, New York, Music: David Tudor; Décor from drawings by Merce Cunningham, Costumes and Lighting, William Anastasi

PERFORMANCES

2002
Celebrate John Cage, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, NY

1997
William Anastasi: Printed Out, the Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

1995
me innerman monophone, Aktion Fete du Printemps, New York, NY
William Anastasi, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden

1987
This, The Danheiser Foundation

1982
Plants and Waiters, produced at Princeton University by the Princeton Players, Princeton, NJ

1980
Plants and Waiters, a play by William Anastasi, The Amphitheatre, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1979
A Peeling, I Forgive Sleep, Coincidents, 3 performances by William Anastasi,
The Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY

1978
You Are (Three Evenings from William Anastasi), narrated by Les Levine, Carl Keilblock, John Cage, The Clocktower, New York, NY
You Are (Three Evenings from William Anastasi), narrated by William Anastasi, The Visual Arts Museum, New York, NY
You Are narrated by William Anastasi and Francesca Allenovi (Italian), Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
Palachi dei Congressi, Bologna, Italy

LECTURES

2007
William Anastasi: Works, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France

2006
William Anastasi's Pataphysical Society, Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage, Art and Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2005
Anastasi Bradshaw Cage Cunningham; Friendship and Collaboration, Gallery Talk at the opening of Anastasi Bradshaw Cage Cunningham, The University Art Gallery, The University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2004
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Anastasi Bradshaw Cage Cunningham; A Conversation, Gallery Talk at the opening of Anastasi Bradshaw
Cage Cunningham, The Bayly Art Museum, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Public Conversation With William Anastasi and Jean-Michel Rabate, Feb. 28th at the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Test Art After The Silence, Davison Arts Center, Middletown, CT

2001
The Legacy of John Cage, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2000
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1998
The Greenhill School, Dallas, TX

1997
The Painting of the Word Jew, panel discussion with Richard Milazzo and Douglas F. Maxwell

1995
Duchamp on the Jarry Road, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jarry in Joyce, Brown University, Providence, RI, James Joyce Conference
Jarry in Joyce, The Society for Textual Studies, New York, NY

1994
me innerman monophone: Jarry in Joyce, Faculte de la Sorbonne, Paris, France
Legenda, The New Literariness in Art, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1993
Du Jarry (Jarry in Duchamp) & me innerman monophone (Jarry in Joyce), Sandra Gering Gallery, NewYyork, NY

1992
Cage, Duchamp Fats and Crazy, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1991
Yale University, New Heaven, CT

1988
Marcel Duchamp Panel, Art in America, Charles F. Stuckey moderator

1981
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1979
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
The Hudson River Museum, New York, NY

1978
P.S.1, "Couples" panel, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York, NY

1977
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1970
The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1965
University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Atlanta School of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

RADIO

1993
WBAI, August 19, 2-3:30am, in commemoration of John Cage with Peter Schmidig

1992
WBAI, August 16, 11pm, panel of close associates of John Cage, Peter Schmidig

TELEVISION

1993
Endings and Beginnings, September 26, 12:30am, ABC, discussing the painting of the word "Jew," the
Jewish Museum, NY special editions

1975
The Anastasi Puzzle, Special Edition for the Museum of Modern Art, NY (edition of 3000)

1976
The Anastasi Puzzle, (second edition of 1000)

1979
Puzzle Puzzle, Special Edition for The Museum of Modern Art, NY. (edition of 5000)

MONOGRAPHS

William Anastasi, Drawing Papers, 70 A Word, words, The Drawing Center, 2007
William Anastasi's Pataphysical Society: Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage,, Edited by Aaron Levy and Jean-Michel Rabate, Philadelphia Slought Books, Contemporary Artist's Series No. 3, 2005
William Anastasi, Jakob Lillemose, Copenhagen, Cologne, Hamburg, Stalke, Rehbein, Art Agents, 2004
William Anastasi: The Painting of the Word Jew, Stalke Out of Space, Copenhagen, and Sandra Gering Gallery, NY, 1997.
Hanhardt, John and Eileen Neff, William Anastasi: A Retrospective, 1960-1995, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, 1995.
William Anastasi: Works from 1961 to 1995, The Pier Gallery, Stromness, Scotland, 1995.
William Anastasi: Sink, 1963; Trespass, 1966; Issue, 1966; Incision, 1966, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, 1991.
William Anastasi: Selections of the Work from 1960-1989, Scott Hanson Gallery, NY, 1989.

BOOKS & EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

560 Broadway, A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Fifth Floor Foundation, New York & Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2008 pp. 17, 23, 46-47, 141
McEvilley, Thomas, WallCeilingFloor at the Birmingham Museum of Art, William Anastasi, Donald Judd, Fred Sandback, Birmingham, AL, 2007
The Triumph of Anti-Art, by Thomas McEvilley, McPherson and Company, New York, 2005, pp. 104-135.
Drawing From The Modern, 1945-1975, Museum of Modern Art, 2005, p.178
Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria, Joyce In Art, Visual Art Inspired by James Joyce, Lilliput Press, Dublin, 2005
Nothing Less Than Literal/ Architecture After Minimalism, MIT Press, 2004, p. 94.
Master Works of the Jewish Museum, Untitled (jew) by Norman Kleeblat, Jewish Museum, 2004, pp. 188, 189.
Work Ethic, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2003/05, Helen Molesworth, Julia Bryan-Wilson , pp. 109 – 111
Especies D'Espais Des Especes d'espaces, Centre d'Art Contemporani, Toronto, Canada, 2003/04 pp. 52, 53
The Invisible Thread, Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, 2003/4, by William Anastasi, p.18, 19
Infinite Possibilities: Serial Imagery in Twentieth Century Drawings, Davis Museum and Cultural Center Press, Wellesley, MA, 2003, pp. 52, 53.
Anastasi Bradshaw Cage, Jacob Lillemose, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2001, pp. 42-56.
Conceptual Art Today, Pittsburg Center for the Arts, 2001
Ratcliff, Carter, Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975, Allworth Press, 2000 pp. 58, 64, 103.
End Papers, Drawings 1890-1900 and 1990-2000, curated by Judy Collischan, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY, 2000, p.24
After Image: Drawing Through Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999 pp. 11, 12, 46,139.
Hayden-Guest, Anthony, True Colors, The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1998, p. 96.
Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, Aperture Foundation, NY, 1997, p. 226, 227, 229, 231, 232, 235, 238, 252.
Morgan, Robert C., Between Modernism and Conceptual Art, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publications, Jefferson, N.C. and London, 1997, p. 156-159.
Rugoff, Ralph, Scene of the Crime, UCLA and Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, and MIT Press, Cambridge, MA , London, England, 1997
Drawing is Another Kind of Language, Harvard University Art Museum, 1997, p. 24, 25.
Klangs Skulpturen Augen Musik, Koblenz, Ludwig Museum, 1995, p.36-39
Anastasi, William with Michael Seidel, "Jarry in Joyce: A Conversation," Joyce Studies Annual, Edited by Thomas F. Staley, University of Texas Press, Austin, 1995.
Bayer Collection of Contemporary Art, Bayer Corporation, White Oak Publishing LTD, Sewickly, PA, 1995, pp. 4,5.
Morgan, Robert C., "Environment, Site, Displacement," After the Deluge: Essays on Art in the Nineties, New York: Red Bass, 1993, p.72.
Looking Critically: 21 Years of ArtForum Magazine, Brian O'Doherty, "Inside The White Cube", Notes on the gallery space Part One: pp. 188-193., ArtFroum, New York, 1984
School of Visual Arts Fine Arts Faculty, SVA Press LTD, New York, 1982, pp. 6-7
Battcock, Gregory, Breaking the Sound Barrier, Dutton, NY, 1981.
Open To New Ideas, Georgia Museum of Art, 1976-1977, p.4, 5.
Battcock, Gregory, Why Art: Casual Notes on the Aesthetics of the Immediate Past, Dutton, NY, 1977
Lippard, Lucy, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966- 1972, 1972, p.25
Battcock, Gregory, Idea Art - A Critical Anthology, Dutton, NY, 1973.
Third Salon International de Galeries Pilots Artists et docouvreurs de notre temps, Lausanne/Paris, 1970, p.134.
Battcock, Gregory, Minimal Art - A Critical Anthology, Dutton, NY, 1968, pp. 21, 31, 407.
Betty Parsons' Private Collection, Finch College Museum of Art, New York, 1968

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (English language)

Jarry in Duchamp, New Art Examiner, October 1997, pp.10-15.
Duchamp on the Jarry Road, ArtForum, September 1991, pp. 86-90.
Johnson, Ken, "Hunting A Tribe of Minimalists on the Streets of the Upper East Side", The New York Times, January 5, 2008, Art Review
Richardson, Vicky, "Blueprint, January 2008", William Anastasi Subway Drawing, by, pp. 48-51
Macaulay, Alastair, Design Meets Dance and Rules Are Broken, New York Times, Sunday, June 17th, 2007 p. 8.
Frankel, David, ArtForum, October 2007, Reviews: William Anastasi, The Drawing Center, p.370
Anastasi, William, RAW, Self Interview, Art on Paper, New York, 2007, pp. 70-72
Newhall, Edith, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Drawings that doth the 'I' in ink, Art Museums; Galleries, July 20, 2007
Bui, Phong, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2007, In Conversation, William Anastasi with Phong Bui, p. 34
Boucher, Brian, "William Anastasi and Lucio Pozzi at Whitebox", Art In America, New York, 2006, p.182
Glueck, Grace, New York Times, William Anastasi, Works From the 1960's to the Present, Bjorn Ressle Fine Art, 2006
Powhida, William, The Brooklyn Rail, June 2006, William Anastasi, Works from the 1960's to the present, Bjorn Ressle Fine Art, p. 30
Boucher, Brian, Art in America, December 2006, Rereading Anastasi, Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, PP. 138- 141
McEvilley, Thomas, "Contemporary", 2006, London, UK, William Anastasi, by, pp. 20-23
Yazdani, Mehrdad, Salt of the Earth, Anastasi Bradshaw Cage Cunningham at the University Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego, 2005
Puvogel, Renate, "William Anastasi Blind", Kunstforum International September- October, 2005, pp. 387-389.
The Irish Times, July 23, 2004, Joyce In Art, Royal Hibernian Academy Gallagher Gallery, 2004
Mar, Alex, Paper Trail Intelligencer "The drawings collector who's got the art world talking. 7/23/04
Kimmelman, Michael, The New York Times, May 11, 2003, The Forgotten Godmother of Dia's Artists, Art/Architecture p. 19, 2003
Mikael, Wivel, Passion, Vendsyssel Kunst Museum, Sophienholm, Denmark, 2003, p.73-77
Friends of the Davison Art Center, Unexpected Dimensions: Works From the LeWitt Collection, Newsletter Fall, 2003
Bang Larsen, Lars, ArtForum, William Anastasi, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 2001
Jansson, Peder, Sculpture Magazine, July/August, 2001, Copenhagen William Anastasi/ Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
Pohl, Eva, Berlingske Tidende, Jan. 6, 2001, Review: A Pathfinder In American Art
Movin, Lars, Only Ideas Can Be Art, "Information", Copenhagen, January 9, 2001
Sandbye, Mette, Weekendavisen, Jan. 12-18, 2001, Review: William Anastasi, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, The Music of Chance
Walsh, Daniella, Show, Oct. 3, 1999, Reviews: Ideas In Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Rethinking The Familiar In Art, p.30
Blizzard, Peggy, Connections, Sept. 16, 1999, Reviews: Ideas In Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center, pp. B1, B6
Schoenkopf, Rebecca, Orange County Weekly, Sept. 30, 1999, Reviews: "Ideas In Things, Irvine Fine Arts Center, It's Quite Clearly A Monkey!"
Anastasi, William, "Without Title, 1988, Lithograph, New York Arts, December, 1999
McEvilley, Tom, "William Anastasi: A Retrospective in Prints," Art on Paper, November/December 1998, pp. 39-43.
McDonough, Tom, "William Anastasi at Sandra Gering," Art in America, May 1998, p.127.
Temin, Christine, "Drawing their own conclusions," Boston Globe, January 21, 1998.
Mendelsohn, John, "Three-Letter Word," Jewish Week, November 14, 1997.
Cohen, Mark Daniel and Neuman, Elizabeth, "William Anastasi: The Painting of the Word Jew at Sandra Gering," Review, November 1, 1997.
Hofleitner, Johanna, "William Anastasi at Hubert Winter," Flash Art, October 1997.
Kyander, Pontus, "William Anastasi: Anders Tornberg Gallery, Material: Journal of Contemporary Art, No. 29, Summer 1996.
Morgan, Anne Barclay, "Interview: William Anastasi," Art Papers, November/December 1995
Wasserman, Buron, "Anastasi exhibit to be experienced, not explained," Art Matters, July/August 1995.
Sozanski, Edward J., "Aesthetics by chance: Heads it's art, tails it's not," The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, June 7, 1995.
McLead, Duncan, "Change and Decay: Review of William Anastasi and Dove Bradshaw," Scottish Press, September 1995.
Schwabsky, Barry, "William Anastasi, Sandra Gering Gallery," Artforum, May 1995.
Karmel Pepe, "Also of Note," The New York Times, March 24, 1995.
Ritchie, Matthew, "The Word Made Flesh," Flash Art, May/June 1994.
Rubinstein, Raphael, "William Anastasi at Sandra Gering," Art in America, April 1994.
MoMA Annual Report, 1993/4, p. 33, 34
Anastasi, William, "Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage," essay commissioned for and published in the Catalogue to the Venice Biennale, 1993.
Tallmer, Jerry, "Rebuilt museum resumes its tale of Jews' journey," New York Post, June 19, 1993.
Anastasi, William, me innerman monophone, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden, 1992.
Words, Kukje Gallery, South Korea, 1992
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Kalina, Richard, "William Anastasia: Deadpan Conceptualist," Art in America, January 1990.
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Look Magazine, 1965

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
The Guggenheim Museum, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Georgia Museum of Art, GA
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Phoenix Museum of Art, AR
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
J. B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
The University of North Carolina, NC
The Jewish Museum, NY
Rutgers University, NJ
The First National Bank of Seattle, Seattle, WA
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Chase Manhattan Bank, NY
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Cooperfund, Oak Brook, IL
Oklahoma City Art Museum, OK
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Falkenberg, Hamburg
Museum for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
The Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
Musee Moderne, Stockholm, Sweden
Museum for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Mr. and Mrs. Werner Kramarsky, NY
Virginia Dwan, NY
Merce Cunningham, NY
Estate of John Cage, NY
Edward Albee, NY
Alanna Heiss, NY
Sol Lewitt, Chester, Ct.
Jasper Johns, Sharon, Ct.
Dorothy Lichtenstein, NY
Betty Parsons, NY
Estate of Leo Castelli, NY
Elaine Danheiser, NY
Richard and Lana Cooper, Chicago, IL
Cooperfund, Oak Park, IL
Susan and Robert Klein, NY
Jon Weaver, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Charles Dee Mitchell, Dallas, TX
Charles Carpenter, New Canaan, CT
Dorothea Tanning, NY
Barbara Schwartz, NY
Estate of Michael and Ileana Sonnabend, Paris/NY,
Tony Ganz, Los Angeles
Michael Schwartz, NY
John Gibson, NY
Sandra Gering, NY
Richard Caulderhead, NY
Angela Gilchrist, Washington, DC
Pope, Evans and Robbins, Inc., NY
Ester Stuttman, Washington D.C.
Jerry and Emily Spiegel, NY
Michael Straus, Birmingham, AL
Estate of Mme. Marcel Duchamp, Villiers Sous Grez, France
Susan and Robert Klein, NY
Christophe Mao and John Tancock, New York and Salt Point
Jon Weaver, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Charles F. Stuckey, Chicago
Donald F. Bryant, New York/St Louis
Sam and Judith Pisar, Paris/NY
Rolf Kraus, Stuttgart, Germany
Otto Hahn, Munich, Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Leonello Torrosi, Rome
Max Hetzler, Berlin
Nikolaus Koliusis, Stuttgart
Anders Tornberg, Sweden
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Charles, Antibes
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, Lisbon
Baronessa Lucrezia Durini, Milan and Bologna, Italy
Renyi Chen, Taiwan

FOREIGN MUSEUMS

British Museum, London, UK
Museum Ludwig Köln, Cologne, Germany
The Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Falkenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany
Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany
La Gaia Collection, Brusca, Italy
Musee Moderne, Stockholm, Sweden
Rooseum Center Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
The Esbejerg Museum of Modern Art, Esbjerg, Denmark
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

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April 2015

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February 2014

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October 25, 2013

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May 11, 2010

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February 26, 2010

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2010

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October 21, 2009

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June 5, 2009

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The New Yorker
January 19, 2009

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August, 2008

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The Brooklyn Rail
July 2007

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Art in America
December 2006

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July 2006

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June 2006

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Art in America
November 2003

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October 14, 2001

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2001

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November 14, 1997

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November 1995

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May 1995

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May 1994

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April 1994

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June 19, 1993

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December 1991

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Art in America
January 1990

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Summer 1963

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Summer 1967

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