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Paul Thek  1933-1988, US

Rank (2014): 514 – 

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Painting, Installation
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Country
USA 60
Germany 39
Switzerland 21
United Kingdom 17
Belgium 6




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Artist Rank
Bruce Nauman  3 30
Joseph Beuys  4 30
Andy Warhol  1 30
Mike Kelley  21 23
Dieter Roth  30 21




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Institution
  Alexander and Bonin, USA 12
  Kolumba, Germany 9
Mai 36 Galerie Mai 36 Galerie, Switzerland 6
  Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland 5
  Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland 5



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1933 Born in Brooklyn, NY (US)


1988 Died in New York City, NY (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 176  Please report missing Information



until 24.8.2015
Description and image  playing by heart - Kolumba, Cologne Send message

until 18.1.2015
Description and image Lehmbruck MuseumEine Grosse Idee – 50 Jahre Lehmbruck Museum - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Send message

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to top Solo shows   30


2013
   Nothing But Time: Paul Thek Revisited 1964 - 1987 - Pace London, London
   Nothing But Time: Paul Thek Revisited 1964 - 1987 - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
   Paul Thek - In Process (Stockholm) - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2012
   Paul Thek - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
Description and image Lehmbruck MuseumPaul Thek: In Process - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Send message
   Paul Thek - If you don't like this book you don't like me. - The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

2011
   Paul Thek: Diver, a Retrospective - UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Description  Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective / Heinz Galleries - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA

2010
Description  PAUL THEK - Diver, A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
   Paul Thek - cityscapes and other ideas - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

2009
   Paul Thek - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

2007
  Mai 36 GaleriePaul Thek - Newspaper Paintings 1981-1983 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message
   Paul Thek - newspaper paintings 1981-1983 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

2005
   Paul Thek 1973 - 2005 - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne

2004
Description and image  Labor Sammlung: Paul Thek - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
  Mai 36 GaleriePaul Thek - Malerei 1980-1987 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message

2003
   Paul Thek - Paintings of the 1980's - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

2000
  Mai 36 GaleriePaul Thek - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message
   Paul Thek - The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

1999
   Paul Thek - Paintings & Notebooks - Camden Arts Centre, London
   Paul Thek - Selected Drawings 1966-1988 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

1998
   Paul Thek: Paintings, Works on Paper, and Notebooks 1970–1988 - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1997
Description and image  Paul Thek - Kolumba, Cologne

1996
   Paul Thek - the wonderful world that almost was - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
   Paul Thek - The wonderful world that almost was - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
   Paul Thek. El mundo maravilloso que no llegó a ser - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

1995
   Paul Thek - The wonderful world that almost was - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
   Paul Thek - the wonderful world that almost was - Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1973
   Paul Thek: Ark, Pyramid, Easter - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne

1971
   Paul Thek. Pyramid - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

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2014
   Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963 - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
   Everything falls faster than an anvil - Pace London, London
   Deine Wunden - Passionsimaginationen in christlicher Bildtradition und Bildkonzepte in der Kunst der Moderne - Situation Kunst, Bochum

2013
   Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault - Artists Space, New York City, NY
   1965 - 1977 - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
   On Cuteness - Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
   The anatomy lesson - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
   Sobre Papel / On Paper - Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
   Paul Thek and His Circle in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, NY
   Neunzehnhundertsiebzig. Material, Orte, Denkprozesse - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne

2012
   Stimuli: prints and multiples - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
   Out Of The Blue - Bortolami, New York City, NY
   Affinity Atlas - Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY
   Art is Liturgy - Kolumba, Cologne
Description and image  The Nature Of Disappearance: Part 2 - Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NY
   Panegyric - Forde - Espace d'art contemporain, Geneva
   News from Nowhere - firstsite @ the minories art gallery, Colchester
   Why?! - Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin
   De La Generosidad. Obras De La ColecciÓn Helga De Alvear - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
   Chambres d'Amis - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
   First Among Equals - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
   Circus Wols - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
   Friends & Family - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
   Curator's Choice: People, Places, and Things - Thomas H. Bayly Building, Charlottesville, VA

2011
   A document: Eugenio Dittborn, Emily Jacir, Paul Thek and Edwin Klein - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
   Valéry Proust Museum/ White Cube Fever - Mu.ZEE, Oostende
   Happy Holidays! Drawings! - Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York City, NY
   Accomplices - The photographer and the artist around 1970 - Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie / Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
   Three Lives - Matthew Marks Gallery - 523 West 24th Street, New York City, NY
   Distant Star - kurimanzutto, Mexico City
   Distant Star - Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
   Held Up By Columns - - Leslie Fritz Gallery, New York City, NY (closed)
   Colors for a new home, Signs of Love and other paintings - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
Description  Time Again - SculptureCenter, New York City, NY
   Compass - Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Description and image Mai 36 GaleriePaul Thek – cityscapes and other ideas / Peter Hujar – Thek´s Studio 1967 - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message

2010
Description  Never The Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts) - Camden Arts Centre, London
   Lust und Laster. Die 7 Todsünden von Dürer bis Naumann - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Description  Luc Tuymans: A vision of Central Europe - Brugge Centraal, Bruges
   "Noli me tangere! Touch me not / Cease holding on to me" - Kolumba, Cologne
Description and image  8th Gwangju Biennale - 10,000 Lives - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
  Mai 36 GaleriePRINTS & MULTIPLES / im SHOWROOM - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message
Description  Press Art - Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel - Museum der Moderne - MdM Mönchsberg, Salzburg
   Keeping it Real: An Exhibition in Four Acts: Act 1: The Corporeal - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Description  Inside Installations - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
   Wall to Wall - Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Márgenes de Silencio / Margins of Silence - Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres
   Dead Flowers - Participant Inc, New York City, NY
   Dead Flowers - Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
   Collection / Porto : Museu Serralves - Domaine de Kerguéhennec - Centre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan

2009
   Hinterlassenschaft - Kolumba, Cologne
   Whaddaya Wanna Be, a Flower?! - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
   Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 1st Part - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
   Autofellatio: Boy in Da Corner - Take Courage Gallery, London
   Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Data Panic - Cuchifritos, New York City, NY

2008
Description and image Mai 36 Galerie2 x [ (2 x 20) + (2 x 2) ] + 2 = X x (desperately) trying to figure out the world - Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich Send message
   The Line Of Fashion - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York City, NY
   Der Mensch verlässt die Erde - Kolumba, Cologne
   Painting Now and Forever Part II - The Greene Naftali Gallery, New York City, NY
   Sammlung / Collection - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
   Paul Thek: Werkschau im Kontext zeitgenössischer Kunst - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
   Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   Traces du Sacré - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Life on Mars, the 55th Carnegie International - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA

2007
   Paul Thek. Werkschau im Kontext - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   strange weight - Martos Gallery, New York City, NY
   25 Jahre GALERIE CRONE - Galerie Crone, Berlin
   The third mind - Carte blanche a Ugo Rondinone - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relations - Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden
   hold the line - - Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe (closed)
   Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus - Kolumba, Cologne
   13 - International Project Space, Birmingham
  David Zwirner, Inc.a point in space is a place for an argument - David Zwirner, Inc., New York City, NY Send message
   10. Triennale Kleinplastik - Bodycheck - Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Fellbach
   Des mondes perdus - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
   Conceptual paper - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
   Conceptual Paper - - Arndt & Partner - Berlin + Zurich, Zurich (closed, 2009)
   Into Me, Out of Me - MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
   Neolithic Porns - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
   Poetics Country - - Ferenbalm-Gurbrü Station, Karlsruhe (closed)

2006
Description  INTO ME / OUT OF ME - Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin
   Six Feet Under; Autopsie unseres Umgang mit Toten - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
   Im Garten der Wirklichkeit - Teil II - Kolumba, Cologne
   Twice Drawn - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
   Small Sculptures - Matthew Marks Gallery - 523 West 24th Street, New York City, NY
Description and image Lehmbruck MuseumWas ist Plastik? 100 Jahre - 100 Köpfe- Das Jahrhundert moderner Skulptur - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Send message
Description  Das Achte Feld - Geschlechter, Leben u. Begehren in der bildenden Kunst s. 1960 - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
   Da Escrita à Figura - Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, São João da Madeira
Description and image  Die Gesichter hinter den Bilden - The Columns, Seoul
   Into me / Out of me - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   Between a rock and a hard place: the stone in art - Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London
   John Frumism - Hotel Gallery, London

2005
Description and image  Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
   Looking at Words - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
   Da Escrita à Figura - Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães
Description  50 Jahre - Years documenta 1955 – 2005 - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Description  Bidibidobidiboo - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
   Paul Thek & Edwin Klein - Janos Gat Gallery, New York City, NY
   Mythologies - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Editions - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

2004
Description and image  East Village USA - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Description  ‘De wereld deugt, wijzelf helaas wat minder’ - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam
Description and image Lehmbruck MuseumStadtlicht - Lichtkunst / Illuminated Cities - Illuminated Art - Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Send message
   Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam at Usce - Muzej savremene umetnosti Beograd, Belgrade
Description and image Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl BoxFrom Above - Gruppenausstellung - Georg Kargl Fine Arts & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna Send message
   the Gallery selects... - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
Description  L´Air du Temps - collection pringtemps/été 2004 - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
   Candyland Zoo - Herbert Read Gallery - University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent

2003
   my people were fair and had cum in their hair... - team (gallery, inc.), New York City, NY
   Paul Thek und Peter Hujar - Kunstparterre e.V., Munich
   Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - LAZNIA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
   Living with Duchamp - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
   150 Jahre! – Schenkungen - Kolumba, Cologne
Description and image  bewitched bothered and bewildered - Spatial Emotion in Contemporary Art and Arch - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

2002
   Paul Thek and Edwin Klein - Janos Gat Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  Wächserne Identitäten - Figürliche Wachsplastik am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts - Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin
   My Head is on Fire but my Heart is full of Love - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
   From The Observatory - Paula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NY
   Second Skin: historical life casting and contemporary culture - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
   das Weiss dahinter - Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
Description and image  Manifeste, oder: Ergriffenheit - Was ist das? - Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich

2001
   The Devil is in the Details - Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
   Prodigal Prodigy - White Box, New York City, NY
Description and image  Eine barocke Party - Gesamteröffnung der neuen Kunsthalle Wien - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
   (Self)Portraits - Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY
   Painting at the Edge of the World - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2000
   Times are changing - Auf dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert! - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen

1998
   Der unendliche Raum dehnt sich aus - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
   Voor het verdwijnt en erna - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent

1997
   HIP: Special Guest Susann Walder - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

1996
   Bringing It All Back Home - Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York City, NY

1992
   Sammlung Junge Kunst der König-Brauerei - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

1991
   Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1990
   Contemporary Assemblage - The Dada And Surrealist Legacy - L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1986
   Chambres d'amis - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent

1985
   18° Bienal de Sao Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo

1983
   Terminal New York - Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York City, NY
   The Sixth Day - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1982
   Beast: Animal Imagery in Recent Painting - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

1981
   Figuratively Sculpting - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY

1972
   documenta 5 - Documenta, Kassel

1968
   documenta 4 - Documenta, Kassel
   The Obsessive Image 1960-1968 - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London

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France

 Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris

Germany

Galerie Carol JohnssenGalerie Carol Johnssen, Munich  eMail

Switzerland

Mai 36 GalerieMai 36 Galerie, Zurich  eMail

USA

 Alexander and Bonin, New York City, NY

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Belgium

 SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent

France

 MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille

Germany

 Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
 Kolumba, Cologne
Lehmbruck MuseumLehmbruck Museum, Duisburg  eMail
 Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main

Switzerland

 Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
 Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

USA

 Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 The Watermill Center, Watermill, NY

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