Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon:  Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

Spend some time with Stanley Whitney! Hear the artist discuss his unique and colorful abstract paintings and works on paper in this AKGo! journey. Speaking candidly, Whitney sheds new light on his practice as he shares what drawing means to him, how color can be transformative, and who he’s inspired by. He also reminisces and contemplates what it’s like to look back on a fifty-year career.  
 

Featured Voices: 
•    Stanley Whitney, artist
•    Cathleen Chaffee, Charles Balbach Chief Curator

A  painting comprises rough circles of varying colors presented on a loose pattern of horizontal lines

Introduction

Untitled, 1978

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Ink on paper
23 x 35 in (58.4 x 88.9 cm)

Abstract painting of black brushstrokes on an off white background

The Awakening of Memory, 1966

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Oil on linen
72 ¾ x 85 ¼ inches (184.8 x 216.5 cm)
Photo: Lisson Gallery

Geometric abstract painting in shades of green, orange, red, and, yellow

Endless Time, 2017

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Oil on linen
96 x 96 inches (244 x 244 cm)

Geometric abstract painting in bright shades of blue, red, yellow, green, and pink

Aretha, 2018

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Oil on linen
72 x 72 inches (183 x 183 cm)
Photo: Lisson Gallery

Geometric abstract painting in shades of blue, yellow, red, orange, and green

Stay Song 66, 2019

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Oil on linen
40 x 40 inches (102 x 102 cm)

Geometric abstract painting in shades of pink, black, red, green, and blue

As Wild as the World, 2023

Stanley Whitney (American, born 1946)

Oil on linen
96 x 120 inches (244 x 304.8 cm)

A grid like abstract painting in shades of yellow, blue, green, and red