The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation

The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation The Foundation supports the preservation, exhibition, and publication of works by the abstract-expressionist painters Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof.

The primary aim of the Foundation is the preservation, exhibition and publication of works by the abstract-expressionist painters Milton Resnick (1917-2004) and Pat Passlof (1928-2011) and other painters working out of that tradition.

The primary aim of the Foundation is the preservation, exhibition and publication of works by the abstract-expressionist painters Milton Resnick (1917-2004) and Pat Passlof (1928-2011) and other painters working out of that tradition.

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Donald Judd on Pat Passlof 1961“These paintings are much more “impressionistic” than “abstract” and have nothing to do w...
09/29/2021

Donald Judd on Pat Passlof 1961

“These paintings are much more “impressionistic” than “abstract” and have nothing to do with Phillip Guston, for whom the two terms are joined. The late Monets are the salient influence. Milton Resnick is a noticeable intermediary. Generally, the surfaces are flatter, more densely brushed than Resnick’s and, within the naturalistic scope, the color is different, more full and lyric, and somewhat sweet. The organization and scribbly brushwork and the similar parts: an inconspicuous placing of the clusters of strokes prolongs or halts opposing movements. II Fra, a large painting, illustrates the color: one of the several patches of strokes is cobalt blue, another is cobalt violet; these tell clearly against the dominant light yellow-green. Most of the small oil on paper works are too sparse, but one is not - and in its clarity criticizes the large oils. Vigorous yellow-green strokes over black leave that color as a central crosslike crevice.”

(Green Gallery: March 7 - April 1, 1961)

Pat Passlof, Untitled, 1961

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#PatPasslof
#MiltonResnick
#PhillipGuston
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Donald Judd on Pat Passlof 1961

“These paintings are much more “impressionistic” than “abstract” and have nothing to do with Phillip Guston, for whom the two terms are joined. The late Monets are the salient influence. Milton Resnick is a noticeable intermediary. Generally, the surfaces are flatter, more densely brushed than Resnick’s and, within the naturalistic scope, the color is different, more full and lyric, and somewhat sweet. The organization and scribbly brushwork and the similar parts: an inconspicuous placing of the clusters of strokes prolongs or halts opposing movements. II Fra, a large painting, illustrates the color: one of the several patches of strokes is cobalt blue, another is cobalt violet; these tell clearly against the dominant light yellow-green. Most of the small oil on paper works are too sparse, but one is not - and in its clarity criticizes the large oils. Vigorous yellow-green strokes over black leave that color as a central crosslike crevice.”

(Green Gallery: March 7 - April 1, 1961)

Pat Passlof, Untitled, 1961

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#MiltonResnick
#PhillipGuston
#ResnickPasslof

Milton Resnick: Wielding the ClubIn New York’s Greenwich Village, two painters, Milton Resnick and Ad Reinhardt—both fir...
09/25/2021

Milton Resnick: Wielding the Club

In New York’s Greenwich Village, two painters, Milton Resnick and Ad Reinhardt—both first generation Abstract Expressionists and charter members of the artist’s “Club”—were disturbed about changes occurring in the art world. They’d known each other for twenty-five years, and although previously on opposite ends of the artistic spectrum, they decided to air things out in public at a Club session that they planned together and labeled “Attack.”

By the end of the evening, the scene had descended into total chaos, with Willem de Kooning attacking Reinhardt from the floor and then bitterly turning on Resnick. Not long after the event, Franz Kline died, David Smith was killed in an accident, de Kooning moved to the Springs, and Abstract Expressionism, which had begun as a nameless insurgency fifteen years before, eased into what Reinhardt ruefully called “the business of buying and selling.” In some ways this evening signaled the end of an era.

Resnick’s original notes outlining his opening salvo survive. The event was tape-recorded, and just about all of the crossed out words were re-inserted into his talk, as they can be heard on the tape. The penultimate line delivered was, indeed, “I curse the stupid, the smiling, the strong.”

Excerpts from Geoffrey Dorfman’s essay for the @brooklynrail in 2018.

Photo: © Fred McDarrah

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#arshilegorky
#adreinhardt
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#willemdekooning

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition - Jane Freilicher and Thomas Nozkowski: True Fictions, curated by Eri...
09/18/2021

We are excited to announce our upcoming exhibition - Jane Freilicher and Thomas Nozkowski: True Fictions, curated by Eric Brown opening on November 5th!

More details soon to come…

Jane Freilicher
Nasturtiums Before a Red Cloth, 2003
oil on linen
20 x 20 inches
Private collection, courtesy Kasmin Gallery

Thomas Nozkowski
Untitled (9-5), 2011
oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches
© Estate of Thomas Nozkowski, courtesy Pace Gallery

#janefreilicher
#thomasnozkowski
#kasmingallery
#pacegallery
#mrppf
#resnickpasslof

@ericbrownartgroup @kasmingallery @pacegallery

Please join #MRPPF and the @brooklynrail in a conversation between Guy Goodwin, David Reed and Charlotte Kent tomorrow, ...
09/13/2021

Please join #MRPPF and the @brooklynrail in a conversation between Guy Goodwin, David Reed and Charlotte Kent tomorrow, September 14 @ 1:00pm EST. This panel will be moderated by Charlotte Kent PhD (@lucyscribbles) and will take place on Zoom as part of the Brooklyn Rails ongoing series “New Social Environment” - you can register for the event by visiting the link in our bio.


#GuyGoodwin
#DavidReed
#CharlotteKent

Milton ResnickU&ME, 1990oil on canvas84 1/2 x 104 1/2 inches#MiltonResnick #ResnickPasslof
09/11/2021

Milton Resnick

U&ME, 1990
oil on canvas
84 1/2 x 104 1/2 inches

#MiltonResnick
#ResnickPasslof

Milton Resnick

U&ME, 1990
oil on canvas
84 1/2 x 104 1/2 inches

#MiltonResnick
#ResnickPasslof

#MRPPF will reopen tomorrow September 9th and resume  normal public hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pmOn view:GUY GOODWIN...
09/08/2021

#MRPPF will reopen tomorrow September 9th and resume normal public hours: Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm

On view:

GUY GOODWIN: MATTRESS WORLD

In the Painting Room: Photographs by Midge Wattles

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#MidgeWattles
#ResnickPasslof

During our summer break we had a chance to look at some lesser known parts of Milton’s life as we continue to develop hi...
09/07/2021

During our summer break we had a chance to look at some lesser known parts of Milton’s life as we continue to develop his and Pat Passlof’s combined archives.

Here are a few samples from a poetry periodical featuring six poems by Milton Resnick. On slide 5/6 you can see some editing that Milton had done after it was published. This annotating is an occurrence we have come across frequently when looking at publications in Milton’s archive and book collection.

Poems from the Floating World, Volume 4

Copyright 1962 by Jerome Rothenberg

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Milton Resnick with Joan Mitchell and Marion Cajori at Robert Miller Gallery c.1990.#miltonresnick #joanmitchell @joanmi...
09/04/2021

Milton Resnick with Joan Mitchell and Marion Cajori at Robert Miller Gallery c.1990.

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Milton Resnick with Joan Mitchell and Marion Cajori at Robert Miller Gallery c.1990.

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“In The Painting Room” featured in @artinamerica!RG: @artinamerica "A miniature version of the 'Venus de Milo' and a lif...
09/01/2021

“In The Painting Room” featured in @artinamerica!

RG: @artinamerica "A miniature version of the 'Venus de Milo' and a life-size plaster cast of a human skull are the protagonists of one of Midge Wattles’s (@midge.w) photographs of Milton Resnick’s studio. Against a backdrop of sketches stapled to a distressed wall, Venus stands on a stool on the right while the skull rests on a table at left that is splattered with the raw umber and other earthy paint hues Resnick favored for most of his career. These objects, stalwart symbols of beauty and mortality, lend this photo the gravitas of a memento mori.⁠

"Titled 'Venus' (2014), the work hangs alongside eleven related photographs in Wattles’s exhibition at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation in New York, on view through October 23. Uniform in size (20 by 16 inches), the photos are elegantly composed and respectfully demure as they reveal the late, renowned painter’s intimate and hitherto private domain."⁠

Read David Ebony's review of this work online (link in bio)

📷 Midge Wattles, "Venus," 2014, archival pigment print, 20 by 16 inches. Courtesy the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.⁠

#MidgeWattles @resnickpasslof #DavidEbony #mementomori #Venus

“In The Painting Room” featured in @artinamerica!

RG: @artinamerica "A miniature version of the 'Venus de Milo' and a life-size plaster cast of a human skull are the protagonists of one of Midge Wattles’s (@midge.w) photographs of Milton Resnick’s studio. Against a backdrop of sketches stapled to a distressed wall, Venus stands on a stool on the right while the skull rests on a table at left that is splattered with the raw umber and other earthy paint hues Resnick favored for most of his career. These objects, stalwart symbols of beauty and mortality, lend this photo the gravitas of a memento mori.⁠

"Titled 'Venus' (2014), the work hangs alongside eleven related photographs in Wattles’s exhibition at the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation in New York, on view through October 23. Uniform in size (20 by 16 inches), the photos are elegantly composed and respectfully demure as they reveal the late, renowned painter’s intimate and hitherto private domain."⁠

Read David Ebony's review of this work online (link in bio)

📷 Midge Wattles, "Venus," 2014, archival pigment print, 20 by 16 inches. Courtesy the Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.⁠

#MidgeWattles @resnickpasslof #DavidEbony #mementomori #Venus

A new (old) publicationMilton Resnick: Up and Down Poems-A 54 page collection of poems published by Pandemonium, New Yor...
08/27/2021

A new (old) publication

Milton Resnick: Up and Down Poems-A 54 page collection of poems published by Pandemonium, New York. This pocket sized publication is available online or at the Foundation (limited availability).

#MRPPF will reopen on September 9th.

Copyright © 1961 Milton Resnick (first edition)

Printed in France

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Pat PasslofPacific, 1958 oil on canvas 26 x 27 inches#patpasslof #resnickpasslof
08/21/2021

Pat Passlof

Pacific, 1958
oil on canvas
26 x 27 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Pat Passlof

Pacific, 1958
oil on canvas
26 x 27 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

The Coventry Cathedral chairs by Gordon Russell Ltd, 1960.Bombs damaged the Coventry Cathedral in England during the Sec...
08/19/2021

The Coventry Cathedral chairs by Gordon Russell Ltd, 1960.

Bombs damaged the Coventry Cathedral in England during the Second World War, and the Scottish architect, Sir Basil Spence was commissioned to redesign the bombed out shell of the cathedral.
He invited the firm of Gordon Russell Ltd in 1960 to design and produce 2000 individual chairs to fill the cathedral space. The chair had to be strong and adaptable (used for church services as well as concerts & conferences etc) and of course made of English wood. As such, they were designed so that six of theses chairs can be linked and locked together if need be, with a metal rod that passed through the specially made holes in the seat sides. The chairs are also easily stackable - these chairs proved extremely durable and popular and were also later adapted for use/made for other churches in both the UK and overseas.

The Foundation has 75 Coventry chairs that are in use all around the building.

#gordonrussell #resnickpasslof @gordonrusselldesignmuseum

On this day in 2002, a poem from Milton Resnick. We at #MRPPF hope that everyone is enjoying the summer months and takin...
08/16/2021

On this day in 2002, a poem from Milton Resnick.

We at #MRPPF hope that everyone is enjoying the summer months and taking time to relax this August!

#miltonresnick #resnickpasslof

On this day in 2002, a poem from Milton Resnick.

We at #MRPPF hope that everyone is enjoying the summer months and taking time to relax this August!

#miltonresnick #resnickpasslof

Milton ResnickUntitled, 1957oil on paper18 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches
08/12/2021

Milton Resnick

Untitled, 1957
oil on paper
18 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches

Milton Resnick

Untitled, 1957
oil on paper
18 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches

Please note- #MRPPF will be closed August 7th and will reopen on September 9th with our current exhibitions:Guy Goodwin:...
08/06/2021

Please note-
#MRPPF will be closed August 7th and will reopen on September 9th with our current exhibitions:

Guy Goodwin: Mattress World

In the Painting Room, Photographs by Midge Wattles.

Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work.

Photograph by @midge.w

#resnickpasslof

Please note-
#MRPPF will be closed August 7th and will reopen on September 9th with our current exhibitions:

Guy Goodwin: Mattress World

In the Painting Room, Photographs by Midge Wattles.

Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work.

Photograph by @midge.w

#resnickpasslof

Another photo of Pat Passlof in their garden in Cragsmoor.#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof
07/30/2021

Another photo of Pat Passlof in their garden in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Another photo of Pat Passlof in their garden in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!Pictured here, Milton Resnick in the gard...
07/30/2021

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!

Pictured here, Milton Resnick in the garden at his former home in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!

Pictured here, Milton Resnick in the garden at his former home in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!Pictured here, Pat Passlof in their garde...
07/30/2021

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!

Pictured here, Pat Passlof in their garden in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Second to last week to see our exhibitions before we close our doors in August!

Pictured here, Pat Passlof in their garden in Cragsmoor.

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Pat & Milton in the early 2000s.#patpasslof #miltonresnick #resnickpasslof
07/23/2021

Pat & Milton in the early 2000s.

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Pat & Milton in the early 2000s.

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Pat & Milton in the ‘70s.#patpasslof #miltonresnick #resnickpasslof
07/23/2021

Pat & Milton in the ‘70s.

#patpasslof #miltonresnick #resnickpasslof

Pat & Milton in the ‘70s.

#patpasslof #miltonresnick #resnickpasslof

Pat & Milton in the ‘50s.#patpasslof #miltonresnick #resnickpasslof
07/23/2021

Pat & Milton in the ‘50s.

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Pat & Milton in the ‘50s.

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Pat PasslofUntitledgouache and acrylic on paper18 x 24 inches#patpasslof #resnickpasslof
07/16/2021

Pat Passlof
Untitled
gouache and acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Pat Passlof
Untitled
gouache and acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Following up with yesterday’s post, we thought to share more Passlof horses from our collection.Pat PasslofDay’s End, 19...
07/16/2021

Following up with yesterday’s post, we thought to share more Passlof horses from our collection.

Pat Passlof
Day’s End, 1994
oil on linen
40 x 50 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Following up with yesterday’s post, we thought to share more Passlof horses from our collection.

Pat Passlof
Day’s End, 1994
oil on linen
40 x 50 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Pat Passlof work featured in the current exhibition @____chart____ opening today, July 15, from 5-8pm.Horses?, a group e...
07/15/2021

Pat Passlof work featured in the current exhibition @____chart____ opening today, July 15, from 5-8pm.

Horses?, a group exhibition exploring depictions of the horse and its related cultures in the context of contemporary art history. The exhibition features a group of thirty-four multigenerational artists, including historic works as well as pieces by contemporary artists commissioned specifically for this show. By employing diverse media and practices of representational and non-representational conventions, each artist creates their unique interpretation of this traditional subject matter.

Pat Passlof
Yel Sky Bk Hrs, 1993
oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches

#patpasslof #resnickpasslof

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!Painting...
07/10/2021

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!Painting...
07/10/2021

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!Painting...
07/10/2021

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

Final few weeks to see Milton Resnick & Pat Passlof: A Selection of Work before we close for our summer holiday!

Paintings by artists Pat Passlof and Milton Resnick, ranging in date from 1959-1983 on view in our second floor exhibition space, formerly Resnick’s studio while he lived and worked in the building at 87 Eldridge Street.

Public hours: 11am-6pm, Thursday-Friday

#miltonresnick #patpasslof #resnickpasslof #87eldridgestreet

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Hidden gem
Just amazing! Talk about a blast from the past :)
It was a great opportunity to be at the NYSS and have him share his passion with us.. Interesting approach to teaching..
I often think of the late Larry Deyab, Resnick's studio assistant and the memorable quotes on life and art Larry recalled from Milton