Monday, February 20, 2023

 On another cursory web review, I was just about to close down on President's Day and noticed a new image on one of the pages at the Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute. Earl and Christy Powell donated works from KIPP, John Henry (whose passing I missed in Nov '22), and Joel Perlman. The  restoration and installation of all four pieces was supported by Michael J. Zinner, M.D., Bill and Susan Tillett,  Louis J. Capano, and Bill and Clare Banchs. I will make a trip down to... .. read more..

Sunday, February 12, 2023

 It has been some time since I updated the database. Once a year or so I search the web for any additional details that may have popped up about KIPP and the web never disappoints so I keep digging. I found some images of YELLOW THROAT which is held in the collection of the Smart Museum of Art and was included in the exhibit, Monochrome Multitudes from Sep 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 The piece was displayed alongside other yellow works by Anne Truitt, Beauford Delaney, Charles and Ray Eames, ... .. read more..

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Located CORTEZ, 1989, at the Georgia Museum of Art website and submitted a bid on an UNTITLED litho from 1973 but was outbid before the close today. I'll keep trying. .. read more..

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

As a Christmas gift to myself, I made a bid on one of KIPP's paintings at the website - Chairish - and the seller accepted my offer. I thought it would take up to 6 weeks to arrive but it showed up on my doorstep today, Christmas Eve 2019. It is proudly hung in my home office and joins two other maquettes, RED WING and ALTO, in my small KIPP collection. Hopefully, this will not be the last one! Merry Christmas. .. read more..

Friday, April 19, 2019

Wright Auctions is listing OXTAIL from the collection of Robert and Ruth Vogele. They purchased this one from the Construct Gallery in Chicago in the late 70s. Although it is small, it looks great. In other news, there was an inquiry into HIGHLINE just outside the Van Nuys Post Office. Possible renovations to a barren plaza but there is a clean modern quality that is ripe for a little sprucing up. The original design was totally horizontal - the maquette is in the Smithsonian collection - I a... .. read more..

Friday, February 8, 2019

Hunter Museum of Art has a nice image of DUNBAR (1980). Nice to finally see this piece in public even if it is not currently on view. .. read more..

MOON RUN and others
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wright Auction is currently listing several KIPP pieces in their 19 July 2018 offering. Two striking UNTITLED acrylics from 1978 as well as a unique sculpture that darts horizontally - MOON RUN. See all the items up for auction at Wright .. read more..

Friday, April 6, 2018

I just ran across a maquette similar to BULLFINCH and WILD RICE that was auctioned on 18 MAR 2018 and have now added it to the site. Enjoy. .. read more..

#500 and counting
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thanks to Wright Auction for requesting details about several works they currently have listed. The addition of these new pieces sends us over the 500 mark for the number of recorded works in the KIPP canon. YUKON has the distinction of receiving the coveted #500. There are several other 2D pieces that need to be added as well so we will keep recording. .. read more..

WINK - maquette
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The maquette for WINK came up for auction at the Wright Auction House scheduled for 29 SEPT 2016. Although similar in spirit to the realized version on the University of Pennsylvania campus, the two pieces are quite different. .. read more..

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I did not have this piece recorded but it was included in the 1969 show, Exhibition in Memory of Rene d'Harnoncourt at the American Federation of the Arts in NYC presented by the Institute of International Education. Rene d'Harnoncourt was the director at the Museum of Modern Art from 1949-1967. He was killed on Long Island during on a walk by a drunk driver while preparing this show with the president of IIE. BOXTOP was lent to the exhibit by KIPP. .. read more..

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Secured a few old catalogs and books from the interwebs and they are now trickling in. So great to finally see images of SOLSTICE and TREFOIL standing alongside TRIANON in 1963. .. read more..

Monday, August 1, 2016

While paging through James Meyer's Minimalism tome, I was surprised to find a picture from the 1969 Art of the Real: USA show at MOMA with a caption focused on Carl Andre's Fall - pg 160. In the background, along with a Calder, stands ALBATROSS. Most of the show notes I have found only listed the maquette in the show but this photo definitely shows ALBATROSS in all it's full-sized glory. .. read more..

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finally some movement with the re-introduction to PLACID. Watertown Daily Times .. read more..

Betty Parsons Collection
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fulfilling a New Year's resolution, I spent the afternoon at the Archive of American Art in Washington DC reviewing box 8 and 9 of the Betty Parsons Collection. Most of the KIPP ephemera is already scanned and available online but none of the photos were scanned. The Archive has very strict copyrights on the images but I will do my best to come up with something to depict so many pieces that are not included on this site. It was a thrilling afternoon as I uncovered so many new transitional pi... .. read more..

UNTITLED Roller Ink Paintings
Friday, September 19, 2014

Discovered 4 new, roller ink paintings for sale on EBay from a private collector in Howard City , MI. All four pieces were sold to unknown buyer(s). UNTITLED, 1980 UNTITLED, 1987 UNTITLED, 1987 UNTITLED, 1993 .. read more..

Thursday, June 26, 2014

One of KIPP's former students and assistants, Jesse Nolan, sent along several installation images of PLACID, ONE-O-NINE and LOCKPORT. It was spectacular to see these colorful images of PLACID and ONE-O-NINE. Here's hoping that the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is able to finally erect PLACID again in all its primary colored glory. You can visit Jesse's website HERE . .. read more..

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Visiting Naples, FL for KIPP's memorial and had breakfast with KIPP's son Keeth. They welcomed me to a family gathering last night for great food and interesting stories aboout KIPP's life. This morning I visited TONAWANDA and took a lot of photos. The Smithsonian archive has also recently added pictures of several KIPP pieces as part of their Outdoor Sculpture archive. I am pleased to report that most of the pieces are in much better shape than the images indicate including TONAWANDA. .. read more..

Sunday, May 4, 2014

This piece was included in the Made in Florida traveling exhibit in 1992. It is a transitory piece between the PLATES and ANGLES aspects of PLACID, ONE-O-NINE and SCOTTSBORO and the INTERSECTION cycle introduced in 1978. .. read more..

Winston Collection
Friday, April 25, 2014

Joan and Harry Winston sent along several KIPP pieces they have in their collection. Several maquettes, ink paintings and LOVE WARRIOR. Their 1981 roller painting is unique as it contains 9 compositions as opposed to most of the paintings which contain a single composition. Search on "winston" to retrieve the entire collection. .. read more..

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