selected artist statements

These selected statements are taken from the archives of the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, and will be changed from time to time. Please contact us for more information about Gottlieb’s writings and public statements.


Limited Edition
December, 1945

 “The Ides of Art: The Attitudes of Ten Artists on Their Art and Contemporaneousness”
The Tiger’s Eye, vol. 1, no. 2, December 1947

“The Modern Artist Speaks”
Museum of Modern Art, May 5, 1948

From the catalog for the exhibition of "The New Decade"
The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1955

Excerpt from an interview by Martin Friedman
August 1962

Excerpt from an interview with Andrew Hudson for the Washington Post Article, “Gottlieb finds Today’s Shock-Proof Audience Dangerous" 
July 31, 1966