Forrest Bess

Forrest Bess l Fridericianum 

The first exhibition of Forrest Bess’ artwork in Germany in over thirty years, a full retrospective, curated by Moritz Wesseler, is on view at Fridericianum. Bess’ most iconic works, his “visionary” paintings, depict the deeply symbolic visions he experienced in the ephemeral moments between wakefulness and sleep. These works are now considered instrumental in the scope of post-War abstraction. This exhibition considers these iconic works alongside earlier works and significant pieces of correspondence between the artist and his many correspondants, like Betty Parsons and Meyer Schapiro. “Forrest Bess” is on view through September 2020.