Michael Goldberg by Richard Kalina. Illustrated, 54 pages, paperback. Joslyn Art Museum, 2003.
This catalogue covers the cooperation of Joslyn Art Museum and Mr. Phillip G. Schrager, one of the region's most discerning and active collectors, in an exhibition featuring Michael Goldberg. With a penchant for painterly New York School art, Schrager's interest in Goldberg's muscular and powerful abstractions is easily ascertained. It has led to a connection between artist and collector that is personal and long-term - about to head into its fourth decade - and which may be seen in this exhibition in works ranging in date from 1956 to 1995. These paintings provide a framework by which to exmaine Goldberg's current and vital activities, casting light onto the Abstract Expressionist compositions that brought him early critical attention and providing a basis for understanding the trajectory of his sweeping career.