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Kuspit, Donald. Al Held: Taxi Cabs 1959. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1987.

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Al Held: Arbeiten von 1989. Zurich: Galerie Renee Ziegler, 1989.

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Rubin, William. The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1992.


"Al Held: Italian Watercolors." Drawing (November–December 1993).

Bowman, Russell. The Jewish Contribution in Twentieth-Century Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1993.

Colman, Charlotte Blake, and Arthur R. Blumenthal. Treasures of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Winter Park: Rollins College, 1993.

Derey, Alain. Parcours d'un Mecene: Collection Mourtala Diop. Saint-Maur, France: Sepia, 1993.

Hochelber, R. Al Held: Watercolors and Acrylics. Montreal, Canada: Landau Fine Art, 1993.

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The League at the Cape. Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association, 1993.

Van de Guchte, Maarten. Al Held: The Italian Watercolors. Champaign, IL: Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993.

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Ward, Elizabeth. Darkness and Light: 20th Century Works from Texas Collections. Houston: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 1993.


Agee, William C. Paths of Abstraction: Painting in New York 1944–1981: Selections from the Ciba Art Collection. New York: Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College of the City of New York, 1994.

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Contemporary Art Collection: United States Embassy Residence, Madrid. Washington, D.C.: Art in Embassies Program, 1994.

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Grigoteit, Ariane. Tradition and Zeitgeist: Deutsche Bank North America Collection. Koln: DuMont Buchverlag, 1995.

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Some Very Important American Artists. Singapore: Wetterling Teo Gallery, 1995.


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Master Printers and Master Pieces: Survey of American Prints. Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 1996.

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Wye, Deborah. Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980–95. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1996.


After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970. Staten Island, NY: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1997.

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Fairbrother, Trevor J. The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection. Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1999.

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Goldberger, Paul. National Airport Terminal: Cesar Pelli. Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2000.

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Rubin, David S. Al Held: Unfolding. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 2000.

Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s. New York: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 2000.

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Wismer, Beat. Rucksicht: 40 Jahre Kunst in der Schweiz. Aarau, Switzerland: Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2000.


"Al Held at Ameringer/Howard + Yohe." Gallery Guide (September 2001).

Die Sammlung Ingrid und Willi Kemp: Fokus Farbe: Informel – Konkret – Figurativ. Dusseldorf, Germany: Museum Kunstpalast, 2001.

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"Hanging Up (And Hanging Out) at Boca Raton's New Museum." Palm Beach Post (January 21, 2001).

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Ketner, Joseph D. A Defining Generation: Then and Now, 1961 and 2001. Waltham, MA: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 2001.

Kutner, Janet. "Up to Speed." Dallas Morning News (June 13, 2001).

Rose, Barbara. Al Held: The Watercolor Paintings. Dallas, TX / Santa Fe, NM: Pillsbury Peters Fine Art / Gerald Peters Gallery, 2001.

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Wiseman, Carter. The Architecture of I.M. Pei: With an Illustrated Catalogue of the Buildings and Projects. London: Thames & Hudson, 2001.


Anderson, Dennis R. The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection and Plaza Memorials. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2002.

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Calas, Terrington. "Notebook: Formalism's Primordial Perspectives." New Orleans Art Review (January–February 2002).

Eleey, Peter. "Painting Report PS1." Frieze Magazine (November–December 2002).

"Expanding Universe: The Recent Paintings of Al Held." Times-Picayune (January 11, 2002).

Jacques, Geoffrey. Galerie Huit: American Artists in Paris 1950–52. New York: Studio 18 Gallery, 2002.

Kimpel, Harald. Die Documenta-Foundation ein Modell der Kulturfinanzierung. Kassel: Neue Galerie, 2002.

Komanecky, Michael, ed. Phoenix Art Museum: Collection Highlights. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Phoenix Art Museum, 2002.

Loos, Ted. "Federal Express." Elle Decor (August–September 2002).

MacCash, Douglas. "Future Perfect." Times-Picayune (January 15, 2002).

Mitchell, Ben. The Most Difficult Journey: The Poindexter Collections of American Modernist Painting. Seattle, WA: Yellowstone Art Museum/University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2002.

Manual: The Architecture of Kierantimberlake. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002.

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"Talent: Sci-Fi Networks." New York Magazine (August 12, 2002).

Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie: Zum 25. Jubilaum des Vereins. Leipzig: Seemann, 2002.


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Henderson, Harvest. "A Sense of Cosmic Awe." Oregonian (April 18, 2003).

Johnson, Ken. "Galleries: Al Held and Frances Daffern." New York Times (December 19, 2003).

Levine, Cary. "Al Held and George Sugarman at Washburn." Art in America vol. 91 (June 2003).

McQuaid, Cate. "Using Shapes and Colors, Artist Takes a Journey Deep into Space." Boston Globe (December 26, 2003).

Raguin, Virginia Chieffo. Stained Glass: From Its Origins to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.

Sandler, Irving. A Sweeper-Up After Artists: A Memoir. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003.

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Bruni, Stephen. Delaware Art Museum Selected Treasures. London: Scala, 2004.

Gordon, Jose. "Un Matematico de Novela." Revista de la Universidad de Mexico (August 2004).

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years. Kansas City, MO: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MS, 2004.

Kinghorn, George. Image + Energy: Selections from the Haskell Collection. Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Museum of Art, 2004.

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Marizio, Peter C. A Spirited Vision: Highlights of the Bequest of Caroline Wiess Law to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2004.

Pour un Art Concret: Donation Albers-Honegger / Konkrete Kunst: Schenkung Albers-Honegger. Paris: Centre National des Arts Plastiques, 2004.

Wiehager, Renate. DaimlerChrysler Collection: Minimalism and After III. Stuttgart, Germany: DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, 2004.


"Al Held: 1928–2005, Painter Known for Stylized and Geometric Language." Chicago Tribune (July 28, 2005).

"Al Held: Abstract Expressionist Painter Whose Geometrical Shapes Adorned Galleries and New York's Subway." Daily Telegraph (July 30, 2005).

"Al Held: New York Artist Who Simplified Form to Increase His Paintings' Monumentality." London Times (August 22, 2005).

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Johnson, Ken. "Al Held, Painter of Geometric Complexities, Dies at 76." New York Times (July 29, 2005).

McFadden, David Revere. Dual Vision: The Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection. New York: Museum of Arts and Design, 2005.

McNay, Michael. "Obituary: Al Held." Guardian (August 1, 2005).

"OMA Exhibits Designs of Internationally Renowned Artist." Orlando Museum of Art (October–December 2005).

Perl, Jed. New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Rourke, Mary. "Al Held, 76; Artist, Known for Enormous, Robust Paintings, Taught Art at Yale for 20 Years." Los Angeles Times (July 29, 2005).

Schudel, Matt. "Al Held Dies; Painted Large Geometric Abstractions." Washington Post (July 28, 2005).

Storr, Robert. "The Big A." Artforum (October 2005).


Bloodgood, Sandra. Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit. New York: Monacelli Press, 2006.

Carlozzi, Annette DiMeo. Blanton Museum of Art: American Art Since 1900. Austin, TX: Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin, 2006.

Cohen, David. "Gallery Going: An Old Master Defiantly at Work." New York Sun (October 19, 2006).

Harper, Paula. Al Held: American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1928–2005. Jacksonville Beach, FL: J. Johnson Gallery, 2006.

MacDonald, Dan. "Abstractionist's Final Painting Finds a Home at the City's New Downtown Public Library." Florida Times-Union (January 12, 2006).

Sandler, Irving H. "Al Held (1928–2005): A Maverick in the New York Art World." American Art (Spring 2006).

Sandler, Irving. From Avant-Garde to Pluralism: An On-the-Spot History. Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2006.

Sartorius, Tara Cady. "Escape Artist." Arts & Activities vol. 140 (November 2006).

Schwarz, Dieter. Plane/Figure: Amerikanische Kunst aus Schweizer Privatsammlungen und aus dem Kunstmuseum. Winterthur / Dusseldorf: Kunstmuseum Winterthur / Richter, 2006.

Sims, Lowery Stokes. The Persistence of Geometry: Form, Content, and Culture in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2006.

The Watercolors of Al Held. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 2006.


Butler, Sharon L. "Artists Retreat." Brooklyn Rail (October 2007).

Cabrera, David. "Art in Review." New York Times (August 31, 2007).

Dervaux, Isabelle. Americans in Paris: Abstract Painting in the Fifties. New York: Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 2007.

"Don't Miss: Al Held Stained Glass." Orlando Sentinel (September 21, 2007).

Dunlap, David W. "Train to the Museum? You're Already There." New York Times (January 21, 2007).

Genocchio, Benjamin. "Form's Forefront." Art + Auction (December 31, 2007).

Humblet, Claudine. The New American Abstraction, 1950–1970. Milano: Skira, 2007.

Kirwin, Liza. Artists in Their Studios: Images from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. New York: Collins Design, 2007.

Maine, Stephen. "Welcome to the Junkyard." New York Sun (July 23, 2007).

Pfaff, Judy. Judy Pfaff: New Prints + Drawings. New Paltz, NY: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, 2007.

Roberts, Diana Lyn. "Great Halls of Fire." San Antonio Current (July 10, 2007).

Sanchez, Anna-Marie. Grand Gestures: The Gordon F. Hampton Collection. Long Beach, CA: University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, 2007.

Schwendener, Martha. "Americans in Paris: Abstract Painting in the Fifties." New York Times (September 17, 2007).

United States Courthouse: Orlando, Florida. Washington, D.C.: US General Services Administration, 2007.


Al Held: The Evolution of Style. Long Beach, CA: University Art Museum, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 2008.

"Al Held: The Evolution of Style." Los Angeles Times (June 26, 2008).

Bermudez, Julian. "Plenty of Style in Latest University Art Museum Exhibit." Grunion Gazette (July 10, 2008).

Bishop, Budd Harris. Paradigms and the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection. Gainesville, FL: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 2008.

Boyar, Jay. "Justice is Gorgeous." Orlando Magazine (January 2008).

de Chassey, Eric. Pas de Deux: Les Artistes Americaines a Paris, 1946–1965. Paris: Norma Editions, 2008.

Eisenhart, Mary. "Don't Miss: Abstract Mash-Up." San Francisco Chronicle (October 16, 2008).

Feinstein, Roni. Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art. Chapel Hill, NC: Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, 2008.

Filler, Martin. Al Held: Paintings 1979–1993. London / New York: Waddington Galleries / Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2008.

Friedland, Marianne. Al Held: The Watercolor Paintings. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 2008.

Heartney, Eleanor. Al Held: Watercolors. San Francisco: John Berggruen Gallery, 2008.

Heartney, Eleanor. GSA Art in Architecture: Selected Artworks 1997–2008. Washington, D.C.: General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, 2008.

Johnson, Ken. "Al Held." New York Times (November 28, 2008).

Kirwin, Liza. Speaking of Art: Selections from the Archives of American Art Oral History Collection, 1958–2008. Washington, D.C. / Falls Village, CT: Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution / Winterhouse Editions, 2008.

New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection. New York: Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 2008.

York, Emily. Magical Secrets About Aquatint: Spit Bite, Sugar Lift & Other Etched Tones Step-By-Step. San Francisco: Crown Point Press, 2008.


Baker, Kenneth. "Stanford's Essential Overview of Modern Pop Art." San Francisco Chronicle (April 26, 2009).

Feaver, William. "Al Held." ARTnews vol. 108 (February 2009).

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Feinstein, Roni. Circa 1959. New York: Jacobson Howard Gallery, 2009.

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Kemp, Willi. Begegnung mit Künstlern: Fotos von Willi Kemp von 1960 bis 2009. Bonen / Dusseldorf: Kettler / Museum Kunstpalast, 2009.

Kennedy, Brian. Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art. Hanover, NH: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College / University Press of New England, 2009.

Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.

Rush, Michael. The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2009.

Stern, Robert A. M. Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings and Projects 2004–2009. New York: Monacelli Press, 2009.

Stillman, Nick. "Al Held: Paul Kasmin Gallery." Artforum (February 2009).

Wolff, Elaine. "Growing in the Dark." San Antonio Current (February 25, 2009).


"Al Held, Concrete Abstraction." Time Out New York (December 8, 2010).

Al Held: Selected Works. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 2010.

Bui, Phong. "Pearlstein/Held: Five Decades." Brooklyn Rail (February 2010).

Goodrich, John. "At the Galleries: Pearlstein/Held: Five Decades." CityArts vol. 2 (January 12, 2010).

Haven, Cynthia. "It's Extreme: Cantor's Contemporary Art Gallery Gets New Look." Stanford Report (December 10, 2010).

Hedlund, Ann Lane. Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

MacAdam, Alfred. "Philip Pearlstein and Al Held." ARTnews vol. 109 (April 2010).

McClaran, Tamara. "J. Johnson Gallery Show a Study in Black and White." Florida Times-Union (September 6, 2010).

Panero, James. "Gallery Chronicle." New Criterion (January 2010).

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s. San Antonio, TX / Cambridge, MA: San Antonio Museum of Art / MIT Press, 2010.

Tuchman, Maurice. Artists at Max's Kansas City 1965–1974: Hetero-Holics and Some Women Too. New York: Loretta Howard Gallery, 2010.

Westfall, Stephen. Held: Concrete Abstraction. New York: Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, 2010.

Wiehager, Renate. Minimalism and After: Tradition und Tendenzen Minimalistischer Kunst von 1950 bis Heute: Neuerwerbungen fur die Sammlung 2000 bis 2010 [Tradition and Tendencies of Minimalism from 1950 to the Present: New Acquisitions for the Collection 2000 to 2010]. Ostfildern: Hanje Cantz, 2010.

Wilkin, Karen. "At the Galleries." Hudson Review (Winter 2010).

Worssam, Nancy. "Seattle's Wright Exhibition Space Makes Big Impression with Big Paintings." Seattle Times (February 27, 2010).


Die Sammlung Kemp: Teil II. Bonen/Westfalen, Germany: Verlag Kettler, 2011.

Doll, Nancy M. Weatherspoon Art Museum: 70 Years of Collecting. Greensboro, NC: Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2011.

Ganson, Adelia. Divergent Consistencies. Kansas City, MO: Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO,

Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011.

Johnson, Ken. Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art. London: Prestel, 2011.

Marbut, Max. "Plenty of Public Art Downtown." Jacksonville Daily Record (March 11, 2011).

McClemont, Doug. "Al Held: Craig F. Starr." ARTnews (November 2011).

Pascale, Mark. Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn, Jr. Collection. Chicago, IL / New Haven, CT: Art Institute of Chicago / Yale University Press, 2011.

Smith, Roberta. "Al Held Paintings 1959." New York Times (August 12, 2011).

Tuchman, Phyllis. Al Held: Paintings 1959. New York: Craig F. Starr Gallery, 2011.


Brown, Kathan. Know That You Are Lucky: A Memoir. San Francisco: Crown Point Press, 2012.

Chaffee, Cathleen. Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary art from the Charles B. Benenson collection at the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Dreishpoon, Douglas. Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2012.

Friedland, Marianne. Al Held: Space, Scale and Time. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 2012.

Gasser, Martin. Gegenlicht Kurt Blum: Fotografien. Zurich: Limmat Verlag, 2012.

Hinkson, Lauren. Il Guggenheim: l'Avanguardia Americana 1945–1980. Milano: Skira, 2012.

Kennedy, Garry Neill. The Last Art College: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968–1978. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization: 1973–2005. New Haven, CT / Lucerne, Switzerland: Yale University Press / Posen Foundation, 2012.

Wright, Virginia. The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945–1975, from the Washington Art Consortium Collection. Pullman, WA: Museum of Art, Washington State University, 2012.


"Al Held: Alphabet Paintings." Time Out New York (March 12, 2013).

Greenwald, Xico. "Two Approaches to Abstraction." New York Sun (March 24, 2013).

Heinrich, Will. "Al Held: Alphabet Paintings at Cheim & Read." New York Observer (March 12, 2013).

Johnson, Ken. "Al Held: Alphabet Paintings." New York Times (March 22, 2013).

Kazakina, Katya. "Basquiat, Zwirner's New Gallery, Giant Al Held: Hot Art." Bloomberg (March 6, 2013).

Matlin, Clay. "The Heroism of the Middle: Al Held's Alphabet Paintings." GC Advocate (April 26, 2013).

Rhodes, David. "Al Held Alphabet Paintings." Brooklyn Rail (April 2013).

Storr, Robert. Al Held: Alphabet Paintings. New York: Cheim & Read, 2013.

Tully, Judd. "A Study in Contrasts." Art + Auction (April 2013).

Yau, John. "The Connoisseurship of Al Held." Hyperallergic (March 17, 2013).


Allen, Gwen. A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. New York: Prestel, 2014.

Bautista, Susana Smith. The Daniel Saxon & Channing Chase Art Collection. Los Angeles: Daniel Saxon and Channing Chase, 2014.

Bloodgood, Sandra. New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design. New York: Monacelli Press, 2014.

Cooper, Harry. Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950–1975. Williamstown, MA: Clark Art Institute, 2014.

Eight Begin: Artists’ Memories of Starting Out. Waterville, ME / New York: Colby College Museum of Art / Libellum, 2014.

Friedland, Marianne. Al Held: Scale. Naples, FL: Marianne Friedland Gallery, 2014.


Craig-Martin, Michael. On Being an Artist. London: art/books, 2015.

Dackerman, Susan. Corita Kent and the Language of Pop. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Art Museums, 2015.

Kinsman, Jane. Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection. Canberra, A.C.T.: National Gallery of Australia, 2015.

Knafo, Robert. Al Held: Armatures 1953–1954. New York: Cheim & Read, 2015.

Ratcliff, Carter. "The Imaginary Real." Art & Antiques vol. 38 (December 2014–January 2015).

Rose, Barbara. Al Held: Particular Paradox. New York: Van Doren Waxter, 2015.

Russo, Jillian. On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York. New York: Art Students League of New York, 2015.

Sandler, Irving. Swept Up by Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era. Brooklyn, NY: Rail Editions, 2015.


Agee, William C. Modern Art in America, 1908–68. London / New York: Phaidon, 2016.

Al Held: Brushstrokes: India Ink Drawings from 1960. New York: Van Doren Waxter, 2016.

"Al Held: The Conversant Artist." Brooklyn Rail (March 4, 2016).

American Art’s Power: Masterpieces of Iwaki City Art Museum. Hekinan City, Japan: Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016.

Archias, Elise. The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016.

Bacon, Alex. Al Held: Black and White Paintings, 1967–1969. New York: Cheim & Read, 2016.

Bui, Phong. "Al Held Brushstrokes: India Ink Drawings from 1960." Brooklyn Rail (July 11, 2016).

Hesse, Eva. Eva Hesse: Diaries. New Haven, CT: Hauser & Wirth in association with Yale University Press, 2016.

Judkis, Maura. "Old and New Angles on Art." Washington Post Weekend (September 30, 2016).

Lakin, Max. "Little-Seen Works From an Artist Who Influenced Stella and Kelly." T: New York Times Style Magazine (May 2, 2016).

Meixner, Christiane. "Smoke and Nails." Der Tagesspiegel (August 9, 2016).


Bernstein, Roslyn. "Creative, Cranky, and Controversial: Recalling Artists’ Collectives of the Late ’50s and Early ’60s." Guernica (February 9, 2017).

Capdevila, Elisa. Des Americains a Paris: Artistes et Bohemes dans la France de l'Apres-Guerre. Malakoff, France: Armand Colin, 2017.

Mattison, Robert. Expanding Space: Ronald Bladen, Al Held, Yvonne Rainer, George Sugarman. New York: Loretta Howard Gallery, 2017.

Menand, Louis. "Thirteen Crucial Years for Art in Downtown New York." New Yorker (March 28, 2017).

Piseno, Tabitha. "The Horizontal at Cheim & Read." Artforum (August 2017).

Rachleff, Melissa. Inventing Downtown: Artist Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965. New York: Grey Art Gallery, New York University and Delmonico / Prestel, 2017.

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Cheim & Reid Twenty One. Bologna: Damiani, 2019.

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The Responsive Eye. New York: Miles McEnery Gallery, 2019.


50 Years: 1970–2020. San Francisco: Berggruen Gallery, 2020.

Chen, Cara. "Space Oddity." The Standard, Hong Kong (January 3, 2020).

Lubow, Arthur. "How New York's Jewish Museum Anticipated the Avant-Garde." New York Times Style Magazine (July 23, 2020).


"16 Museum Directors Show Us the Art That Hangs in Their Offices, From Richard Armstrong's Al Held, to Zoé Whitley's Lynette Yiadom-Boakye." artnet (June 3, 2021).

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