Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties. Exh. cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981.
An American Choice: The Muriel Kallis Newman Collection. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981.
Philip Guston: Sus Ultimos Anos. Exh. cat. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1981.
Berman, Greta, and Jeffrey Wechsler. Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American Painting, 1940–1960. Exh. cat. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Art Gallery, 1981.
Twentieth-Century Drawings: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Dover Publications, 1981.
A New Spirit in Painting. Exh. cat. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1981.
Wilson, Richard. August 22: For Mixed Chorus, Percussion, and Piano. Poem by John Unterecker. [United States]: Boosey & Hawkes, 1981. Musical score.
XIX and XX Century Master Paintings. Exh. cat. New York: Acquavella Galleries, 1981.
Cummings, Paul. Drawing Acquisitions, 1978–1981. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1981.
Philip Guston 1980/The Last Works. Exh. cat. Essay by Morton Feldman. Washington D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1981.