The 2024 Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk ~ May 18th

 

 

 

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 A prestigious roster of 64 internationally acclaimed galleries will open their doors for tours and discussions of their current exhibitions during the Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2024 on Saturday, May 18 from 11am-6pm. The annual event encompasses many of the foremost galleries located on Madison Avenue between East 57th and East 86th streets and the adjoining side streets. 

Wayne Thiebaud, Single and Doubledecker, 1998, Oil on canvas board; 11 x 14 inches. © Wayne Thiebaud Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY at Acquavella Galleries

Free and open to the public, visits to the roster of 64 participating Madison Avenue galleries offer the opportunity to discover, learn and have access to view current collections, meet the artists, and attend a wide range of talks and tours conducted by gallery curators. 

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‘Wayne Thiebaud: Summer Days’ at Acquavella Galleries

 

 

 

Wayne Thiebaud in the exhibition Summer Days at Acquavella Galleries, 2024

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to Wayne Thiebaud: Summer Days, which will be on view from April 26th through June 14th in New York. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation, presents works from multiple decades of the artist’s career and tracks his sustained interest in recurring subject matter, here offering a nostalgic look at American life passing through the heat of summer. In Summer Days the artist’s many paintings play with both present and past, tasking the viewer to relax amongst scenes of warmth, indulgence, and distant serenity. Rendered in candy-colored impasto, the exhibition includes examples of Thiebaud’s paintings of sweets, hot dogs, bathing suits, and whirling beach scenes, among other subjects.

Here are a few photo’s from an exhibition where the ice cream in these gorgeous paintings almost looks like they’re melting.

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‘Antony Gormley: Aerial’ at White Cube New York

 

 

 

Antony Gormley, BIG SIDLE, 2023, Cast iron 267.8 x 87.5 x 63.5 cm. Photograph by Stephen White & Co. © the artist

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Aerial’, an exhibition by Antony Gormley, in which the artist considers sculpture as an instrument for proprioception – the body’s innate capacity to sense and perceive its position, movements and orientation in relation to itself and the environment. The exhibition features two recent developments in Gormley’s practice: one explores physical proximity in mass and scale, where two over-life-size bodies merge as one, while the other endeavours to catalyse space almost without mass. On view April 30th.

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‘Yves Klein and the Tangible World’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Yves Klein in front of his Anthropometris (ANT 50, ANT 54), 1961. Photograph © René Burr i- Magnum. © The Estate of Yves Klein c/o Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Parisand courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

On April 11, 2024, Lévy Gorvy Dayan will open Yves Klein and the Tangible World, an exhibition devoted to the engagement of the body in the visionary French artist’s oeuvre. Curated in collaboration with the Yves Klein Foundation, the presentation brings together nearly 30 examples of Yves Klein’s Anthropométries (1960–62) and Peintures de feu (Fire Paintings, 1960–62), as well as Sculpture tactile(Tactile Sculpture, conceived c. 1957) in the first focused juxtaposition of these works.

Take note that on the occasion of the exhibition, Lévy Gorvy Dayan will present a performance of Klein’s Monotone-Silence Symphony at S. James’ Church, New York, on Wednesday, May 1st, at 6:30pm.

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Huma Bhabha at David Zwirner Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2023; Ink, acrylic, pastel, and collage on paper. 51 7/8 x 51 7/8 inches (131.8 x 131.8 cm). Framed: 57 x 57 inches (144.8 x 144.8 cm). Image courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery.

David Zwirner is pleased to present concurrent exhibitions of work by Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street and 34 East 69th Street locations in New York. These are the gallery’s first presentations of Bhabha’s work since the announcement of her representation in 2022, and they follow the artist’s 2023 solo exhibition at M Leuven, Belgium, which recently traveled to MO.CO., Montpellier, France. In March 2024, three sculptures by Bhabha will be specially featured in the retrospective exhibition Julie Mehretu: Ensemble at Palazzo Grassi, Venice. In April 2024, a large-scale installation by Bhabha, commissioned by Public Art Fund, will be unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York.

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‘Richard Hunt: Masterworks’ to Open at White Cube New York

 

 

 

Richard Hunt, Coil, 1966, Welded copper 78.7 x 63.5 x 91.4 cm/31 x 25 x 36 in. © Richard Hunt. Photo © Ron Amstutz

White Cube New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Richard Hunt (1935–2023). One of the preeminent American sculptors of the 20th century, Hunt’s hybrid creations are characterized by an exploration of dualities – the natural and the industrial, the surreal and the abstract, the geometric and the organic.

Opening on 13 March 2024, Early Masterworks is the gallery’s first exhibition by the artist, and the second-largest gathering of his works in the city for over 50 years, bringing together over 25 important examples from the early part of his oeuvre.

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The Guggenheim Presents By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, Unveiling in March

 

 

 

Mark Bradford, Daddy Daddy Daddy, 2001. Mixed media on canvas, 71 3/4 x 83 3/4 x 3 1/16 in. (182.2 x 212.7 x 7.8 cm) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed ty the Young Collectors Council 2001. 72 © Mark Bradford. Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

One of the most salient features of modern and contemporary art is the tendency, and desire, to abandon traditional creative practice, enacting both literal and figurative experimentations beyond the studio. Opening on March 15, 2024, the Guggenheim Museum will present By Way Of: Material and Motion in the Guggenheim Collection, an exhibition that will examine artists on the move, demonstrating how saturated contemporary art has become with extramural modes of thinking and working. Spanning the 1960s to the present day, the exhibition will offer a suite of artworks from the museum’s permanent collection and is particularly inspired by the D.Daskalopoulos Collection Gift.

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‘Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Artist Tu Hongtao i front of ‘The Corrupted Garden of Eden’ 2020-2023.  Image courtesy Tu Hongtao Studio.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce the first New York exhibition with Chinese painter Tu Hongtao, opening February 22, 2024, at 19 East 64th Street. Tu Hongtao: Beyond Babel presents sweeping compositions in sumptuous hues that advance the artist’s use of abstraction as a means to engage with memory, landscape, and society, as well as art history, theory, and poetry.

Introducing more than thirty new works, the exhibition unveils significant developments in Tu’s practice since his first exhibition in 2020 with the gallery in Hong Kong.

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Salon 94 Unveils the Exhibition ‘Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters’

 

 

 

Installation view, Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters, 2024. The Wood Room, Nongirrna Marawili. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein

Spanning Salon 94’s landmark 3 East 89th Street building, Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters presents works by seven renowned senior women artists from Australia. From the deserts, Pitjantjatjara women Betty Muffler and Maringka Burton work from—and heal—the arid, sun-scorched Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankuntjatjarra (APY) Lands, while Pintupi artists Mantua Nangala and Yukultji Napangati paint stories belonging to women in the remote communities where they live and work. By contrast, the rich traditions and coastal landscapes of northern Arnhem Land are reflected in the colorful, expressive paintings of Yolŋu artists Dhambit Munuŋgurr and Noŋgirrŋa Marawili on eucalyptus bark and board, while Kaiadilt artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori feverishly painted her relationship to her traditional home of Bentinck Island in an unprecedented outburst of creative energy and aesthetic reconfiguration.

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Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló at Acquavella Galleries

 

 

 

Installation view of Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló, on view at Acquavella Galleries in New York, Winter 2024. Left to right: Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme nue (Paris, autumn/winter 1906); Francis Bacon, Study for a Portrait of John Edwards (1986); Henri Laurens, La Lune (1946); Edouard Vuillard, Autoportrait dans un miroir (c. 1887-88); Camille Pissarro, Le relais de poste sur la route de Versailles, Louveciennes (1871); Pablo Picasso, Le peintre et son modele dans un paysage (1963).

Acquavella Galleries opened its doors to Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló. a group exhibition of modern and contemporary artworks. Open through March 29, 2024, the exhibition’s featured artists include Francis Bacon, Miquel Barceló, Pierre Bonnard, Louise Bourgeois, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, Lucian Freud, Jasper Johns, Henri Laurens, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, Wayne Thiebaud, and Édouard Vuillard.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Present ‘Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting’

 

 

 

Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting at The Met
Image caption: An Elephant and Keeper, India, Mughal, ca. 1650-60. Opaque color and gold on paper. Howard Hodgkin Collection, Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Acquisitions, Harris Brisbane Dick, and 2020 Benefit Funds; Howard S. and Nancy Marks, Lila Acheson Wallace, and Friends of Islamic Art Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest; and funds from various donors, 2022 (2022.187)

Widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind, British artist Howard Hodgkin’s collection of Indian paintings includes works created at the Mughal, Deccan, Rajput, and Pahari courts dating from the 16th to the 19th century. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 6, 2024, the exhibition Indian Skies: The Howard Hodgkin Collection of Indian Court Painting will present a unique and personal vision of India’s great painting tradition through newly acquired works from the artist’s collection. In 2022, The Met announced a major acquisition of more than 80 drawings and paintings from the Howard Hodgkin Collection.

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Theaster Gates: Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me to Open at White Cube New York on January 26th

 

 

 

Exhibition ‘Theaster Gates: Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me’ at White Cube New York. Photo credit:© Roberta Fineberg

White Cube is pleased to present ‘Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me’ by Theaster Gates, the artist’s first solo exhibition at White Cube New York, located at 1002 Madison Avenue.

The title of the exhibition honours the 1970s duet ‘Be Real Black For Me’ by Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. Drawing from the echoed repetition of the phrase ‘hold me’ midway through the song, Gates explores the connections between music, composition, and the complex interactions between artistry and mental health, acknowledging the truth of Hathaway’s own profound struggles with fame and creative transmission during his lifetime.

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4heads Presents ‘Portal: Shifting Landscapes’

 

 

 

Installation view, Portal: Shifting Landscape. Image courtesy 4heads

Portal: Shifting Landscapes is an event created by organizers and artists working together to share art in a space donated by ChaShaMa. This collaboration brings artists and community members together in ways that build relationships and unlock creativity.

The exhibition will be on view from January 27 to February 10, 2024 at 340 East 64th Street, NYC. An Opening Reception will be held on January 27th from 6-9pm.

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Mary Weatherford: Sea and Space to Open at Gagosian

 

 

 

Mary Weatherford, Small Terracotta Event, 2023, Flashe on Linen, 79 x 93 inches (200.7 x 236.2 cm) © Mary Weatherford. Photo: FredikNilsen Studio Courtesy the artist and Ga.gosian

The paintings are inspired by the color of the forest and the sea.

—Mary Weatherford

Gagosian is pleased to announce Sea and Space, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Mary Weatherford at the gallery’s 980 Madison Avenue location from January 18 to March 2.

Dominated by the color green, Weatherford’s new paintings make visual reference to arboreal and aquatic environments. Some of them also revivify the pairing of empyreal and oceanic imagery that appeared in her work decades ago. There are allusions, too, to outer space, an interest reflected in and maintained by Weatherford’s collection of NASA photographs and by her visits to the Hayden Planetarium in New York.

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‘Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Abdoulaye Konaté, Luna bleue. Image courtesy of the artist and Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is thrilled to announce its first New York exhibition with Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté, opening January 16, 2024, at the gallery’s landmark Beaux-Arts-style townhouse. Abdoulaye Konaté: Lune bleue presents richly chromatic, monumental works that unite investigations of form and color with symbolic references drawn from a wealth of sources in West Africa and beyond. Introducing nine new works alongside the titular composition Lune bleue, theexhibition marks the artist’s first presentation in New York since 2019.

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‘Walasse Ting: New York, New York’ to be Inaugural Exhibition for Alisan Fine Arts Gallery in the U.S.

 

 

 

Walasse Ting, Reclining Nude Beauty Watching Love Birds, 1990s; Chinese ink & acrylic on rice paper; 96 x 179 cm, Courtesy Alisan Fine Arts

Alisan Fine Arts, a stalwart of the Hong Kong art scene since its establishment in 1981, is proud to announce the opening of a new gallery location in New York City’s Upper East Side on November 30th, 2023. Known for its dedication to Chinese diaspora artists and contemporary Chinese ink art, Alisan Fine Arts continues its legacy of bridging East and West with this exciting expansion.

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The Guggenheim Museum of Art Announces Open Call for 2024 Poet-in-Residence

 

 

 

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Applications accepted through January 31, 2024, for a poet with an interest in taking poetry beyond the page.

The Guggenheim Museum and the Academy of American Poets are launching an open call for the third annual Poet-in-Residence position, seeking a contemporary poet with a strong interest in art and public engagement. The selected Poet-in-Residence, working with the Guggenheim and the Academy of American Poets, will create and fulfill a project that takes poetry beyond the page and enlivens the museum experience for visitors and audiences. Poetry has long been celebrated at the Guggenheim, beginning with the Academy of American Poets’ presentation of poetry readings in the Peter B. Lewis Theater in 1963.

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Last Chance to Visit Frick Madison at Historic Breuer Building, Closing March 3, 2024

 

 

 

The Frick Madison

New York (December 7, 2023)—This winter, New Yorkers and other art enthusiasts will have their final opportunity to experience Frick Madison, the acclaimed temporary home of The Frick Collection. Frick Madison will close its doors on March 3, 2024, as the institution begins preparing for its move back to its historic home at 1 East 70th Street, which is now nearing the completion of a significant renovation and enhancement project. The museum and library will reopen in the Frick’s newly renovated buildings in late 2024. Comments Ian Wardropper, the Frick’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Director, “We will savor our remaining weeks in the Breuer building, which has provided such a unique setting for our permanent collection during the past two and a half years. This remarkable space has provided up-close viewing opportunities for our reframed collections. We have enjoyed presenting the Frick’s iconic Vermeers, Rembrandts, and other Old Masters—as well as sculptures, porcelains, rugs, bronzes, and decorative arts objects—grouped in ways not possible in the historic mansion. The Frick’s beloved St. Francis in the Desert by Bellini, installed at Frick Madison in a chapel-like space, has been a particular favorite for visitors, many returning again and again to be inspired by this serene and moving masterpiece. Others consider the presentation of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Progress of Love—a “deconstructed Fragonard Room,” if you will—to be their favorite Frick Madison display, enjoying the eighteenth-century French panels by the light of architect Marcel Breuer’s signature trapezoidal window. It has been extremely gratifying to have our efforts at Frick Madison praised by Frick devotees and critics alike, which in turn has helped us to reach new audiences unfamiliar with the institution’s masterworks. During the next three months, we look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to be inspired one final time by Frick Madison, before closing the doors of this once-in-a-lifetime installation.”

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The 37th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue set for December 2nd

 

 

 

Image courtesy Madison Avenue BID

The 37th Annual Miracle on Madison Avenue will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Madison Avenue between 57th and 86th streets. For every purchase made at participating boutiques, restaurants, and galleries*, 20% will benefit The Society of MSK’s initiatives at MSK Kids, the pediatric program at MSK. With your help, we can do more to make real miracles happen for families facing pediatric cancer.

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Hauser & Wirth Presents the Two-Venue Project, ‘RETROaction’

 

 

 

 

Installation view, ‘The Whitney Biennial’, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY, 1993 © Ida Applebroog, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

In the early 1990s, a new generation of artists in the United States were using exhibitions to share their outlooks on the social and political turbulence of the time. Two of those exhibitions—which opened in the same year—were the 1993 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and ‘Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism,’ curated by artist Charles Gaines at the University Art Gallery (UAG), University of California, Irvine.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of these landmark shows, Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present ‘RETROaction,’ a two-venue project that will begin at its Upper East Side location in 2023 and continue at its Downtown Los Angeles gallery in 2024. Many of the artists who participated in the seminal exhibitions that inspired ‘RETROaction’ are today recognized as having established the terms of critical cultural debates in the early 1990s. Eight of these artists also now work with Hauser & Wirth.

Artists include Ida Applebroog, Charles Gaines, Mike Kelley, Zoe Leonard, Glenn Ligon, Cindy Sherman, Gary Simmons and Lorna Simpson with Kevin Beasley, Torkwase Dyson,, Leslie Hewitt and Rashid Johnson.

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Jenna Gribbon: The Honeymoon Show! on View at Lévy Gorvy Dayan

 

 

 

Portrait of Jenna Gribbon at Lévy Gorvy Dayan. Image credit: © Roberta Fineberg

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Brooklyn- based artist Jenna Gribbon, opening Thursday, November 9, 2023. The Honeymoon Show!—presented in collaboration with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn—is a dual examination of intimacy and subjecthood represented through portraits of the artist’s wife, Mackenzie Scott. The exhibition is portrayed in two acts—with scenes from the couple’s honeymoon in Thailand juxtaposed against theatrically posed portraits of Scott, a musician who performs under the name Torres. Unraveling the dichotomies between fact and fiction, public and private, spontaneity and forethought, Gribbon explores the transformative act of looking through her vibrant new body of work. In a new essay, Alison M. Gingeras writes, “The act of looking—the consensual, two-way scopophilia between artist and muse— and creating agency for the person being watched (and portrayed) are leitmotifs that run throughout Gribbon’s oeuvre.”

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‘Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer’ on view at Salon 94

 

 

 

Karon Davis, Beauty Must Suffer Installation View. Image courtesy: Photo by Elisabeth Bernstein. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94.

Currently on view at Salon 94, Karon Davis: Beauty Must Suffer, an exquisite exhibition tracing the life and labor of Black dancers, from the first encounter with the barre to the final bow.  The exhibition will be on view to December 23, 2023, coinciding with The High Line commission, Curtain Call, on view at 23rd Street.

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Ad Reinhardt (1913~1967) to Open at David Zwirner East 69th Street

 

 

 

Image: Ad Reinhardt, Untitled, c. 1940.© Anna Reinhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2023.

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work from the 1940s by Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) at the gallery’s East 69th Street location in New York. Organized in collaboration with the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, this will be the third solo exhibition of Reinhardt’s work at David Zwirner, following major presentations of his black paintings in 2013 and his blue paintings in 2017. On view November 1, 2023 through January 27, 2024.

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The Art Show (ADAA) Set for November 2-5 at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

 

The Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue at 66th Street, NYC

New York City) The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is proud to announce programming for the 35th edition of The Art Show, one of the longest-running fairs in the country. Founded in 1989 as a means to bring together some of the country’s top galleries to showcase incisively curated exhibitions of both historical and contemporary works, the fair donates all admissions proceeds to Henry Street Settlement, the social services organization that has aided New Yorkers—raising $36 million to date and making it the city’s premier philanthropic art fair. Coinciding with the 130th anniversary of the Settlement, the 2023 edition will return to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from November 2-5, with the annual Benefit Preview on Wednesday, November 1.

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‘Tracey Emin: Lovers Grave’ to Open at White Cube New York in November

 

 

 

Tracey Emin, And It was Love, 2023. Acrylic on canvas. 80 7/8 x 110 1/16 in. | (205.5 x 279.5 cm).
© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2023. Photo © Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

‘Lovers Grave’ is the inaugural solo exhibition at White Cube’s New York gallery at 1002 Madison Avenue. Tracey Emin’s (b. 1963, London) first show in the city in almost 8 years brings together new paintings and works on paper completed in her studios in London and Margate, UK. Opening November 4th.

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The Newly Acquired Portrait ‘Bélizaire and the Frey Children’ Now on View at The Met + Reopening of Galleries Dedicated to European Paintings

 

 

 

mage: Attributed to Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (Franco-American, Maastricht (then under French rule) 1801–1888 Paris), Bélizaire and the Frey Children, ca. 1837, oil on canvas, 47 1/4 × 36 1/4 in. (120 × 92.1 cm). Purchase, Acquisitions Fund, Brooke Russell Astor Bequest, Friends of the American Wing Fund, Muriel J. Kogan Bequest, and funds from various donors, 2023 (2023.317). Photo by Richard Lee, courtesy of The Met.

Here’s some news that will make your Monday a whole lot sweeter. The Met’s newly acquired painting Bélizaire and the Frey Children, attributed to Jacques Guillaume Lucien Amans (Franco-American, Maastricht (then under French rule) 1801–1888 Paris), is now on view in Gallery 756 of the American Wing.

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The Met Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Arts of Korea Gallery

 

 

 

mage caption: Kwon Young-woo (권영우, 1926–2013). Untitled, 1984. Ink and gouache on hanji (Korean paper), 88 3/16 x 66 15/16 in. (224 x 170 cm). Courtesy of Kwon Young-woo Estate. Image courtesy of Leeum Museum of Art, Seoul.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the exhibition Lineages: Korean Art at The Met, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Arts of Korea gallery. The exhibition will showcase 30 objects dating from the 12th century to the present day, including works acquired by the Museum in the last 25 years, paired with important international loans of 20th-century art. Some of the objects will rotate during the run of the exhibition. Through four themes—lines, things, places, and people—the exhibition will display the history of Korean art in broad strokes. On view November 7th.

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Marta Minujin: Arte! Arte! Arte! to Open at The Jewish Museum in November

 

 

 

Marta Minujín in her studio on rue Delambre in Paris, with her first multicolored mattresses, 1963. Marta Minujín Archive. © Marta Minujín, courtesy of Henrique Faria, New York and Herlitzka & Co., Buenos Aires.

Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte! will include nearly 100 works organized to reflect Minujín’s bold experimentation over six decades. The exhibition will chart Minujín’s influential career in Buenos Aires as well as time spent in Paris, New York, and Washington, DC, through a range of pioneering, mattress-based soft sculptures; fluorescent large-scale paintings; psychedelic drawings and performances; and vintage film footage. The artist’s ephemeral works – happenings, participatory installations, and monumental public art – will be presented through rarely-seen photographs, video, and other documentation.

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‘Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility’ to Open at The Guggenheim Museum in October

 

 

 

Doris Salcedo, Disremembered X, 2020/2021. Sewing needles and silk thread,, four pieces, dimensions variable. Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. © Doris Salcedo. Photo: Ron Amstutz, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland.

The Guggenheim Museum presents Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility, a major exhibition predicated on a duality: works of art that present the figure, yet obscure it in some way, thus existing at the “edge of visibility.” The exhibition asserts that these experimentations in figuration across media—painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video, and installation—articulate pressing questions around what it means to be seen, not seen, or erased in society. On view from October 20, 2023, through April 7, 2024, the exhibition features 28 artists and fills all six ramps of the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda.

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Bronze Sculpture of the Whimsical Traveler ‘The Little Prince’ Unveiled in the Villa Albertine Garden & a Musical Play Celebrating 80th Anniversary of the Publication at National Arts Club

 

 

 

The Little Prince, sculpture by artist Jean-Marc de Pas. Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary, the prince himself has made his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna unveiled a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas was spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

In addition, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II, the National Arts Club will host a musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The Event will take place at National Arts Club on November 21st at 6:30pm. Free with Registration.

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Villa Albertine Announces 2023 Fall Season with Spotlight on Museums, Literature, Dance & Residencies

 

 

 

Fallen Tree (2011) by YMER&MALTA/Benjamin Graindorge in the Marble Room at Villa albertine HQ. Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan Courtesy of Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine today announced its fall 2023 season: a packed schedule of performances, artists talks, and cultural events aimed at building exchange and collaboration between creative communities in the US, France, and beyond.

*Save the Date for the unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ on September 20th.

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‘The Geometry of Modernism: Vintage Photographs’ at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Elio Luxardo (Italian-Brazilian, 1908-1969), F.T. Marinetti, 1930, Vintage gelatin silver print. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to The Geometry of Modernism: Vintage Photographs on September 13th.

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Jim Nutt: Shouldn’t We Be More Careful? ~ a Solo Exhibition at David Nolan Gallery

 

 

 

Jim Nutt (b. 1938); Untitled, 2022. signed and dated on verso graphite on paper, 15 x 14 in (38.1 x 35.6 cm) (NUTT0697). Image courtesy David Nolan Gallery.

David Nolan Gallery is pleased to announcea solo exhibition of 23 recent drawings by Jim Nutt (b. 1938, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; BFA 1967, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), marking the artist’s first show of new work in over a decade. Organized in close collaboration with Nutt, the exhibition showcases the four-decade stylistic culmination of his richly referential, subtly sinister ‘imaginary women’ portraits. The exhibition’s drawings were created between 2022 and 2023.

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Madison Avenue ‘Welcome Back Saturday’ Begins on September 9th!

 

 

 

It’s time to celebrate in style! To kick-off the arrival of the fall season, the Madison Avenue B.I.D. will host its annual Madison Avenue WELCOME BACK SATURDAY on Saturday, September 9 from 10am-6pm. Free and open to the public, the welcome mat is out in over 40 stores, galleries and businesses on the 29-blocks on Madison Avenue between East 57TH and East 86th Streets. To get everyone energized at high noon, the new Wellness+ Studio is holding a complementary fitness class at the Welcome Back stage at Madison Avenue & East 64h Street. Followed by the Dan Hanson Trio performing jazz from the stage from 1-4pm.

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Viewing Charles Simonds Tiny Clay Village ~ ‘Dwellings’ ~ in a Stairway in the Historic Breuer Building

 

 

 

Charles Simonds,, Dwellings, 1981 located on a shelf above the window on the 2nd floor in the stairwell at The Breuer Building

Located above the window, in the corner of the 2nd floor stairwell in the historic Breuer Building located at 945 Madison Avenue, is a small, permanent art installation by the artist Charles Simonds entitled Dwellings. It was commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1981 and is part of a series of three sculptures ~ one in this stairwell, and two located across the street. Let’s take a closer look.

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Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists to Open at Hauser & Wirth 69th Street, NYC

 

 

 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp in the planning office for the Aubette, Straßburg, France, 1927. Courtesy Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth and Hauser & Wirth. © Stiftung Arp e.V., Berlin/Rolandswerth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: unknown

Beginning 6 September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present a special exhibition juxtaposing key works by pioneering early 20th-century Swiss modernist Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) with works by three contemporary artists—Leonor Antunes, Ellen Lesperance and Nicolas Party. ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ highlights the versatility and enduring legacy of the Swiss avant-garde master. Through the sculptures, works on paper and textile on view, the practices of Antunes, Lesperance and Party resonate with that of Taeuber-Arp, underscoring the diversity and enduring influence of her radical interdisciplinary oeuvre.

On view through 4 November, ‘Exemplary Modern. Sophie Taeuber-Arp with Contemporary Artists’ has been organized by Tanya Barson.

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‘Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight’ to Open at Lévy Gorvy Dayan in September

 

 

 

IMAGE: Soulages in his studio, 2014 (Vincent Cunillėre). Image courtesy Lévy Gorvy Dayan.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan is pleased to present Pierre Soulages: From Midnight to Twilight, a major survey spanning seven decades of the artist’s career, with an emphasis on the 1950s-60s New York art establishment that fostered his early rise to global institutional recognition, as well as his later-career Outrenoir (“beyond black”) paintings, created between 1979 and 2019. Also presented are several 1990s works on paper that demonstrate the artist’s breadth of material mastery, including his brou de noix (walnut stain) medium. Commemorating the one-year anniversary of Soulages’ death last October at age 102, the exhibition is organized in collaboration with Soulages’ widow and partner of 80 years, Colette Soulages (b. 1919), and furthers Dominique Lévy’s and senior gallery partner Emilio Steinberger’s decades-long advocacy of and personal friendship with Colette and Pierre Soulages. The presentation marks the first full-building dedication to a single artist in the gallery’s new global flagship at 19 East 64 Street, a Beaux-Arts-style townhouse designed as an art gallery in the 1930s.

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‘Annette Cords: Delirious Disruptions’ at 1014 in September

 

 

 

Cover Image: Call On Me / Say It Softly, Hand-woven Jacquard tapestry, wool & cotton, 53.5 x 40.5 inches, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

1014’s fall season opens with Delirious Disruptions, a solo exhibition by Annette Cords featuring her Jacquard tapestries, works on paper, and digital prints. Through diverse media and approaches, the artist explores the material culture of the city and the layered messages that coexist, amplify, and void each other in the built environment. Curated by Jill Conner.

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The Guggenheim Museum Presents ‘Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s’

 

 

 

Jung Kanji, Kiss Me, 1967/2001. Mixed media, 47 1/4 x 78 3/4 x 9 11/16 in. (120 x 200 x 50 cm). ARARIO collection. © Jung Kangia/ARARIO Collection, courtesy Jung Kanji Estate and ARARIO Gallery. Photo: Hang Junho (image Zoom).

On September 1st, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s–1970s, the first North American museum exhibition dedicated to Korean Experimental art (silheom misul) and its artists, whose radical approach to materials and process produced some of the most significant avant-garde practices of the twentieth century.

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The Gracie Square Art Show 2023 to be Held on September 9 & 10 in Carl Schurz Park

 

 

 

Artist Lawrence Agnello, Mixed Media, at the Gracie Square Art Show, Booth #10, September 9 and 10 in Carl Schurz Park

The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy will be presenting the 49th Annual Gracie Square Art Show on the weekend of September 9 and 10, with over 100 regionally and nationally celebrated artists. The event will take place at East End Avenue and East 86th Street, and run from 10am to 5pm ~ rain or shine.

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Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at Frick Madison on View September, 2023

 

 

 

Lady Mama flanked at the exhibition’s entrance with Frick collection works by Jean Antoine Houdon; photo: George Koelle. Artwork by Barkley L. Hendricks © Barkley L. Hendricks; courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Since opening in 1935, The Frick Collection has inspired generations of artists who have engaged with the complex legacies and enduring importance of Old Master paintings. Barkley L. Hendricks was one such artist, and the Frick ~ with its iconic portraits by Rembrandt, Bronzino, Van Deck, and others ~ was one of Hendrick’s favorite museums. On view this fall at Frick Madison, Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick presents fourteen early works by this pioneering American artist who, beginning in the late 1960s, revolutionized contemporary portraiture by uniting portraits of Black figures with traditions of European painting. His work has inspired some of the most prominent artists of today, including Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley. Frick Madison is a particularly appropriate venue for this show, as it was in the Breuer building (then the home of the Whitney Museum of American Art) that Hendricks first showed his art in a New York City museum exhibition, in 1981.

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White Cube New York Announces Inaugural Exhibition, Opening October 3

 

 

 

White Cube New York Photo © White Cube (Nicholas Venezia).

White Cube is pleased to announce the opening of its first permanent New York gallery and its inaugural exhibition Chopped & Screwed, on view October 3 – 28, 2023. White Cube New York is located on the Upper East Side at 1002 Madison Avenue between 77th and 78th and is housed in a landmark building and former bank built for the Fulton Trust Company in 1930. Retaining many of its original exterior features, including a large flagpole and stone bust of the bank’s founder Robert Fulton on the top of the building, the interior has been fully renovated to accommodate three levels of exhibition space and private viewing rooms spanning over 8,000 square feet.

The inaugural exhibition, Chopped & Screwed, is curated by Courtney Willis Blair (Senior Director, US), and considers the use of sourcing and distortion in contemporary art to resist established systems of power and value.

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Celebrating Fête Nationale ~ Bastille Day 2023 in NYC

 

 

 

Bastille Day 2018 on 60th Street

Fête Nationale ~ also known as French National Day or Bastille Day ~ commemorates the start of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789. It’s an Event to celebrate here in New York City. Beginning with French Restaurant Week, here are a few suggestions.

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Frick Vermeers Return From Amsterdam, Now on view through March 3, 2024

 

 

 

Image: Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), Mistress and Maid, ca. 1666−67, oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 31 in. (90.2 x 78.7 cm), The Frick Collection, New York, photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.

The Frick Collection’s trio of paintings by famed seventeenth-century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has returned from Amsterdam to New York. From June 15 through the remainder of the institution’s temporary residency at Frick Madison, visitors can once again encounter in one room the Frick’s Officer and Laughing Girl, Girl Interrupted at Her Music, and Mistress and Maid. Recently reinstalled after their presentation in the Rijksmuseum’s landmark Vermeer exhibition, these three canvases by the “Sphinx of Delft” have revealed a few more hints about their layered histories.

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‘Zhang Zipiao: Swallow Whole’ on View at LGDR

 

 

 

Zhang Zipiao, Mother of Pearl, 04, 2022. Image courtesy LGDR. Photos by Elisabeth Bernstein courtesy of LGDR

Zhang Zipiao’s lush, monumental, and painted abstractions envelope the viewer. Her debut solo exhibition with LGDR, Swallow Whole, opens on June 8, 2023, at 3 East 89th Street in New York. It features new canvases in oil that oscillate between figuration and abstraction, triggering our tendency to interpret abstractions as recognizable symbols and objects—a heart, seashell, chestnut, and rosebud—as suggested in her titles. Zhang creates imagery through intricate layers and sweeping brushstrokes. Her rich palette and the physicality of her application form the foundation of psychologically charged compositions.

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‘Gego: Lines in Space’ to Open at LGDR Flagship Gallery

 

 

 

Image courtesy LGDR

LGDR is pleased to present Lines in Space — opening June 7, 2023, at 19 East 64th Street in New York—the first exhibition of Gego’s work at the gallery’s new flagship location. A leading figure of Venezuelan abstraction in the 1960s and ’70s, Gego (1912–1994) created multidimensional works that radically engage the properties of line and space. Lines in Space will offer a concentrated survey of the artist’s works across media, including the constellated wire structure Chorro (1979/86), the six-part steel-and-bronze sculpture Cornisa I (1967), the rectilinear Meccano (1985), and a diverse array of luminous watercolors, collages, and drawings. We are delighted to present our exhibition in collaboration with Fundación Gego and to mount our presentation alongside the New York iteration of Gego: Measuring Infinity, a major traveling retrospective of the artist’s work on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Inspired by Rosalba Carriera’s ‘Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume,’ Nicolas Party Creates Site-Specific Mural + Portraits at Frick Madison

 

 

 

Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera mural and paintings on view at Frick Madison

The Frick Collection has unveiled a large pastel mural commissioned from the Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980) at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. This site-specific work was created in response to Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume ~ one of two eighteenth-century pastels by Rosalba bequeathed to the Frick by Alexis Gregory in 2020. The installation features Rosalba’s superb portrait at the center of a three-wall mural designed by Party, as well as two new related works specially created by Party for this presentation.

On view from June 1, 2023, through the remainder of the Frick’s residency at the Breuer building (which ends March 3, 2024), this installation will inspire the Frick’s summer and early fall programming as well as a new publication.

What’s to become of the historic Breuer Building? Just announced ~ purchased by Sotheby’s, who will take ownership in September, 2023 and open its new flagship doors in 2024.

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Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk 2023 set for May 20th during Frieze Week

 

 

 

Join ARTnews and Madison Avenue’s galleries for the annual Madison Avenue Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 20 during Frieze Week. This free event invites the public to visit participating galleries, view their fall exhibitions and attend expert talks led by artists and curators on Madison Avenue & side streets from East 57 to East 86 St.

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Modern Masters: 1930-2008 to Open at Christopher Bishop Fine Art during Frieze Week

 

 

 

Sam Francis, Untitled (Yellow Splashes), 1956. Image courtesy Christopher Bishop Fine Art.

Christopher Bishop Fine Art announces the gallery’s spring exhibition, Modern Masters: 1930 – 2008, on view from May 11 through June 3, 2023. The exhibition will present exceptional modern and contemporary drawings and watercolor paintings by Georg Baselitz, Henri Matisse, Sam Francis, and Zao Wou-Ki.

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NYC Parks, NYC DOT, NYC DEP & Honey Locust Park in Midtown East Unveils $1.67 Million Renovation

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined NYC Department of Transportation Manhattan Borough Commissioner Ed Pincar, Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Chief Operating Officer Kim Cipriano, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, Assembly Member Alex Bores, Council Member Julie Menin, representatives from Community Boards 8 and 6,and community members cut the ribbon on the reconstruction of Honey Locust Park.

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