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.

WILLEM DE KOONING, Wading Woman, 1965, Oil on paper mounted on board; 29 x 23 inches (73.7 x 58.4 cm)

Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló features paintings and sculpture as an overview of modern and contemporary masters, showcasing the evolution of both forms over a 140-plus year period. The earliest painting, Camille Pissarro’s Le relais de poste sure la route de Versaille, Louveciennes, painted in 1871, illustrates the nascent strokes of Impressionism. Painted en plein air, the painting is one of Pissarro’s many views of the Parisian suburb, Louveciennes, produced during this period.

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).

The most recent painting, Miquel Barceló’s Primer toro de la tarde (2016), renders a lone bull wandering a bullring in vibrant paints and dramatic color. Alongside these works, the presentation includes Naked Portrait (1998-99) by Lucian Freud, a later painting by the artist known for his unflinching realism and the psychological depth in his portraiture, and Study for Portrait of John Edwards (1986) by Francis Bacon. Bacon’s late portrayal of friend and companion John Edwards showcases the artist’s probing, existential approach to portraiture in the composure and restraint characteristic of his later style.

Represented in Masterworks: From Bonnard to Barceló is a disparate range of artistic styles, techniques, and subjects. Delving into the gallery’s rich tradition with modern and post-war masterpieces, the featured artworks are a veritable collection of some of the most important artists of the recent century and a half.

JASPER JOHNS, NUMBERS, 2006, Ink and crayon on Japanese paper mounted on Torinoko paper, 32 3/4 x 28 1/2 inches (83.2 x 72.4 cm)

The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

About Acquavella Galleries ~ For over 100 years, Acquavella Galleries has dealt in paintings, sculptures, and works on paper of unparalleled quality. Renowned for its expertise in the fields of 19th, 20th, and 21st century art, the gallery has sold important paintings and sculpture to private collectors and museums world-wide and regularly presents museum-quality exhibitions of Impressionist, modern, postwar, and contemporary masters. Founded by Nicholas Acquavella in the early 1920s, the gallery is now a third-generation, family-owned business, run by Bill, Eleanor, Nicholas, and Alexander Acquavella: Bill joined his father Nicholas in 1960, Bill’s daughter Eleanor joined in 1997, and his sons Nicholas and Alexander joined in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

CAMILLE PISSARRO, Le relais de poste sur la route de Versailles, Louveciennes [The Post House on the Road from Versailles, Louveciennes], 1871, Oil on canvas, 17 x 21 1/2 in. (43.2 x 54.6 cm)
Today, the gallery exhibits and deals in works by artists such as Francis Bacon, Jean Michel-Basquiat, Pierre Bonnard, Alexander Calder, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Wayne Thiebaud, and Andy Warhol, among the other giants of the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century. On the primary market, the gallery represents contemporary artists Miquel Barceló, Wang Yan Cheng, Jacob El Hanani, Damian Loeb, and Tom Sachs.

Acquavella Galleries New York is located at 18 East 79th Street, NYC.

 

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