Frick Madison to Present Major Fall Exhibition ‘The Eveillard Gift’ in October, 2022

 

 

 

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun Head of a Woman, 1784 Pastel on faded blue paper
12 x 9 7/8 inches. Promised Gift from the Collection of Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard Photo: Joseph Coscia Jr.. Image courtesy Frick Madison.

The major fall exhibition at Frick Madison (the temporary home of The Frick Collection during renovation of its historic buildings) presents the largest and most significant promised gift of drawings and pastels in the institution’s history. Assembled by Elizabeth “Betty” and Jean-Marie Eveillard, avid collectors of drawings and pastels, the exhibition includes European works ranging in date from the end of the fifteenth century to the twentieth century and representing artists working in France, Britain, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. The twenty-six works include some of the couple’s finest acquisitions: eighteen drawings, five pastels, two prints, and one oil sketch. Along with preparatory figurative sketches and independent studies and portraits are two vivid landscape scenes. Artists represented come from the same schools that attracted Henry Clay Frick as a collector, many of whom are represented in the permanent collection: François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Thomas Lawrence, and Jean-François Millet. The gift also introduces to the museum’s holdings works by artists not previously represented, including Gustave Caillebotte, Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Jan Lievens, John Singer Sargent, and Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.

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Frick Madison Announces Fall 2022 Installation, Olafur Eliasson and Monet

 

 

 

Claude-Oscar Monet (1840 – 1926) Vétheuil in Winter, 1878-1879oil on canvas27 in. x 35 3/8 in. (68.58 cm x 89.85 cm)Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1942.Accession number: 1942.1.146

In the fall of 2022, the Frick presents a special installation that takes inspiration from the institution’s acclaimed Diptych publication series. In conjunction with a volume focused on Claude Monet’s Vétheuil in Winter, the Frick is installing a new work created for the occasion by Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967 Denmark) alongside the Monet painting, one of the museum’s few Impressionist works. The publication, which will be released simultaneously, features a text by Eliasson and an essay by Frick Curator Emerita Susan Grace Galassi. Each book in the Diptych series, which was launched in 2018, focuses on a single work in the collection, pairing an illuminating essay by a curator with a contribution from a contemporary cultural figure.

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