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Pleased to present a new exhibition design in collaboration with @LevyGorvy @FOGfair in San Francisco. Lévy Gorvy highlights works by two groundbreaking artists from the 20th century - Gego and Carol Rama - showing a selection of collages, watercolors and drawings among others. On view until January 20th. • • • #Socle #SocleProjects #Exhibition #ExhibitionDesign #LevyGorvy #LévyGorvy #Art #Gallery #ArtFair #FOGfair #FOG #SanFrancisco #Gego #CarolRama #Composition #Colour #Materials #Texture Photos: Blackwell Photography - Courtesy Lévy Gorvy
@fogfair opens to the public this Thursday, featuring work by #FireleiBáez @jamescohangallery , #SarahCharlesworth @paulacoopergallery , #VijaCelmins @matthewmarksgallery , #CerithWynEvans @mariangoodmangallery , #Gego @levygorvy , and more. Here: Firelei Báez, “Ramo de Fuego (so the songs could speak),” 2019, oil on canvas, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York; Sarah Charlesworth, “Trial by Fire,” 1992-93, cibachrome with lacquered wood frame, ©the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Vija Celmins, “Globe,” 2010, hand-constructed, hand-colored photo polymer from artist’s drawing printed on Echizen Washi “Shikibu” Gampi paper, with wood pole, bracket and string, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; Cerith Wyn Evans, “Neon Form (After Noh XVI),” 2018, neon, edition 3 of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs, photo ©the Artist, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Gego, “Dibujo sin papel 86/15,” 1986, nylon threads, iron, and metal wire, ©2018 Fundación Gego, photo by Stefan Altenburger, courtesy Lévy Gorvy, New York. #JamesCohan #PaulaCooperGallery #MatthewMarksGallery #MarianGoodmanGallery #LévyGorvy #FogFair2019 #ADAAatArtFairs
@levygorvy — could not resist a 2nd visit to the Calder / Kelly exhibition which closed today January 9th - a breathtaking exhibition worthy of a permanent installation in any major museum •• see additional 9 pictures •• #lévygorvy #levygorvy #levygorvygallery #calder #alexandercalder #seankelly #calderfoundation #seankellyny #onlyinnyc #contemporaryart
The Calder / Kelly exhibition @levygorvy Gallery 909 Madison Avenue (73rd St.) - see 8 pic. slideshow •• January 9th is the last day for this landmark exhibition exploring the friendship between Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly — the juxtaposition of the artworks is breathtaking — it is a speaking dialogue — the exhibition includes personal letters exchanged between the artists - this intimate exhibition is not to be missed •• •• #levygorvygallery #lévygorvy #levygorvy #alexandercalder #calder #ellsworthkelly #calderfoundation #ellsworthkellystudio #onlyinnyc #contemporaryart #nycart #roxburyct #broadst
Another handsome show at #LévyGorvy : #AlexanderCalder and #EllsworthKelly
Today Julio Le Parc at #metbauer and #calder /kelly at #lévygorvy both were very inspiring #newyork #art #blackandwhite #light
"Calder / Kelly” @levygorvy explores the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists #AlexanderCalder and #EllsworthKelly . Presented in collaboration with the Calder Foundation and Ellsworth Kelly Studio, the exhibition is a discourse between generations that celebrates the artists’ friendship and their extraordinary experiences as Americans who were shaped by significant periods of time spent living in Paris. On view through January 9. Here: installation views courtesy Lévy Gorvy, ©2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy Calder Foundation, New York, ©Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio, photos by Tom Powel Imaging. #LévyGorvy #ADAAGalleries
repost @calderfoundation Calder/Kelly is currently on view at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). Spread across three floors of the gallery’s building on the Upper East Side, a dynamic exchange between two virtuosic talents takes shape. Animated by the tension between figuration and abstraction, the works on view suggest intriguing intersections, including the striking repartee between two- and three-dimensionality (which, in Calder’s case, extends to four-dimensionality) that is a notable element of each artist’s oeuvre. • Image: Installation view, Calder/Kelly, Lévy Gorvy, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2018 Ellsworth Kelly • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #EllsworthKelly #LévyGorvy #CalderKelly
На просторах интернета увидела информацию о совместной выставке двух выдающихся мастеров - Александра Колдера и Эльсуорта Келли, которая проходит в Нью Йорке, в галерее Леви Грове (Manhattan). Александр Колдер - американский скульптор, который стал всемирно известным, благодаря своим сбалансированным кинетическим скульптурам. Эльсуорт Келли - тоже американский художник, минималист, работающий с абстрактными четкими образами. Мастеров объединяет совместный творческий период, проведённый в Париже в 50-х. годах. Работы художников, показанные на этой выставке, представляют собой пересечения между двухмерностью и трехмерностью (у Колдера задействовано и четырёхмерное пространство), которые прослеживаются в творчестве обоих художников. В этих работах, граница между положительным и отрицательным пространством, объектом и тенью, становятся неясными, изменяющими привычное восприятие формы.Так же, художники имеют общие предпочтения в графической палитре, где преобладают чёрный, белый и яркие контрастные цвета. Перевела с ресурса: https://www.galleriesnow.net/shows/calder-kelly/ #Repost @calderfoundation (@get_repost ) ・・・ Calder/Kelly is currently on view at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). Spread across three floors of the gallery’s building on the Upper East Side, a dynamic exchange between two virtuosic talents takes shape. Animated by the tension between figuration and abstraction, the works on view suggest intriguing intersections, including the striking repartee between two- and three-dimensionality (which, in Calder’s case, extends to four-dimensionality) that is a notable element of each artist’s oeuvre. • Image: Installation view, Calder/Kelly, Lévy Gorvy, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2018 Ellsworth Kelly • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #EllsworthKelly #LévyGorvy #CalderKelly
Calder/Kelly is currently on view at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). Spread across three floors of the gallery’s building on the Upper East Side, a dynamic exchange between two virtuosic talents takes shape. Animated by the tension between figuration and abstraction, the works on view suggest intriguing intersections, including the striking repartee between two- and three-dimensionality (which, in Calder’s case, extends to four-dimensionality) that is a notable element of each artist’s oeuvre. • Image: Installation view, Calder/Kelly, Lévy Gorvy, New York. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2018 Ellsworth Kelly • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #EllsworthKelly #LévyGorvy #CalderKelly
Wishing a very happy birthday to George Condo. Still loving Condo’s “Elastic Figures,” 2010, presented by Lévy Gorvy at Art Basel Miami Beach 2018. . . . . #georgecondo #happybirthday #birthday #painting #levygorvy #lévygorvy #contemporaryart #art #lssartadvisory #artcollector #artadvisory #artoftheday #artbaselmiami2018 #artbaselmiamibeach #artbaselmiami #artbasel #abmb2018 #miami #miamibeach #florida
✨Lévy Gorvy at Art Basel Miami Beach Booth E6✨ Andy Warhol Skulls, 1976 Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen 15 x 19 inches each #andywarhol #artbasel #artbaselmiami #popart #contemporaryart #artcollector #levygorvy #lévygorvy #keithharing
Installation view of Lévy Gorvy’s booth at Art Basel in Miami Beach, 2018. Courtesy of Art Basel. #artbaselmiami #kunstwerk #art #artificial #artist #contemporary #contemporary_art #visualizing #lévygorvy #booth #miami #miamiflorida #miamilifestyle #ilovemiami 🌴
A must-see, Calder/Kelly is on view @LévyGorvy, the first major exhibition exploring the visual and personal affinities between landmark American artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly. On view through January 9, 2019. • • • #Socle #SocleInspiration #Exhibition #LévyGorvy #Gallery #NewYork #AlexanderCalder #Calder #EllsworthKelly #Kelly #American #Artists
"What I mean by spirituality is not theology, but attitude." - Mary Oliver, Upstream
Opening this Thursday, @artbasel Miami Beach will feature work by #ErinRiley @ppowgallery booth E16, #HannahStarkey @tanyabonakdargallery booth F16, #MonirFarmanfarmaian @hainesgallery booth S14, #JeanMichelBasquiat @levygorvy booth E6, #EllsworthKelly @matthewmarksgallery booth B4, and more. Here: Erin Riley, “Four Dead,” 2018, courtesy P.P.O.W, New York; Hannah Starkey, “Paris Mirrors, September 2016,” 2016, C-print mounted to aluminum, edition of 5, 2 APs, courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles; Monir Farmanfarmaian, “Vida,” 1976, mirrored glass on plaster and wood, courtesy Haines Gallery, San Francisco; Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Untitled (Football Helmet),” c. 1981-84, acrylic and human hair on football helmet, ©2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, courtesy Lévy Gorvy, New York; Ellsworth Kelly, “Green, Blue, Black and Orange,” 1958, collage, courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. #PPOWGallery #TanyaBonakdarGallery #HainesGallery #LévyGorvy #MatthewMarksGallery #ADAAatArtFairs #ABMB
Ellsworth Kelly at Lévy Gorvy - Orange Green, 1964; Two Yellows, 1959; Black Blue, 1959; Palisade Study, 1959; Black White, 1961; York Study, 1959; Slip Study, 1959; South Ferry, 1956 #ellsworthkelly #minimalism #hardedgepainting #abstractart #abstractartists #abstractpainting #abstract paintings #abstractsculpture #abstractsculptures #contemporaryart #contemporaryartists #galleryshows #levygorvy #levygorvygallery #lévygorvy
My pictures Never look so marvellous as when you are here @levygorvy 👌🏻
Now on at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany, “Pierre Soulages Noir / Lumière” explores this prolific artist’s masterful relationship to the color black. • Early in his career, Soulages explored the various black and brown tones he could achieve by using different acids in the printmaking process. Though his work began to focus on black as far back as the 1940s, it was only in the 1970s that he devoted his practice entirely to the color. The result of this decades-long devotion is the artist’s incomparable ability to create nuanced, luminous surfaces by using the color that, scientifically speaking, absorbs all light. • “Pierre Soulages Noir / Lumière” is on view through January 6, 2019. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #PierreSoulages #NoirLumiere • Pierre Soulages. “Peinture 130 x 89 cm, 24 août 1958,“ 1958. Oil on canvas. © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018. Photo: Sandra Pointet.
December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today is a day to show solidarity in the fight against AIDS, to support people who are HIV positive, and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illness. • In homage to Keith Haring and his social activism, Lévy Gorvy’s booth at Art Basel Miami Beach next week is inspired by his legendary Pop Shop (1986-2005). The booth (E6) will feature various artworks by Haring including the artist’s seminal work “Silence = Death” (1988), painted the same year he was diagnosed with HIV. Come see it in person from December 6-9. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #WorldAidsDay #WAD #KeithHaring • Tseng Kwong Chi. “Keith Haring, Pop Shop, New York, 1986.” Photo © Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc. Haring Artwork: © 2018 The Keith Haring Foundation.
Earlier this week we hosted a fantastic performance by the TILT Brass ensemble in our New York gallery! “Vertical Motion” is an immersive, spatial music composition by Lea Bertucci, inspired by the works in our current exhibition “Calder / Kelly”! Thank you to everyone who joined us for this great event, and to Lea Bertucci and TILT Brass for the incredible experience! • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #TILTBrass • Photos: SandenWolff Films.
repost @calderfoundation Calder traveled to Beirut in January 1954 to make a commissioned work for Middle East Airlines’ ticket office in the Lebanese capital. “A few days after our arrival in Beirut, I had been allotted a small room by the Middle East Airlines, in their new building,” Calder later wrote. “And with two planks across two wooden horses and a few borrowed tools, I set to work on the mobile. I had my pliers with me.” In this photograph, that piece is hanging behind Calder while he works on a wall sculpture, titled Escutcheon. Calder’s friends Henri and Miette Seyrig, with whom he and his family were staying in Beirut, would later acquire it. Incidentally, both sculptures are currently on view in exhibitions in the United States: the mobile is featured in Calder: Nonspace at ‪Hauser & Wirth‬ Los Angeles (@hauserwirth ) and Escutcheon figures in Calder/Kelly at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). • Image: Calder working on Escutcheon, 1954, with Untitled, 1954, in the background, Beirut, Lebanon, 1954. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #Beirut #HauserWirth #LévyGorvy
Blu² • Part of a 5-Day Series of Posts in the run up to #WorldAIDSday tomorrow Saturday, 1st December • #PigmentPurBleu by #YvesKlein from 1957 in the #Focus Exhibition at #LévyGorvy ’s London Gallery on OldBondStreet earlier this year in June • This is #InternationalKleinBlue #IKB #IKB79 #Pigment in a Large white wooden tray on the floor of the Gallery. It presents the raw material of painting: pigment, as a work of Art in itself; the installation shifts the traditional vertical pictorial space of painting to a horizontal one, reorienting the view to the conditions of #Art & drawing attention to the force of gravity • IKB Blue is a Very Deep hue developed by Yves in collaboration with a Parisian art paint supplier in the Sixties, & meant to evoke the perceptual space where the Earth is indivisible from the Sky • I post shots of a Blue Sky through the year always as an Ode to #DerekJarman ’s film, ‘Blue’ #Jarman ’s 80 minute Film with Spoken Word narration & recorded sounds, showing an unchanging IKB Blue screen, documenting his #AIDS related illness at the time where he had become partially Blind caused by #CMV #CytoMegaloVirus , with his remaining vision often interrupted by Blue light • #London #England #GreatBritain #UnitedKingdom #Landscape#ShotOniPhoneX #ShotOniPhone 📱• #Autumn #Morning #30thNovember #2018 #lofi #lux #st #thest ❤️🔵☺️
Sneakers Today + Blu • Part of a 5-Day Series of Posts in the run up to #WorldAIDSday tomorrow Saturday, 1st December • #PigmentPurBleu by #YvesKlein from 1957 in the Focus Exhibition at #LévyGorvy ’s London Gallery on OldBondStreet earlier this year in June • This is #InternationalKleinBlue #IKB #IKB79 #Pigment in a Large white wooden tray on the floor of the Gallery with my #White #Nike 👟 AirForceOne AirForce1 NikeAirForceOne NikeAirForce1 👟 Sneakers Trainers • IKB Blue is a Very Deep hue developed by Yves in collaboration with a Parisian art paint supplier in the Sixties, & meant to evoke the perceptual space where the Earth is indivisible from the Sky • I post shots of a Blue Sky through the year always as an Ode to #DerekJarman ’s film, ‘Blue’ #Jarman ’s 80 minute Film with Spoken Word narration & recorded sounds, showing an unchanging IKB Blue screen, documenting his #AIDS related illness at the time where he had become partially Blind caused by #CMV #CytoMegaloVirus , with his remaining vision often interrupted by Blue light • #London #England #GreatBritain #UnitedKingdom #CloseUp#ShotOniPhoneX #ShotOniPhone 📱• #Autumn #Morning #30thNovember #2018 #lofi #lux #st #thest ❤️🔵
Blu • Part of a 5-Day Series of Posts in the run up to #WorldAIDSday tomorrow Saturday, 1st December • #PigmentPurBleu by #YvesKlein from 1957 in the #Focus Exhibition at #LévyGorvy ’s London Gallery on OldBondStreet earlier this year in June • This is #InternationalKleinBlue #IKB #IKB79 #Pigment in a Large white wooden tray on the floor of the Gallery. It presents the raw material of painting: pigment, as a work of Art in itself; the installation shifts the traditional vertical pictorial space of painting to a horizontal one, reorienting the view to the conditions of #Art & drawing attention to the force of gravity • IKB Blue is a Very Deep hue developed by Yves in collaboration with a Parisian art paint supplier in the Sixties, & meant to evoke the perceptual space where the Earth is indivisible from the Sky • I post shots of a Blue Sky through the year always as an Ode to #DerekJarman ’s film, ‘Blue’ #Jarman ’s 80 minute Film with Spoken Word narration & recorded sounds, showing an unchanging IKB Blue screen, documenting his #AIDS related illness at the time where he had become partially Blind caused by #CMV #CytoMegaloVirus , with his remaining vision often interrupted by Blue light • #London #England #GreatBritain #UnitedKingdom #Landscape#ShotOniPhoneX #ShotOniPhone 📱• #Autumn #Morning #30thNovember #2018 #lofi #lux #st #thest ❤️🔵☺️
“RADIANT NEW, ”Lévy Gorvy’s curated presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach, is an homage to the radical spirit of the artists who defined New York’s cultural landscape during the late 1970s and early 80s. • Booth E6 will bring together works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann, among others. Returning to the era of the so-called culture wars, “RADIANT NEW” revisits a crucial period in the history of American art. As ascendant postmodernism and identity politics clashed with political conservatism, the AIDS crisis escalated, and rampant consumerism aggravated growing social inequality. New York was the crucible where all of this came together: in the midst of chaos and excess, artists created gripping works that are as potent now as they were when they emerged. • Come see “RADIANT NEW” in Booth E6 at Art Basel Miami Beach, December 6–9! • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #ArtBasel #ArtBaselMiami #ArtBaselMiamiBeach #KeithHaring #AndyWarhol #TomWesselmann #RadiantNew • 1/ Keith Haring. “Untitled (Burning Skull),” 1987. Enamel on aluminum, 44 x 31 x 9 inches (111.8 x 78.7 x 22.9 cm). © 2018 The Keith Haring Foundation. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein. • 2/ Andy Warhol. “Skulls,” 1976. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen, Ten parts, each panel: 15 x 19 inches (38.1 x 48.3); Overall installation: 75 3/4 x 38 inches (192.4 x 96.5 cm). © 2018 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein. • 3/ Keith Haring. “Silence = Death,” 1988. Acrylic on canvas, Each side: 120 inches (304.8 cm); Height: 103 15/16 inches (264 cm). © 2018 The Keith Haring Foundation. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein. • 4/ Tom Wesselmann. “Bedroom Painting No. 44,” 1981. Oil on canvas, 72 x 68 inches (182.9 x 172.7 cm). © Tom Wesselmann / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein.
BREAKING NEWS! Lévy Gorvy has announced the opening of a new Hong Kong gallery space in March of 2019! Located on the ground floor of the historic St. George’s Building in Central, the new 2,500 square foot space will be inaugurated in conjunction with the seventh annual Art Basel Hong Kong fair. • Under the leadership of Senior Director Danqing Li, our Hong Kong gallery will allow us to expand our ongoing commitment to the Asian market. The gallery will host curated exhibitions of modern, postwar, and contemporary art, while also serving as a platform for our relationships with clients, museums, and cultural institutions across the whole of Asia. • Click on the link in our bio to learn more, and get ready for Lévy Gorvy in Hong Kong! • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #HongKongHereWeCome #HongKong • Rendering of Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong Exterior, 2018. Courtesy HS2 Architecture and Bill Katz Studios.
27th November2018: Spanish Creator Mercedes Carbonell Sánchez-Gijón, born in Cadiz in 1963, gets two patents. ONE: First print ever in 24k Gold on Silk. TWO: Using Instagram to “patent” the technique. ‘Ole yo’. I already have a patent on an industrial design for a soap and I am not paying any more money for patenting. I rather spend it in Gold. It washes well in cold water. DM for commissions. Soap also washes well. #makingmylifeveryepic #gagosiangallery #whitecubegallery #whitecubeofficial #gagosiangallery #victoriamirogallery #lissongallery #goodportraitpainterwearethebest #boreoflovinglondon #londontecomo #alexkatz #julianopie #art #roylichtenstein #warhol ##nationalportaitgallery #portraitgallery #sarahhowgate #ellsworthkelly #danflavin #portraits_of_beauty_and_style #portrait #painterspainting #genious @bradleytheodore #artistsoninstagram #artwork #artbasel @pablocarbonelloficial #lévygorvy
Calder traveled to Beirut in January 1954 to make a commissioned work for Middle East Airlines’ ticket office in the Lebanese capital. “A few days after our arrival in Beirut, I had been allotted a small room by the Middle East Airlines, in their new building,” Calder later wrote. “And with two planks across two wooden horses and a few borrowed tools, I set to work on the mobile. I had my pliers with me.” In this photograph, that piece is hanging behind Calder while he works on a wall sculpture, titled Escutcheon. Calder’s friends Henri and Miette Seyrig, with whom he and his family were staying in Beirut, would later acquire it. Incidentally, both sculptures are currently on view in exhibitions in the United States: the mobile is featured in Calder: Nonspace at ‪Hauser & Wirth‬ Los Angeles (@hauserwirth ) and Escutcheon figures in Calder/Kelly at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). • Image: Calder working on Escutcheon, 1954, with Untitled, 1954, in the background, Beirut, Lebanon, 1954. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #Beirut #HauserWirth #LévyGorvy
“Magnificent Artwork will be created this century - only a few artworks will be great.” “I choose to accept no commissioned artwork. All of my creations will come forth from my spirit and reflect only what has inspired me. That, to me, is true art.” - CONE #christiesauction #sothebys #artinstituteofchicago #guggenheimmuseum #arteberri #lourve #lévygorvy #fitzandco #suttonpr #nadinejohnsonpr #highmuseum #libertenuti #miamiart #gagosiangallery #AcquavellaGalleries #pacegallerylondon #artdealersassociationofamerica #matthewmarksgallery #hauserwirth #artbaselhongkong #artbaselmiami2018 #artbaselmiami #davidzwirnergallery #mariangoodmangallery #hollandcotter
“My entrance into the field of abstract art came about as the result of a visit to the studio of Piet Mondrian in Paris in 1930…. • “I think that at that time and practically ever since, the underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof. For that is a rather large model to work from. • “What I mean is that the idea of detached bodies floating in space, of different sizes and densities, perhaps of different colors and temperatures, and surrounded and interlarded with wisps of gaseous condition, and some at rest, while others move in peculiar manners, seems to me the ideal source of form.”—Alexander Calder • “Calder / Kelly” is on view in New York through January 9. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #AlexanderCalder #EllsworthKelly #CalderKelly • Ellsworth Kelly. “Palisade Study,” 1959. Oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches (66 x 55.9 cm). © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio. • Alexander Calder. “Red Eyed Dragon,” 1950. Sheet metal, wire, and paint. 20 x 26 x 4 inches (50.8 x 66 x 10.2 cm). © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York. • Ellsworth Kelly. “Black Blue,” 1959. Oil on canvas, 30 ¼ x 24 1/8 inches (76.8 x 61.3 cm). © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio. • Ellsworth Kelly. “Two Yellows,” 1959. Oil on canvas, 21 x 18 inches (53.3 x 45.7 cm). © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio. • Quote: Alexander Calder in “What Abstract Art Means to Me,” Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. 18, no. 3, Spring 1951, reproduced in “Léger Miró Calder Objects in Space,” New York: Hammer Galleries, 2012. Exhibition Catalogue.
As familiar as Alexander Calder may seem, here is an opportunity to see this artist as if for the first time. This 1948 Calder mobile, set in subtle twisting motion, is one of many exquisite loans at Lévy Gorvy, whose show pairs him with Ellsworth Kelly. Suspended from the ceiling, the sculpture’s delicate white arms project shadows and reflections onto the gallery wall, like a field of snow or confetti. Together, it’s a mesmerizing drawing constantly reiterating in three dimensional space. Notwithstanding the fireworks from last week’s postwar and contemporary art auctions, it’s now back-to-school. Required reading includes this memorable installation of Calder and Kelly, and a slate of challenging, urgent museum exhibitions around town — among them: Bruce Nauman at MOMA/PS1; Andy Warhol at the Whitney; Sarah Lucas at the New Museum; and “Soul of a Nation” at the Brooklyn Museum.
On view now at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, “Frank Stella Unbound: Literature and Printmaking” explores four series of prints the artist made between 1984 and 1999. Each of these formidable series drew inspiration from a different literary work with a distinct narrative structure: the Passover song “Had Gadya”; a volume of “Italian Folktales”; the epic “Moby Dick”; and the “Dictionary of Imaginary Places”—an illustrated encyclopedia. Incredibly complex, these series are notable not only for the impact they had on Stella’s subsequent work throughout his practice as a whole, they are also landmark works of technical virtuosity in the medium of printmaking. • “Frank Stella Unbound: Literature and Printmaking” is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, and now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville through January 13, 2019. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #FrankStella #mocajax • Frank Stella. “Cantahar,” from the series Imaginary Places III, 1998. Lithograph, screenprint, etching, aquatint, and relief on handmade paper, 52 1/2 × 52 1/2 inches. Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1974-2001 Collection, given in honor of Frank Stella, 2003.44.27. © 2018 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
“I like to use found objects as my material; I like to use common objects for my materials—plastic, masking tape, rocks, sand, water—I love to see them being transformed into something that’s graceful, elegant, transformative, to the point where you see a poetry in the most simple material.”—Senga Nengudi • Artist Senga Nengudi is interviewed about her work in a video on the Henry Moore Foundation website, in conjunction with the artist’s first solo exhibition outside the United States! To watch the video, click on the link in our bio! • “Senga Nengudi” is on at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, through February 17, 2019. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #SengaNengudi • Senga Nengudi discusses her work in a video produced by the Henry Moore Institute. Video credit: Rogue Robot.
The seventeen-foot-tall standing mobile The Tree is installed in the sculpture garden at the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel (@fondationbeyeler ). One of only two works on view in the garden, its black forms contrast dramatically with Ellsworth Kelly’s White Curves within the Swiss landscape. See the two artists in dialogue in Calder/Kelly, on view now at Lévy Gorvy, New York (@levygorvy ). • Images: The Tree, 1966, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Photo: @mark_niedermann. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; White Curves, 2001, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel. Photo: @kennethbrummel. © 2018 Ellsworth Kelly • #Calder #AlexanderCalder #CalderFoundation #FondationBeyeler #EllsworthKelly #LévyGorvy #CalderKelly
Pairing. Dialogue. Intersections. Affinities. The Calder|Kelly show at the Lévy Gorvy Gallery is simply stunning. Seeing it today, I felt...grateful 🙌🏻 . . . . . #ellsworthkelly #alexandercalder #calderkelly #americanabstraction #americanmodernism #abstract #modernart #lévygorvy @levygorvy
#Repost @levygorvy ・・・ New York auction previews have begun! One of Frank Stella’s most successful concentric square paintings, “Sight Gag” has been in the same family collection for over 35 years and will be offered in the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening auction on November 14! • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #FrankStella #ChristopherWool #Sothebys • Image repost @brettgorvy • Frank Stella. “Sight Gag,” 1974. Acrylic on canvas. © 2018 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. • Christopher Wool. “Fuckem,” 1992. Enamel on aluminum. © 2018 Christopher Wool.
Works by American artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly on view at Lévy Gorvy, New York ⠀ @levygorvy.com ⠀ ⠀ ___________________________⠀ #blouinartinfo #blouin #artinfo #newyork #calderkelly #lévygorvy
Our New York gallery is open today from 11AM–5PM! The day after Thanksgiving in the United States might be called “Black Friday,” but we’re feeling distinctly more colorful on Madison Avenue. These gorgeous works by Ellsworth Kelly, and Alexander Calder are on view on the third floor of our Madison Avenue gallery as part of “Calder / Kelly.” • In the 2002 catalogue for “Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco,” curator Madeleine Grynsztejn wrote: “Kelly’s works are less the distilled re-presentations of an object’s formal outlines than they are the physical embodiment of the sensation—often elation—initially experienced by the artist at the sight of that object. He takes this sensation through its paces until it assumes emphatic physical form as color and shape.” • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #EllsworthKelly #AlexanderCalder #CalderKelly • Alexander Calder. “Untitled,” 1947. Sheet metal, wire, and paint, 27 ½ x 27 ½ x 9 inches (69.85 x 69.88 x 22 cm). © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York. • Alexander Calder. “Flocons de suie,” 1953. Sheet metal, wire, string, and paint. 35 x 53 inches (88.9 x 134.64 cm). © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Calder Foundation, New York. • Ellsworth Kelly. “White Cross,” 1959. Oil on linen, 17 x 20 inches (43.2 x 50.8 cm). © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. Courtesy Ellsworth Kelly Studio. • Quote: Madeleine Grynsztejn, “Clear-Cut: The Art of Ellsworth Kelly,” in “Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco.” San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2002. Exhibition catalog.
Happy Thanksgiving every one!!!! Repost @levygorvy ・・・ Happy Thanksgiving! • Today we are giving thanks for our wonderful friends and supporters worldwide! Wishing all of our friends in the United States a great holiday! • Our New York gallery is closed today, but we will be back open tomorrow, Friday, November 23 from 11AM–5PM, and Saturday, November 24 from 10AM–6PM. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #PabloPicasso #Picasso #Thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving #TurkeyTime • Pablo Picasso. “The Turkey (Le Dindon),” (plate XIX, facing page 122) from “Eaux-fortes originale pour des textes de Buffon (Histoire naturelle),” 1936, published 1942. Aquatint, drypoint, and engraving from an illustrated book with thirty-one aquatints. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Happy Thanksgiving! • Today we are giving thanks for our wonderful friends and supporters worldwide! Wishing all of our friends in the United States a great holiday! • Our New York gallery is closed today, but we will be back open tomorrow, Friday, November 23 from 11AM–5PM, and Saturday, November 24 from 10AM–6PM. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #PabloPicasso #Picasso #Thanksgiving #HappyThanksgiving #TurkeyTime • Pablo Picasso. “The Turkey (Le Dindon),” (plate XIX, facing page 122) from “Eaux-fortes originale pour des textes de Buffon (Histoire naturelle),” 1936, published 1942. Aquatint, drypoint, and engraving from an illustrated book with thirty-one aquatints. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Only ten days left to see Terry Adkins’ work as part of the Rennes Biennale! • On view are works that exemplify the “abstract portraiture” that was central to the artist’s practice—a way of representing the stories of African Americans whose accomplishments and experiences were left out of mainstream history. • In the series After Bonnaterre (wall-mounted), Adkins pays tribute to the life of George W. Carver (1864–1943). Carver was a freed American slave, who became a teacher, botanist, and a chemist who created many pigments and dyes. Weaving together Carver’s lesser-known accomplishments with elements from better known histories, such as the famous blue pigment patented by Yves Klein, and the botanical illustrations of 18th century French naturalist P.J. Bonnaterre, Adkins reminds us of the layers of history that go unexplored. • Similarly, the sculpture “Nutjuitok (Polar Star)” evokes the legacy of the first explorer to reach the North Pole, the African American Matthew Henson. Though Henson accompanied commander Robert Peary on eight expeditions to the North, and became an adept speaker of the Inuit language, his role in the history of Arctic exploration has been only barely acknowledged. • “À Cris Ouverts,” the Rennes Biennale, is on view through December 2, at Les Ateliers de Rennes, in Rennes, FR. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #TerryAdkins #acrisouverts • Installation view, “À Cris Ouverts,” 6th edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes - Contemporary Art Biennale. Terry Adkins: “After Bonnaterre 76,” “After Bonnaterre 78,” “After Bonnaterre 79,” “After Bonnaterre 81,” “After Bonnaterre 83,” “After Bonnaterre 93,” 2013. Courtesy of the Estate of Terry Adkins, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Terry Adkins, “Nutjuitok (Polar Star),” 2012, D. Daskalopoulos Collection. Photo: Aurélien Mole.
On November 29, our London gallery will host NOVA Guitar Duo! Fresh from their début performance at Carnegie Hall, the duo will be performing work by composers ranging from Scarlatti to de Falla in our Mayfair gallery, surrounded by the exhibition “Lord Duveen, My Pictures Never Look So Marvellous As When You Are Here.” • Nelly Von Alven and Luiz Mantovani’s musical partnership formed around their shared interest in the unusual possibilities offered by pairing a 6-string guitar with an 8-string guitar. This unconventional arrangement has been well received: the pair have performed in some of the world’s finest venues and festivals, including Royal Albert Hall, London Guitar Festival in Kings Place, and Wigmore Hall. • NOVA Guitar Duo performs on November 29 at Lévy Gorvy, 22 Old Bond Street, London. There will be two performances at 6:30PM and 7:30PM. RSVP required—click on the link in bio! • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #NOVAGuitarDuo #LordDuveen • Video clip courtesy of NOVA Guitar Duo.
“Bricolage” was the title given to this series of work by Carol Rama’s close friend, the poet Edoardo Sanguineti. In the early 1960s, Rama had begun incorporating an eclectic selection of objects drawn from the world around her into her art. Ranging from animal claws to flayed rubber tubes, these diverse items lend the series an excessive, even disturbing, sense of materiality. • With its frenzy of bold, scraping marks, the present work exudes aggression—an emotional charge made more intense still by the inclusion of bright blue doll’s eyes. Staring out in multiple directions as if seeking to connect with our gaze, their presence implicates the viewer. • #LévyGorvy #LevyGorvy #CarolRama #Bricolage • Carol Rama. “Bricolage,” 1967, Oil, household paint, resin, and doll’s eyes on Masonite. 20 1/16 x 16 1/8 inches (50.9 x 40.9 cm). © Archivio Carol Rama, Torino.
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