Galerie Gmurzynska is pleased to return to TEFAF New York Spring for the second consecutive year, presenting a specially conceived, immersive booth presentation in the historic “Colonel’s Room” (Stand 18) on the ground floor entry area at the Park Avenue Armory by renowned creative director Robin Scott-Lawson, founder of Mybeautifulcity.
Mr. Scott-Lawson has worked with Vivienne Westwood, Dior, Chloé, Fendi and recently collaborated on exhibition designs for MOCA, Los Angeles and the Serpentine Gallery in London. For TEFAF New York 2018 he has conceived a futuristic yet classic living room with a special ceiling projection as a backdrop to a selection of major works by important 20th century masters including Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Wilfredo Lam and Roberto Matta, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana and Tom Wesselmann.
Galerie Gmurzynska is proud to represent the estate of Yves Klein and a highlight of the TEFAF presentation is a selection of his signature works including an IKB painting, an anthropometry and a sponge to illustrate the diverse applications of his trademark International Klein Blue. The horizontal IKB 128 painting, which dates to 1960 and comes from his artist friend the Spanish Surrealist Antonio Saura has been prominently exhibited in Klein’s traveling retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Centre Pompidou Paris in 1982 as well as at Sidney Janis Gallery in 1986. ANT 55, also from 1965, is one of Klein’s most important anthropometries, with gold and blue paint used to outline two female bodies.
Last year at TEFAF New York Galerie Gmurzynska announced the representation of the estate of Roberto Matta and this year, as a follow up, will bring a major early painting, Phosphorece (Le Cube Ouvert), which “materializes the discovery of regions of space unexplored in the realms of art”, as Duchamp famously put it on Matta’s work. This important painting will be complemented by art historically important pieces by Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann as well as Joan Miró and Fernand Léger.
This year TEFAF has selected Galerie Gmurzynska to present a major work in the public area in the ground floor main exhibition hall. The gallery will show Robert Motherwell’s Arabesque painting, a unique large-scale masterpiece conceived in 1989 as a homage to Matisse’s The Dance at the Barnes Foundation. It was commissioned by the CEO of General Electric and installed at the GE headquarters in Fairfield, CT.
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