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    Work by Magdalena Abakanowicz and Stephen Talasnik included in 2011 Storm King Art Center Auction 

    Press Release

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to have work by Magdalena Abakanowicz and Stephen Talasnik included in Storm King Art Center’s Annual Gala and Live Auction. The fundraiser takes place on Tuesday, October 11th at Christie’s New York. Both artists have a history with the Center: in 1994, Abakanowicz exhibited Sarcophagi in Glass Houses (1989) at Storm King and Talasnik created the site-specific Stream: A Folded Drawing there in 2010. Located in Mountainville, New York, the world-renowned Storm King Art Center features in its collection large-scale sculptures by preeminent artists such as Maya Lin, Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson, and Alexander Calder. Additionally, a temporary exhibition and installation program dots its 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands.

    Born near Warsaw, Poland in 1930, Abakanowicz is a sculptor, textile artist, painter and printmaker. Whether two or three-dimensional, she uses the minimum amount of detail necessary to create associations for the viewer, but keeps the works open for individual interpretation. Her work can be found in collections worldwide including Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; Sezon Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and Tate Modern, London, England.

    Talasnik was born in 1954 in Philadelphia. Primarily intrigued with structures defying gravity, he invents, through drawing and sculpture, engineering infused with curiosity for the otherworldly. Currently living and working in New York, New York, Stephen Talasnik's drawings and sculpture are in major international collections such as the British Museum, London, England; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Please see Storm King Art Center’s website for more details.

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    Summary: Work by Magdalena Abakanowicz and Stephen Talasnik included in Storm King Art Center’s Annual Gala and Live Auction

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    Gran Elefandret (2008) by Miquel Barceló now on view at Union Square 

    Sep 13 2011 - May 29 2012

    Press Release

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    Summary: "Gran Elefandret" (2008) by Miquel Barceló on view at Union Square through May 2012

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    Robert Weingarten Featured in Smithsonian Institution Publication 

    A photograph by Robert Weingarten is featured on the cover of The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital by Shannon Thomas Perich (National Museum of American History, 2011).  This richly illustrated text devotes a chapter to Weingarten's Portraits Without People series.  The author has selected work from ten photographers represented in the Photographic History Collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to explore the history of portrait photography as well as to explain how changes in technology have allowed for new expressions of personal and national identities.  For more information please visit the Smithsonian Books website.

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Weingarten devoted the first thirty years after his graduation from Baruch College to a successful career in finance.  Passionate about photography from a young age, he pursued it as a hobby until he chose to commit himself fully to his passion fifteen years ago.  Since the 1990s, Robert Weingarten’s work has been shown in over eighty exhibitions in the United States and abroad. The Portraits Without People series was the subject of an exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Georgia entitled The Portrait Unbound (2010) and Robert Weingarten: Portraits Without People at Marlborough Chelsea in March 2011.  The series will be the subject of American Icons, Portraits without People by Robert Weingarten at the Smithsonian Institution’s International Gallery in Washington, D.C. (2012). 

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    Summary: Robert Weingarten is featured in "The Changing Face of Portrait Photography" by Shannon Thomas Perich

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    Gran Elefandret (2008) by Miquel Barceló on View at the Union Square Triangle Beginning September 13, 2011 

    Sep 13 2011 - May 29 2012

    Press Release

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the monumental sculpture Gran Elefandret, 2008, by renowned artist Miquel Barceló will be on view at the Union Square Triangle beginning September 13, 2011 through the end of May 2012. It is with great pleasure that the Gallery brings this monumental bronze sculpture to Union Square, a place that epitomizes New York’s unrivaled energy and serves as both a transportation and cultural bridge between uptown and downtown Manhattan. Barceló ’s immense Gran Elefandret, balances upright on its trunk, its four massive legs outspread searching for equilibrium. At twenty-six feet tall the sculpture brilliantly portrays an extraordinary, if not impossible physical and cultural feat; this contemporary monument believably captures with humor, scale and Spanish courage the essence of what a public monument can be today.

    Union Square Partnership Executive Director Jennifer Falk reports that “with thousands of visitors daily, Union Square is one of the busiest public art galleries in the world, and our ‘Art in the Park’ program reaches new heights with the installation of Miquel Barceló’s monumental sculpture Gran Elefandret, in the park’s triangle; we are proud that Marlborough Gallery has chosen Union Square Park as the backdrop for this incredible feat of engineering. Gran Elefandret is a reflection of the energy in this neighborhood and we look forward to seeing visitors’ reactions to the sculpture as they create their own unique experience in Union Square.”

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    Summary: The monumental sculpture "Gran Elefandret" (2008) by renowned artist Miquel Barceló will be on view at the Union Square Triangle beginning September 13, 2011 through the end of May 2012

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    Grisha Bruskin in Elephant Magazine 

    The current issue of Elephant magazine features an extensive interview with Grisha Bruskin. The artist’s conversation with journalist Katya Tylevich explores a number of topics, including Bruskin’s artistic reception in New York, his process of working, recurrent motifs, and his current artistic output. Born in 1945 in Moscow, Bruskin graduated from the Art Department at the Moscow Textile Institute in 1968. Refusing to adhere to the government-sanctioned style of Socialist Realism, Bruskin became a major figure in the Soviet Non-Conformist Art movement, dedicating himself to the research and presentation of his Jewish heritage and its associated mythologies, mysticism, and sacred texts. A prolific writer as well as visual artist, Bruskin's work is included in many permanent public collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York, New York; Kunsthalle Emden, Germany; State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Museo Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. He currently lives and works in New York.

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    Summary: An extensive interview with Grisha Bruskin in the current issue of "Elephant" magazine

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    Chakaia Booker to Speak at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Chakaia Booker has been selected as a distinguished guest of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series. Organized by the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, the Series hosts lectures by leaders in the fields of visual and performance arts, literature, and music. Booker will take part in a wide-ranging discussion on her work with René Paul Barilleaux, a curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. “Material Matters: A Conversation with Chakaia Booker and René Paul Barilleaux” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

    Booker is an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose powerful pieces are created from discarded truck, car, and bicycle tires to comment on themes ranging from black identity to urban ecology. She draws upon Louise Nevelson's constructions of found objects, Romare Bearden's energetic collages, and Jacob Lawrence's manipulation of color and composition to form her own vigorous sculptures. Booker's work was the subject of a retrospective at the Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, an expansive solo exhibition at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, both in 2004, as well as an important solo show at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2006. Notable group exhibitions include shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC. Booker was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 2005.

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    Summary: Chakaia Booker will discuss her work as a part of the 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series

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    New Book on Manolo Valdés' Monumental Sculpture on Broadway 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of a new monograph on the work of Manolo Valdés. Manolo Valdés: Broadway (Assouline, 2011) features a series of striking photographs by James T. Murray and an accompanying interpretive text by noted art writer and critic, David Ebony. The book highlights Monumental Sculpture on Broadway, Valdés’ recent public exhibition of monumental sculptures. From May 20, 2010 to January 23, 2011, sixteen bold bronze works dotted Broadway from Columbus Circle to 166th Street.

    One of the most important contemporary Spanish artists, Valdés uses the work of past masters, such as Velázquez and Matisse, as a point of departure in his diverse body of work. Born in 1942 in Valencia, Spain, the artist lives and works primarily in New York, New York. His art is included in the collections of institutions such as Fundación del Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; Moderna Museet Art, Stockholm, Sweden; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.

    Please see the Assouline website to purchase the book.

     

     

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    Summary: "Manolo Valdés: Broadway" Just Published by Assouline

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    Arnaldo Pomodoro at Storm King Art Center 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Storm King Art Center has acquired The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship (1975-1976) by Arnaldo Pomodoro (b. 1926). The work is a gift from patron Herbert Kayden, MD in memoriam of his late wife, Gabrielle Reem, MD. The work was exhibited at Storm King Art Center in 1977 on Museum Hill and it will be permanently installed there in the coming weeks.  Located in Mountainville, New York, the world-renowned Storm King Art Center features in its collection large-scale sculptures by preeminent artists such as Maya Lin, Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson, and Alexander Calder. Additionally, a temporary exhibition and installation program dots its 500 acres of rolling hills, fields, and woodlands.

    Pomodoro’s architectonic sculptures are marked by an exploration of the themes of time and memory and an engagement with primary geometric shapes. First exhibited at the Marconi Studio in Milan, Italy in 1976, The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship is one of Pomodoro’s essential works. It is comprised of two heavy gates, incised with ponderous markings, opened with some effort by the viewer to a platform. Inspired by the artist’s childhood village–now almost uninhabited–The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship is suggestive of civilizations lost to history.

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    Summary: Storm King Art Center has acquired "The Pietrarubbia Group: The Foundation, The Use, The Relationship" (1975-1976) by Arnaldo Pomodoro

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    Dale Chihuly at LongHouse Reserve 

    Jul 20 2011 - Oct 08 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Blue and Purple Boat by Dale Chihuly will be on display at LongHouse Reserve from July 20 to October 8, 2011. Chihuly, recently honored at the LongHouse Reserve 20th Anniversary Celebration, is internationally recognized for his blown-glass sculptures. In his work, he has challenged both the limits of blown-glass as a medium and the traditional manner in which it is produced. Located in East Hampton, New York, LongHouse Reserve was established in 1991 by well-known textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen. Through its arboretum, sculpture gardens, and educational programs, LongHouse Reserve seeks to integrate the natural and cultural worlds.

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    Summary: "Blue and Purple Boat" by Dale Chihuly will be on display at LongHouse Reserve from July 20 to October 8, 2011

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    Two exhibitions celebrate the work of Claudio Bravo 

    Jul 01 2011 - Jul 24 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the Museo de Artes Visuales will exhibit six works by Claudio Bravo. The exhibition, intended to mark the artist’s passing, will be on view from July 1 to July 24, 2011. There will also be an exhibition of Bravo’s early work at the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes. Claudio Bravo: The Chilean Years, 1951-1960 will open on July 16, 2011 and will consist of approximately 80 drawings and paintings.

    Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1936. Though he briefly studied art at Jesuit school, Bravo was largely self-taught. He was recognized internationally as one of the world’s great artists for his mastery of a realist style. Bravo died at 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco from complications of epilepsy.

    Bravo represented Chile in the 2007 Venice Biennale, had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico (2007), Chateau Chenonceau (2005), and Musee du Monde Arabe, Paris (2004). His work was the subject of two retrospectives: at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison Wisconsin (1987-88) which travelled to the Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX and Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; and at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (1994).

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    Summary: The work of Claudio Bravo on display at Museo de Artes Visuales and the Corporación Cultural de Las Condes