The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that Marlborough Gallery will be presenting artist Dale Chihuly's newest creations in glass and neon at the Seattle Art Fair from August 4-7, 2016, at Booth D13.
CenturyLink Field Event Center
800 Occidental Avenue South
Opening Night: Thursday, August 4, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM | Beneficiary Preview
8:30 PM - 11:00 PM | Opening Night Preview
Public Fair Hours:
Friday, August 5, 2016 | 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 11 AM - 7 PM
Sunday, August 7, 2016 | 12 PM - 6 PM
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the public exhibition of six new monumental sculptures by the acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdés at Place Vendôme in Paris. Located in the 1st arrondissement, the site will serve as an architectural setting for the group of sculptures by Valdés: female heads in aluminum, iron or marble, their unique ornamentations on unforgettable display. The new works, all of which were created for the exhibition at Place Vendôme, depict beautiful, stylized women in the artist’s well-known signature style. Valdés, famous for depictions of women in all media, has created some of the largest and most expressive three-dimensional portraits of his storied career.
One sculpture, La Pamela, wears a wide-brimmed hat and stands 16-feet tall. Another entitled Los Aretes, is 19-feet long and depicts a woman with earrings that are as large as her head, all in strikingly bright blue iron. La Mariposa is the latest version of one of Valdés’s favored thematic presences: the butterfly. The featureless female in this monumental sculpture sports an enormous butterfly on her forehead, a headdress that is a symbol not only of inner beauty but also creativity. The blue iron visage in Mariposas is adorned with dozens of massive butterflies in a sculpture that is as uplifting as it is profound. In additional to technical mastery, his sculptures exude deep passion for history and for humanity. His monumental women are familiar but distinct, imposing yet alluring. The works will remain on view through October 5th, 2016.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that Philadelphia Cornucopia, Red Grooms’ renowned 1982 sculpto-pictorama, will be shown for the first time in nearly 30 years as part of the exhibition Happiness, Liberty, Life? American Art and Politics at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, open to the public today, June 30th. The exhibition will coincide with the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Philadelphia Cornucopia was commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia for the city’s tri-centennial celebration in 1982, following the artist’s groundbreaking 1977 exhibition in New York City: Ruckus Manhattan. Although some of the original elements have been lost, after a six-year restoration effort the installation will feature George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. When Philadelphia Cornucopia was first shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the 2,000 sq. ft. sculpto-pictorama made such a strong impact on the public that a small group of enthusiasts were able to raise the funds to acquire the work in order to donate it to the city of Philadelphia. The work was on display at the old Philadelphia Visitor Center from 1982 to 1986 and at 30th Street Station from 1987 to 1989. In 2010 Philadelphia Cornucopia was given to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with the hope that it could be restored and displayed once again.
"Bill Jacklin: The Graphic Work 1961-2016" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is the first ever retrospective of Bill Jacklin’s graphic work. It includes his experiments with etchings in the 1960’s through to monotypes newly created for this show.
The subjects Jacklin depicts range from intense studies of his dying father to joyous representations of his adopted home – New York, the city he moved to 30 years ago. His themes are people, light and movement, whether the bustling crowds of Grand Central Station or skaters in Central Park.
At the heart of Jacklin’s work is draughtmanship; as he explains, ‘it is the conduit through which I see the world’. Through drawing and experimenting with many different print techniques Jacklin captures the light and atmosphere of his subjects, always looking, he says, ‘for the magic’.
Learn more about the exhibition on the Royal Academy of Arts website.
To buy the 'Bill Jacklin: Graphics', published on the occasion of the exhibition click here.
Bill Jacklin and the Directors of Marlborough Gallery invite you to a book signing in celebration of two new monographs. Bill Jacklin's New York published by Scala Arts Publishers with a foreword by Sting and an interview by Michael Pepiatt, and Bill Jacklin: Graphics, published on the occasion of the exhibition Bill Jacklin RA: The Graphic Work 1961-2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 3-August 28.
The signing at Marlborough Gallery will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6 to 8 o'clock in the evening.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce Xu Lei: New Works, an exhibition of works in Chinese ink and mineral pigments on silk by Xu Lei. The exhibition, which opens on May 12th and will remain on view until June 18th, will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with Marlborough Gallery. While Xu Lei has been a prominent artistic figure in his native China since the mid-1980s, this occasion marks his first major solo exhibition in the United States.
Creative Time Gala host committee member and artist Paula Crown shares her thoughts on Craig Robins, one of the honorees of Creative Time's 2016 Gala.
More information and a link to the interview is available here.http://creativetime.org/events/benefit-2016/
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of works from the estate of Avigdor Arikha. The artist, who died in 2010, worked mostly in Paris and occasionally in Israel.
The exhibition will consist of approximately twenty works in oil, watercolor, pastel, and sumi ink and depict the subjects for which the artist is well known: portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. Regardless of the medium all Arikha’s work is remarkable for its subtlety, spontaneity, and tonal beauty. Arikha only worked in daylight and avidly insisted that not only his own works, but all works of art, be seen in natural light. Whatever his subject Arikha would finish the work in one sitting and this immediacy infused the work with vitality, freshness, and uncommon luminosity.