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. The historically important site located in the 1st arrondissement 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; it is a headdress that is a symbol not only of inner beauty but also creativity itself. 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. To encounter a sculptural head by Valdes is to get a glimpse into the nature of identity. His monumental women are familiar but distinct, imposing yet alluring. They tell universal stories and also possess tantalizing mysteries. The works will remain on view through October 5th, 2016.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to present a summer group exhibition.
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.
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.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce a group exhibition entitled Large Sculptures with works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Alice Aycock, Fernando Botero, Santiago Calatrava, Red Grooms, Robert Lazzarini, Clement Meadmore, Michele Oka Doner, Tom Otterness, Beverly Pepper, Arnaldo Pomodoro, George Rickey, David Rodríguez Caballero, Kenneth Snelson, Manolo Valdés and Ursula Von Rydingsvard. The exhibition will open on April 7th and remain on view through May 7th, 2016.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of paintings and works on paper from the estate of the Chilean artist Claudio Bravo. The artist, who died in 2011, was possibly the greatest realist painter of his time.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce George Rickey: Selected Works from the Estate 1954-2000, an important exhibition of works by the artist at Marlborough Gallery opening on February 4 and continuing through March 5, 2016. The exhibition features monumental and small-scale indoor and outdoor sculptures from the artist’s estate, many of which have never before been exhibited. The exhibition consists of 34 works covering the breadth of Rickey’s career.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by the Spanish-born artist, David Rodríguez Caballero entitled Vinyls. This will be the first showing of the artist’s works in vinyl in the United States, a body of work that complements his established sculptural practice. Rodríguez Caballero is known for his compelling and rigorous methods of defining space, light and color using various metals in the way another artist might manipulate fabric or paper. The exhibition will open on Thursday, February 4th and will remain on view through March 5th, 2016.
At Marlborough Gallery on 57th Street visitors will be treated to a variety of Chihuly’s one-of-a-kind glass works, including the striking oversized Chili Macchia with Peridot Lip Wrap, a hand-blown orange, mauve and green vessel that appears to be lit from within and perpetually changing colors. Chihuly’s inventiveness in glass is evident in Black Orange Soft Cylinder with Pine Lip Wrap, a creation that contains actual glass drawings embedded within its undulating surface. A centerpiece of the exhibition is an untitled vertical Fiori work consisting of three curved, plantlike glass elements in red and green.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to present a holiday season group exhibition.
The directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce Beverly Pepper: Monumental Sculpture, four monumental Cor-Ten steel works that will be on view on the terrace starting on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
The monumental sculpture My Circle, 2008, will also be exhibited at the Union Square Triangle beginning October 22, 2015 through the end of May 2016.
Videos of a previous exhibition of some of these works at the Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome, as well as the current installation at Union Square can be found here.
A Press Release with more details can be found below.