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

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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