• News

    Jacques Lipchitz at the Villa Noailles 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition of works by Jacques Lipchitz in The Salon Rose at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, France. The Villa Noailles was designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens for Arthur Anne Marie Charles Vicomte de Noailles and his wife, Marie-Laure Bischoffsheim. Through their patronage and friendship, the Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Noailles supported influential artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Luis Buñuel, and Constantin Brâncuşi. Indeed, the house features prominently in the Man Ray film, Les mystères du château de dé (1929). In 1928, Gabriel Guevrekian designed a garden to suit the house, the focal point of which is the sculpture, La joie de vivre, by Lipchitz. The villa, now an art center, will feature an exceptional collection of works by Lipchitz, including Figure debout (1916), which has not been publically exhibited since 1930. Please see the Villa Noailles website for more information.

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    Summary: Works by Jacques Lipchitz on view in The Salon Rose at the Villa Noailles in Hyères, France

  • News

    George Rickey headlining Sculpture in the Streets 

    Jun 17 2011 - Mar 01 2012

    The Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that the work of George Rickey is headlining Sculpture in the Streets, a public art exhibition and walking tour in Albany, New York. Rickey, known for his abstract, kinetic sculptures, lived and worked in the Capitol District from 1960 until his death in 2002, including a six-year stint teaching sculpture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Art of a Kinetic Sculptor exhibition and walking tour is free and open to the public and features works such as Three Squares Gyratory I (1971), Six Lines In A "T" (1964-79), and Column of Four Squares Excentric Gyratory III (1990), all on loan from the George Rickey Foundation, as well as works from public collections in the Capital Region, such as Etoile Variation V (1978), permanently installed at The Albany Institute of History and Art. For more details, please see the Downtown Albany website.

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    Summary: The work of George Rickey is headlining Sculpture in the Streets, a public art exhibition and walking tour in Albany, New York

  • News

    Beverly Pepper at Spazio Thetis  

    Jun 04 2011 - Nov 27 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Beverly Pepper has works on view at Spazio Thetis at the Arsenale Novissimo Venezia Fermata Bacini in Venice, Italy. As a part of their programming in conjunction with the 54th Venice Biennale, Spazio Thetis - committed to the exploration of the intersection of art and technology - will showcase two monumental works by the artist from June to November 2011. For more details, please see Spazio Thetis' website.  

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    Summary: Two monumental sculptures by Beverly Pepper on display at Spazio Thetis, Arsenale Novissimo Venezia Fermata Bacini in Venice, Italy

  • News

    Beverly Pepper Elected as a National Academician 

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that Beverly Pepper has been elected as a National Academician. The National Academy was founded in 1825 to encourage the development of visual art in America through education and exhibition. Each year, vanguards in the field of art and architecture are granted membership through the nomination of current Academicians. Pepper, known for her pioneering large-scale, site specific works, was nominated by fellow sculptor Judith Shea. Membership places Pepper in the same company as Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Gehry, and many of the most influential American artists and architects of the past two hundred years.  The 2011 National Academician Elects include Christo, Lynda Benglis, Elizabeth Diller & Ricardo Scofido, and James Turrell.

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    Summary: Artist Beverly Pepper has been elected as a National Academician

  • News

    Monumental Valdés Sculpture to Be Installed at 900 Park Avenue 

    We are pleased to announce that Dama a caballo V, a monumental bronze sculpture by the Spanish artist Manolo Valdés, will be installed in front of 900 Park Avenue and will be on view through 2014.

    Valdés’ iconic sculpture Dama a caballo V was inspired by the mid-seventeenth century equestrian portraits by Diego Velázquez, particularly that of Isabel de Borbón, the Queen of Spain from 1621-1644. The imagery of the equestrian portrait is a theme Valdés has recently begun addressing in both his three dimensional works and paintings. In this sculpture Valdés creates a roughly textured, unfinished appearance with the bronze, evoking the unrefined materials of “primitive” art, yet still manages to impart the regality of the subject.

    In New York, Dama a caballo V, along with fifteen other sculptures, was exhibited on Broadway in 2010-2011.

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    Summary: Valdés’ sculpture Dama a caballo V will grace the front entrance outside of 900 Park Avenue

  • News

    Claudio Bravo, 1936 - 2011 

    It is with great sadness that Marlborough Gallery announces the passing of the Chilean artist, Claudio Bravo. Bravo died at 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco. He died from complications of epilepsy.

    Bravo was recognized internationally as one of the world’s great artists for his mastery of a realist style. Although often referred to as “hyperrealist” Bravo’s style was, in truth, a modern, classical extension of the late Renaissance masters whom he studied and revered. He had a particular love for the 17th century Spanish painter, Zurbaran. Bravo once said, “If I had to choose an age into which I’d fit, it would have to be the 17th century. During that time artists copied nature in a conceptual way. They transformed the reality of their time as I try to transform the reality of ours.” While Bravo’s technical mastery allowed him to capture a wide range of subject matter including portraiture, landscape, animals, and flowers, he was perhaps best known for his work in still life which extended to working with subjects of the utmost simplicity such as his paintings of packages, drapery, and papers. Bravo once said that if one removed all the drapery from the paintings in the Louvre there would be very little left.  He had the uncanny ability of transforming these simple subjects into a powerful visual presence that conveyed a mystic aura. In his review of Bravo’s show of draped cloth at Marlborough in 2000, Ken Johnson of The New York Times wrote, “One feels a tantalizing mix of the spiritual and the sensual…The pictures have a vivid Modernist formal presence. The edge-to-edge fabric and the allover flickering of light and shadow create an almost abstract frontality, while color becomes an end it itself…. Indeed, you could think of this work not as realism but as a kind of soulfully enriched Color Field painting.” Aside from his paintings Bravo was a master draughtsman and continued to draw throughout his career. In the medium of pastel he was without peer, and, in fact, in realist art one would have to go back to the 18th century to find his equal. One could say that in all Bravo’s work regardless of medium or subject the underlying focus of the work was on light and through it the expression of elegance and simplicity. Bravo said, “I am a realist but my pictures transcend reality.”

    Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1936. He was the second of seven children. He attended a Jesuit school in Santiago and briefly studied art. Bravo was largely self- taught. He had his first solo show in Santiago at the age of eighteen and became a sought-after portrait painter.  He left for Europe in 1961 and settled in Madrid where his portraiture met with great success. In 1972 he decided to move to Tangier where he freed himself from earning his living as a portrait artist and was able develop his art. He remained in Morocco for the rest of his life.  He had his first show in New York in 1970 at the Staempfli Gallery. In 1981 he joined Marlborough Gallery where he had seventeen solo exhibitions. His last show with Marlborough was at its Chelsea space in 2010.

    Highlights of Bravo’s career include the following: he represented Chile in the 2007 Venice Biennale. Exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterey, Mexico (2007), Chateau Chenonceau (2005), Musee du Monde Arabe, Paris (2004). Two retropectives: 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). Click through to view work by Claudio Bravo.

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    Summary: Claudio Bravo has passed away at the age of 74 on June 4th at his home in Taroudant, Morocco.

  • News

    Stephen Talasnik at the Katonah Museum of Art 

    Jun 05 2011 - Sep 18 2011

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Elusive Landscape, a solo exhibition of work by Stephen Talasnik at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY.  The show will be on view from Sunday, June 5th through September 18th and is presented concurrently with Double Solitaire: The Surreal Works of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy. Draftsman and sculptor Stephen Talasnik creates intricate fantastical structures, inspired, in part, by the work of Surrealist artists. Elusive Landscape presents a selection of recent pencil and ink drawings with intensely worked surfaces.

    Please click here for more details.

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    Summary: "Elusive Landscape" on view at the Katonah Museum of Art until September 18, 2011

  • New York

    Constructivists : Kenneth Snelson and George Rickey, Installation views 


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    Summary: Constructivists: Kenneth Snelson and George Rickey, Marlborough Gallery, April 28 - May 28, 2011

  • News

    R.B. Kitaj show at LACMA 

    Dec 10 2010 - Jul 04 2011

    R.B. Kitaj, an ardent bibliophile, is featured at LACMA where, as stated in ARTFORUM's picks: "His self-professed bibliomania led to the portfolio titled In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part, 1969, for which photographs of the covers of fifty books from his library were enlarged into screenprints, forming a winsome index of idiosyncratic design, typography, and illustration."

    Click here for the full article.

    For more work by R.B. Kitaj, click here.

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    Summary: R.B. Kitaj screenprints of books featured at LACMA through July 4, 2011. 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

  • News

    Gallery Night on 57th Street 

    Marlborough Gallery, along with 40 other galleries on 57th Street in New York City, are pleased to announce they will remain open to the public on Thursday, April 28, until 8 p.m. for a special Gallery Night on 57th Street event.

    The opening reception for Constructivists: George Rickey and Kenneth Snelson will be held that evening until 8 p.m at Marlborough Gallery.  The exhibition will continue through May 28th.

    The opening reception for Robert Motherwell: Prints from the 1970s will also be held that evening until 8 p.m. in Marlborough Graphics. The exhibition will continue through May 28th.

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    Summary: Thursday, April 28, Marlborough Gallery will be open until 8 p.m. for a special Gallery Night on 57th Street event