• News

    Slonem's Paintings at Swifty's Restaurant 

    Hunt Slonem’s works will be on view at Swifty’s, located on Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side, through April 2011.

    All created with oil paint on a wood panel or on canvas, the paintings range in size from an intimate 10 x 8 inches, such as in Blue Thrush, to a more imposing 32 x 47 inches, as in Cockatoos. The works feature his well-known birds, butterflies and rabbits, as well 3 portraits. One portrait features Jaqueline Stone with Slonem’s own parrot, Oliver.

    The distinctive fields of repeated natural forms overlaid with his idiomatic sgraffito grids create an overall effect of luxuriousness and calm, effervescence and meditation. His paintings, with their focus on the natural world, suggest that these creatures are our connection to innocence and freshness. Birds and butterflies link heaven to earth through their flight, and bunnies have long been a symbol of guiltlessness and rebirth.

    All of the frames are American period pieces from the mid to late nineteenth century. Collecting these storied objects is a passion for Slonem, and he finds them during his many travels throughout the U.S.

    To see more works by Hunt Slonem please click here


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    Summary: A selection of Hunt Slonem's works are displayed at Swifty's Restaurant

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    Sculptures by Red Grooms in 7 World Trade Center Lobby 

    These two exuberant polychrome sculptures by Red Grooms, Tango Dancers, 2005 and Swan Lake, 2009, each measuring more than nine feet tall, are part of a series titled Dancing, comprised of five sculptures depicting couples performing the dances Flamenco, Tango, Charleston, Swan Lake and The Lindy Hop. The series made its debut in Grooms’ 2009 exhibition at Marlborough Chelsea.

    Swan Lake was inspired by an image of Igor Youskevitch and Alexandra Danilova, famous dancers of the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, performing a pas de deux in Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Both dancers have their eyes closed in focused concentration as he supports her transition en pointe.

    Tango Dancers, the first created in this series, derives from Grooms’ 1963 work of the same name. It depicts a suavely attired man as he dips his glamorous female partner who wears a Marcel Wave in her hair.

    Red Grooms grew up in Tennessee with the great musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. Upon his move to New York he frequented the New York City Ballet with his friends, the poet and dance critic, Edwin Denby, and the photographer Rudy Burckhardt.

    Click here to view more works by Red Grooms

     


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    Summary: Installation at 7 World Trade Center

  • News

    More on Otterness in Times Square 

    Mar 03 2011 - Mar 07 2011

    As The Times Square Alliance's outdoor sculpture exhibition continues, coverage from The New York Times, Associated Press, WNYC, NBC, FOX5, Gothamist and many more have been calling attention to the public art, including Tom Otterness' large sculpture; Mouse.

    Sheep Flock to Times Square - The New York Times
    Times Square getting public art installation - Associated Press (Wall Street Journal)
    Public Sculpture Comes to Times Square - WNYC Radio
    10-Foot-Tall Woman Coming to Times Square - NBC New York (online)
    Giant Sheep in Times Square - FOX 5 (online)
    The Sheep Have Arrived In Times Square - Gothamist.com  

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    Summary: Recent press on Otterness' large sculpture Mouse at 46th Street and Broadway

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    Tom Otterness in the Daily News 

    Feb 20 2011 - Feb 21 2011

    Otterness press continues before the opening of Tom Otterness: Animal Spirits as the Daily News visits Tom Otterness for article  available online here.

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    Summary: Tom Otterness featured on nydailynews.com

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    Tom Otterness in The Art Economist 

    Feb 23 2011 - Feb 24 2011

    Tom Otterness, whose exhibition Tom Otterness: Animal Spirits opens tonight at Marlborough Gallery, will be featured in the forthcoming issue of The Art Economist, which visits the artist's studio and explores the relevant and provocative subject matters of his work.

     

     

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    Summary: Tom Otterness featured in The Art Economist, Volume 1 / Issue 3 / 2011 (photo credit Amy Arbus)

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    Tom Otterness in Times Square 

    Mar 01 2011 - Mar 07 2011

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    46th Street and Broadway

    March 1 - 7, 2011

    The Public Art Program in collaboration with The Armory Show exhibit four large sculptures by Tom Otterness, Grimanesa Amoros, David Kennedy Cutler and Niki de Saint Phalle between March 1-7, 2011.   The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Artlog.com. “The Uros House” is supported by Art Insurance Now.

     


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    Summary: Otterness' large sculpture Mouse to be displayed at 46th Street and Broadway

  • Graphics

    Hans Silvester to Present Lecture at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 

    Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce a lecture by photographer Hans Silvester at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts on February 12, 2011.  The artist will discuss his photographs of the self-decorating practices of the people of the Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia.  The lecture accompanies the exhibition Natural Fashion: Art & the Body, Photographs by Hans Silvester which opens at FMoPA on February 10 and continues through April 10, 2011.

    http://www.fmopa.org/
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    Summary: Hans Silvester, Lecture to Accompany "Natural Fashion: Art & the Body, Photographs by Hans Silvester," February 12, 11:00am, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa

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    Photographs by Hans Silvester on View at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 

    Feb 10 2011 - Apr 10 2011

    Marlborough Graphics is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Hans Silvester at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts entitled Natural Fashion: Art & the Body.  On view from February 10 through April 10, 2011, the exhibition will feature photographs of the self-decorating practices of the people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia.  According to curator Joanne Milani, "These color photographs function as sociological and anthropological documents as well as images of extreme beauty."

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    Summary: "Natural Fashion: Art & the Body, Photographs by Hans Silvester," February 10 - April 10, 2011, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa

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    Otterness Sculpture on Cover of The Arts, The New York Times, December 16th 2010 

    Dec 16 2010 - Dec 17 2010

    Marlborough artist Tom Otterness' take on Lady Justice was featured on the cover of The Arts section of The New York Times, Thursday, December 16th, 2010.

    The article "That Lady With the Scales Poses for Her Portraits" includes mention of Otterness' featured work, observing that "Mr Otterness, known for putting wickedly playful sculptures in unusual places, made Lady Justice into a fat bird perched in a tree, concealing her sword behind her back..."

    Read the full article and check out the slideshow at nytimes.com

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/books/16justice.html
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    Summary: Tom Otterness' take on Lady Justice featured on the cover of The Arts section, The New York Times, Thursday December 16th, 2010

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    "A Gathering of Treasures" at the Biennale 

    "Visitors stepping into the Rond Point, the focal center of the Biennale show, will be unable to ignore the display on the stand of Marlborough, whatever their personal interests. Three gigantic works are visible from afar. On one wall, “Three Studies in the Human Body,” an enormous triptych painted by Francis Bacon in 1970, seems to echo the nightmares that still haunted Europe a quarter of a century after World War II and its extermination camps.

    Across the stand, another huge painting greets, or rather hits, the eye. Done in 1958 by Georges Mathieu, the abstract composition is enigmatically titled “Hugues de Payens fonde le temple.” Spiky dashes of black color spurt across the red ground. An even larger painting by Andy Warhol, “Double Hamburger” — 294.6 by 614.7 centimeters, or 116 by 242 inches — covers the back wall. Done in the American artist’s spoofy manner inspired by his early career in advertising, big block letters run between two hamburgers cursorily dashed off.

    With Marlborough’s appearance in the Biennale, the art of the later 20th century spectacularly breaks into what remained until recently the preserve of French artistic traditionalism." - Souren Melikian, Published September 17, 2010

    Read the full article at nytimes.com

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    Summary: The New York Times / International Herald Tribune highlight Marlborough Gallery's appearance at the Biennale des Antiquaires