• News

    Michael Anderson Creates Eco-Friendly Billboard for Target 

    Sep 04 2009 - Oct 31 2009

    Press Release

    Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce Michael Anderson’s participation in a unique collaboration with Target and heralded designer Anna Sui.  Anderson is one of four contemporary artists commissioned by Target to create original collages using New York City iconography and the Target Bullseye, which have been translated into monumental works on vinyl for Target’s Times Square billboards.  The billboards will be on view through October 31st.

    Following their time on 42nd street, the vinyl will be restyled into 1,600 tote bags designed by Ms. Sui and available for sale on Target’s website. Consumers will be able to choose which of the four artists’ work will be used in creating their unique bag at target.com/billboardbag. To read more see NY Times Media Decoder Blog, CNBC.com, Treehugger.com, Nylon Magazine, and GreenDaily.com.

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    Summary: Target to Transform Michael Anderson Billboard into Tote Bags

  • News

    Profiling: Will Ryman in Art in America 

    Sep 10 2009 - Oct 10 2009

    Press Release

    Mary Barone of Art in America interviews Will Ryman in anticipation of his upcoming exhibition, A New Beginning, opening September 10 at Marlborough Chelsea. Barone traces Ryman's career and influences from his days as a playwright  "creating short fast-paced scenes that explored characters with twisted pysches" to his current body of work  "an installation made up mostly of larger-than-life size roses." For Ryman these roses interspersed with replicas of trash common in Ryman's earlier bodies of work, "become a symbol of global consumption. It's used to sell everything from greeting cards to candy to healthcare. It's another kind of reckless abuse of man and nature."
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    Photo by Mary Barone


    Summary: Art in America profiles Will Ryman for his upcoming exhibition A New Beginning at Marlborough Chelsea

  • News

    Michael Anderson Collage Installation in Ace Hotel 

    Michael Anderson recently completed a permanent site-specific installation in the lobby of the newly-opened Ace Hotel on Broadway and 29th street, the celebrated chain’s first hotel on the East Coast. The collage is comprised of high resolution scans of Anderson’s 20-year collection of graffiti stickers, all in black and white, and includes historical tags by Twist (Barry McGee), Espo (Steven Powers) and Shepard Fairey. Located on the west side of the lobby, the installation wraps around the wall behind main staircase and was recently featured in the New York Times Online and New York Magazine.

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    Summary: Anderson completes permanent, site-specific installation at Ace Hotel on Broadway and 29th Street, New York.

  • News

    Chu Teh Chun at Musée Guimet, Paris 

    Jun 10 2009 - Sep 07 2009

    Press Release

    Marlborough artist Chu Teh-Chun, a French painter of Chinese origin, will exhibit an exceptional series of ceramics entitled De Neige, d’Or et d’Azur (Of Snow, Gold and Sky Blue) at Musée Guimet, Paris. Following an initiative of Marlborough Gallery, Chu Teh-Chun produced this series of ceramics at La Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 2008 and 2009: each ceramic is a unique porcelain jar painted by the artist in the famous “bleu de Sèvres” (blue of Sèvres) highlighted with gold. This exhibition will mark the first time that a series of contemporary ceramics will be exhibited at Musée Guimet, one of the most important western art institution in the field of Asian art.

    Jean-Paul Desroches, an expert in Chinese ceramics and Chief Curator of the Chinese department of the Musée Guimet, remarks in his book, that documents every step of Chu’s creation at La Manufacture de Sèvres (Editions La Martinière/ Abrams, August 2009): “Connoisseurs of ceramics will immediately appreciate the originality of this decorative series. The pure materials, noble forms, and enchanting motifs are largely inspired by Far Eastern aesthetics. The subtle relationship between art and nature is fully explored here, in ways similar to traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy…Thus each vase urges the beholder to make a circular journey – one with neither beginning nor end – through a land of plenty, rich in intersecting paths that encourage everyone to find his or her own way.”

    Visit the site of Musée Guimet to learn more. / View more work by Chu Teh-Chun


    Summary: Chu Teh-Chun's "De Neige, d’Or et d’Azur" will be exhibited at the Rotunda of Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet from June 10 – September 7, in Paris, France.

  • News

    Manolo Valdés: Monumental Sculpture 

    Jun 25 2009 - Oct 31 2009

    Manolo Valdés’ monumental sculpture is the subject of two current exhibitions at the Jardins des Boulingrins in Monaco, Monte Carlo and in Saint-Tropez, France.
    Each exhibition features nine sculptures: bronzes that depict large female heads, their calm facial composures offset rhythmically by dynamic ornamental head-pieces.  Accompanying these sculptures are two groups of elegantly imposing figures based on Diego Velázquez’ Infanta Margarita and Reina Mariana from the painting Las Meninas.  The exhibition in Monaco includes two large works entitled Infanta Margarita, and the Saint-Tropez exhibition includes five sculptures from this series. In these works, Valdés draws inspiration from an art-historical motif, as he does in much of his work, using his own visual language to skillfully play tribute to one of the great masters.


    Summary: Manolo Valdés Sculptures will be exhibited in Monaco (June 25 –September 30) and Saint-Tropez (June 27-October 31)

  • Graphics

    Robert Weingarten at the High Museum of Art 

    Jan 23 2010 - Apr 04 2010

    Press Release

    A new exhibition of digital portraits by Robert Weingarten: The Portrait Unbound: Photographs by Robert Weingarten, January 23- April 4 2010 at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia.

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    Summary: Exhibition of Robert Weingarten's "Portraits Without People" series at the High Museum

  • Graphics

    Robert Weingarten at the Springfield Art Museum 

    Sep 19 2009 - Nov 15 2009

    Press Release

    An exhibition of large scale photographs from Rober Weingarten's "Palette Series" which explores the color palettes of important living artists.  Robert Weingarten: The Palette Series, September 19- November 15 2009 at the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Missouri

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    Summary: An exhibition of works from Weingarten's "Palette Series"

  • International Public Art

    Kenneth Snelson Monograph Published 

    Combining rich illustrations, photo essays, and an analytical text by Eleanor Heartney, Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible traces both the artist's artistic and personal development and his working process over the span of his five-decade career. Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible is published by Hard Press Editions of Lenox, Massachusetts and is available for sale on Amazon.

    For examples of Kenneth Snelson's public art, please click here. Photo Credit: Hard Press Editions


    Summary: 2009's "Kenneth Snelson: Forces Made Visible" charts the artist's five-decade career

  • International Public Art

    Ptolemy's Wedge 

    Beverly Pepper’s monumental sculpture, Ptolemy’s Wedge, was commissioned by the Library Board of the City of Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota for the new Minneapolis Central Library. Installed in 2007, Ptolemy’s Wedge complements the Cesar Pelli-designed Central Library’s Nicollet Mall main library entrance plaza by signifying it as the gateway of this important civic institution. Made of steel with a soft, oxidized reddish brown surface, the sculpture weighs 6200 pounds and is engineered to withstand winds of up to 100 mph.
        In describing her sculpture, Pepper has said:
    “It was my intention to create a dynamic sculptural experience through the visual integration of the building’s principal character-defining elements: the massive roof blade and the main entry’s wedge-like tilting glass curtain wall, with the wedge and blade forms of the sculpture. The sculpture’s upper wedge exists in a state of contingent balance with these character-defining architectural elements—I always search for a balance between the timeless, the eternal, and the new, Ptolemy’s Wedge finds its own clear way into this balance.”

    Photo credit: Brad Daniels


    Summary: Beverly Pepper was commissioned to create a monumental sculpture to adorn the outside of the new Minneapolis Central Library

  • International Public Art

    Beverly Pepper in Calgary 

    World-renowned artist Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park (formerly Shepard Wetlands Legacy Park).The public art will support the Legacy Park's vision and mission, which includes promoting awareness of environmental issues and sustainable behavior, and will contribute to the park's 'outdoor classroom' objective. The artwork will grow from the design of the park, be integral to its forms, and will articulate the inter-relationships between various aspects of the constructed wetland, the park and the environmental education centre.
    Constructed of soil, sod, ecologically compatible grasses and core-ten steel for the sculptures, Pepper aims to create a "place" whose "physical image and presence will attract the general public, as well as those who are [already involved] in the arts... [She] will strive to create a timeless physical presence - to make works that seem to exist outside of historical time and regardless of a person's specific knowledge of art, one will be moved by the sheer visual and physical force of the work."
    Inspired by watching a pair of hawks circle and spiral against the vast dome of the sky during her site visit, the piece has the working title of Hawk Hill (Collina Falco). Begun in 2008, this project is slated for completion by July 2010.
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    Summary: Beverly Pepper has been commissioned to integrate public art into the constructed landscape within the new Ralph Klein Environmental Education Centre and Legacy Park.