Kurt Kauper

  • , Study for Woman #5, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #4, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #3, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    45 3/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    116,2 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #2, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Woman #4, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Woman #3, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Woman #2, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Man Lying Down 4, 2016
    Oil on Dibond
    34,3 x 76,2 cm
    13,5 x 30 inches

Kurt Kauper is a painter whose work had, for the past fifteen years, been images of familiar cultural icons—opera divas, Cary Grant, hockey players, and Barack and Michelle Obama—seen in a variety of unfamiliar ways. His figure paintings of historical and imagined people tend to leave expectations unfulfilled, and elide simple categorization. In contradistinction to his clear and precise articulations of form, Kauper's content is characterized by indeterminacy, unintentionality, ambiguity, fluidity, destabilization, strangeness, amorality, uselessness, and the neutral. 


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  • The Coalition for the Homeless - Online Viewing Room


    May 26 - June 7, 2020

     

    Almine Rech is pleased to announce a special initiative in collaboration with artists to support the individuals and families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. A curated online exhibition will open May 26, featuring new works by New Jersey- and New York-based artists:

    Justin Adian, Joe Andoe, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, Todd Bienvenu, Joe Bradley, Peter Halley, Marcus Jahmal, Kurt Kauper, Leelee Kimmel, Jeff Koons, Erik Lindman, John McAllister, Sam McKinniss, Arlene Shechet, Taryn Simon, Vaughn Spann, Genesis Tramaine, Chloe Wise.

    There are currently more people homeless in New York than at any time since the Great Depression. Tonight alone, 63,000 people - including nearly 22,000 children - will sleep in NYC shelters. As the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless individuals and families, the Coalition for the Homeless provides lifesaving support to thousands of homeless and at-risk individuals every single day. Over the past 40 years, the Coalition has developed and implemented humane, cost-effective strategies to end mass homelessness once and for all, and in those four decades has given more than one million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

    50% of each sale will be donated to the Coalition.