One by One: Tom Wesselmann
March 23 – April 4, 2021
Nude Drawing 2/11/00 (9), (2000) demonstrates, along with many of the artist's works, how Tom Wesselmann looked to Henri Matisse during the entirety of his career. This particular artwork embodies Wesselmann's practice and exploration in his final years, where the image of the nude became more schematic and less specific.
Wesselmann Seen by Mickalene Thomas
« My favorite Wesselmann is Sunset Nude with Matisse (2002), in which he incorporates Matisse's painting La blouse roumaine (1940). Matisse's figurative works are such incredibly rich and powerful material to contend with that I can identify and sympathize with the allure they exerted on the artist. It seems to me that Matisse's cut-outs were a considerable, material influence in this later work as well, especially on the shaped aluminum Blue Nude pieces from the 2000s. »
- Mickalene Thomas, August 2011
© Mickalene Thomas, LLC.
Originally published in Tom Wesselmann (exhibition catalogue), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Delmonico Books, 2012.
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ALMINE RECH ASPEN, CO
Almine Rech looks forward to welcoming visitors at the gallery's location in Aspen, Colorado from June 4 to September 12, 2021. Opening with Nathaniel Mary Quinn, the space will then host two additional solo shows featuring Genesis Tramaine and Wes Lang, as well as two group exhibitions with new works by Almine Rech artists.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to expand our programming to Aspen this summer. Through our presentations there, we are eager to provide our artists with this new audience and to engage with such a spirited community of collectors and art lovers". — Almine Rech-Picasso
The gallery, just steps from the Aspen Art Museum, looks forward to welcoming and joining Aspen’s creative community for the summer season. The gallery will be open for walk-ins following proper safety measures, or by-appointment via email@example.com.
Almine Rech pays tribute to Turi Simeti
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Turi Simeti (1929-2021).
Born in 1929 in Sicily, Turi Simeti settled in Rome in 1958, where he regularly visited Alberto Burri's workshop. He started painting and made his debut amongst the artists of the Art Informel movement. Simeti moved to Milan in the early 1960s, where he met Fontana, Manzoni, Bonalumi and also Castellani who became one of his closest friend. In this climate of vibrant dialogue, the artist took part in the changes occurring at that time in European art history.
Simeti's first Milanese years led to a considerable number of experiences where the surface of his canvases became a space to be conquered with radical elements, drawn both from minimalism and the notion of the monochrome. Simeti creates in his works different types of tension on several formats, frequently relying on small-scale canvases to produce startling dimensions. Employing the motif of the oval, he has attempted to develop an irregular writing system that liberates the surface of the canvas from the principles of materiality, allowing nothing but silence.
Almine Rech organized several exhibitions with the artist including a retrospective titled 'Le Choix du Signe' curated by Natacha Carron in Brussels in 2015. The same year, Almine Rech Editions published a monograph including archive images.
Read more about the artist here.
Photo: Portrait of Turi Simeti, Milan, 2015 / Photo: Piotr Niepsuj - Courtesy of Almine Rech and Archivio Turi Simeti
Chloe Wise in 'Fantasy America' at The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh announced upcoming 2021 exhibitions, including ‘Fantasy America’ featuring Chloe Wise from March 5 to August 30, 2021
‘Fantasy America’ invites New York-based artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s seminal publication, America, and contribute through their own artistic practices.
‘Fantasy America’ is curated by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator. The exhibition catalogue includes contributions by Diaz, Jessica Lanay Moore, and Alan Pelaez Lopez.
Image: Chloe Wise, Tormented Untainted, 2019. Courtesy of the artist. © 2020 Chloe Wise / Artists rights Society (ARS), New York.
REOPENING: Johan Creten at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici
We are delighted to announce the reopening of Johan Creten's exhibition "I Peccati" at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici, until May 23, 2021
From Wednesday February 3, guided tours every day!
Except for Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Two time slots: 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Limited groups: 15 people maximum
Other slots may be opened in the coming weeks.
More information here.
Photo: © Gerrit Schreurs & Johan Creten Studio © ADAGP, 2021
John Giorno: two retrospective exhibitions soon
Spring - Autumn 2021
The John Giorno Foundation announced the first retrospective exhibitions after John Giorno's death. These exhibitions will take place in Sperone Westwater gallery in New York and Almine Rech in London.
Photo: John Giorno in front of his fireplace at the 222 Bowery, by Peter Hujar. Courtesy John Giorno Foundation.
Vaughn Spann - Monograph
Texts by Maritza M. Lacayo and Mark Rappolt
Published in conjunction with Vaughn Spann's exhibitions 'The Heat Lets us Know We're Alive' held at Almine Rech New York from January 15 to February 22, 2020, and 'Smoke Signals', held at Almine Rech Brussels from September 3 to October 10, 2020.
Kenny Scharf - Print
Almine Rech Editions is pleased to present the limited edition print 'Lingua Amarrada' by Kenny Scharf, our first limited edition collaboration with the artist.
Lingua Amarrada, 2020
Archival pigment print on cotton paper
80 x 72.5 cm - 31 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches
Edition of 75 + 20 AP
Signed and numbered on the front
ALMINE RECH ANNOUNCES NEW GALLERY IN PARIS
Almine Rech is delighted to announce the opening of its second gallery in Paris, to be located on the prestigious Avenue Matignon in the 8th arrondissement, an area that has long been home to a prominent community of art galleries, auction houses, cultural attractions.
The inaugural show at Almine Rech Paris | Matignon will be a solo exhibition of new paintings by iconic American artist Kenny Scharf, titled Vaxi Nation opening January 21, 2021. The gallery is located in an elegant Haussmann building and is situated on the ground and first floors, both of which will be dedicated to exhibition spaces in which to present the gallery’s roster of international artists and secondary market works in a new context within the city. Almine Rech | Matignon marks the sixth location internationally— and the second in Paris—for Almine Rech, whose flagship gallery is located at 64 Rue de Turenne in the Marais. The gallery on Avenue Matignon will be open to the public year-round and extend the gallery’s international program with rotating exhibitions on a more intimate scale.
18 Avenue Matignon