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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Greenberg van Doren Gallery

Greenberg van Doren Gallery

730 Fifth Avenue, at 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

T (212) 445-0444

F (212) 445-0442

email: info@gvdgallery.com

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am- 6:00pm, Monday by appointment
Summer Hours, as of May 27, 2008: Monday – Friday, 10am-5:00pm
Since opening in 1999, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery has exhibited and
promoted the work of a dynamic group of contemporary artists alongside presentations of work by European and American Post-War and Contemporary Masters.  The gallery is unique in its diversity and commitment to new and established talent within a program that
includes historic exhibitions of works by American Masters.  Solo and group
exhibitions are devoted to artists working in all media: drawing and
painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video.

The gallery is proud to have presented the first one-person exhibitions by a
select group of ambitious young American and European artists who have made a mark on the international art scene, including Aïda Ruilova, Katy Grannan, Benjamin Edwards, Cameron Martin, and Malerie Marder.

Greenberg Van Doren

Gallery represents these artists, along with Emi Avora,  James Brooks (estate), Suzanne Caporael, Tim Davis, Richard Diebenkorn (estate), Sharon Ellis, Paul Graham, Eva Lundsager, Elizabeth Magill, Barry
Ratoff, Dorothea Rockburne, Alexis Smith, and Kevin Zucker.

Gallery artists have been included in important and prestigious museum
surveys and international exhibitions, including The Venice Biennale, The
Whitney Biennial, Greater New York at PS1 / MoMA, The Prague Biennale, and The Berlin Biennale.  Additionally, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery regularly participates in numerous international art fairs including The Armory Show (New York), The Art Show / ADAA Art Fair (New York) and Art Basel Miami Beach.

The gallery is a member of The Art Dealers Association of America.

Please visit our downtown gallery, Eleven Rivington, at www.elevenrivington.com and our sister gallery in St. Louis at www.greenbergvandoren.com