Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the father of pop art

british artist richard hamilton, who was regarded by many as the father of pop art, has died aged 89.
the gagosian gallery, wich announced his death, said the art world has "lost one of its leading lights".
he was working on a major retrospective just days before he died.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

le surréallisme, c'est moi

© Philippe Halsman und/and Salvador Dalí, Dalí’s Mustache, 1953, Privatsammlung Wien/Private Collection, Vienna. © Magnum Photos / Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2011. Image Rights of Salvador Dalí reserved.

Glenn Brown, Song to the Siren, 2009, Sammlung des Künstlers/Collection the artist, London © Glenn Brown, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery 

Louise Bourgeois, Arch of Hysteria, 2004, Courtesy Cheim & Read and Hauser & Wirth © Louise Bourgeois Trust, VBK, Wien, 2011

Francesco Vezzoli, Surrealiz (Who’s afraid of Salvador Dalí?), 2008 © Francesco Vezzoli, VBK, Wien, 2011

Salvador Dalí, The Eye, 1945, Privatsammlung/Private Collection, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth © Salvador Dalí. Foundation Gala-Salvador Dalí / VBK, Wien, 2011 

you can see until october 23th "le surréallisme c'est moi" at the kunsthalle wien.
about seventy works by salvador dali are confronted with the internationally established positions of louise bourgeois, gleen brown, markus schinwald and francesco vezzoli.

Monday, September 5, 2011

picasso to koons: artist as jeweler

jeff koons, pendant rabbit necklace

pablo picasso "grand faune"
pablo picasso "grand faune"

from 20.09.11 to 8.01.12 the museum of arts and design presents some 240 masterpieces by more than 100 artist whose work is not traditionally associated with the medium.
read more about it here.