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#SneakPeek of a work on canvas by Jacob El Hanani, who will have his second show at the gallery this fall (October 2 – November 17, 2017).
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Since moving to New York in the early 1970s, El Hanani has been meticulously crafting his drawings, fusing the ancient Hebrew tradition of micrography with a contemporary minimalist aesthetic to create his unique body of work. With thousands of microscopic marks made in pen, the artist creates highly detailed surfaces that need to be seen up close to appreciate their intricate patterns and craftsmanship. These complex works often draw on personal and historical references, and can take months or even years to complete.
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The upcoming show is organized around the theme of “linescape,” the artist’s interpretation of the theme of landscape. Though at first these works appear abstract and indebted to the aesthetic rigors of Minimalism, they also subtly evoke the history of landscape painting. Inspired by Turner’s dramatic sense of light and atmosphere, several of the works are named for the British master, while others look to Mondrian’s linear grids to achieve a feeling of urban landscape.
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For the artist, these works represent a liberation from his highly detailed and rigidly structured earlier series. He explains: “For many decades, I was working under a self-imposed austerity, but many artists, as they get older, release themselves and tend to embrace a freer, more lyrical style. When I start one of these drawings, I don’t know exactly how it will end; these works are allowed to evolve on their own.”
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#MuseumMonday: This painting by Pierre Bonnard, "The Dining Room," c. 1940-47, was sold by the gallery to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, who in turn gifted the work to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, where it can be seen today. -
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Pierre Bonnard, a master colorist, is known for his decorative domestic scenes. “The Dining Room” (1940-47) is characteristic of the artist's vibrant late interiors, examining the aesthetic beauty and psychological tensions of a well-curated dinner. Colors dance across Bonnard’s canvas, rhythmically weaving themselves in and out of the pulsating interior. Though Bonnard’s wife, Marthe, eats at the side of the dining table, we hardly notice her. Instead, Bonnard treats the objects in his scene as actors; we are drawn to the relationship between a bowl of ripe cherries and a bottle of wine, and puzzle at the haphazard arrangement of dishes on the front part of the table juxtaposed against the neat, orderly platters laid out on the back.
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#PierreBonnard #Bonnard #AcquavellaGalleries

Happy #nationalicecreamday! 🍦🍦
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Wayne Thiebaud
"Two Jolly Cones" (detail), 2002
Oil on board, 11 x 8 1/2 inches
Art © WayneThiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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#WayneThiebaud #icecream #AcquavellaGalleries

Happy Bastille Day! 🇫🇷
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Detail of Camille Pissarro, "Le Jardin des Tuileries et le Pavillon de Flore, Matin, Printemps," Paris, Spring 1900
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🍟 Detail of Thiebaud's "French Fries" from 2003-08 for #NationalFrenchFryDay! 🍟
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Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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“To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them.” - Pierre Auguste Renoir
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This #Renoir from c. 1892, "Woman in Red Dress," was sold by the gallery to John T. Dorrance, whose collection of Impressionist masterpieces was sold at Sotheby's in 1989. Today, this work can be found at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum. #MuseumMonday

Miquel Barceló's monumental sculpture, "Gran Elefandret," will be on view through October 8th in London's Regent's Park. Barceló is among the twenty-three leading artists included in Frieze's first summer display in the park. #miquelbarceló #miquelbarcelo #frieze #friezesculpture #regentspark

🇺🇸 Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇸
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James Rosenquist
"Stars and Stripes at the Speed of Light," 1999
Oil on canvas, 60 x 42 inches
Art © James Rosenquist / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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This is the last day to see the "Calder Constellations" exhibition at @pacegallery on 57th Street! The gallery is open from 10 am to 6 pm today.
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"They had a suggestion of some kind of cosmic nuclear gases—which I won’t try to explain. I was interested in the extremely delicate, open composition” – Alexander Calder on his Constellations.
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Image: Installation view of "Calder: Constellations," April 20-June 30, 2017
Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York
Photography by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace Gallery
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This is the last week to visit Wayne Thiebaud's London exhibition at @whitecubeofficial in Mason's Yard! The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
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Art © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
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#tbt to our 2011 exhibition, "Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism."
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This installation view features work from Braque's Fauve period, from 1906-7. After meeting Picasso in 1907, Braque abandoned the vibrant palette and expressive brushwork of his Fauve period and they began working together to pioneer the radical visual language which would come to be known as Cubism. Many years later, he would famously refer to their partnership: "We were like two mountaineers, roped together."
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Left to Right:
"L'Estaque," 1906, Lent by Merzbacher Kunstiftung
"The Port of La Ciotat," 1907, Lent by National Gallery of Art, Washington "The Great Trees, L'Estaque," 1906-07, Lent by Fractional gift to The Museum of Modern Art from a private collection
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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#Cubism #Fauvism #GeorgesBraque #Braque #AcquavellaGalleries

"You are lost the moment you know what the result will be." - Juan Gris
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This week’s #MuseumMonday features Juan Gris’ “Pears and Grapes on a Table” from 1913, which was sold by the gallery in 1995 and is one of the promised gifts from the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection to @themet. 🍐🍇🗞🍽
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