We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition of American artist Elizabeth #Peyton. The artist’s new paintings and works on paper will be unveiled at 'Eventyr', a title taken from an old Norse word meaning fairytale and/or adventure, to be shown at Ropac’s #Salzburg gallery in July/ August 2018. To mark the occasion, a preview is presented at our #ArtBasel18 booth (Halle 2.0, Stand B1) with her painting ‘Hanyu (Yuzuru Hanyu)’.
Peyton's works, though figurative, also use the language of abstract paintings - they are as sweeping, open and gestural as they are delicate and fragile. Mostly portraits, they also include still life, landscape and self-portraits, depicted in various mediums (oil painting, watercolour, drawing and print). Her subjects range from King Ludwig II of Bavaria to her dog Isolde, from friends, artists (writers, musicians etc), particular royalty, characters from literature, to historical figures and athletes.
Her works are represented in distinguished international collections including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.