Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3 to 8pm
Friday, December 7, 2018, 12 to 8pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12 to 8pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12 to 6pm
This year at Art Basel Miami Beach, Di Donna Galleries will present a dynamic selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that celebrate modern artists’ radical reconceptualization of traditional themes such as landscape and figure painting.
A striking standing mobile by Alexander Calder, Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Red Eggplant (1974), which playfully engages the tension between literalness and imagination, and the concrete and ephemeral aspects of nature, as floating and bouncing elements ring a jagged, dark mountain shape.
Leonor Fini’s painting La Prison de Zigriphine (1975), an exquisite demonstration of Fini’s mastery of enigmatic portraiture and her technical skill in rendering light and translucency.
Le Combat (de Tancrède et de Clorinde) (1934) by Kurt Seligmann, a dynamic painting featuring figures cloaked in swirling drapery that conjures the movement of drama and combat.
Rudolf Bauer’s Counter Fugue (1937-38), which exemplifies the artist’s use of music as a metaphor in geometric compositions, representing the crescendos and rests that naturally occur in the physical world.
Joan Miró’s Figure with Bird (1977). Miró challenged the tradition of painting in general by eliminating traces of illusionism at the level of construction. In Figure with Bird, he left visible the wood support and a perimeter of protruding nails around expressive brushwork in primary colors, leaving the subject abstractly rendered.
The gallery will also present significant works by Agustín Cárdenas, Leonora Carrington, César, Lynn Chadwick, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Auguste Herbin, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Wassily Kandinsky, François-Xavier Lalanne, Claude Lalanne, René Magritte, André Masson, Matta, Joan Mitchell, Man Ray, Charles Green Shaw, Georges Valmier, and Andy Warhol.
Together, these works will open new dialogues surrounding the complex modes of critique that define modern art.
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