Surrealist | Modern | Post-War Art

Di Donna Galleries at Art Basel | Miami Beach



Di Donna Galleries at Art Basel | Miami Beach

1 December 2016 – 4 December 2016

Di Donna Galleries is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach from December 1-4, 2016.  For its debut showing at this fair, the gallery will present a selection of rarely seen modern masterworks at booth F6. Focusing on twentieth-century works by Dada, Surrealist, and modern artists, Di Donna Galleries will compose a booth that includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper of exceptional quality.   

Biomorphic bronze sculptures and reliefs by Swiss Dadaist Jean Arp mingle with mobiles and bold gouaches by American Alexander Calder. La Joconde, 1967, a monumental bronze by Belgian René Magritte, renders the Surrealist’s recurring motif of mysterious curtains in three dimensions. This work creates a theatrical setting for viewers to ponder the mysterious and poetic works displayed throughout the booth. Catalan Surrealist Joan Miró’s elegant Femme, oiseau, étoiles, 1942, replete with geometric forms amidst a starry sky elegantly converses with fellow Surrealist Yves Tanguy’s floating organic forms in his gouache Plantes de glace (Nombres négatifs), 1946. Italian Fausto Melotti’s cage-like La rivoluzione dogmatica, 1969, made of brass and fabric conjures a fragility and poetic nature that is both modest and profound. Large figural forms sit atop a field of calligraphic and gestural marks in a late work by Joan Miró titled Peinture, 1976. Staging an environment of the celestial and cosmic, Di Donna Galleries continues its commitment to the wealth of subject matter within Dada and Surrealism.