Galerie Gmurzynska’s 50th-anniversary exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
Galerie Gmurzynska is delighted to present a select showcase of the gallery’s renowned program of modern masters in Hong Kong to celebrate the gallery’s 50th anniversary.
For this edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, the booth will highlight important global positions that have significantly expanded and shaped the canon of Western modernism from its beginnings all the way to the present.
A selection of paintings, drawings and ceramics spanning four decades by the cosmopolitan modernist of Chinese descent, Wifredo Lam, whose estate is represented by Galerie Gmurzynska, will form a central component. The artist’s fantastically tropical yet unmistakably modern abstract works will be shown alongside one of the most celebrated figurative painters of recent years, Fernando Botero.
Galerie Gmurzynska is thrilled to have once again assembled an extensive body of work by Botero, encompassing his instantly recognizable nudes and portraits, his gleaming bronzes and last but not least his vivacious suite of drawings, the ingenious “Boterosutra” series.
Stressing Galerie Gmurzynska’s commitment to postwar modern art, major works by American pop legend Robert Indiana and the enigmatic work by Yves Klein will be on view, two artists whom the gallery has worked with very closely over the last decades. By bringing the stylish and inventive photographic work of fashion mastermind Karl Lagerfeld to Hong Kong, Galerie Gmurzynska continues to exhibit the world’s leading creative visionaries in an interdisciplinary approach.
Galerie Gmurzynska’s 50th anniversary exhibition comprises rare works by celebrated twentieth century modern masters the gallery has represented since its founding, bringing to Hong Kong the incredibly delicate and stimulating drawings by Joan Miró and last but not least the exhilarating mature oeuvre of Pablo Picasso.
Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong Convention Center. Booth 3E08
Press/VIP Preview: March 13 – 14, 2015.
Private Opening: March 14, 2015.
Public Opening: March 15 – 17, 2015.