Helwaser Gallery is pleased to present at Booth 310, Pier 92, The Armory Show 2018. This will be the gallery's third consecutive year of participation. This year, the gallery focuses on the Pop art movement, bringing together works by many of the seminal artists often associated with it. The gallery will also be spotlighting works by the artist Tom Wesselmann, known for his idiosyncratic style that emphasised the glamor and effervescence of the American nude.
Beyond the 1960s, Pop artists were recognised for using color to allude to commercial pleasure, slickness and gloss. Prior to the movement, color was largely associated with spiritual or emotional overtones during movements such as Abstract Expressionism. Centered around artists who changed art's relationship with color, the booth will present works by Tom Wesselmann, Ed Ruscha, Yayoi Kusama, John Chamberlain, George Condo and Roy Lichtenstein. Works such as Tom Wesselmann's Sunset Nude with Wesselmann Still Life (2004) combines an almost graphic sensibility with flat, intense color combinations that seize attention and allude to American mass media.
Other works include John Chamberlain's sculpture, entitled Schadenfreude (1993), which likewise combines candy-colored hues on galvanised steel, becoming, as he once described “flashy like lipstick or eyeshadow”. In a pointed contrast, Japanese-born artist Yayoi Kusama deployed her vivid, bright colors to dizzying, pulsating end instead. These selected works will be on show to the public from March 8 - March 11 at The Armory Show.
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Helwaser Gallery is pleased to have been included in art news coverage of Art Miami 2017 by the Hamptons Art Hub, which reports strong sales across the fair.
Helwaser Gallery is pleased to be included in a Art Daily News International's coverage of Art Miami 2017, which reports strong sales overall for the booth.
Works presented included seminal Abstract Expressionist and Pop artists such as Tom Wesselmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Adolph Gottlieb, John Grillo and Sam Francis.