LARGEST COLLECTION OF CÉZANNE WORKS IN ARIZONA
French master Paul Cézanne, one of the most recognizable names in art, is celebrated worldwide for his Post-Impressionist masterpieces. However, Cezanne’s greatest legacy may be the transformative effect his work had on 20th century artists.
Cézanne and American Modernism is the first exhibition to examine Cezanne’s influence on American artists working between 1900 and 1930 by bringing together 16 of the French master’s paintings and works on papers with more than 80 works by 33 American artists, including Marsden Hartley, Maurice Prendergast, Arshile Gorky, Alfred Stieglitz and Man Ray. The exhibition showcases outstanding works from public and private collections throughout the U.S., including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and works from Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection. Read whole article: artdaily
DENNIS HOPPER DOUBLE STANDARD MOCA RETROSPECTIVE
Double Standard, © Dennis Hopper, image courtesy of the artist and Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
Julian Schnabel curator of the Dennis Hopper Double Standard exhibit says the idea for the show jelled a few months earlier (before his death) when talking to incoming MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch about his friend’s importance as an artist and relative lack of visibility. While Hopper has had a few retrospectives abroad, this is his first museum survey in the U.S. Julian stated “I thought that Dennis was actually going to be here with us when we did this,” he added. “Every 30 minutes or so it hits me that he’s not.”
Paul Newman 1964, © The Estate of Dennis Hopper, courtesy of The Estate of Dennis Hopper
Bomb Drop, Plexiglas, stainless steel and neon. © The Estate of Dennis Hopper, courtesy of The Estate of Dennis Hopper.
The show is also Schnabel’s first official undertaking as a museum curator — at least as far as he can remember. “I’m always hanging my own shows, and god knows I’ve helped other friends hang their shows. But doing a museum show for a friend who wasn’t there — I can’t remember another time.” Hopper died at age 74 on May 29, 2010 from prostate cancer. The show runs through September 26, 2010 at MOCA. Read whole article: latimes