Last month Miro’s were flying off the gallery walls. Everybody wanted to own one.
We have just acquired two new Miro’s – one lithograph and one etching & aquatint. Please stop by the gallery to view these beautiful pieces of artwork in person.
Joan Miro was the greatest abstract Surrealist of the 20th century. Most identifiable are his classic-period biomorphic abstractions in primary colors, outlined in black, and preserved on muted fields of brown, gray, or blue. These zany, spiky, see-dazed expressions seem allusive to the vagaries of sex, love, conflict, pursuit and escape – as if viewed in a Petri dish for gargantuan’ pleasure.
Throughout his life, Miro remained true to the basic Surrealist principle of releasing the creative forces of the unconscious mind from control by logic and reason, rejecting traditional devices of pictorial representation and composition, and fusing the spontaneous expressions of a logical fantasy with the reality of experience into a higher reality of pictorial creation.
Miro’s work, however, has attained a stature that precludes mere categorization as Surrealist, for his work also contains elements of Primitivism, personal mythology, magic, and innovations in abstraction that make it unclassifiable.
The opening evening of our show was well attended and successful. All 55 posters were hung throughout the gallery creating a visually exciting environment and provoking lively conversation.
If you were unable to attend the show, we have all the Maitres posted on our website for your viewing pleasure. The exhibition will be hung in its entirety through the end of the month.
We’re getting ready for the Maitres de l’Affiche show this Saturday! Here are some photos of us hanging the artwork:
We hope to see you there! RSVP from our website http://www.zygmanvossgallery.com/event.php?eventID=8&rsvp=y
We are preparing for our upcoming show with all 55 pieces coming back from the framers this week! The frames are beautiful with no mitered edges and gold or silver leafed corners.
The posters are over 100 yrs old. They were created by the same artist who invented offset lithography, the famous Jules Cheret. Cheret was not only an artist but a business man. He realized people loved the big posters but they were not easily removable from the walls. He decided to reduce the image down, put it on better paper, and identify it with the Maitres de l’affiche stamp in the corner. It was sold as a subscription.
Artists would vie for the opportunity to be be included in this series. You, as the subscriber, would receive 4 a month, one would always be by Jules Cheret.
At the end of the season Cheret would offer you the opportunity to purchase a dust cover created by him. You could then take the collection to the book binder and to have an album of important posters created.
This is going to be a truly magnificent show with many decorative lithographs that will make affordable fine art gifts for you and your loved ones!
We have just hand-picked over 60 pieces by Moshe Rosenthalis and are excited to show them off. The new collection includes works on paper, oil paintings and drawings. They are still being unpacked and framed but we’ve selected a few of our favorites to show off here until they are ready to be added to our website. Give us a call or drop us an email if you’re interested in seeing more! Contact Info on Website.
On May 21st, we hosted a reception for the Painted Violins exhibit, presented by the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Here are some photos from the event:
^ We were honored that Alderman Tom Tunney attended the Painted Violins Exhibition.