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Domenico Gnoli

Whitewaller New York 2018: What to See on Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue is one of Whitewaller‘s favorite spots to check out gallery shows this spring. You won’t want to miss these during your stay in New York.

A Luta Continua
Hauser & Wirth Upper East Side
April 26–July 27
“A Luta Continua” is the first U.S. presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Curated by David Rosenberg, the show presents more than 350 works from 266 artists including Josef Albers, Diane Arbus, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Jenny Holzer, Donald Judd, René Magritte, Man Ray, and, Andy Warhol. The incredibly intimate collection reflects four decades of international travel by Sylvio Perlstein, who has lived between Brazil, Belgium, France, and New York City. It is a record of his journey and passion for groundbreaking and diverse art, as much as it displays some of the greatest masterworks of the 20th century.

Brush and Beyond
Untitled II-529
ca. 1980s
Pastel on paper
4/5 x 4 1/10 inches
Courtesy of Boers-Li Gallery

Domenico Gnoli
Luxembourg & Dayan NYC Upper East Side
May 3–June
In the gallery’s second solo exhibition of work by the Italian artist Domenico Gnoli (1933–1970), Luxembourg & Dayan shows rare 1960s works by the artist. The gallery’s 2012 exhibition was the first presentation of Gnoli’s paintings since his death soon after his much-lauded 1969 New York debut. The 2018 show continues the gallery’s study of his work, with paintings that monumentalize the minutiae of everyday. In his bold and technically precise compositions, Gnoli cloisters a mundane detail—say, a single brown curl or the seat of a chair—and elevates banality to something far more poetic.

Wu Dayu, Yu Youhan, and Zhang Wei
“Brush and Beyond”
Boers-Li Gallery Upper East Side
March 16 – April 28
Curated by scholar Gao Minglu, “Brush and Beyond” features the work of Wu Dayu (1903–1988), Yu Youhan (b. 1943, Shanghai), and Zhang Wei (b. 1952, Beijing). These internationally acclaimed artists represent distinct approaches to early abstract painting in China. The show unites the rise of abstractionism in China with Western oil painting, presenting pieces that pushed through limitations imposed by visual language and rationality. Wu Dayu’s 1950s, ’70s, and ’80s oil paintings and works on paper and more recent works by Zhang Wei and Yu Youhan will be on view.

Mahnaz Collection Mahnaz Collection: A cabochon amethyst, cabochon chalcedony, faceted tourmaline and 18 karat gold ring, by David Watkins, 1972.

London Originals: The Jeweler’s Art in Radical Times
Mahnaz Collection Upper East Side
April 11–May 11
In a showcase of London jewelers, “London Originals” features 150 pieces of jewelry from the 1960s and ’70s. During a period of cultural and social change, London became an innovative force in free, relevant design. In addition to exhibiting this renaissance of British jewelry, Mahnaz seeks to highlight the works of independent creators whose influence has been forgotten. The work is impressive, important, and unique, says Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, because of “its uniquely direct love affair with nature; engagement with technology; originality in design, matched by superb craftsmanship.”


Domenico Gnoli Domenico Gnoli
Curl (Riccioli)
Acrylic and sand on canvas
54 3⁄4 x 47 1⁄4 in. (139 x 120 cm.)
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE Rome Private Collection
Courtesy Luxembourg & Dayan, New York





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