Art Basel, Hong Kong - Lévy Gorvy

Art Basel, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
March 29 - 31, 2018

Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong 2018—the gallery’s fifth year at the fair and its second under the new partnership of Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy. This year marks Lévy Gorvy’s inaugural presence with a newly instated team in Asia, led by Danqing Li, Senior Director.

Anchored in the gallery’s acclaimed program, Lévy Gorvy’s booth (1C14) features works by a diverse group of artists, including Willem de Kooning, Zao Wou-Ki, Pierre Soulages, Rudolf Stingel, Frank Stella, Carol Rama, Andy Warhol, and Yayoi Kusama, among others.

Lévy Gorvy is particularly pleased to present a group of paintings by internationally celebrated artist Pat Steir:  four works from her new series, “For Hong Kong” (2017–2018), were created in homage to the artistic and literary heritage of East Asian cultures. Distinguished by a vertical, central fissure that the artist refers to as a “split,” Steir’s paintings are part of an ongoing body of work called “Kairos,” which debuted in September 2017 in an exhibition at Lévy Gorvy’s New York gallery. Her signature pouring technique reflects Steir’s intuitive relationship with Eastern thought, disclosing a Zen-like emptiness that simultaneously suggests a sensuous fullness. To achieve this effect, Steir pours thinned paint from the upper edge of an upright canvas. Surrendering her gestures to chance, the artist allows gravity, time, and the paint’s fluidity to determine the final image—an approach which embodies the dialectics of intuition and chance that have defined Steir’s work for six decades. Steir approaches each painting as “a physical and spiritual act” reminiscent of the Chinese literati paintings from the Tang (618–907), Song (960–1279), and Ming (1368–1644) dynasties. Using nature to convey an interior world, literati paintings typically consist of landscapes featuring solitary figures amidst the vastness of mountains, forests, and waterfalls, with poetry inscribed in the space of the sky.

Additionally, Lévy Gorvy’s booth features works that foreground cross-cultural exchange and great artist friendships. Pierre Soulages’ Peinture 130 x 92 cm, 8 avril 1989 (1989), Zao Wou-Ki’s 22.11.2002-10.12.2003 (2002–2003), Andy Warhol’s Marilyn (Reversal) (1979–1986), Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Nets I.N. PQR (2007), and Rudolf Stingel’s Untitled (2015) will be presented together. These works reconsider space and seriality, and, in many ways, represent a cross-thread between traditionally Eastern and Western aesthetic sensibilities.


Lévy Gorvy画廊很荣幸参与2018巴塞尔艺术展香港展会,今年的参与意义非凡,将成为画廊第五次参与巴塞尔艺术展香港展会,也是第二次以Dominique Lévy以及Brett Gorvy的伙伴关系参展,亦作为Lévy Gorvy创办由资深总监李丹青女士领军的亚洲团队之后的首度呈现。

Lévy Gorvy本着极富声望的项目策画,本次展位(1C14)将带来一系列艺术家的精彩作品,包含赵无极、皮埃·苏拉吉(Pierre Soulages)、鲁道夫·斯汀格尔(Rudolf Stingel)、弗兰克·斯特拉(Frank Stella)、卡罗尔·拉马(Carol Rama)、安迪·沃荷(Andy Warhol)、草间弥生(Yayoi Kusama)等大师。

作为对于东亚艺术、文学传统的致敬,Lévy Gorvy预计展出享誉国际的艺术家帕特·斯蒂尔(Pat Steir)的“为了香港”(For Hong Kong,2017–2018)一组四件的系列新作。“为了香港”系列画作属于斯蒂尔名为“关键时刻(Kairos)”系列的一部分,这一整体系列仍在扩充当中,由一条艺术家称之为“裂缝”的中央垂直裂痕为标志,此一系列于2017年9月在Lévy Gorvy的展览中初次亮相。斯蒂尔标志性的倾倒技法反映了她的作品与东方思维之间存在的一层直觉关系,画面在呈现一种空的禅意的当下,同时影射了感官上的盈满。为了达到这样的双重效果,艺术家将画布 直立,由上缘的一角倾倒薄薄一层颜料,斯蒂尔将她的创作姿态交付机缘,赋予众多包含重力、时间和颜料流动性在内的变数,决定画面最终结果的权力,具体而微地反映了定义她六十载创作生涯中对于直觉和机缘的一贯辩证。她将绘画视为“身心的活动”,遥遥呼应中国传统唐代(618–907)、宋代(960–1279)、明代(1368–1644)人文画的核心精神。人文画以自然传达内心世界,将诗作撰写于天空留白处,画面常将单一人物置于广袤的山水森林瀑布之中,借以反映画中角色的孤寂。

此外,这次Lévy Gorvy的展位更极力将跨文化交流以及艺术大师间的友谊置于主位,将同步展出皮埃·苏拉吉(Pierre Soulages)的《绘画》(Peinture,130 x 92公分,1989年4月8日,1989)、赵无极(Zao Wou-Ki)的《22.11.2002-10.12.2003》(2002–2003)、安迪·沃荷(Andy Warhol)的《玛丽莲(负片)》(Marilyn (Reversal),1979–1986)、草间弥生(Yayoi Kusama)的《无限的网IN PQR》(Infinity Nets IN PQR,2007)、鲁道夫·斯汀格尔(Rudolf Stingel)的三联画《无题》(Untitled,2015),透过这些作品选介重新思索空间概念和系列性,借以呈显中西美学感知的交界。


Selected Works

    Untitled XII
    Oil on canvas
    79 ¾ x 69 ¾ inches (202.6 x 177.2 cm)
    © The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Pat Steir's painting Blue Mauve for Hong Kong, 2017–18

    Blue Mauve for Hong Kong
    2017 - 2018
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

  • Pat Steir's painting Red for Hong Kong, 2017–18

    Red for Hong Kong
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

  • Pat Steir's painting Yellow for Hong Kong, 2017–18

    Yellow for Hong Kong
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)

  • Pat Steir's painting Sweet Silver and White for Hong Kong, 2017–18

    Sweet Silver and White for Hong Kong
    2017 - 2018
    Oil on canvas
    72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm)

  • Mark Tansey's painting Nature's Ape, 1984

    Nature's Ape
    Oil on canvas
    77 x 66 inches (195.6 x 167.6 cm)

  • Zao Wou-Ki's painting 22.11.2002-10.12.2003, 2002 - 2003

    2002 - 2003
    Oil on canvas
    51 1/8 x 63 3/4 inches (129.9 x 161.9 cm) Signed (lower right)

  • Pierre Soulages Peinture 130 x 92 cm, 8 avril 1989, 1989

    Peinture 130 x 92 cm, 8 avril 1989
    Oil on canvas
    51 3/16 x 36 1/4 inches (130 x 92 cm)
    Signed, dated, and titled SOULAGES 'Peinture 130 x 92 cm 8 avril 1989' (on the reverse)

  • Joel Shapiro's sculpture Untitled, 2015

    21 x 20 1/2 x 8 inches (53.3 x 52.1 x 20.3 cm) AP, Edition of 3

  • Yayoi Kusama's painting nfinity Nets I. N. PQR, 2007

    Infinity Nets I. N. PQR
    Acrylic on canvas
    57 3/4 x 57 3/4 inches (146.7 x 146.7 cm)
    Signed, titled, dated, and inscribed in Japanese Yayoi Kusama Infinity Nets 2007 I.N. PQR (on the reverse)

  • Frank Stella's sculpture Corian Star II, 2017

    Corian Star II
    48 x 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm)



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Microsoft co-founder and billionaire collector Paul Allen is selling a key work from his collection, Untitled …

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