• Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

  • Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020

    Installation view, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

Francesco Clemente: WatercolorsExhibition

New York
August 17 - October 1, 2020

Francesco Clemente: Watercolors

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, an exhibition that surveys three decades of work in the medium. On view from August 17, this presentation follows the recent Francesco Clemente: Pastels at the gallery’s London location. Both exhibitions have been curated by architect Bill Katz, a close friend of the artist, to highlight and celebrate not only Clemente’s mastery of the visual effects of his materials, but also the depth of physical and metaphysical concerns that inform his artistic practice. On view at the gallery’s New York space, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors features many works that have never before been exhibited. A fully illustrated publication accompanies Lévy Gorvy’s exhibitions, featuring a “playlist” of poetry selected by the artist in dialogue with his pastels and watercolors. Essays by Carlos Basualdo and Raymond Foye illuminate the continuity between visual art, poetry, storytelling, music, and spirituality in Clemente’s work from the 1980’s until today.

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Selected Works

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  • Francesco Clemente's A Story Well Told I–XXI series

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    A Story Well Told I–XXI
    2013
    Watercolor on paper
    11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (29.5 x 21 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's A Story Well Told IV, 2013

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    A Story Well Told IV
    2013
    Watercolor on paper
    11 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (29.5 x 21 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's Chain, 1996

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    Chain
    1996
    Watercolor on paper
    55 1/2 x 55 inches (141 x 139.7 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's Friends, 2010

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    Friends
    2010
    Watercolor on paper
    14 x 20 inches (35.6 x 50.8 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's Shadow III, 2017

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    Shadow III
    2017
    Watercolor and miniature on paper
    18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's Gold on Gold VI, 2016

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    Gold on Gold VI
    2016
    Watercolor and miniature on paper
    20 x 14 inches (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

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  • Francesco Clemente's 5-8-2020, 2020

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE
    5-8-2020
    2020
    Watercolor on paper
    18 1/16 x 23 15/16 inches (45.9 x 60.8 cm)
    Courtesy of Francesco Clemente Studio; Collection of the Artist, New York
    Photo: Farzad Owrang

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Selected Press

Weixin | 厉为阁纽约新展,意大利"超前卫"大师弗朗切斯科‧克莱门特与游牧文化

October 18, 2020

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Curbed | Two Legendary NYC Artists in Their Once-Bohemian Village Garden

September 28, 2020

Painters Pat Steir and Francesco Clemente spent the pandemic painting and chatting with one another across …

The Talks | Francesco Clemente: “Making Art Is to Time-Travel”

August 12, 2020

Francesco Clemente's new exhibition, Watercolors, opens on Monday 17 August at Lévy Gorvy in New York …

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