Magic Realist Masterworks on View at Jonathan Boos

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  • February 22, 2021

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Peter Blume, Two Rivers (detail), 1942 and George Tooker, Divers (detail), 1952

Jonathan Boos has a group of important and rare Magic Realist works on view at our New York gallery by Peter Blume, Henry Koerner, Alton Pickens and George Tooker. We welcome you to call or email the gallery to make an appointment to visit.

On February 27th, the Georgia Museum of Art will open “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism,” the first sustained survey of Magical Realism in four decades. “Extra Ordinary” celebrates American artists who embraced realism, representation and classical artistic techniques in an era dominated by Abstraction. On view through June 13th, the show features significant works by Ivan Albright, Peter Blume, Paul Cadmus, Philip Evergood, Jared French, Henry Koerner, Hughie Lee-Smith, George Tooker and John Wilde.

Jonathan Boos is proud to be a sponsor of a lecture by Philip Eliasoph associated with the exhibition, titled “‘Hide-and-Seek’ on the Magic Realists’ Playground: Unmasking ‘Extraordinary’ Metaphors." The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 25th, at 4 p.m. ET. The virtual conversation is free of charge and open to all following registration. Eliasoph is an American art historian, critic, curator and professor of art history in the department of visual and performing arts at Fairfield University. In this lecture, Eliasoph will focus on identity, magic and metaphor in Paul Cadmus’ 1947 painting “Playground,” featured in the exhibition.

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