Modernist Works from a California Collection

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  • November 15, 2010

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Modernist Works from a California Collection

From November 15 through January 3, 2011, Hollis Taggart Galleries is pleased to offer an important group of paintings and sculptures from a prominent California collection. Combining art historical significance with tremendous visual appeal, these artworks exemplify the key movements of the early twentieth century.

The paintings and sculptures from this collection display the broad range of stylistic idioms that modernists explored. Max Weber’s Three Figures and Still Life demonstrate the reach of Cubism in the United States. Artist and Model by Hans Burkhardt and Frederick Kann’s Sympatica represent the hard-edged abstraction of the 1930s.  And Fletcher Martin’s robust A Lad from the Fleet and Elie Nadelman’s elegant Man in a Top Hat suggest two approaches to figuration. This group also includes work by Isabel Bishop, Emil Bisttram, Frederick Kann, Alfred Maurer, Robert McChesney, Blanche Lazzell, William Sommer, Samuel Halpert, Arthur B. Carles, Morgan Russell, and Stanton MacDonald-Wright, among others.

Collected by an important California couple over two decades, these pieces reflect the collectors’ keen balance of aesthetic sophistication with scholarly depth.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to present them.


Hollis Taggart Galleries
521 W. 26th St.
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New York, New York

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