Modern Masters from Wexner Family Collection to go on View

  • May 27, 2014 23:31

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Pablo Picasso, ‘Nu au fauteuil noir,’ 1932 Oil on canvas 63 1/2 x 51 in. 161.3 x 129.5 cm. From the Wexler Family Collection.
© 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights...

This fall, the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University will celebrate its 25th anniversary with Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, an unprecedented exhibition of the rarely seen personal collection of the Wexner Center’s major benefactors, retail mogul Les Wexner and his wife, Abigail.

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, presents an opportunity to see an exquisite, in-depth selection of masterworks by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet, as well as exemplary paintings byWillem de Kooning and Susan Rothenberg that rarely, if ever, are presented for public viewing. The Wexner collection, with its concentrated focus on Picasso, Giacometti, and Dubuffet, three 20th-century virtuosos, is among the most outstanding collections formed over the last 50 years, and will be on view from September 21 through December 31, 2014.

Guest curated by Robert Storr, professor and dean of the Yale University School of Art and former senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition brings fresh curatorial and scholarly perspective to the artists and examines the figurative impulses that connect them.

Following Transfigurations, the center will present multiple solo exhibitions, including the debut of a new series of artist portraits and abstract landscapes by photographer Catherine Opie; a focused look at the work of Moroccan-born Hassan Hajjaj, whose portraits form an insightful commentary on global capitalism within an African cultural context, in an exhibition traveling from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and a retrospective, organized by the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, of the groundbreaking work of experimental painterJack Whitten. The season will also include Fiber: Sculpture 1960 – present, a group show from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston of more than a dozen contemporary artists tracing a line of abstraction in fiber-related artworks from the mid-20th century to the present.


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