Off Canvas: Drawing

April 14 – June 11, 2015

Vija Celmins, Untitled (Regular Desert), 1973
Graphite on acrylic ground on paper
12 x 15 inches
Art © Vija Celmins

Jasper Johns, Land's End, 1977
Ink and watercolor on plastic
36 1/4 x 25 3/8 inches
Art © Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Ed Ruscha, Rusty Silencers, 1979
Pastel and graphite on Grumbacher paper
23 1/8 x 29 1/8 inches
Art © 2015 Ed Ruscha

James Rosenquist, No Guns, More Color, 1999
Colored ink on frosted mylar
11 ½ x 34 1/8 inches
Art © James Rosenquist / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Henri Matisse, Vase de lierre, c. 1915
Charcoal on paper, 22 x 14 4/3 inches
Art © 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Lucian Freud, Cacti and Stuffed Bird, 1943
Pencil and colored crayon on paper
16 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches
Art © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images

Press Release

In this exhibition, Acquavella Galleries presents works by a range of modern masters consistent of the gallery’s program. The show will feature work by Vija Celmins, Andre Derain, Richard Diebenkorn, Jean Dubuffet, Sam Francis, Lucian Freud, Arshile Gorky, Mark Grotjahn, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, Jean Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, David Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Andy Warhol. Focusing on drawings by these masters, the exhibition will include pastels, watercolors, gouaches, and collages, in addition to drawings done in graphite, charcoal, and ink on paper. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated color catalogue.

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