Thursday, February 16, 2017

Exhibition at Sotheby's S/2 features 9 women spanning 4 continents and over 100 years of creativity

Georgia O'Keeffe, Cross With Red Sky (Black Cross With Red Sky), inscribed Cross with Red Sky/1929/Oil on canvas/40 x 32 inches on the backing, oil on canvas, 40 by 32 in. 101.6 by 81.3 cm. Executed in 1929. Photo: Sotheby's.
NEW YORK---Sotheby’s S|2 gallery is presenting Now You See Me, an exhibition of works by nine of the most celebrated female artists of the 20th century that spans four continents and a hundred years of creative output. Assembled together for the first time, these works reveal the aesthetic and ideological kinship of works by Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth, Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka, Joan Mitchell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mira Schendel and Tsuruko Yamazaki – particularly in their shared relationship to the landscape. Now You See Me is now open to the public in New York through 5 March 2017. Elizabeth Goldberg, Chairman of American Art, stated: “We are excited to introduce S|2’s latest project, a tribute to the independent, powerful vision of these extraordinary artists." [link]