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Skarstedt

Portraits

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • George Condo,
  • John Currin,
  • Eric Fischl,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Robert Mapplethorpe,
  • Richard Prince,
  • David Salle,
  • Cindy Sherman,
  • Andy Warhol

Press for Portraits

Current Exhibitions at Skarstedt


Portraits

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • George Condo,
  • John Currin,
  • Eric Fischl,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Robert Mapplethorpe,
  • Richard Prince,
  • David Salle,
  • Cindy Sherman,
  • Andy Warhol
  • Opens: May. 23, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

At First Glance: Fischl Sculptures and Salle Photographs

  • Eric Fischl,
  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

GONE

  • KAWS,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lineage: de Kooning and His Influence

  • Joe Bradley,
  • George Condo,
  • Brice Marden,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Sue Williams,
  • Christopher Wool,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show

  • George Condo,
  • Eric Fischl,
  • KAWS,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Sue Williams,
  • Cindy Sherman,
  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings 1985 – 1995

  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 26, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings 1997-98

  • Sue Williams,
  • Opens: Feb. 22, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Approaching The Figure

  • George Condo,
  • Willem de Kooning,
  • Eric Fischl,
  • KAWS,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Joan Miró,
  • Thomas Schütte,
  • Rosemarie Trockel,
  • Rebecca Warren,
  • Opens: Jan. 16, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Late America

  • Eric Fischl,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: May. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hand Painted Pictures

  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Opens: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ham and Cheese and Other Paintings

  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Reconstructed History

  • Mike Kelley,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cast From Life

  • George Condo,
  • Peter Fisch,
  • Isa Genzken,
  • Robert Go,
  • Mark Grotjahn,
  • Rachel Harrison,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Juan Munoz,
  • Cady Noland,
  • Ugo Rondinone,
  • Thomas Schutte,
  • Rebecca Warren,
  • Franz West,
  • Opens: Sep. 18, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 18, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Variations in Abstraction

  • Lucien Smith,
  • Andy Warhol
  • George Condo,
  • Günther Förg,
  • Jenny Holzer,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Richard Prince,
  • Jacqueline Humphries,
  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Jul. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 29, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Exhibition

  • George Condo,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Richard Prince,
  • David Salle,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Jul. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 29, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tigris

  • Lucien Smith,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 27, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fabric Paintings, 1992-1998

  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Nov. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fire Paintings and Oxidation Paintings

  • Yves Klein and Andy Warhol,
  • Opens: May. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 21, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Shaped Paintings

  • Mike Kelley,
  • Opens: Apr. 21, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 21, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Double Heads, Black Paintings, Abstractions

  • George Condo,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

de Kooning Sculptures, 1972-1974

  • Willem de Kooning,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sculpture

  • Juan Muñoz,
  • Thomas Schütte,
  • Rosemarie Trockel,
  • Rebecca Warren,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fort Worth

  • Justin Adian,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Late Paintings

  • Andy Warhol
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • George Condo,
  • Eric Fischl,
  • Keith Haring,
  • Juan Muñoz,
  • Richard Prince,
  • David Salle,
  • Opens: Jul. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nice Weather - Curated by David Salle (UES)

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nice Weather - Curated by David Salle (Chelsea)

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Self Portraits (Fright Wigs)

  • Andy Warhol
  • Opens: Feb. 23, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The American Line

  • Jean-Michel Baquiat,
  • Keith Haring,
  • Liz Larner,
  • Sol LeWitt,
  • Paul McCarthy,
  • Richard Prince,
  • Fred Sandback,
  • Lawrence Weiner,
  • Christopher Wool,
  • Sue Williams,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

German Paintings [Extended]

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • Martin Kippenberger,
  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 05, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Frauen [Extended]

  • Thomas Schütte,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Works

  • George Condo,
  • Opens: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 24, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Skarstedt Book Fair

  • Skarstedt,
  • Opens: Dec. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 17, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

May 23 - Jul 26, 2019


Where

Skarstedt

  • 20 E 79th St, New York NY 10075 Map
  • 212.737.2060

About

NOTE: CLOSING DATE IS ESTIMATED - PLEASE CONFIRM WITH GALLERY IF YOU'RE VISITING IN MID TO LATE JULY.

Skarstedt is pleased to announce Portraits, an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and sculptures by Georg Baselitz, George Condo, John Currin, Eric Fischl, Martin Kippenberger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Prince, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol. Spanning over five decades, the works in this exhibition demonstrate the versatility of portraiture and the way in which contemporary artists have utilized the traditional genre to speak on identity, self-expression, transformation, and the human psyche.

The mythic figure of the hunter in Georg Baselitz’s 1966 painting stands proudly atop a doglike creature – his heroic stance is fragmented, speaking on the forever destabilized post-war German culture. The hardened and stoic gaze is intensified through the artist’s heavy brushwork and subverted picture plane.

With a highly conceptual and painterly vision, Martin Kippenberger’s 1984 suite of nine portraits gathers an unlikely cast of characters. John Lennon’s son dressed as a woman, Joseph Beuy’s mother, John Holmes, and a policeman create a spectrum of celebrity, pornography, music, politics, and fine art. Kippenberger taps into the elements of self-expression and entangles autobiographical, cultural, and historic references. It is a compendium which reflects Kippenberger’s own artistic ego and self-image.

Self-portraiture was also championed by Robert Mapplethorpe. Often embodying a persona, Mapplethorpe used costume, makeup, and composition to reveal the complexities of his own identity and the emerging subcultures of the 1970s and 80s. Based on the famous 1974 photograph of the newspaper heiress, Patty Hearst, holding a rifle with the symbol of the Symbionese Liberation Army behind her, Mapplethorpe’s 1983 Self-Portrait shows himself in battle dress (leather jacket), posing with rifle in hand, in front of an inverted five-pointed star or pentagram, a sign of the Devil. Mapplethorpe presents himself as an aggressor, a rebel soldier fighting for his ‘sinful’ behavior.

Akin to Mapplethorpe’s transformative techniques, Cindy Sherman employs makeup and costume to masterfully metamorphose into the personas and scenarios she constructs. Following the Untitled Film Stills, Sherman’s Centerfold series responds to the horizontal format of the open magazine – the photo spread of a woman stretched across both pages in Playboy magazine. Instead, the youthful girl clutches her leg in moment of physical and psychological intensity. In reclaiming this visual format, Sherman becomes a vessel through which this powerful social commentary is presented.


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