Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present - 57th Street

May 6 – August 29, 2014

MURAT PULAT

Glass Studio, 2013

Oil On Canvas

63 x 86.6 in / 160 x 220 cm

(c) Murat Pulat

MOJDEH PISHYAR

Chocolate Beauty Mark, 2014

Oil on canvas

36 x 28 in / 91.4 x 71.1 cm 

REZA ARAMESH

Action 137: 6:45 pm, 3 May 2012, Ramla, Proposal for a Public Sculpture, 2014

Marble
53.5 x 13.8 x 13.8 in / 136 x 35 x 35 cm 

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JOHN GORDON GAULD

 

Where Moth and Rust Consume, 2012

Watercolor on paper

30 x 22 in / 76.2 x 55.9 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Salomon Contemporary, New York 

THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

Self Portrait, 2013

Plaster, bust, enamel paint, cigarette butt

25 x 12 x 7 in / 63.5 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm

Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel, New York

WILL COTTON

Croquembouche, 2010

Oil on linen

54 x 39 in / 137.2 x 99.1 cm

Courtesy of the artist

AI WEIWEI

 

Hanging Man in Porcelain, 2009

Porcelain in huang huali wood frame, silver

19 x 17 x 1.1 in / 48.3 x 43.2 x 2.8 cm

Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery

FARIDEH LASHAI

 

Le Temps Perdu, 2007 – 2012

Painting (oil and graphite on canvas) with projected animated photographic images and sound

53 x 59 in / 134.6 x 149.9 cm

Edition of 3, 2 AP 

ERIC FISCHL

The Krakoffs, 2006
Oil on linen
78 x 58 in / 198.1 x 147.3 cm
© Eric Fischl
Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery, New York 

JACK PIERSON

Self Portrait #25, 2005
Pigment print
53.5 x 43 in / 135.9 x 109.2 cm

Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York 

CHUCK CLOSE

 

Self-Portrait, 2004

Four holograms

11 x 14 in / 27.9 x 35.6 cm

LARRY CLARK

 

Jonathan Velasquez, 2004 (Printed 2007)

Pigment print

42.5 X 29.1 in / 107.95 X 73.98 cm

Edition of 3

Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York 

RASHID RANA

 

Ommatidia II (Salman Khan), 2004

Digital Print

33.4 x 30.1 in / 85 x 76.4 cm

Digital chromogenic print mounted with diasec face

Edition of 20 

DR LAKRA

Untitled (El Rostro), 2004

Ink on poster

14.5 x 18 in / 36.8 x 48 cm 

GAJIN FUJITA

 

Hanja, 2003
Cut paper, spray paint and pencil

35 x 23 in / 88.9 x 58.4 cm 

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

 

Van Gogh, 2001

Acrylic on canvas

39.5 x 39.4 in / 100.3 x 100 cm

HERB RITTS

Phillip Seymour Hoffman 1, Los Angeles, 1999

Gelatin silver print

14 x 11 in / 35.6 x 27.9 cm

Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York 

 

R. CRUMB

 

Big Healthy Girl Enjoys Deep Penetration From The Rear, 1998

Ink and correction fluid on paper

13.8 x 16.5 in / 34.9 x 41.9 cm

© Robert Crumb, 1998

Courtesy the artist, Paul Morris, and David Zwirner, New York/London

SHIRIN NESHAT

Speechless (Women of Allah series), 1996

Gelatin silver print; unique

8 x 10 in / 20.3 x 25.4 cm

NAN GOLDIN

 

Joey on the Roof, NYC, 1996

C-print
16.5 x 24 in / 41.9 x 61 cm

Edition of 25 

GEORGE CONDO

Untitled, 1995

Oil on canvas

12 x 10 in / 30.5 x 25.4 cm

JOHN CURRIN

Untitled, 1990

Oil on canvas

34 x 30 in / 86 x 76 cm

Private Collection, New York

MARCOS GRIGORIAN

 

Sonia...I Love NY, 1986

Mixed media on canvas

41 x 30 in / 104 x 76.2 cm

JEAN-MICHAEL BASQUIAT

Red Joy, 1984

Acrylic, oil stick and Xerox collage on canvas

86 x 67 in / 218.5 x 172.5 cm

WILLIAM WEGMAN

Untitled, 1983
Polaroid photograph
35.5 x 28.5 in / 90.2 x 72.4 cm 

WAYNE THIEBAUD

Girl in Striped Blouse, 1973-75

Oil on canvas

66.1 x 36.1 in / 168 x 92 cm

© Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Courtesy of Allan Stone Projects, New York

Photo: Joseph Protheroe

ALEX KATZ

 

Ada with Mirror, 1969

Oil on masonite

10 x 14 in / 25.4 x 35.6 cm

Courtesy Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York 

PABLO PICASSO

Le Peinture et son Modèle IV, 1970

Ink on cardboard

8.3 x 12.4 in / 21 x 31.5 cm

TOM WESSELMANN

Great American Nude, 1965

Acrylic on canvas

47 x 50 in / 119.4 x 127 cm

© Tom Wesselmann

Courtesy George Adams Gallery, New York

WILLEM DE KOONING

 

Untitled (Woman), 1964

Oil and charcoal on vellum laid down on canvas

19.5 x 24 in / 49.5 x 61 cm 

FERNAND LÉGER   

Les Quatre Acrobates, 1954

Oil on canvas

46.5 x 58.8 in / 118.1 x 149.2 cm

FERNAND LÉGER

Portrait de Nadia, 1953

Gouache and India ink on paper

18 x 15 in / 45.7 x 38.1 cm

JEAN DUBUFFET

l'Homme au Nez Menu, 1950

Oil on board

31.9 x 25.6 in / 81 x 65 cm

MAN RAY

 

Portrait of Juliet (with arm raised), c.1940

Photograph
9.8 x 6.8 in / 24.9 x 17.3 cm

CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

 

Roche, 1922
Photograph
9.5 x 7 in / 24.1 x 17.8 cm
Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

Portrait de Femme (Gabrielle Renard), 1912

Oil on canvas

20.25 x 20.25 in / 51.4 x 51.4 cm

ODILON REDON

 

Femme (Jeune Femme debout), c.1900

Charcoal drawing on Bistre paper

13.4 x 9.6 in / 34 x 24.5 cm

MARY CASSATT

 

Woman and Child in Front of a Fruit Tree, 1893

Pastel on paper

17.5 x 15.5 in / 44.5 x 39.4 cm

Courtesy Hammer Galleries, New York

ÉDOUARD MANET

Olympia, 1867

Etching on creme Van Gelder Zonen laid, watermarked paper

6.3 x 9.3 in / 16 x 23.6 cm    

HENRI MATISSE

Nu Assis sur un Tabouret, 1906

Pencil on paper

13.5 x 8.5 in / 34.9 x 21.6 cm

Press Release

Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce a major expansion with the opening of its second New York City gallery at 43 West 57th Street, a sixth-floor gallery space that is amongst the largest in New York.

 

The Leila Heller Gallery 57th Street is an 18,000 square foot space, with unique multi-dimensional capability, including a 60-seat theater/auditorium and a full floor project space for the purpose of showcasing exhibitions by emerging artists and curators.

 

The new gallery is debuting with an exciting inaugural exhibition entitled Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present. This expansive exhibition spans almost two centuries with over 200 artworks by 170 artists.

 

Beyond the inaugural exhibition, the new space will be devoted to an expanding contemporary artists program and will leverage the Gallery’s longstanding expertise with private sales of Modern and Contemporary Masters to mount exhibitions of historical interest. The exhibition program will include solo exhibitions, curated exhibitions, and survey shows focusing on broader art movements and themes.

 

In addition to 57th Street’s sheer size, the Gallery is a multidimensional and versatile space. The theater / auditorium space will present films and video art installations as well as host speaking engagements and panel discussions of cultural interest. The Gallery will also invite outside cultural organizations to use the auditorium for complementary activities. The project space offers a truly unique platform. In addition, the new space will house the Gallery’s extensive library and expansive private viewing spaces and offices.

 

The West 25th Street location in Chelsea will remain dedicated to fostering the careers of emerging and mid-career artists, whose works will be presented selectively at 57th Street in a deeper art historical context via exhibitions mounted alongside concurrent shows of well established Modern and Contemporary artists.

 

 

Historical Survey of Portraiture

 

The inaugural exhibition, Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, spans a vast historical period of 150+ years from Manet to the present, and explores perhaps the broadest and most practiced genre in art history. Throughout time, mankind’s preoccupation with the self - one’s appearance, perception and ultimate identity - has influenced artists to create, and individuals to commissions, portraits. Portraits have been an indispensable way of communicating identity, with real as well as symbolic meaning for centuries of art audiences. Look At Me celebrates and explores portraiture in recent history and investigate how artists today are engaging with the broad spectrum of descriptive strategies.

 

The ambitious exhibition includes works by many renowned artists, including: PierreEAuguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, JeanEMichel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Tom Wesselmann, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Mitra Tabrizian, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Firooz Zahedi, Jack Pierson, John Currin, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, George Condo, Loretta Lux, Marilyn Minter, Ai Wei Wei, Youssef Nabil, Iké Udé, Farideh Lashai, Shoja Azari, Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Josh Azzarella, Reza Aramesh.

 

The exhibition includes many seminal works, including Warhol’s “Blue Jackie,” “Bill” by Elaine de Kooning and “Peintre et son Modele” by Picasso.

 

Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present is curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, collector and art institution trustee, and Paul Morris, a founding Director of the Armory Show, who is advising the Gallery as an ongoing curatorial consultant. The exhibition has been installed across both Leila Heller Gallery locations. The exhibition opens to the public on Wednesday, May 7 at 43 West 57th Street and on Thursday, May 8 at 568 West 25th Street and runs through August.