Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects

Apr 7, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Klaus Barbie as a Family Man), 1988. C-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag, 7 ¼ x 9 ½ inches. Private Collection. Photo by Oren Slor. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

 

Robert Gober, Distorted Playpen, 1986. Wood and enamel paint, 26 x 66 x 42 3/4 inches. Collection of Donald L. Bryant  Jr. Family Art Trust. © Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

 

Tom Friedman, Untitled, 2005. Styrofoam, cardboard, paint, 35 x 38 ½ x 38 ½ inches. Collection of Jim and Dorte Probstein. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York

 

Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2005. Oil on canvas, 70 x 86 inches. Collection of Jim and Dorte Probstein. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York

 

Vik Muniz, After Richter (from Pictures of Color), 2001. Edition: 5/10, C-print, 60 x 48 inches. Collection of Ann Sheehan Lipton and Randy Lipton. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

 

 

Polly Apfelbaum, Seeing Spots, 1999. Edition 14/15, crushed velvet, 27 x 23 inches. Collection of Mitchell and Joan Markow. Courtesy of Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

Tom Huck, Possum Promenade, 2004. Courtesy of Jeffery Hartz Gallery/Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis.

 

Maya Lin, Ecliptic, 1999. Edition 11/30, cast pewter, 13 x 13 x 4 ¾ inches. Collection of Mitchell and Joan Markow.

 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Klaus Barbie as a Family Man), 1988. C-print jigsaw puzzle in plastic bag, 7 ¼ x 9 ½ inches. Private Collection. Photo by Oren Slor. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation. Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York Robert Gober, Distorted Playpen, 1986. Wood and enamel paint, 26 x 66 x 42 3/4 inches. Collection of Donald L. Bryant  Jr. Family Art Trust. © Robert Gober, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. Tom Friedman, Untitled, 2005. Styrofoam, cardboard, paint, 35 x 38 ½ x 38 ½ inches. Collection of Jim and Dorte Probstein. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York Alexander Ross, Untitled, 2005. Oil on canvas, 70 x 86 inches. Collection of Jim and Dorte Probstein. Courtesy of the artist and Feature Inc., New York Vik Muniz, After Richter (from Pictures of Color), 2001. Edition: 5/10, C-print, 60 x 48 inches. Collection of Ann Sheehan Lipton and Randy Lipton. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.  Polly Apfelbaum, Seeing Spots, 1999. Edition 14/15, crushed velvet, 27 x 23 inches. Collection of Mitchell and Joan Markow. Courtesy of Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO.Tom Huck, Possum Promenade, 2004. Courtesy of Jeffery Hartz Gallery/Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis.  Maya Lin, Ecliptic, 1999. Edition 11/30, cast pewter, 13 x 13 x 4 ¾ inches. Collection of Mitchell and Joan Markow. 

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is pleased to present Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects. This exhibition will highlight contemporary collections from St. Louis. For the first time the general public will have rare access to exceptional work by internationally acclaimed artists, who have been sought out by influential St. Louis collectors. The Contemporary’s Director Paul Ha; Chief Curator Shannon Fitzgerald; and Curatorial Assistant, Andrea Green, have visited the local homes and offices of St. Louis’ most passionate collectors and have selected contemporary work from the some of city’s most prestigious collections. Teamed with these collections will be works provided by emerging collectors, a testimony to the vibrant and growing collecting community St. Louis is proud to boast. The show will be proof of St. Louis’ legacy—of being one of the leading cities in supporting art and artists long before the rest of the nation discovers the talent—is alive and well in local collections. In conjunction with Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects, the Contemporary will provide programs investigating the dynamics of collecting—the benefits, challenges and risks involved. These initiatives are hoped to encourage those who have not thought to collect or are new to the world of contemporary art collecting, to do so. A full-color brochure will accompany this exhibition.

Curated by Paul Ha, Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, Chief Curator, and Andrea Green, Curatorial Assistant.

 

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The Contemporary’s Director Paul Ha; Chief Curator Shannon Fitzgerald; and Curatorial Assistant Andrea Green, have visited the local homes and offices of St. Louis’ most passionate collectors and have selected contemporary work from the some of city’s most prestigious collections.  Collectors include Thomas Alexander and Laura Rogers, Barbara and Donald L. Bryant, Jr., Bunny and Charles Burson, Elissa and Paul Cahn, Barbara and Thomas Eagleton, Alison and John Ferring, Gail Fischmann, Jeffery Fort, Lee Anna and Terry Good, James C. Jamieson, III, Debbie and Craig Kaminer, Nancy and Kenneth Kranzberg, Ann Sheehan Lipton and Randy Lipton, Joan and Mitchell Markow, Susan McCollum and Todd Epsten, William Merwin, Elizabeth Millard, Dorte and Jim Probstein, Emily Rauh Pulitzer, Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown, Ulrike and Tom Schlafly, Susan and David Sherman III, Gianna Jacobson and Todd Siwak, Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco, and other private collections.