• Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce. Sculpture © 2016 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce. Sculpture © 2016 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce. Sculpture © 2016 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

  • Artists and Lovers installation view, Photography by Mike Bruce

Artists and Lovers

London

16 September – 16 December 2016

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat: 11:00-15:00


Artists and Lovers traces a number of the greatest artistic partnerships of the mid-20th century to suggest how love and friendship can shape creative process. The exhibition will transfer to Ordovas’ outpost gallery space in New York, a townhouse on the Upper East Side, from 4 November 2016 – 7 January 2017, while a smaller presentation of works illustrating the artistic and personal relationships between composer John Cage (1912-1992), choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-1992), and the visual artists Cy Twombly (1928-2011), Jasper Johns (b. 1930) and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) will remain on public display in London until 16 December 2016. MusicArt London, in collaboration with Ordovas, will stage a series of free lunchtime performances of early piano works by John Cage, including a rendition of the iconic 4’33” (1952), on Friday 25 November. Performances will start at 12.00, 12.30, 13.00 and 13.30.

Artists and Lovers originally opened at Ordovas on Savile Row, London, in mid September 2016, presenting a striking selection of sculpture, painting, photography, dance, music and film. The exhibition aims to bring fresh perspective to intriguing and significant artistic alliances, from well-known couples such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, to more private artistic pairings, including the long friendship between Joseph Cornell and Yayoi Kusama. Highlights of the exhibition on display in New York from 4 November 2016- 7 January 2017 include a major Frida Kahlo self-portrait, painted in 1940, and (Silver Square), painted by Jackson Pollock circa 1950, a work that was hung for many years in the New York apartment of Pollock’s wife and fellow Abstract Expressionist, Lee Krasner. Works by Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy; Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning; Elaine and Willem de Kooning; Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns; Merce Cunningham and John Cage and Donald Judd and Lauretta Vinciarelli will also be shown in this free, public exhibition.

Recording

Live performance by pianist Annie Yim of MusicArt London. 25 November 2016.
Music by John Cage: In a Landscape, 4’33”, Dream

Pianist Annie Yim, founder of MusicArt London, presented the music programme John Cage the Lover and Poet at Ordovas, London, on 25 November 2016. Annie Yim performed three early piano works by American composer John Cage (1912–1992) including his iconic 4’33”, as well as presenting a lesser known side of Cage’s art and life – the dreamy poet and tender lover, as revealed in the pieces In a Landscape and Dream.

Catalogue

Artists and Lovers

9 x 7 inches (23 x 18 cm.);

148 pages; fully illustrated in colour

Designed by Sinead Madden, London

ISBN 978-0-9930843-5-5

£50.00

If you would like to purchase the catalogue, please contact the gallery at london@ordovasart.com

or follow the link below:

www.amazon.co.uk/ArtistsandLovers

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