Kent Fine Art

Kent Fine Art Kent Fine Art was founded in 1985. Kent Fine Art, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Douglas Walla. Its first location was on the corner of Madison Avenue and 57th Street, in the historic Fuller Building.
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Along with representing contemporary artists such as Dennis Adams, Llyn Foulkes, Paul Laffoley, Antoni Muntadas, Irving Petlin, and Dorothea Tanning, the original Kent Fine Art presented a number of outstanding historical shows, including exhibitions of the work of Medardo Rosso, Francis Picabia, and John Heartfield. In total, Kent would publish over forty scholarly books and organize over two hundred exhibitions worldwide. Previous to opening Kent, Mr. Walla had been vice-president at Marlborough Gallery, where he mounted exhibitions and coordinated affairs for Francis Bacon, Larry Rivers, Alex Katz, Red Grooms, and the Estates of Jacques Lipchitz and Barbara Hepworth. Today, Kent Fine Art LLC is devoted to the careers of a select group of internationally known contemporary artists, organizing six exhibitions a year and publishing extensively in print as well as online.

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On Translation: Fear IIFrom the On Translation series.The artist explores how fear– a cultural /sociological constructio...
07/22/2020

On Translation: Fear II

From the On Translation series.The artist explores how fear– a cultural /sociological construction based on politics and economics – is a translated emotion that appears
in very different ways.

Artist: Muntadas

In The Red (2012-16) is the title for a series of recent text-based works that foreground propositions and first person ...
07/20/2020

In The Red (2012-16) is the title for a series of recent text-based works that foreground propositions and first person narratives about money, culture, history and journalism. These texts are over laid on found street posters, news photographs, book covers and film stills that push and pull against the visual and semantic readings of the texts. Adams adopts the American expression, In The Red, to mark the fragile link between the global financial recession of the last few years and more subjective accountings of loss. Originally overlaid on predominantly red colored backgrounds, Adams has more recently expanded his palette to a full range of hues, including the dark green used to paint over posters hung in the POST NO BILLS zones of New York.

Artist: Dennis Adams

The City Changes Your LifeI think what happened to me was a precognitive dream on the night before I headed for New York...
07/17/2020

The City Changes Your Life

I think what happened to me was a precognitive dream on the night before I headed for New York City was a was a precognitive dream brought on by extreme anxiety of being “grand juried” out of “the Harvard Graduate School of Design” for “conceptual deviance.”

As I think back over the 51 years since I did this painting, I cannot actually reconstruct the moment in time when I was motivated to paint this, and with such prophetic specificity. I believe the subject refers to the terrorist attack by plane on the New York’s “World Trade Center” building: (The Twin Towers) on September 11, 2001. That day is when Muslims state that Jesus was born. That date makes more sense to me than December 25th, [a date that was adjusted to Pagan winter solstice festivals in order to draw more people into the fold of forming Christianity]. September 11th in the Middle East would have been rather warm at the 31 ½ st North Latitude in Bethlehem [Bayt Lahm], and a pregnant couple could have stayed in a barn very comfortably.
- Excerpt from The Essential Paul Laffoley

Pat SteirFrom the Wave Series, 198660 x 160 in. / 152.4 x 406.4 cm
11/17/2019

Pat Steir
From the Wave Series, 1986
60 x 160 in. / 152.4 x 406.4 cm

In memorandum of Paul Laffoley. Click below to see more.
11/16/2019
PAUL LAFFOLEY

In memorandum of Paul Laffoley. Click below to see more.

2019
10/29/2019

2019

Kent Fine Art's cover photo
10/29/2019

Kent Fine Art's cover photo

Featured Work: Marcel Broodthaers 🐄 -
11/17/2017
Featured Work: Marcel Broodthaers 🐄

Featured Work: Marcel Broodthaers 🐄 -

Diptych, Two Colour lithographs on cream-colored Schoeller-Parole Cardboard 32.1 x 23.6 in. / 81.5 x 60 cm Signed and numbered by the artist No. 26 from the edition of 120 Publisher: Edition Staeck, HeidelbergLiteratureMarcel Broodthaers. Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bucher.  Hannover: Cantz Ve...

"Raise the Curtain" a group exhibition featuring Dennis Adams opens at in Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima collaborat...
11/15/2017
Dennis Adams News

"Raise the Curtain" a group exhibition featuring Dennis Adams opens at in Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima collaboration with Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Madrid, Spain.

www.kentfineart.net/dennis-adams-news

Kent Fine Art is a Contemporary Art Gallery featuring Mid-Career to Established Artists based in New York founded in 1985.

Remembering Paul Laffoley -
11/15/2017
Remembering Paul Laffoley

Remembering Paul Laffoley -

Our friend, the Boston visionary artist and luminary died two years ago today after a long battle with congestive heart failure.  His intelligence, dedication and sense of humor are missed.   In the two years since his death, the important monograph THE ESSENTIAL PAUL LAFFOLEY was published by the U...

On View: Irving Petlin at the National Arts Club -
11/10/2017
Irving Petlin Opening Tonight

On View: Irving Petlin at the National Arts Club -

Irving Petlin Opening Tonight from 6-8pm at the National Art Club in New York, NY.

"Tribute to Irving Petlin"NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - JANUARY 4, 2018The National Arts Club, New York, NYAccompanying Catalogue T...
11/09/2017

"Tribute to Irving Petlin"

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - JANUARY 4, 2018

The National Arts Club, New York, NY

Accompanying Catalogue Texts by Max Kozloff, Jon Hendricks,
and D.K. Walla

More Info: http://www.nationalartsclub.org/

Opening Tonight: Irving Petlin -
11/01/2017
Irving Petlin Opening Tonight

Opening Tonight: Irving Petlin -

Irving Petlin Opening Tonight from 6-8pm at the National Art Club in New York, NY.

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, opening today is "Optical Bronstein," a project by Pabl...
10/17/2017

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, opening today is "Optical Bronstein," a project by Pablo Helguera and Yevgeniy Fiks at the Museo casa de Leon Trotsky in Coyoacán. It will be on exhibition until November 5.

– Via Julietta Gonzalez, Artistic Director at Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo

"Tribute to Irving Petlin"NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - JANUARY 4, 2018The National Arts Club, New York, NYTexts by Max Kozloff, Jo...
10/05/2017

"Tribute to Irving Petlin"

NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - JANUARY 4, 2018

The National Arts Club, New York, NY

Texts by Max Kozloff, Jon Hendricks,
and D.K. Walla

More Info: http://www.nationalartsclub.org

Save the Date! Pablo Helguera will be showing in Paris with Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie
10/05/2017

Save the Date!

Pablo Helguera will be showing in Paris with Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

Eric Shiner, senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s:"Pablo Helguera’s "The School of Panamerican Unrest"...
10/02/2017
What Is the Most Iconic Artwork of the 21st Century? 14 Art Experts Weigh In | artnet News

Eric Shiner, senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s:

"Pablo Helguera’s "The School of Panamerican Unrest" (2005). A multi-months-long performance that unfolded between Alaska and Argentina, "The School of Panamerican Unrest" saw artist Pablo Helguera drive through the Americas with a portable schoolhouse and lecture podium as he conducted think tanks, lectures, and artist statements throughout North, Central, and South America. It stands, for me, as one of the most important durational artworks of this century, and its message of unity, dialogue, and collaboration is more important now than ever before."

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/iconic-artworks-21st-century-1092800

How do you choose the most iconic artwork of the 21st century? Some of the art world's leading figures take their best shot.

09/26/2017
(2015) Heide Fasnacht, Suspect Terrain

Heide Fasnacht talks about her project, "Suspect Terrain," from two years ago at Socrates Sculpture Park.

https://vimeo.com/137628175

This short film documents an interview with artist Heide Fasnacht during which she answers questions about Suspect Terrain, her sculptural interpretation of a sinkhole.…

Pablo Helguera : "The Schoolhouse and The Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy, and Engagement, Two Projects by Pablo Helguera and Su...
09/21/2017

Pablo Helguera : "The Schoolhouse and The Bus: Mobility, Pedagogy, and Engagement, Two Projects by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy / Pilar Riaño-Alcalá"

AD&A Museum
UC Santa Barbara

On view September 27, 2017 – December 8, 2017

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
09/21/2017

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

This gloomy, gray weather is making us even more excited for the bright colors in "Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980," opening October 6! Learn more about this entrancing exhibition at decordova.org/coolmedium.

Image: Paul Laffoley, "The Ultimate Quest," 1968, oil, acrylic and hand applied vinyl lettering on canvas, 50 x 50 inches, Gift of the Estate of Paul Laffoley.

Paul Laffoley currently on view at The deCordova Museum in Massachusetts
09/07/2017

Paul Laffoley currently on view at The deCordova Museum in Massachusetts

Paul Laffoley, "The Ultimate Quest," 1968
Oil, acrylic and hand applied vinyl lettering on canvas
50 x 50 inches
Gift of the Estate of Paul Laffoley

More images at decordova.org/coolmedium

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