Helwaser Gallery

Helwaser Gallery Based in New York City, Helwaser Gallery specializes in Post-war and Contemporary art. New York City art gallery specializing in Post-war and Contemporary art
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Christina Kruse’s sculpture ‘4/1’ is included the group show ART+NATURE+HOME, curated by @upstate_diary. The exhibition ...
05/28/2021

Christina Kruse’s sculpture ‘4/1’ is included the group show ART+NATURE+HOME, curated by @upstate_diary. The exhibition includes work by visionaries like Martin Puryear among other cutting-edge sculptors and designers and features an essay by curator Glenn Adamson.

ART+NATURE+HOME will take place at Foreland, a dynamic contemporary arts complex within a rehabilitated historic mill featuring galleries, artist studios, event spaces, and a restaurant. The 4000 square foot open-concept exhibition will be installed in the building’s first floor gallery space. Reservations are required but are free of charge. On view from May 29 through June 13, 2021, in Catskill, NY. 

Click our link in bio to learn more about the exhibition, schedule a visit, and collect works from the show.

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Christina Kruse
4/1
2017
Wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax 
18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches 
Courtesy the artist and Helwaser Gallery

#ChristinaKruse #UpstateDiary #ForelandCatskill

We are pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new works by artist Christina Kruse. “...
05/21/2021

We are pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new works by artist Christina Kruse. “Christina Kruse: Plasterheads” introduces the artist’s latest sculpture works. Over the last decade, the artist has developed a distinct visual language within her practice. Often resembling abstracted human figures, her sculptures are defined by a combination of organic, rounded shapes offset by strong rectilinear forms.

“Christina Kruse: Plasterheads” will be on view through July 30th, 2021 at our Madison Avenue space. Reserve your appointment via our link in bio.

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Christina Kruse
The Directionalist, 2021
plaster, wax, alabaster
12 x 21 x 9 in
30.5 x 53.3 x 22.9 cm

#ChristinaKruse #Plasterheads

We are pleased to announce the opening of the gallery’s second solo exhibition of new works by artist Christina Kruse. “Christina Kruse: Plasterheads” introduces the artist’s latest sculpture works. Over the last decade, the artist has developed a distinct visual language within her practice. Often resembling abstracted human figures, her sculptures are defined by a combination of organic, rounded shapes offset by strong rectilinear forms.

“Christina Kruse: Plasterheads” will be on view through July 30th, 2021 at our Madison Avenue space. Reserve your appointment via our link in bio.

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Christina Kruse
The Directionalist, 2021
plaster, wax, alabaster
12 x 21 x 9 in
30.5 x 53.3 x 22.9 cm

#ChristinaKruse #Plasterheads

Final days to see works in our spring exhibition like this Adolph Gottlieb painting on paper. Click our link in bio to e...
05/07/2021

Final days to see works in our spring exhibition like this Adolph Gottlieb painting on paper.

Click our link in bio to explore the exhibition, inquire on artworks, and book an appointment to visit the gallery.

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Adolph Gottlieb
Untitled 6715, 1968
Acrylic on paper
9 1/2 x 9 in
24.1 x 22.9 cm
Image courtesy Helwaser Gallery.

#gottlieb #adolphgottlieb #abexpainting

Final days to see works in our spring exhibition like this Adolph Gottlieb painting on paper.

Click our link in bio to explore the exhibition, inquire on artworks, and book an appointment to visit the gallery.

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Adolph Gottlieb
Untitled 6715, 1968
Acrylic on paper
9 1/2 x 9 in
24.1 x 22.9 cm
Image courtesy Helwaser Gallery.

#gottlieb #adolphgottlieb #abexpainting

Closing soon! Essential Schemes: New Paintings is open through May 8th. We invite you to book an appointment via our lin...
05/06/2021

Closing soon!

Essential Schemes: New Paintings is open through May 8th. We invite you to book an appointment via our link in bio.

Highlights of the exhibition include Tom Wesselmann's Bedroom Blonde, Black and Green Pillows, created in 1986 and pictured here alongside three of Werner Berges’ portraits of women. Both pop artists spent their post-war years developing their own artistic languages, and focused on the female figure as a recurring motif.

These works are currently on view in our Madison Avenue gallery alongside artists like George Condo, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Nicolas Party, and others. 

#TomWesselmann #WernerBerges #PopArt

Closing soon!

Essential Schemes: New Paintings is open through May 8th. We invite you to book an appointment via our link in bio.

Highlights of the exhibition include Tom Wesselmann's Bedroom Blonde, Black and Green Pillows, created in 1986 and pictured here alongside three of Werner Berges’ portraits of women. Both pop artists spent their post-war years developing their own artistic languages, and focused on the female figure as a recurring motif.

These works are currently on view in our Madison Avenue gallery alongside artists like George Condo, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Nicolas Party, and others. 

#TomWesselmann #WernerBerges #PopArt

05/04/2021

Last week to see our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings!

The exhibition, which closes on May 8th, includes works by modern and contemporary masters like Werner Berges (pictured), Tom Wesselmann, Ed Ruscha, Damien Hirst, Nicolas Party, Hans Hoffman, Adolf Gottlieb, George Condo, Richard Serra, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Reserve your visit via our link in bio.

#EssentialSchemes #WernerBerges #PopArt

Party time! This jewel of a painting by fan favorite Nicolas Party is in our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selec...
05/02/2021

Party time! This jewel of a painting by fan favorite Nicolas Party is in our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery to see this work along with other contemporary and modern masters like George Condo, Richard Serra, Jean Michele Basquiat, and Tom Wesselmann.

The exhibition has been extended through May 8th!

Be sure to book your appointment via our link in bio.

#NicolasParty #HelwaserGallery #Party

Party time! This jewel of a painting by fan favorite Nicolas Party is in our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. We invite you to visit the gallery to see this work along with other contemporary and modern masters like George Condo, Richard Serra, Jean Michele Basquiat, and Tom Wesselmann.

The exhibition has been extended through May 8th!

Be sure to book your appointment via our link in bio.

#NicolasParty #HelwaserGallery #Party

Exhibition extended! Helwaser Gallery is pleased to announce that our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Pai...
04/30/2021

Exhibition extended!

Helwaser Gallery is pleased to announce that our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings has been extended through Saturday, May 8th, 2021. Visitors are invited to reserve an appointment via the link below.

Highlights of the exhibition include Hans Hofmann's seminal artwork, Composition #2, which was painted in 1951 and is a precursor to his famed slab paintings. Known for his brightly colored canvases, which approached questions of pictorial structure, unity, and composition, Hofmann was one of the key contributors to the Abstract Expressionist movement. He also became known as an influential teacher, counting Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner and other established artists as his students. In his practice, he developed the "push and pull" approach to painting, which he described as interdependent relationships between form, color and space. His works have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Art Institute of Chicago, and many other institutions worldwide. His first New York solo show, Art of This Century (1944) was heralded as a breakthrough in abstraction by art critic and historian Clement Greenberg.

Hofmann's monumental composition is currently on view in our Madison Avenue gallery alongside works by George Condo, Tom Wesselmann, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Nicolas Party, and others. 

#HansHofmann #Hofmann #AbEx

Exhibition extended!

Helwaser Gallery is pleased to announce that our spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings has been extended through Saturday, May 8th, 2021. Visitors are invited to reserve an appointment via the link below.

Highlights of the exhibition include Hans Hofmann's seminal artwork, Composition #2, which was painted in 1951 and is a precursor to his famed slab paintings. Known for his brightly colored canvases, which approached questions of pictorial structure, unity, and composition, Hofmann was one of the key contributors to the Abstract Expressionist movement. He also became known as an influential teacher, counting Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner and other established artists as his students. In his practice, he developed the "push and pull" approach to painting, which he described as interdependent relationships between form, color and space. His works have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Art Institute of Chicago, and many other institutions worldwide. His first New York solo show, Art of This Century (1944) was heralded as a breakthrough in abstraction by art critic and historian Clement Greenberg.

Hofmann's monumental composition is currently on view in our Madison Avenue gallery alongside works by George Condo, Tom Wesselmann, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Nicolas Party, and others. 

#HansHofmann #Hofmann #AbEx

04/26/2021

Helwaser Gallery is pleased to spotlight seminal artworks by German artist Werner Berges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Those years illustrate a crucial moment in both Berges’ practice and the growth of the German and European Pop Art Movement that found inspiration in everyday life.

Around this time, artists like Werner Berges, Richard Lindner, and Richard Hamilton formed a distinct pop movement that mirrors American pop while retaining a distinct voice, specific to the European experience of the post-war era. Berges’s defining theme, the female body, reflects the economic success of post-war Western Europe. His depictions of women reveal flat and graphic compositions, circles, grids, and stripes of vivid colors that mimic the qualities of mass-media from the era. Unlike Warhol, whose subjects were socialites and celebrities, Berges' women are anonymous, rendered with a homogenous paint. Through this style, Berges and his contemporaries reinvented representation and figuration in a way that was uniquely their own, and questioned notions of beauty and sexuality in the post-war Europe.
 
We invite you to visit Helwaser Gallery’s current exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings, where a selection of Berges’ paintings from the 60s and 70s are on view along with works by George Condo, Tom Wesselmann, Jean Michel Basquiat, Ed Ruscha, Nicolas Party, and others. The show will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Visit our link in bio to explore the exhibition, learn more about the artist, inquire on artworks, and book your appointment to visit the gallery.

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Werner Berges
Blond, 1969
Mixed media on cardboard
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in
65 x 50 cm

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Werner Berges
Kopf, 1968
Mixed media on cardboard
31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in
80 x 59 cm

3.
Werner Berges
Schwedisches Muster, 1972
Mixed media on cardboard
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
80 x 60 cm

#WernerBerges #PopArt #PopArtMovement

The black paint stick of Richard Serra’s ‘Curve 2’ absorbs the light around it, giving gravity and depth that is mirrore...
04/22/2021

The black paint stick of Richard Serra’s ‘Curve 2’ absorbs the light around it, giving gravity and depth that is mirrored in the sheer weight and volume of his sculptures. These drawings share a similar focus on process with his sculptural work, and form a distinct part of his oeuvre. Some consider the drawings to be sculpture, compressed into two dimensions.

Swipe through to see examples of Serra’s monumental sculptures.

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Richard Serra
Curve 2
1981
Paintstick on paper
38 1/4 x 50 in
97.16 x 127 cm
Courtesy Helwaser Gallery

#RichardSerra #Serra #Paintstick

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot o...
04/21/2021

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot of these things come from the noise of everyday life.” - Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha began experimenting with language in the 1960's with iconic text-based works such as OOF, (1962-63) which is famously in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began with single-word works and in the 70's moved on to multiple-word combinations. While many have tried to unlock the code for Ruscha's cryptic texts, the phrases seem strongest when the meaning is unclear. 

In this particular work, the term "SERVICE CLOWN" is painted in bleach on a small-scale fabric-covered board. The snatch of language against a somber blue-gray ground appears almost ghostly. Upon closer scrutiny, one can see incidental sprays, splotches, and splatters mapping the artist's gestures during the working process. In using bleach and bookboard rather than paint and canvas, Ruscha continues to explore the relationship between image and word, and the continued mystery in his work.

Ed Ruscha's Service Clown, is part of Helwaser Gallery's Spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. Presenting works by Adolph Gottlieb, George Condo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hans Hofmann, Tom Wesselmann, and others, the show will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Book your appointment via our link in bio!

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Ed Ruscha
Service Clown, 2013
Bleach on fabric covered board
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#EdRuscha #ContemporaryArt #Ruscha

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot of these things come from the noise of everyday life.” - Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha began experimenting with language in the 1960's with iconic text-based works such as OOF, (1962-63) which is famously in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began with single-word works and in the 70's moved on to multiple-word combinations. While many have tried to unlock the code for Ruscha's cryptic texts, the phrases seem strongest when the meaning is unclear. 

In this particular work, the term "SERVICE CLOWN" is painted in bleach on a small-scale fabric-covered board. The snatch of language against a somber blue-gray ground appears almost ghostly. Upon closer scrutiny, one can see incidental sprays, splotches, and splatters mapping the artist's gestures during the working process. In using bleach and bookboard rather than paint and canvas, Ruscha continues to explore the relationship between image and word, and the continued mystery in his work.

Ed Ruscha's Service Clown, is part of Helwaser Gallery's Spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. Presenting works by Adolph Gottlieb, George Condo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hans Hofmann, Tom Wesselmann, and others, the show will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Book your appointment via our link in bio!

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Ed Ruscha
Service Clown, 2013
Bleach on fabric covered board
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#EdRuscha #ContemporaryArt #Ruscha

What better spend a rainy day than inside looking at art? Come visit Helwaser Gallery on Madison Avenue and explore the ...
04/15/2021

What better spend a rainy day than inside looking at art? Come visit Helwaser Gallery on Madison Avenue and explore the rich tapestry of art history set forth in our current exhibition, Essential Schemes: New Paintings.

The gallery is open from 12pm-6pm, Tuesday through Friday, and from 11am-6pm on Saturdays. Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Reserve your appointment via our link in bio.

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Installation view of Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings, courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#HelwaserGallery #WernerBerges #HansHoffmann #RichardSerra

What better spend a rainy day than inside looking at art? Come visit Helwaser Gallery on Madison Avenue and explore the rich tapestry of art history set forth in our current exhibition, Essential Schemes: New Paintings.

The gallery is open from 12pm-6pm, Tuesday through Friday, and from 11am-6pm on Saturdays. Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Reserve your appointment via our link in bio.

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Installation view of Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings, courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#HelwaserGallery #WernerBerges #HansHoffmann #RichardSerra

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot o...
04/14/2021

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot of these things come from the noise of everyday life.” - Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha began experimenting with language in the 1960's with iconic text-based works such as OOF, (1962-63) which is famously in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began with single-word works and in the 70's moved on to multiple-word combinations. While many have tried to unlock the code for Ruscha's cryptic texts, the phrases seem strongest when the meaning is unclear. 

In this particular work, the term "SERVICE CLOWN" is painted in bleach on a small-scale fabric-covered board. The snatch of language against a somber blue-gray ground appears almost ghostly. Upon closer scrutiny, one can see incidental sprays, splotches, and splatters mapping the artist's gestures during the working process. In using bleach and bookboard rather than paint and canvas, Ruscha continues to explore the relationship between image and word, and the continued mystery in his work.

Ed Ruscha's Service Clown, is part of Helwaser Gallery's Spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. Presenting works by Adolph Gottlieb, George Condo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hans Hofmann, Tom Wesselmann, and others, the show will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Book your appointment via our link in bio!

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Ed Ruscha
Service Clown, 2013
Paper and bleach on fabric covered board
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#EdRuscha #ContemporaryArt #Ruscha

“Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you; I take things as I find them. A lot of these things come from the noise of everyday life.” - Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha began experimenting with language in the 1960's with iconic text-based works such as OOF, (1962-63) which is famously in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He began with single-word works and in the 70's moved on to multiple-word combinations. While many have tried to unlock the code for Ruscha's cryptic texts, the phrases seem strongest when the meaning is unclear. 

In this particular work, the term "SERVICE CLOWN" is painted in bleach on a small-scale fabric-covered board. The snatch of language against a somber blue-gray ground appears almost ghostly. Upon closer scrutiny, one can see incidental sprays, splotches, and splatters mapping the artist's gestures during the working process. In using bleach and bookboard rather than paint and canvas, Ruscha continues to explore the relationship between image and word, and the continued mystery in his work.

Ed Ruscha's Service Clown, is part of Helwaser Gallery's Spring exhibition, Essential Schemes: Selected Paintings. Presenting works by Adolph Gottlieb, George Condo, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hans Hofmann, Tom Wesselmann, and others, the show will remain on view through April 30th, 2021.

Book your appointment via our link in bio!

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Ed Ruscha
Service Clown, 2013
Paper and bleach on fabric covered board
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy Helwaser Gallery. 

#EdRuscha #ContemporaryArt #Ruscha

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About Helwaser Gallery

Established in Paris in 1986, Helwaser Gallery specializes in Post-war and Contemporary art, featuring seminal artists such as Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, and Yayoi Kusama. The gallery was originally located in rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris, and initiated noteworthy exhibitions, including a retrospective on Jean Dubuffet (1996), curated in partnership with Galerie Pascal Lansberg. Other exhibitions include Rencontre de Personnages (An Encounter between Figures), which presented a rich selection of French cubist masters, notably George Braque, Jean Metzinger, and Pablo Picasso (2004). In 2008, Helwaser Gallery marked its inaugural relocation to New York with the exhibition Red, which brought together Post-War artists, such as Hans Hofmann, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In 2019, Helwaser Gallery will open its remodeled Upper East Side gallery space with a public exhibition program. The program will promote emerging and established contemporary artists, working across the mediums of painting, sculpture, and cinema. The exhibition program centers on national histories and geographies, and aims to connect with significant historical cultural movements. This focus on contemporary projects continues to be paired with a yearly exhibition devoted to post-war and contemporary art, linking the history of the gallery with its new curatorial vision. More details on participating artists will be announced in Winter 2018.

Helwaser Gallery has participated in the following art fairs: The Armory Show, Art Miami, Palm Beach Art Fair, The Salon Art + Design, Paris Art + Design and Brafa (Brussels), Art Southampton, and others.


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