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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The Armory Show was such a blur! We loved seeing everyone in person, and chatting with friends both new and old. Thank y...
09/13/2021

The Armory Show was such a blur! We loved seeing everyone in person, and chatting with friends both new and old. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Did you know that the fair continues online through tomorrow? Check out our booth at the link in bio.

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Aboudia
Untitled, 2021
Acrylic, lipstick, spray paint, and mixed media collage on canvas
58 7/8 x 58 7/8 inches

#aboudia #armoryshow #armoryfair #helwasergallery

The Armory Show was such a blur! We loved seeing everyone in person, and chatting with friends both new and old. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Did you know that the fair continues online through tomorrow? Check out our booth at the link in bio.

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Aboudia
Untitled, 2021
Acrylic, lipstick, spray paint, and mixed media collage on canvas
58 7/8 x 58 7/8 inches

#aboudia #armoryshow #armoryfair #helwasergallery

A pear Party 🍐 Nicolas Party still lives enliven our corner booth. Find us at The Armory Show across from the cafe, Boot...
09/12/2021

A pear Party 🍐

Nicolas Party still lives enliven our corner booth. Find us at The Armory Show across from the cafe, Booth 421!

#NicolasParty #Helwasergallery #thearmoryshow

A pear Party 🍐

Nicolas Party still lives enliven our corner booth. Find us at The Armory Show across from the cafe, Booth 421!

#NicolasParty #Helwasergallery #thearmoryshow

It’s a Party party at Booth 421!Visit us in these final hours of The Armory Show and say hello. #NicolasParty #helwaserg...
09/12/2021

It’s a Party party at Booth 421!

Visit us in these final hours of The Armory Show and say hello.

#NicolasParty #helwasergallery #armoryshow

It’s a Party party at Booth 421!

Visit us in these final hours of The Armory Show and say hello.

#NicolasParty #helwasergallery #armoryshow

The armory show closes today at 7pm. Be sure to stop by our booth (Number 421) and say hello!On view are significant wor...
09/12/2021

The armory show closes today at 7pm. Be sure to stop by our booth (Number 421) and say hello!

On view are significant works by German pop artist, Werner Berges. Known as one of the pioneers of the German Pop Art movement, Werner Berges (b. 1941, Cloppenburg, Germany; d. 2017, Freiburg, Germany) achieved widespread recognition by the 1970s with his iconic imagery of cheerful, smiling women posing in groups or alone. Borrowing from the visual language of advertising, Berges took the archetype of the female to the brink of alientation, using visual techniques and references that evoked the notion of mass advertising and reproduction. His works emphasize multiplication and seriality, as they are often layered with painted, cutout, and laminated circles, grids, stripes of color, and lines, in ways that Belinda Grace Gardner described as "playful pictorial abbreviations." In a time when Germany was going through its postwar recovery, Berges' works contributed to the aesthetic rupture that was taking place during the time, and reacted against earlier movements such as the German Informel.

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Werner Berges, Wer sind sie, 1971, mixed media on cardboard, 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in

Werner Berges, Kopf, 1968, mixed media on cardboard, 31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in

Werner Berges, Miss Miss, 1970, Acrylic on canvas, 31 1/2 x 39 3/8 in

#wernerberges #armoryfair #thearmoryshow #popart

Royal Friends 👸🏻🤴🏽Genieve Figgis is best known for her oil and acrylic paintings, which are often executed in small- to ...
09/12/2021

Royal Friends 👸🏻🤴🏽

Genieve Figgis is best known for her oil and acrylic paintings, which are often executed in small- to mid-scales, Genieve Figgis simultaneously injects humor and a sense of the sinister into her works. Often drawing references from upper-class domestic life, her paintings depict scenes of stately interiors and their inhabitants. Although her subjects are well-dressed and appear to indulge in luxuries, they are painted as ghoul-like figures, rendered in loose brushstrokes. These distorted views that Figgis presents to her viewers are a beautiful, yet haunting rendition of past lives. 

Helwaser Gallery invites you to visit us at Booth 421 in the Galleries section of The Armory Show. The fair continues Sunday from 12pm and closes at 7pm at the Javits Center.

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Genieve Figgis, Royal Friends, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 31.5 x 47.25 in

#armoryshow #genievefiggis

Royal Friends 👸🏻🤴🏽

Genieve Figgis is best known for her oil and acrylic paintings, which are often executed in small- to mid-scales, Genieve Figgis simultaneously injects humor and a sense of the sinister into her works. Often drawing references from upper-class domestic life, her paintings depict scenes of stately interiors and their inhabitants. Although her subjects are well-dressed and appear to indulge in luxuries, they are painted as ghoul-like figures, rendered in loose brushstrokes. These distorted views that Figgis presents to her viewers are a beautiful, yet haunting rendition of past lives. 

Helwaser Gallery invites you to visit us at Booth 421 in the Galleries section of The Armory Show. The fair continues Sunday from 12pm and closes at 7pm at the Javits Center.

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Genieve Figgis, Royal Friends, 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 31.5 x 47.25 in

#armoryshow #genievefiggis

One of Muniz's most well-known bodies of work, Pictures of Chocolate are developed by rendering works in Bosco chocolate...
09/10/2021

One of Muniz's most well-known bodies of work, Pictures of Chocolate are developed by rendering works in Bosco chocolate sauce. Appropriating images of celebrities and pop culture icons, Muniz's translation of such pictures from chocolate began in 1997. Over the course of several years, Muniz would depict a large range of subject material— from portraits of football players, movie scenes, and even famous artworks. Combining pop culture and art history subjects with unconventional media, Muniz is renowned for using trash, magazine clippings, dust, tomato sauce and other everyday materials in his practice. Pictures from Chocolate remain as one of his best loved works, and has been met with both critical and commercial success.

See this epic work and more at our Armory Show presentation at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Vik Muniz
Jackie, 2004
(from Pictures of Chocolate series)
Cibachrome print

#jackie #jackiekennedy #bosco #vikmuniz #muniz #picturesofchocolate #chocolateart

One of Muniz's most well-known bodies of work, Pictures of Chocolate are developed by rendering works in Bosco chocolate sauce. Appropriating images of celebrities and pop culture icons, Muniz's translation of such pictures from chocolate began in 1997. Over the course of several years, Muniz would depict a large range of subject material— from portraits of football players, movie scenes, and even famous artworks. Combining pop culture and art history subjects with unconventional media, Muniz is renowned for using trash, magazine clippings, dust, tomato sauce and other everyday materials in his practice. Pictures from Chocolate remain as one of his best loved works, and has been met with both critical and commercial success.

See this epic work and more at our Armory Show presentation at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Vik Muniz
Jackie, 2004
(from Pictures of Chocolate series)
Cibachrome print

#jackie #jackiekennedy #bosco #vikmuniz #muniz #picturesofchocolate #chocolateart

Best known for his mobiles, Alexander Calder conceived of sculptures as an experiment in space and motion. Over the cour...
09/09/2021

Best known for his mobiles, Alexander Calder conceived of sculptures as an experiment in space and motion. Over the course of his prolific career, Calder developed works ranging from large-scale, colorful, and dramatic standing sculptures to miniature, delicate, and more figurative objects that perched on tabletops. Untitled (1954) is a beautiful example of his preoccupation with elemental systems. Comprising of three balanced discs, the sculpture is extremely suggestive of movement. Arranged with with wire bent into formation, the discs appear to levitate, evoking volume without the accompanying mass. As written by curator Cara Manes, "Uniting all of Calder's works is a dependence on a viewer's perception of their many elements to achieve their full expression: they contain infinite forms, none of them final.

See this stabile and more at our Armory Show presentation this week.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

VIP Preview:
Thursday, September 9, 10am-8pm
Public Days:
Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Alexander Calder
Untitled, 1954
sheetmetal, wire, and paint

#AlexanderCalder #Calder #Stabile #StandingMobile #ArmoryShow #TheArmoryShow #ArmoryWeek #HelwaserGallery #sculpture

Best known for his mobiles, Alexander Calder conceived of sculptures as an experiment in space and motion. Over the course of his prolific career, Calder developed works ranging from large-scale, colorful, and dramatic standing sculptures to miniature, delicate, and more figurative objects that perched on tabletops. Untitled (1954) is a beautiful example of his preoccupation with elemental systems. Comprising of three balanced discs, the sculpture is extremely suggestive of movement. Arranged with with wire bent into formation, the discs appear to levitate, evoking volume without the accompanying mass. As written by curator Cara Manes, "Uniting all of Calder's works is a dependence on a viewer's perception of their many elements to achieve their full expression: they contain infinite forms, none of them final.

See this stabile and more at our Armory Show presentation this week.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

VIP Preview:
Thursday, September 9, 10am-8pm
Public Days:
Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Alexander Calder
Untitled, 1954
sheetmetal, wire, and paint

#AlexanderCalder #Calder #Stabile #StandingMobile #ArmoryShow #TheArmoryShow #ArmoryWeek #HelwaserGallery #sculpture

The 2021 edition of The Armory Show is officially open! Helwaser Gallery invites you to visit us at Booth 421 in the Gal...
09/09/2021

The 2021 edition of The Armory Show is officially open! Helwaser Gallery invites you to visit us at Booth 421 in the Galleries section of The Armory Show. 

On view in our booth is an iconic painting by Warhol, executed in paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, entitled Cats and Dogs (Cecil) (1976). This composition depicts a portrait of a taxidermized Great Dane named Cecil, which stood guard at The Factory’s entrance from 1969-1987.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

VIP Preview:
Thursday, September 9, 10am-8pm
Public Days:
Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Andy Warhol
Cats and Dogs (Cecil), 1976
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
15 x 19 inches
38.1 x 48.3 cm

#andywarhol #thearmoryshow #armoryweek #helwasergallery

The 2021 edition of The Armory Show is officially open! Helwaser Gallery invites you to visit us at Booth 421 in the Galleries section of The Armory Show. 

On view in our booth is an iconic painting by Warhol, executed in paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, entitled Cats and Dogs (Cecil) (1976). This composition depicts a portrait of a taxidermized Great Dane named Cecil, which stood guard at The Factory’s entrance from 1969-1987.

We look forward to seeing you at booth 421!

Preview the booth via our link in bio.

VIP Preview:
Thursday, September 9, 10am-8pm
Public Days:
Friday, September 10, 12–8pm (Pommery Soirée 5–8pm)
Saturday, September 11, 12–8pm
Sunday, September 12, 12–7pm

Please note the fair has moved to its permanent new home, The Javits Center

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Andy Warhol
Cats and Dogs (Cecil), 1976
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas
15 x 19 inches
38.1 x 48.3 cm

#andywarhol #thearmoryshow #armoryweek #helwasergallery

Christina Kruse, assembling Lunapark, piece by piece. #christinakruse #lunapark
09/03/2021

Christina Kruse, assembling Lunapark, piece by piece.

#christinakruse #lunapark

Christina Kruse, assembling Lunapark, piece by piece.

#christinakruse #lunapark

Meditation moment ______________________Christina KruseThe Directionalist, 2021plaster, wax, alabaster12 x 21 x 9 in30.5...
08/31/2021

Meditation moment

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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

Meditation moment

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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

Not long left to see Christina Kruse: Plasterheads! The exhibition closes next week, so be sure to book your appointment...
08/19/2021

Not long left to see Christina Kruse: Plasterheads! The exhibition closes next week, so be sure to book your appointment via our link in bio.

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Christina Kruse
Will o’ the wisp, 2021
Plaster, wax, wood, metal, concrete, soapstone, Ytong building blocks
52 x 18 x 20 inches (sculpture - installation dimensions are variable)

#ChristinaKruse #HelwaserGallery #Plasterheads #Sculpture #willothewisp

Not long left to see Christina Kruse: Plasterheads! The exhibition closes next week, so be sure to book your appointment via our link in bio.

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Christina Kruse
Will o’ the wisp, 2021
Plaster, wax, wood, metal, concrete, soapstone, Ytong building blocks
52 x 18 x 20 inches (sculpture - installation dimensions are variable)

#ChristinaKruse #HelwaserGallery #Plasterheads #Sculpture #willothewisp

Helwaser Gallery is be closed today, Saturday August 14. We will reopen Tuesday next week. Be sure to visit our link in ...
08/14/2021

Helwaser Gallery is be closed today, Saturday August 14.

We will reopen Tuesday next week. Be sure to visit our link in bio to explore Christina Kruse’s current exhibition by reserving an appointment to the gallery, visiting the online viewing room, and reading recent press in Whitehot Magazine and Wallpaper* Mag.

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Installation view of Christina Kruse: Plasterheads

📷: @phoebedheurle

#ChristinaKruse #HelwaserGallery #Plasterheads #Sculpture

Helwaser Gallery is be closed today, Saturday August 14.

We will reopen Tuesday next week. Be sure to visit our link in bio to explore Christina Kruse’s current exhibition by reserving an appointment to the gallery, visiting the online viewing room, and reading recent press in Whitehot Magazine and Wallpaper* Mag.

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Installation view of Christina Kruse: Plasterheads

📷: @phoebedheurle

#ChristinaKruse #HelwaserGallery #Plasterheads #Sculpture

Now on view at Helwaser Gallery, Christinia Kruse's wondrous Lunapark, a playground of inner psyches, captures the world...
08/05/2021

Now on view at Helwaser Gallery, Christinia Kruse's wondrous Lunapark, a playground of inner psyches, captures the world-building enchantment of Alexander Calder's legendary Circus in the collection of the Whitney Museum. Calder's Circus was dreamt into being after the artist moved to Paris in 1926. A troupe of more than 70 clowns, acrobats, and lions, among other big-top stars, stages death-defying feats and other whimsies. In Kruse's Lunapark, an assortment of wire, stone, and plaster miniatures convene in a landscape filled with stairs, ladders, and arcs. They coexist without interacting, in such a way that the viewer activates the scene through their own imagination. Kruse's Lunapark and Calder's Circus alike recall childhood dreams and allow each viewer to interpret the scene before them in their own way.

Swipe through to see the similarities between Kruse’s and Calder’s work.

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Calder images courtesy The Calder Foundation

Kruse images courtesy @ow.ley

#ChristinaKruse #Plasterheads #sculpture #Lunapark #AlexanderCalder #CirqueCalder

Thank you, Jonathan Goodman for this beautiful reflection on Christina Kruse’s newest body of work in her solo exhibitio...
07/27/2021

Thank you, Jonathan Goodman for this beautiful reflection on Christina Kruse’s newest body of work in her solo exhibition, Plasterheads. @whitehotmagazine (read the full writeup via our link in bio)

“The small environments German-born, New York-based Christina Kruse makes look like a mostly white postmodern installation of diminutive sculptures. They create a complex, crowded environment rising from a flat platform on a pedestal. In Lunapark (2021), many of the white objects are made of plaster and soapstone; they are small and round and command sculptural interest in their own right, as well as being part of a general collection of miniature works that are carefully placed in relation to each other. As self-contained entities, these intricate installations develop complicated visual relations from one small object to the next, so that the density of Kruse’s intelligence is matched by the density of the work she is making.”
- Jonathan Goodman

Visit the extended exhibition in our Madison Avenue gallery through August 28th.

#ChristinaKruse #plasterheads #whitehotmagazing #jonathangoodman

Thank you, Jonathan Goodman for this beautiful reflection on Christina Kruse’s newest body of work in her solo exhibition, Plasterheads. @whitehotmagazine (read the full writeup via our link in bio)

“The small environments German-born, New York-based Christina Kruse makes look like a mostly white postmodern installation of diminutive sculptures. They create a complex, crowded environment rising from a flat platform on a pedestal. In Lunapark (2021), many of the white objects are made of plaster and soapstone; they are small and round and command sculptural interest in their own right, as well as being part of a general collection of miniature works that are carefully placed in relation to each other. As self-contained entities, these intricate installations develop complicated visual relations from one small object to the next, so that the density of Kruse’s intelligence is matched by the density of the work she is making.”
- Jonathan Goodman

Visit the extended exhibition in our Madison Avenue gallery through August 28th.

#ChristinaKruse #plasterheads #whitehotmagazing #jonathangoodman

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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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