Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery Established in 1989 and specializing in 20/21 century art.
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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century American art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery opened its doors to promote the breadth of American art and those artists – known or unknown – that contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is honored to represent the distinguished mid-career artists Barbara Chase-Riboud, Nancy Grossman and William T. Williams —as well as the estates and families of Benny Andrews, Hannelore Baron, John Biggers, Federico Castellon, Claire Falkenstein, Michael Goldberg, Morris Graves, Norman Lewis, Seymour Lipton, Boris Margo, Irving Norman, Alfonso Ossorio, Theodore Roszak, Louis Stone, Bob Thompson, and Charmion von Wiegand. In 2000, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC became a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Congratulations to the Knoxville Museum of Art & curator Stephen Wicks for the landmark exhibition "Beauford Delaney and...
02/07/2020

Congratulations to the Knoxville Museum of Art & curator Stephen Wicks for the landmark exhibition "Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door", opening today and on view through May 10, 2020. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is a proud lender to this exhibition.

"Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door" brings together over fifty paintings, works on paper and unpublished archival material, examining the 38-year relationship between Knoxville native #BeaufordDelaney (1901–1979) and writer #JamesBaldwin (1924–1987) and the ways their ongoing intellectual exchange shaped one another’s creative output and worldview. "Through the Unusual Door" was organized by @knoxart curator Stephen Wicks and draws from the KMA’s extensive Delaney holdings, public and private collections around the country and rarely displayed papers held by the Delaney estate.

The exhibition is accompanied by a color-illustrated catalogue published by the University of Tennessee Press with essays by #MaryCampbell #GlennLigon #LeviPrombaum & #StephenWicks.

[1] Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Self-Portrait, 1962, oil on canvas, 25 1/2" x 21 1/4" / 64.8 x 54.0 cm, signed; © Estate of Beauford Delaney by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Administrator
[2–5] Installation views of “Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door” @ Knoxville Museum of Art

Under Construction: We are still hard at work installing "Paper Power". Cut, Crumpled, Drawn, Torn, Glued, Layered, Pain...
02/01/2020

Under Construction: We are still hard at work installing "Paper Power". Cut, Crumpled, Drawn, Torn, Glued, Layered, Painted, Folded, Saturated, Creased, Stained, Dyed, Scratched, Erased, Scrubbed, Printed, Stamped, Peeled... Exploring the Materiality of Paper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

This exciting exhibition will now open to the public on Tuesday, February 4. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in the days ahead. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10AM–6PM.

Happy Birthday #JacksonPollock! In a 1959 issue of Arts Magazine Sidney Tillim refered to Claire Falkenstein as "Jackson...
01/28/2020

Happy Birthday #JacksonPollock! In a 1959 issue of Arts Magazine Sidney Tillim refered to Claire Falkenstein as "Jackson Pollock in three dimensions." Do you see it?

The work of Claire Falkenstein will be on view in the traveling exhibition “Venice and American Studio Glass", organized by Le Stanze Del Vetro, Venice, Italy. In the United States, the exhibition will be on view at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, and Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is the exclusive representative of the Falkenstein Foundation.

[1] & [2] Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997), Sun, c.1960, copper, 23" x 39" x 75"
[3] Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Untitled (detail), c. 1952-56, ink on paper, 17 1/2" x 22 1/4"

Tomorrow at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Mary Bauermeister (b.1934) will be honored in a private ceremony hosted by mus...
01/27/2020

Tomorrow at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Mary Bauermeister (b.1934) will be honored in a private ceremony hosted by museum director Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior. A speech by art historian Wibke von Bonin—a close friend of the artist for many years—and a screening of documentary films will celebrate her life and work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

This Friday, January 31, on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition “Transverse Wave” @mecollectorsroom, TANZMACHTSICHTBAR will present Carla Jordão’s dance interpretation of Bauermeister’s “Needless Needles” (1964), performed by Katharina Geyer. “Transverse Wave” features the work of Mary Bauermeister along with the sculptures of Rashid Al Khalifa (b.1952) and a newly-commissioned soundscape by Simon Stockhausen (b.1967).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC is the exclusive representative of Mary Bauermeister.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#MaryBauermeister with Dr. #YilmazDziewior at #MuseumLudwig, Cologne, Germany in 2019; Photographer Simon Stockhausen

Closing Tomorrow—“Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism" presents a rare selection of painti...
01/24/2020

Closing Tomorrow—“Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism" presents a rare selection of paintings and sculpture that embrace the concept of globalism, both artistic and political, by the modernist artists who converged in New York City in the early 1940s. This exhibition has been conceived by art historian Barbara Cavaliere. “Globalism Pops BACK Into View” is open today and tomorrow during regular gallery hours, 10AM–6PM.
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Paintings on view, from left to right:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#TheodorosStamos (1922-1997), Cyclops, 1947⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#AlfonsoOssorio (1916-1990), Figure (C50.128), 1950⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#CharlesSeliger (1926-2009), Natural History: Organic Forms, Plant and Animal, 1946⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Sculptures on view, from left to right:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#SeymourLipton (1903-1986), Genie, 1948⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#DorothyDehner (1901-1994), Rites at Sal Safaeni Number 2, 1958⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#TheodoreRoszak (1907-1981), Steel Banners, 1950

We celebrate MLK Day by sharing: On August 28, 1963, artist Alma Thomas joined some 250,000 non-violent protestors in Wa...
01/20/2020

We celebrate MLK Day by sharing: On August 28, 1963, artist Alma Thomas joined some 250,000 non-violent protestors in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial, including “Josephine Baker, who flew in from Paris that morning, Lena Horne, Paul Newman and other actors & actresses and others in all walks of life, who believed in equality and justice and human rights for all.” It was here that Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his legendary “I Have a Dream” speech.

The work of Alma Thomas is currently on view—for the first time ever—at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, in the exhibition “The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting”, to which Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is a proud lender.

[1] Alma Thomas (1891-1978), March on Washington, 1964, acrylic on canvas, 31" x 39", signed
[2] Installation view of “The Fullness of Color 1960s Painting”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2019. Photo by David Heald.

Excerpt: Alma Thomas papers, 1894-2000, bulk 1936-1982, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

#MartinLutherKingDay
#MarchonWashington
#AlmaThomas

Today is the final day to visit Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Booth B1 at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco, noon–6. Visit and ...
01/19/2020

Today is the final day to visit Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in Booth B1 at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco, noon–6. Visit and see the work of Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) and William T. Williams (b.1942)—along with many others.

[1] Installation view of #MichaelRosenfeldGallery at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco
[2] Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Composition Jaune, 1961, oil on canvas, 63 1/2" x 51", signed
[3] Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000), Meat Market, 1964 tempera and gouache on paper, 30 1/4" x 22 3/4", signed
[4] William T. Williams (b.1942), Cape Split (Shimmer Series), 1972-73, acrylic on canvas, 84" x 60", signed @ Untitled Art Fair

On our salon-style wall at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco you will find a selection of works on paper from many of the seve...
01/18/2020

On our salon-style wall at UNTITLED, ART San Francisco you will find a selection of works on paper from many of the seventeen artists featured in our booth. To view the individual works presented on this wall, visit http://bit.ly/2sBeu1C

[1] Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Solo Riff (Louis Armstrong), 1986
[2] Norman Lewis (1909-1979), Lights XI, 1974
[3] Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Untitled (Sketch 1968), 1968
[4] Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), Carnival, 1967
[5] Jack Whitten (1939-2018), Untitled, 1969
[6] Alma Thomas (1891-1978), Untitled, c. 1966
[7] Bob Thompson (1937-1966), Untitled (Michelangelo’s Fall of Phaeton), 1963
[8] Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Soloist (Musical Interlude Series), 1999
[9] Beauford Delaney (1901-1979), Untitled, 1960 @ Untitled Art Fair

Visit Michael Rosenfeld Gallery @untitledartfair (Booth B1), where the gallery is proud to present an exhibition inspire...
01/17/2020

Visit Michael Rosenfeld Gallery @untitledartfair (Booth B1), where the gallery is proud to present an exhibition inspired by the landmark traveling museum exhibition #SoulofaNation, featuring #CharlesAlston #BennyAndrews #RomareBearden #FrankBowling #BarbaraChaseRiboud #EdClark #BeaufordDelaney #SamGilliam #DavidHammons #JacobLawrence #NormanLewis #BetyeSaar #AlmaThomas #BobThompson #CharlesWhite #JackWhitten and #WilliamTWilliams

Today, Friday, January 17, 5–6PM Michael Rosenfeld will be in conversation with Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. This discussion will be held in the Podcast Lounge and will be moderated by James Voorhies, Chair, Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts.

[1] On view, from left to right:
Norman Lewis (1909–1979), Arrested Fractions, 1961
Charles White (1918–1979), I Been Rebuked & I Been Scorned (Solid as a Rock), 1954
Charles White (1918–1979), Paul Robeson, 1973
Charles White (1918–1979), Let The Light Enter, 1961
Alma Thomas (1891–1978), Red Rambling Rose Spring Song, 1976

[2] On view, from left to right:
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), Untitled, c.1974
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), Untitled, c.1974
Alma Thomas (1891-1978), Untitled, c.1974
William T. Williams (b.1942), Breaking News, 2019
Ed Clark (b.1926), Untitled, 1973
Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Bernard Hassell, c.1968
Charles Alston (1907–1977), Untitled, 1961
Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Cluster, 1967

[3] On view, from left to right:
Benny Andrews (1930–2006), Migrant Packers (Migrant Series), 2004
Bob Thompson (1937–1966), La Caprice, c.1963
Benny Andrews (1930–2006), Circle Study #10, 1972 @ Untitled Art Fair

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in UNTITLED, ART San Francisco. The gallery...
01/11/2020

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in UNTITLED, ART San Francisco. The gallery will present, in Booth B1, an exhibition inspired by the landmark traveling museum exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”, organized by Tate Modern and currently on view at the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. As in “Soul of a Nation”, the booth will include a diverse range of content, techniques, and styles—both abstract and representational—by the most significant African American artists of the 1960s and 1970s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

“Soul of a Nation” includes several artists who are represented by Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. The gallery’s UNTITLED, ART San Francisco booth will feature museum-caliber artworks by #CharlesAlston #BennyAndrews #RomareBearden #FrankBowling #BarbaraChaseRiboud #EdClark #BeaufordDelaney #SamGilliam #DavidHammons #JacobLawrence #NormanLewis #BetyeSaar #AlmaThomas #BobThompson #CharlesWhite #JackWhitten and #WilliamTWilliams. This presentation continues Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s 30-year history of expanding the canon by telling a more inclusive story of American art.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

On Friday, January 17 (5–6PM), Michael Rosenfeld will be in conversation with #LeighRaiford, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. This discussion will be held in the Podcast Lounge and will be moderated by #JamesVoorhies, Chair, Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Charles White (1918–1979), Paul Robeson, 1973, oil and graphite on illustration board, 41 1/2" x 41 1/2", signed

"Through the 1930s and 1940s, while most American artists were either being fifth-rate Cubists, regionalists, or academi...
01/10/2020

"Through the 1930s and 1940s, while most American artists were either being fifth-rate Cubists, regionalists, or academics or desperately looking for ways around Picasso via Surrealism, Delaney made his own thoroughly contemporary way."

Read Jerry Saltz's incredible profile on Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) in this week's New York Magazine, available online at https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/beauford-delaney-very-nearly-disappeared-from-art-history.html

Beauford Delaney (1901–1979), Dark Rapture (James Baldwin), 1941, oil on Masonite, 34" x 28", signed; © Estate of Beauford Delaney by permission of Derek L. Spratley, Esquire, Court Appointed Administrator

Tonight, in conjunction with "Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism", Michael Rosenfeld Gall...
01/09/2020

Tonight, in conjunction with "Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism", Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is pleased to present Barbara Cavaliere and Robert Hobbs in conversation from 6:00 to 8:00PM.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

This conversation will start promptly at 6:30 following a reception. Few seats remain, please RSVP to [email protected]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#BarbaraCavaliere is an art historian and critic who focusses on abstract expressionism. She has published numerous catalogues, articles, and reviews and for the past four decades edited dozens of books for The Metropolitan Museum of Art among other museums.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

#RobertHobbs is an art historian and curator who specializes in both late modern and post-modern art. He has published widely and has curated dozens of exhibitions, many of which have been shown at important institutions in the United States and abroad. A professor who has taught at Cornell University and Yale University, Hobbs also served as the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair of American Art at Virginia Commonwealth University for twenty five years.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Roberto Matta (1911–2002), Cycle “Les 120 Journées de Sodoma et Gomorra”, c.1943-45 oil on particle board 73 3/4" x 106 3/16" overall

Wishing you and yours a magical holiday season!Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will be closed for the holidays from Sunday, De...
12/21/2019

Wishing you and yours a magical holiday season!

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery will be closed for the holidays from Sunday, December 22, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The gallery will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020 with regular hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10AM-6PM.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), “Winter Landscape (Snow)”, 1958-61, oil on board, 11 3/4" x 15 3/4", signed. This painting depicts the tranquility of wintertime in Southampton on Long Island, where the artist spent much of his time.

Back from Art Basel Miami Beach and still hungry for more art? Visit us in Chelsea on West 19 Street to see “Globalism P...
12/11/2019

Back from Art Basel Miami Beach and still hungry for more art? Visit us in Chelsea on West 19 Street to see “Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism", featuring many of the artists that you have come to know and admire over our 30 years of exhibitions, programming and publications.

“Globalism Pops BACK Into View” is on view at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery through January 25, 2020. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00AM–6:00PM.

[1] From left to right:
Richard Hunt (b.1935), Untitled, 1955
William Baziotes (1912–1963), Whirlwind, 1957
[2] From left to right:
Seymour Lipton (1903–1986), Genie, 1948
Theodoros Stamos (1922–1997), Cyclops, 1947
Dorothy Dehner (1901–1994), Rites at Sal Safaeni Number 2, 1958
Alfonso Ossorio (1916–1990), Figure (C50.128), 1950
Theodore Roszak (1907–1981), Steel Banners, 1950
[3] From left to right:
Theodore Roszak (1907–1981), Rite of Passage, 1952-53
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992), After Image, 1950
Herbert Ferber (1906–1991), Untitled, 1957
Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992), Untitled, 1944 @ Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Did You Know?[1] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has mounted eleven solo exhibitions and produced six catalogues featuring the...
12/08/2019

Did You Know?

[1] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has mounted eleven solo exhibitions and produced six catalogues featuring the work of #AlfonsoOssorio. Over the years and with the support of the artist’s extended family, the gallery has loaned over 200 works internationally; currently, an installation of his congregations are on view in the Singapore Biennale 2019.

[2] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery represents the Estate of #MichaelGoldberg and has mounted two solo exhibitions. Richard Kalina wrote in Hyperallergic that seeing the "large and representative selection of Michael Goldberg’s work" on view in the gallery's most recent exhibition, “End to End: The 1950s & 2000s”, January 27–March 31, 2018, was "a rare pleasure [that] should be savored."

[3] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery proudly became the representative of The Falkenstein Foundation in 2014. The exhibition catalogue #ClaireFalkenstein: Matter in Motion, produced in conjunction with the gallery's most recent solo exhibition for the artist, was named the 2019 New York City Big Book Award Winner in the category of Fine Arts.

[4] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has presented two major solo exhibitions of the work of #AlmaThomas and has featured her work in numerous group exhibitions going back to 1997. In 2001, we presented “Alma Thomas: Phantasmagoria, Major Paintings from the 1970s”—the first solo gallery exhibition of the artist's work since 1976. Receiving critical acclaim in The New York Times, Grace Glueck wrote, "Joy may be in short supply elsewhere, but it resonates in these paintings."

[5] Michael Rosenfeld Gallery has championed the work of #NormanLewis for nearly thirty years. Lewis’ paintings and works on paper were an integral part of the gallery’s celebrated annual “African American Art: 20th Century Masterworks” series (1993-2003), and they have been the subject of four solo shows. The gallery’s most recent exhibition, “Norman Lewis: Looking East”, examined the influence of Eastern art and thought on his work.

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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art. Established in 1989 by Michael Rosenfeld, the gallery opened its doors to promote the breadth of American art and those artists – known or unknown – that contributed to the establishment of surrealism, social realism, abstract expressionism, figurative expressionism and geometric abstraction. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is honored to represent the distinguished mid-career artists Mary Bauermeister, Nancy Grossman and William T. Williams—as well as the estates and families of Benny Andrews, Hannelore Baron, John Biggers, Federico Castellon, Claire Falkenstein, Michael Goldberg, Morris Graves, Norman Lewis, Seymour Lipton, Boris Margo, Alfonso Ossorio, Theodore Roszak, Louis Stone, Bob Thompson, and Charmion von Wiegand. In 2000, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC became a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

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