Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to present a focus selection of work by Tina Barney (b. 1945) at #FriezeNewYork , May 3 - 6, 2018, with a group exhibition in the second partition of the stand. The exhibition brings together a selection of the artist’s large-scale photographic portraits of esteemed figures from the arts, most of which have never been exhibited. The works, taken between 1998 and 2018, include commissioned portraits for publications such as The New Yorker, Vogue and W Magazine featuring subjects such as Leo Castelli, George Condo, Joan Didion, Françoise Gilot and Ellsworth Kelly. This is the gallery’s 8th participation in @friezenewyork, having presented annually since the fair’s inaugural edition in 2012. The solo presentation of work by Tina Barney will accompany a group exhibition in the second portion of the gallery’s stand.
Tina Barney "George Condo" 2011, chromogenic color print, 60 x 48 inches, 152.4 x 121.9 cm, Edition of 5. Copyright the artist. #TinaBarney#Photography#Portraits#LeoCastelli#GeorgeCondo#JoanDidion
Art dealer Leo Castelli was once referred to as "the acknowledged dean of contemporary art dealers." In the late 1950s and well into the 1960s, the ever-expanding Leo Castelli Gallery became a major destination for second-generation Abstract Expressionists as well as Neo-Dada, Pop, Minimalist and Conceptualist artists. As new styles emerged, the Castelli Gallery continued to remain on the cutting edge. Castelli himself was widely revered by his peers for having an uncanny eye for young and fresh artistic talent.
CY TWOMBLY said “I am usually in a very good humour, except that I can be a little violent if it’s going bad. If I’m making a mess I get a little sadistic with the paint, but usually I’m enjoying myself. It’s more like I’m having an experience than making a picture.” #cytwombly#twombly#gagosiangallery#gagosian#leocastelli