Grand Salon

The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone

September 13 – November 10, 2018

William Beckman

William Beckman

Portrait of Diana II (Pink Dress)

1973

Oil on panel

83 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

Circa 1972-1974

Charcoal and oil on vellum (double sided)

67 x 41 1/2 in.

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Untitled

1996

Ink on paper

10 3/4 x 15 in. (27.3 x 38.1 cm)

(Recto Verso)

Installation View

Richard Estes

Richard Estes

Two Men, Two Women on Benches

Circa late 1960s

Watercolor on paper

10 x 13 1/4 in.(to mat)

Richard Estes

Richard Estes

Men and Women on Benches

Circa late 1960s

Watercolor on paper

9 3/4 x 14 in. (to mat)

John Graham

John Graham

Study for Marya

Circa 1943

Graphite on tracing paper

9 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. 

James P. Aponovich

James P. Aponovich

Standing Nude

1977

Oil on canvas

60 x 36 in.

William Beckman

William Beckman

Study for Self-Portrait

1974

Pencil on paper

23 x 15 in.

Installation View

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Toy Counter (from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit)

1971

Serigraph

Sheet Size: 22 3/8 x 30 in. (56.8 x 76.2 cm)

 

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Candy Counter (from Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit)

1970

Linocut

Sheet Size: 22.25 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)

 

Installation View

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Bacon and Eggs (from Delights)

1964

etching

Sheet Size: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Cafe Table (from Delights)

1964

etching

Sheet Size: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Cafe Table (from Delights)

1964

etching

Sheet Size: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Sucker Stand (from Delights)

1964

Aquatint

Sheet Size: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm)

 

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Candy Apples (or Nine Candied Apples)

1964

Etching

Image Size: 5 x 5 3/4 in. (12.7 x 14.6.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Cones

1964

Etching

Sheet Size: 14 3/4 x 11 in. (37.5 x 27.9 cm)

Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud

Half Cakes (from Seven Still Lifes and a Silver Landscape)

1971

screenprint

Sheet Size: 29 3/4 x 22 1/8 in. (75.6 x 56.2 cm)

Installation View

Wayne Thiebaud

Joseph Cornell

Grand Hotel-Hotel Taglioni

1954

Mixed media box construction

17 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 4 3/8 in.

Wayne Thiebaud

Willem de Kooning

Untitled (Clamdigger Series)

1965

Charcoal on paper

19 1/2 x 24 in.

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Untitled

Circa 1928

Oil on canvas

16 1/8 x 20 1/8 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Fenêtre sur Paysage Italien (Window on an Italian Landscape)

1944

Oil on canvas

18 1/8 x 24 1/4 in.

Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Untitled

1957

Oil and collage on linen

5 x 4 3/8 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Still Life

1926

Oil on canvas

16 x 12 in.

Installation View

Thomas Downing

Thomas Downing

Indeterminate Set

1961

acrylic on canvas

86 x 86 in.

Peter Gee

Peter Gee

Untitled

Circa 1960s

silkscreen on paper

40 x 30 in.

Peter Gee

Peter Gee

Untitled

Circa 1960s

silkscreen on paper

40 x 30 in.

Peter Gee

Peter Gee

Untitled

Circa 1960s

silkscreen on paper

40 x 30 in.

Peter Gee

Peter Gee

Untitled

Circa 1960s

silkscreen on paper

40 x 30 in.

James Wenkle

James Wenkle

Field Sculpture #23

brass and wood

72 x 25 x 12 in. 

Installation View

Installation View

Don Nice

Don Nice

Pig

1969

Oil on canvas

48 x 72 in.

Don Nice

Don Nice

Clark Bar

1970

Watercolor on paper

12 x 18 in.

Don Nice

Don Nice

Big Hunk, Western Series

1970

Watercolor on paper

13 x 25 in.

Installation View

David Beck

David Beck

Untitled (Dodo with Interior Dodo Diorama)

1977

Mixed media: carved and painted wood, glass and feathers

21 x 14 x 27 in.

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

Berlin: Recurring Dream

1983

oil on canvas

80 x 66 in.

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

Untitled

Circa 1960s

Oil on board

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

Halloween

1971

oil on panel

12 x 8 in.

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

Centaur and Flower

1970

oil on panel

12 x 8 in.

 

Peter Dean

Peter Dean

Tree Woman

1968

oil on panel

12 x 8 in.

Dorothy Grebenak

Dorothy Grebenak

Con Edison Co.

Circa 1963

wool

31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.

Dennis Clive

Dennis Clive

The Master Waster

1975

ceramic

15 x 12 x 42 1/2 in.

David Beck

David Beck

Past Perfect

1982

Mixed media box construction

6 x 8 x 3 1/2 in.

David Beck

David Beck

Past Perfect

1982

Mixed media box construction

6 x 8 x 3 1/2 in.

Wayne Nowack

Wayne Nowack

Shake And The World Stands Firm

1975

mixed media construction

14 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.

Dennis Clive

Dennis Clive

Dog Atrocities

1975

ceramic

15 x 40 x 9 1/2 in.

Dorothy Grebenak

Dorothy Grebenak

Licensed Public Hack

Circa 1960s

wool

30 x 28 1/2 in.

Installation View

John Gibson

John Gibson

Small Zig-Zag and Blue Ball

1986

Oil on canvas

16 x 12 3/4 in.

Edith Schloss

Edith Schloss

Untitled

1966

watercolor on paper

6 x 8 in.

Edith Schloss

Edith Schloss

Untitled

1968

watercolor on paper

9 1/8 x 7 1/4 in.

Edith Schloss

Edith Schlos

Untitled

1968

Watercolor on paper

6 7/8 x 12 in.

Bernard Langlais

Bernard Langlais

Keep Off The Grass

wood

11 x 10 x 1 in.

Steve Durkee

Steve Durkee

9 Kings

Circa 1960's

oil on canvas

18 x 18 in.

Rebecca Cuming

Rebecca Cuming

Untitled

Circa 1996-97

oil on canvas

12 x 9 1/4 in.

Gordon Cook

Gordon Cook

Blue Metal Bottle

1979

Oil on canvas

12 x 10 in.

Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen

Village Construction

Circa 1986-1987

mixed media construction

10 x 17 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.

Derrick Guild

Derrick Guild

Bread No. 14

1999

oil on linen

7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.

John Vickery

John Vickery

Untitled

1970

gouache on board

12 3/4 x 21 in.

Victoria Fairbanks

Victoria Fairbanks

Untitled

1981

oil on paper

2 1/2 x 3  1/4 inches

Installation View

James Havard

James Havard

AH-PS-163 (336A)

1993

mixed media on cardboard

12 x 15 x 2 in.

James Havard

James Havard

Cross Culture AH

1993

Mixed media in archival box

24 1/2 x 21 x 1 1/2 in.

James Havard

James Havard

Mimbres Spirits

1990

acrylic and collage on panel

58 x 48 in.

Lorraine Shemesh

Lorraine Shemesh

Petit-Fours

1984

Graphite on paper

30 x 22 in.

Lorraine Shemesh

Lorraine Shemesh

Shoe Bag # 1

1981

Graphite on paper

30 x 22 in.

George Deem

George Deem

Paragraph III (orange)

1962

Oil on canvas

48 x 38 in.

James Havard

James Havard

Woman Giving Finger

1997

oil and wax on wood

11 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.

Installation View

Steve Durkee

Steve Durkee

Counting

circa 1963

Oil on canvas

51 x 46 in.

George Deem

George Deem

Untitled

Circa 1960s

watercolor on paper

11 3/4 x 10 in.

George Deem

George Deem

Double Paragraph

1966

watercolor on paper

14 x 12 1/4 in. (to mat)

George Deem

George Deem

Untitled

Circa 1964

ink and gouche on paper

16 3/4 x 14 in.

Franz Kline

Franz Kline

Painting With Color

1958

Oil on paper mounted to canvas

14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.

Roy Superior

Roy Superior

Texas Shaker Rocker

1984

wood, metal, bone and leather

16 x 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.

Domenick Turturro

Domenick Turturro

Untitled

1967

mixed media on paper

25 x 39 in.

Wayne Nowack

Wayne Nowack

Propriété De L'Etat

1970

mixed media box construction

13 x 15 1/2 x 13 in.

Installation View

Guy Pène du Bois

Guy Pène du Bois

Portrait of Yvonne in Camp Chair

1931-32

Oil on canvas

56 x 44 in.

Robert Baribeau

Robert Baribeau

Untitled (000495)

2004

oil on paper

28 x 22 in.

Kazuko Inoue

Kazuko Inoue

Untitled

2010

Acrylic on canvas

12 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell

Untitled (Yellow Sand Fountain)

1959

Mixed media box construction

13 3/16 x 7 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.

Philadelphia Wire Man

Philadelphia Wire Man

Untitled

before 1995

Mixed media plastic, metal and found objects

3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (8.9 x 6.4 x 3.5 cm)

Philadelphia Wire Man

Philadelphia Wire Man

Untilted

before 1995

Mixed media tape, metal, plastic and found objects

3 5/8 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (9.2 x 5.1 x 4.4 cm)

Philadelphia Wire Man

Philadelphia Wire Man

Untitled

before 1995

Mixed media plastic, metal and found objects

3 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (9.5 x 6 x 4.4 cm)

Philadelphia Wire Man

Philadelphia Wire Man

Untitled

before 1995

Mixed media tape, plastic, metal and found objects

4 3/4 x 3 x 1 1/2 in. (12.1 x 7.6 x 3.8 cm)

Barry Cohen

Barry Cohen

Mini Dome Box

Circa 1987

mixed media construction

6 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.

Barton Benes

Barton Benes

Untitled (Purple Book with Rope and Nails)

Circa 1972-74

Mixed media book construction

11 1/2 x 10 x 6 1/2 in.

Press Release

Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present Grand Salon: The Visionary Eye of Allan Stone from September 13 – November 10, 2018. Allan Stone (1932-2006), the renowned dealer and collector, amassed one of the most expansive private collections in the history of contemporary art. The exhibition celebrates Stone’s voracious appetite for acquiring works by artists who eventually became icons of the era, such as Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline, as well as lesser-known artists of significant talent such as Richard Hickam and Peter Dean. Fine art objects across all media are included in the exhibition which illuminate Stone’s passion for collecting. “It’s all about vibrations, the vibrations I sense when I see a truly great work of art. To me, the real thing gives off the right energy.”*


Stone’s commitment to supporting new talent resulted in over three hundred exhibitions in his gallery, which he opened in 1960. He gave first or early shows to Wayne Thiebaud (1962), Eva Hesse (1963), Jack Whitten (1965), Richard Estes (1968) in addition to masters such as John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell and Alfred Leslie. While some artists went on to achieve international recognition, Stone championed over one hundred and fifty emerging artists in his career as a gallerist. He formed strong relationships akin to that of a patron with artists such as Robert Baribeau, David Beck and Lorraine Shemesh, whom he represented for decades.


Stone’s origins as a collector began with his first purchase of a Willem de Kooning drawing when he was a freshman at Harvard University. As a student, the purchase was a significant risk. De Kooning was not yet a household name, yet Stone acted on his instincts and collected what he loved. He applied that same fervor to numerous artists to whom he gave strong encouragement. Stone was known for his innovative exhibitions that often featured established and lesser-known artists in conjunction with each other, creating new dialogues between them and their different perspectives. Professionally as well as personally, Stone sustained an authentic reaction to art and its potential to change and enhance life throughout his illustrious career.

 

Artists in the exhibition include James P. Aponovich, Robert Baribeau, David Beck, William Beckman, Barton Benes, Dennis Clive, Barry Cohen, Gordon Cook, Joseph Cornell, Rebecca Cuming, Willem de Kooning, Peter Dean, George Deem, Thomas Downing, Steven Durkee, Richard Estes, Victoria Fairbanks, Peter Gee, John Gibson, John Graham, Dorothy Grebenak, Derrick Guild, James Havard, Kazuko Inoue, Franz Kline, Bernard Langlais, Don Nice, Wayne Nowack, Guy Pène du Bois, Philadelphia Wire Man, Edith Schloss, Lorraine Shemesh, Roy Superior, Wayne Thiebaud, Domenick Turturro, John Vickery and James Wenkle. 

 

Online with Sotheby’s

 

In celebration of Grand Salon, Allan Stone Projects is very pleased to announce its collaboration with Sotheby’s in offering works by artists featured in the exhibition for sale in two online auctions.

 

In Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Online Sale of September 13, works by Willem de Kooning, Wayne Thiebaud, Jack Whitten, Kazuko Inoue and John Vickery will be available. Bidding will be live from September 13 – 28. In December, Sotheby’s will present a single-owner sale of approximately 80 pieces from the Collection of Allan Stone that will feature works by all of the artists presented in Grand Salon.