Tête-à-Tête

Portraits in Dialogue

February 25 – April 23, 2016

Diana Moore

Diana Moore

White Head

1988

Cast concrete with reinforced steel

13 x 11 x 11 inches

70 x 17 1/2 in. overall with base. 

William Beckman

William Beckman

Portrait of Diana II (Pink Dress)

1972

Oil on panel

83 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue

Installation View

John Graham

John Graham

Sophie

1943

Oil on canvas

24 x 20 in.

 

Richard Estes

Richard Estes

Untitled

Circa 1965

oil on canvas

40 x 49 in.

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King

Untitled

1994

bronze with glass eyes

6 x 4 x 4 in.

Edition 1/4

Elizabeth King

 

Elizabeth King

Untitled

Circa 1973

Porcelain, glass eyes, cloth, wood

8 1/4 x 5 x 5 in.

Susan Hauptman

Susan Hauptman

Portrait of Leonard

1986

charcoal on paper

11 x 13 in.

John Graham

John Graham

Study for Marya

Circa 1943

Graphite on tracing paper

9 1/8 x 9 1/4 in.

Franz Kline

Arshile Gorky

Portrait of Vartoosh

Circa 1939

Ink on paper

11 1/8 x 8 1/2 in.

Bo Bartlett

Bo Bartlett

Self Portrait as Ishmael

2000

Oil on panel

20 x 20 in.

David Alfaro Siqueiros

David Alfaro Siqueiros

Untitled

1936-37

conti crayon and collage on paper

12 7/8 x 9 1/8 in.

 

Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning

Self Portrait

1942-1943

Pencil on paper

6 x 4 in.

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue

Installation View

John O'Reilly

John O’Reilly

Photographing Marat

1984

photograph and collage

6 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (16.5 x 14 cms)

Diana Moore

Diana Moore

Brown Head

1985

Cast concrete and steel 

11 3/4 x 8 x 9 in. (without base)

70 x 17 1/2 in. overall with base. 

 

Guy Pène du Bois

Guy Pène du Bois

Portrait of Yvonne in Camp Chair

1931-32

Oil on canvas

56 x 44 in.

George Deem

George Deem

Portrait of an American Priest

1971

oil on linen

19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.

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Installation View

William Beckman

William Beckman

Study for Diana and Dierdre

1979

Charcoal on paper

61 1/2 x 49 in.

Stephen Cornelius Roberts

Stephen Cornelius Roberts

Painting of W.R

1990

Oil on canvas

90 x 70 in. (228.6 x 177.8 cm)

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue

Installation View

James Weeks

James Weeks

Portrait Head

1949

oil on canvas, wood  strip

26 x 20 inches 

Jack Whitten

Jack Whitten

Self-Portrait

1968

Oil on canvas

31 x 22 in.

John DeAndrea

John DeAndrea

Man Leaning Against Wall

1976

Polyester, resin and fiberglass, polychromed in oil

69 x 19 x 19 in.

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue

Installation View

Press Release

Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue, on view from February 25 – April 23, 2016. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the exhibition will survey portraits and self-portraits by various artists spanning over seventy years. Included in the show is an early, rare, self-portrait drawing by Willem de Kooning, c. 1942, and a dynamic portrait by David Alfaro Siqueiros, c. 1936.

 

The exhibition will place portraits and self-portraits from various styles, mediums, and eras in close dialogue with one another highlighting the different approaches taken by artists in this genre. Self-portraits have been a means of self-examination and discovery throughout the history of art, and portraits of sitters are illustrated through the unique lens of the artist. The genre is a study of what it means to be human, and it can be an historical account, a personal characterization, or a memory. They are representational but not necessarily realistic, and this exhibition will illustrate a diversity of portraits from the objective, to the abstract, to the symbolic.

 

Artists included in the show are Bo Bartlett, William Beckman, Willem de Kooning, John DeAndrea, George Deem, Richard Estes, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Susan Hauptman, Elizabeth King, Franz Kline, Diana Moore, John O’Reilly, Guy Pène du Bois, Stephen Cornelius Roberts, David Alfaro Siqueiros, James Weeks, and Jack Whitten.