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Tête-à-Tête

Portraits in Dialogue

February 25 – April 23, 2016

Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue
Richard Estes
Elizabeth King
Susan Hauptman
Diana Moore
Elizabeth King
John Graham
William Beckman
John Graham
Franz Kline
Bo Bartlett
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Willem de Kooning
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue
John O'Reilly
Diana Moore
Guy Pène du Bois
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue
George Deem
William Beckman
Stephen Cornelius Roberts
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue
James Weeks
Jack Whitten
John DeAndrea
Tête-à-Tête: Portraits in Dialogue

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.