"It would be hard to think of an American painter more stinted over here than the Californian master Wayne Thiebaud, poet of the milkshake, ice-cream cone and cherried sundae, of the still life with pie and damn fine cup of coffee. Thiebaud, born in 1920, has been making these radiant paintings for almost seven decades. But in this century at least, Britain has never enjoyed a full-scale retrospective of his luscious Americana, and Tate Modern has no more than a couple of monochrome cakes. So White Cube’s present show is a vital and glorious opportunity."
"The exhibition John Graham: Maverick Modernist at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island, is a unique opportunity to explore the work of an artist who has hovered on the margins of the Modernist narrative for more than a half-century, when he isn’t forgotten altogether ... Maverick Modernist takes a deep dive into Graham’s background as an artist, a career he began in earnest when, at the age of 35, he enrolled in the class of the Ashcan School painter John Sloan at the Art Students League in New York City."
"Graham is going to be getting renewed attention, because the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., is mounting a comprehensive retrospective of his career, accompanied by a catalogue which gives his full biography (or at least as full as is currently possible, given Graham’s tendency to self-mythologize and alter details of his past) and a critical reassessment of his achievements. “John Graham: Maverick Modernist,” which opened on May 7 and runs through July 30, features 66 paintings loaned from museums as well as many private collections, which together make it possible to understand this artist’s aesthetic trajectory and level of skill."
"In the annals of overlooked artists, Grebenak is an extreme case. Working in an era when art world acceptance was hard to come by for women even in the best of circumstances, she doubled her marginality by choosing a medium that was relegated firmly to the 'minor' arts."
We are pleased to announce our inaugural participation in The Dallas Art Fair 2017. We will be showing works by Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Downing, Dorothy Grebenak, James Havard, Kazuko Inoue, Don Nice, Wayne Thiebaud, and others. For more information please email us here.
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
April 7 - 9 , 2017
We're pleased to announce our participation in The Armory Show Insights 2017. We will be showing works by John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Franz Kline, Alfred Leslie, and Wayne Thiebaud. For more information please email us here.
Booth 112, Pier 92
12th Avenue at 52nd Street
March 2- 5, 2017
"In the more than fifty years since Jack Whitten’s work was first included in a four-person show at Allan Stone in 1965, the year after he graduated from Cooper Union, he has proven impossible to characterize. While this is very much to Whitten’s credit, I also think that the radical stylistic and material transformations his work has undergone partly contributed to why — for many decades — he remained an underappreciated artist."
"With a show of Jack Whitten’s ’60s paintings at Allan Stone Projects in New York, we turn back two reviews from the ARTnews archives, from 1969 and 1970, of early shows by the New York–based artist. The reviews follow in full below."
"In a 50-year career, James Havard has painted in many styles, from realism to trompe l’oeil “abstract illusionism” to multimedia collage to his current mode, which recalls art brut. But no matter how different they may be, all these styles are unmistakably Havard, speaking eloquently in their different voices of one relentlessly creative spirit. "
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to announce its participation in three upcoming art fairs. We will join Seattle Art Fair for its second edition from August 4 - 7; we will participate in the fifth edition of Expo Chicago from September 17 - 20; and in December we will return to Art Miami for its 27th edition from November 29 - December 4.
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"Sunglasses, ice-cream cones, nudes, bolt cutters, and, of course, layer cakes are just a few of our favorite things depicted in this airy, career-spanning sampling of Wayne Thiebaud’s work. The sophisticated whimsy of the painter’s realism is reflected not just in his choice of charming subjects but also in his meticulous renderings of them. Via his multicolored outlining technique, which the artist refers to as “halation,” the works are imbued with a subtle Kodachrome radiance. And up close, one finds a fanciful mini-sunset at the edge of each object."
We're pleased to announce our participation in The Armory Show Modern 2016. We will be showing works by Joan Brown, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Richard Estes, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Franz Kline, Alfred Leslie, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Jack Whitten. For more information please email us here.
Booth 110, Pier 92
12th Avenue at 52nd Street
March 3 - 6, 2016
"Solitude, seclusion, invisibility, and the preservation of threatened and extinct creatures are just some of the themes that Beck returned to throughout the 1970s and ’80s. The wee scale of some of his dioramas requires that one person look at it at a time, like Marcel Duchamp’s “Étant donnés” (1946–66). The difference is that Duchamp’s installation requires the viewer to look through a peephole in a massive wooden door, transforming him or her into a voyeur, while Beck’s almost miniature scale make the viewer feel like the sole, colossal witness to something that he or she can do nothing about. Feeling cut off, vulnerable and perplexed, the viewer begins to mirror what he or she witnesses."
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in Master Drawings New York 2016 from January 23 - 30. Our presentation will take place at Jonathan Boos Gallery located at 801 Madison Avenue, 5th floor, for eight days only. The exhibition, Process and Presence: Mastery in Drawing, will feature drawings and works on paper by multiple artists in four subjects: figuration, landscape, still life, and abstraction, dating from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. The works reveal the immediacy and intimacy of the artist's mark making ranging from fantasy to realism.
Works on view by: Willem de Kooning, Wayne Thiebaud, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Oscar Bluemner, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Gaston Lachaise, Harry Bowden, Irene Rice-Pereira, Richard Estes, Robert S. Neuman, William Beckman, and Wayne Nowack.
Exhibition Location: Jonathan Boos Gallery, 801 Madison Avenue, 5th floor.
The Japanese artist Kazuko Inoue knew the aesthetic value of the the square long before Instagram and Facebook made the shape so ubiquitous. The square, as the artist once said, provides “maximum purity and lyrical sensation.”
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to announce its participation in three upcoming art fairs. From July 30 - August 2, we will join Seattle Art Fair for its inaugural edition. A wide range of works by gallery artists such as de Kooning, Franz Kline, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson will be on view.
In September, we are delighted to participate in the fourth edition of Expo Chicago, the international exhibition of contemporary and modern art from September 17 - 20. Works by Arman, Joseph Cornell, John Graham, and others will be on view.
In December, we will return to Art Miami for its 26th edition, from December 1 - 6. A range of works will be shown by artists such as César, Richard Haden, Wolf Kahn, Wayne Thiebaud, and others.
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It can be hard to find humor in pressing issues that face humankind. A small sampling of these: our degradation of the environment; daily murders worldwide; and the consumerist ethos that seems to drive modern life. Leave it to artists to call out the irony of our collective state of affairs, and to do so with spirit and, yes, even humor. This summer, Allan Stone Projects presents an array of work by artists who tackle our ills—some of whom may leave you suppressing a grin.
Allan Stone Projects was pleased to participate in two prestigious New York art fairs during March. The Gallery presented a one-person show for John Graham at The Art Show which is sponsored by The Art Dealers Association of America. At The Armory Show Modern, the Gallery featured Modernist and Abstract Expressionist pieces by Balthus, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning and Wayne Thiebaud, among others.
Both booths were highly applauded and were featured on multiple online platforms. Roberta Smith of the New York Times highlighted Jack Whitten’s Boshville and John Graham’s Untitled, 1928 on Twitter. Jay Gorney, adviser and art dealer, selectedGraham’s Study for Marya as one of his ADAA picks on Artsy.net. Ivanka Trump selected John Chamberlain’s Tonk #19-83 as one of her Armory Show picks on Artsy.net. The John Graham booth was also featured in an Artsy editorial on March 4, 2015.
Famous for his lush renderings of pastries, Wayne Thiebaud once exclaimed: “Cakes, they are glorious, they are like toys.” This comparison to toys, which can also be found among his oeuvre, reflects the pleasure Thiebaud had found in playing with these culinary treats—in paintings, prints, and drawings. In his zeal to paint cakes, pies, candies, and various other treats, Thiebaud emulated frosting (and other sugary substances) in thick, slick brushstrokes, effectively translating his rich subjects to two-dimensional, purely visual entities. As a result, the artist established a legacy of conjuring tasty treats, and has inspired countless other artists to follow his lead.
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to announce its’ participation in three upcoming art fairs. From December 2-7, we will join Art Miami for the fourth consecutive year. A wide range of works by gallery artists, including key pieces by Arman, Alfred Leslie and Wayne Thiebaud will be on view.
In March 2015, we are honored to participate in The Art Show, the prestigious art fair organized by the Art Dealers Association of America. We will present a one-person exhibition of works by John Graham. We are also delighted to exhibit at The Armory Show-Modern with a dynamic selection of modern masters and post-war artists.
On August 12, 2014, Stone Art LLC announced the appointment of Dorothy Goldeen as President. Created from the Estate of Allan Stone, Stone Art LLC is the exclusive administrator of the Allan Stone Collection and oversees the gallery, Allan Stone Projects, located in Chelsea. Outgoing Allan Stone Projects President, Allison Stone Stabile, welcomed and praised Goldeen, saying “We are very excited to appoint Dorothy Goldeen with her substantial experience as a dealer and advisor, and deep knowledge of many of the artists in the Allan Stone Collection.”
"Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the auction of the second (and last) volume of The Collection of Allan Stone on May 16 in New York. Following the success of Volume One, which was met with enthusiastic interest by an unprecedented number of art collectors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia in November 2013, Volume Two will feature a selection of African, Pre-Columbian, and American Indian Art of comparable quality, number and variety to the first offering.
The legendary contemporary art dealer Allan Stone acquired his first African artwork in 1955, and over the next 50 years built one of the most important private collections in the world of arts from primary cultures. Many of the works offered have been featured extensively in museum exhibitions and important publications. The collection is best known for its strong holdings of Songye Power Figures and Kongo Nail Power Figures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is the largest private collection in the world of these extremely rare works."
In honor of the friendship shared by Merton D. Simpson and Allan Stone, we are pleased to present a special selection of African and Oceanic art from the Allan Stone Collection.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00pm
Merton D. Simpson Gallery
38 West 28th Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 686 6735
Hours: by appointment only
With works from the Allan Stone Collection
"...Featuring his functional furniture, pen and ink drawings, and patent models of imaginary machines. 'Roy had a voracious appetite for the world,' said Leslie Ferrin of Ferrin Contemporary. 'He observed, appreciated, considered, questioned, and ate well. Then he returned the favor. He invented, painted, carved, drew, sculpted, and venerated Italian food. The result of this good life was a collection of finely crafted furniture, sculpture, and drawings that reflects his philosophical mind, benevolent psyche, and humorous imagination.'"
Allan Stone Projects' survey of Wayne Thiebaud at The Armory Show-Modern, March 6-9, 2014, booth 412, Pier 92 was highlighted in Ken Johnson's New York Times review of the fair. Read full review.
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present a survey of Wayne Thiebaud at The Armory Show-Modern, March 6-9, 2014, booth 412, Pier 92. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the exhibition will include over a dozen paintings, works on paper and prints spanning the artist’s full range of subjects, from 1961 to 1995. Highlights include paintings such as seminal still lives Half Salmon, 1961, and Bolt Cutters, 1972; a monumental figurative work Girl in Striped Blouse, 1973-1975; a dramatic cityscape Freeway Curve, 1995; and works on paper such as Barbecue Beef, 1966, Bow Tie, Pick and Shoe, 1972, and Italian Desserts, 1986.
Allan Stone Projects is pleased to announce its participation in the Metro Show, January 23-26, 2014, with a program entitled Wunderkammer: Dennis Clive et al. Taking a cue from the Allan Stone Collection itself and Mr. Stone’s appetite for juxtaposing diverse objects of wonder in his gallery and homes, our booth will center on the imaginative, expressive and magnificently crafted works of visionary ceramic artist Dennis Clive.
Art in America: Robert Baribeau 1980-NOW, Reviewed by David Ebony
This recent show of Robert Baribeau's colorful, richly textured abstract compositions at first appeared as an amalgam of postwar painting styles. At points in his career, Baribeau, born in Aberdeen, Wash., in 1949, and now based in upstate New York, has employed elements of Ab Ex, Pop, Color Field and Neo-Expressionism. However, the 24 large and medium-size canvases and oil-on-paper works in this lively, three-decade survey avoid a feeling of pastiche, and the allusions merge into a unique aesthetic.
Allan Stone Gallery, aka Allan Stone Projects, is pleased to announce its participation in Art Miami, December 3-8, 2013, Booth C26, with a program that illustrates artistic kinships and visual legacies by juxtaposing mid-level Contemporary and established Modern and Post-War artists. These works will be grouped by themes consistent with the gallery’s 50-plus year history: Abstraction, Assemblage, Pop and Funk, Still Life/California School, and Mysticism in Geometry.
Allison Stabile, president of the Allan Stone Gallery, admired for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, announced today the gallery will relocate from its address at 5 East 82nd Street and re-launch in November 2013 at a downtown location with a redefined structure, mission and program.
SEE // Robert Baribeau
For over thirty years, Robert Baribeau has refined a style of abstract expressionist painting that takes the natural world as its subject, from tumultuous, overwhelming landscapes to the stillness of a single flower. When I ask if nature and lanscape are always the subjects of his paintings, Baribeau responds with an emphatic “always.” The ongoing evolution of his work is on view in a retrospective show opening today at Allan Stone Gallery, Robert Baribeau: 1980-NOW.
“The largest influences,” Baribeau explains, “have been Diebenkorn with respect to landscape, and Rauschenberg with respect to composition and medium.” Diebenkorn, like Baribeau, applies the techniques of abstract expressionism to landscape painting, while Rauschenberg is clearly visible in Baribeau’s riot of textures and drips, thick paint and pieces of fabric. The style is exuberant and expansive, open, Baribeau explains, to all the “influences of the senses.”
The unruly color and texture has a counterpoint in Baribeau’s recent flower paintings. A single flower, economically rendered in a few splashes or strokes of paint, stands against a white background. Borrowing an analogy from digital photography, Baribeau explains that these are like a “zoom in and enhance” of the landscapes. “I’ve always liked flowers,” he adds, laughing, “so in some respect I’m a florist.”
The flowers continue Baribeau’s ab-ex investigation of the natural world. In addition to Diebenkorn and Rauschenberg, Baribeau mentions de Kooning, who in the ’50s and ’60s turned from the female form to abstract landscapes. Other predecessors – Sam Francis, Ed Moses, and Nathan Oliveira, along with Diebenkorn – are associated with the West Coast, where Baribeau grew up on a farm and attended college before moving to New York. The retrospective at Allan Stone shows a painter taking up an intimate and lyrical tradition of abstract expressionist painting and making it his own.
Robert Baribeau: 1980-NOW is on view June 5 through July 26 at Allan Stone Gallery, New York. The opening reception is June 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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In May, The New York Times ran an engaging article entitled An Artwork Turns to Mush, All According to Plan about artist James Grashow and Olympia Stone's film The Cardboard Bernini documenting the artist at work on a massive sculpture that "embraces its own destruction."
(image courtesy Floating Stone Productions)
Renowned artist, Robert S. Neuman, returns to exhibit in his home state of Idaho for the first time in over 40 years. Definition of Place, 1950 – 2012 is a traveling retrospective which opens at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) on April 25, 2013. Definition of Place, a traveling retrospective, includes work from eleven of his sixteen diverse series. To date, this is Neuman’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition and is the first in his native state of Idaho since 1969. As one of Idaho’s most important living artists, second generation Abstract Expressionist, Robert S. Neuman is known for exploring regional, historical and metaphysical themes. Drawing inspiration from architecture, landscape and history, Neuman’s passion for color, application, drawing and geometry unify a prolific body of work. Definition of Place, 1950 – 2012 will be at TAM from April 25 through August 10, 2013. The exhibition will then travel to the Prichard Art Gallery at the University of Idaho in Moscow where it will be on display from August 22 through October 12, 2013.
Robert S. Neuman
LameDeer /Big Eagle, 2006 -2007
Oil on French Linen
50 1/2 x 42 inches
SEE // Richard Hickam: Perpetual Pilgrim
Richard Hickam started his career in the late 1960s, heavily influenced by the emerging photorealist painting style. Dissatisfied with photorealism’s linear, predictable process, Hickam started working intuitively, breaking his paintings down into abstraction. He was, in his own words, letting “breath” into the work, looking for the kind of living, psychological complexity that he found in paintings from Rembrandt to Picasso.
Establishing a style only to dismantle it seems to be part of Hickam’s personality – he describes himself as someone who could’ve been a straight arrow and gone to West Point but decided to break the rules and risk everything on an art career. He has never lived in New York but had his first solo show with larger-than-life New York dealer Allan Stone. Richard Hickam: Four Decades spans the artist’s career-long relationship with Allan Stone Gallery. Seen together, these paintings show Hickam as a perpetual pilgrim, always seeking a mode of painting distinctly his own.
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Modern Painters, March 2013, p 98
by Georgina Wells
Allan Stone Gallery // Nov. 1-Dec. 21, 2012
The artist's early years are the focus of the exhibition's decidedly nondecorative sculptures dating back to the 1960s. Through irreverent, lumpy clay pieces, certainly more amusing than aesthetically pleasing, Arneson injects wry humor into the medium: A series of anthropomorphic jars and trophies have handles like spindly tentacles extending their sinister grasp; a cleat-shaped kettle is engraved with its title, Spiked Tea, 1969; the tip of a finger puzzingly pokes through one of the many clay bricks."
"Aptly titled 'Playing Dirty,' this bawdy exhibition of the late Robert Arneson’s small early works provided ample evidence of the earthy, sardonic humor that this pioneering Bay Area Funk artist injected into his stoneware vessels. Infusing the raw irregularity of traditional Japanese tea-ceremony utensils with the zany smut of MAD magazine, Arneson reveled in jokes rhyming bodily openings with spigots designed for transferring liquids from one container to another, often using the unexpected surfaces of glazing and firing to mirror the physical functions evoked. The blatantly sexual Untitled Ceramic (with Red Orifice), 1964, for example, resembles a squatting frog and is topped with a vaginal slit adorned with a splotchy, turquoise-flecked maroon glaze.
The title of this show couldn't be more apt. The boxlike constructions here by various artists—most created in previous decades and all selected from the late Allan Stone's private holdings—are like intensely personal time capsules, filled with confessions, dreams, and nostalgia.
Opening Reception 3-5 pm
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
258 Main Street Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-4519 or aldrichart.org
The Aldrich Museum