Installation view

Hans Hofmann, The conjurer, 1946
gouache and oil on panel
63 x 76 cm / 24.8 x 29.9 inches



New York School
Hans Hofmann, Richard Pousette-Dart, David Smith and
Jack Tworkov

12 June to 15 August 2008

Robert Sandelson is proud to present works by four artists of the New York School: Hans Hofmann, Richard Pousette-Dart, David Smith and Jack Tworkov. The exhibition will include works from the 1940s to the 1960s that widely reflect this influential movement. They range from early, more figurative works inspired by surrealism to abstract expressionist and later more geometric pieces.

The New York School was an informal group of artists active in New York in the 1950s and is well known as one of the pivotal movements in the development of post-war art. While its artists’ backgrounds were extremely diverse and their specific artistic aims often differed, they all shared a concern for radical abstraction and the importance of the artistic gesture. In their search for a new, free mode of expression, they rejected most of the styles that had come before. Thus they forged a new and uniquely American form of art.

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