Art Basel Miami Beach Presents George Segal Solo Show

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For Art Basel Miami Beach 2018, Templon presents, in main section of the fair, an exceptional solo show by late pop artist George Segal (1924-2000), widely considered the most existentialist of all American artists from the pop art era.

Present in over fifty museum collections worldwide, his oeuvre, is currently undergoing a major historical rediscovery. Probably the most existentialist of all American pop artists, George Segal first gained fame in the sixties with his full-service environments populated by uncanny white plaster figures. He developed a layered plaster bandage molding technique by applying the bandages directly onto the model’s body.


HOFA Gallery Launches New Gallery in Los Angeles With Bold, Crypto Art Exhibition


He used this technique to reveal the evocative power of gesture and its poetic, social, erotic and political dimensions. The bandage, an instrument of healing, thus becomes a metaphor for the fragility of life, underlining a need for transcendence below the body’s empty shell.

For Art Basel Miami Beach, Templon gathers four installations and a group of individuals pieces. The four installations (The Dumpster, 1994; Guinness Gold, 1885; Bus Passengers, 1997; 42nd Street Deli, 1999), were all conceived in the last decades of the artist’s career at a time when his expression became freer and more concerned with painting.

His installations turn into tableaux with large photographic panels in the background and a careful use of everyday objects, This fusion of sculpture and painting brings to life a plethora of artistic expressions via color, light and emotions. Evocative of New York street life, these environments all explore the notion of loneliness and fragility of life in contrast with the hectic seed of urban life.


Hackett Mill presents: Jess: A Family Collection


Born in 1924 in New York, George Segal lived and worked in New Jersey, USA, until his death in 2000. Since 1962, when the artist was discovered at a pop art collective exhibition at Sidney Janis Gallery. George Segal’s sculptures have achieved international recognition for their ability to transform everyday realities into a theatre of mysterious and poetic apparitions.

Among his numerous solo exhibitions were major retrospectives in 1978 at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1997 at the Musee‘ des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Canada in 1998, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; in 2002 at Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan, and at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Galerie Templon presented George Segal’s worked for the first time in 1979 in Paris, as part of the group exhibition La peinture americaine.


Intimate Paintings By Tennessee Williams Captivate Audiences With Rare Museum Showing


Galerie Templon has been representing the Estate of George Segal in France and Belgium since 2016 and organized two solo shows in 2017 in Paris and 2018 in Brussels.

George Segal Solo Show can be seen at Art Basel Miami Beach December 6-9, 2018 at Booth D2, Miami Beach, Convention Center.

All images courtesy of Galerie Templon and used with permission.

Haute Tease

  • LA Arts: David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Coming to Los Angeles for Art Exhibition

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In its 35th anniversary year, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) is delighted to bring a new world-class art exhibition to Los Angeles this October highlighting the plight of elephants due to the ivory trade.

     
  • Fifteenth Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Films In Spotlight, Midnight Sections, Plus The Centerpiece Film, Special Screenings, And Works In Progress

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the feature films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections. The 15th edition of TFF will take place from April 13 to April 24 in New York City. 

     
  • Celebrity Interview - Director Kevin Macdonald, Executive Producer Pat Houston talk on Whitney

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Whitney, the candid documentary on the life of superstar Whitney Houston, recently had its media day with Director Kevin Macdonald and Executive Producer Pat Houston in attendance fielding questions on the film, the memories and the revelations.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Newtown Anniversary; December ObamaCare Deadline Looms; Budget Deal Cuts UI Extension; Mandela Memorial Service

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama, faces the second biggest challenge of the Affordable Care Act rollout as the initial December deadline quickly approaches and with it the chance to redeem his credibility or face another set back.  

     
  • Channing Tatum Returns To Launch “Team Oscar®”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy today launched "Team Oscar" by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to create a short video and vie for the opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast.  Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards® on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, live on ABC.

     
  • Japanese Death Toll Rises; Ecuador Hit With 7.8 Temblor; Burma Recovering

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Japanese people are still reeling from aftershocks following Tuesday’s massive 6.2 earthquake that struck almost exactly five years after the deadly 9.0 2011 quake that triggered a Tsunami and massive meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor.