We are pleased to present an important historical exhibition encapsulating the friendships and associations of the surrealist artist, Dorothea Tanning. In collaboration with the artist, the exhibition will be comprised of both a salon style installation that reflect memories from the 1940’s to the present, along with a selection of archival
materials and vintage photography from the Dorothea Tanning Collection and Archive.

 

Tanning’s career blossomed in the 40’s with her solo exhibition at the Julian Levy Gallery along with her introduction to the man who would become her life partner for 34 years, Max Ernst. Exhibiting frequently, she would produce works in New York, Sedona, Arizona, Paris and Seillans, France, and back to New York from
1978 on following her Retrospective at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Paris curated by Pontus Hulten.

 

This being the fourth exhibition organized by Kent (1987, 1989, 2005, 2009) focusing on Tanning’s oeuvre, it is with great affection that we present this ensemble overview of her luminous epoch.

 

Hans Jean ARP
George BALANCHINE
Alexander CALDER
William COPLEY
Joseph CORNELL
Marcel DUCHAMP
Merce CUNNINGHAM
Max ERNST
Leonor FINI
Alberto GIACOMETTI
Rene MAGRITTE
MAN RAY
Roberto MATTA

Joan MIRO
Robert MOTHERWELL
Meret OPPENHEIM
Kay SAGE
Yves TANGUY


Photographs by


Irving PENN
Henri CARTIER-BRESSON
Man RAY
Lee MILLER