Press Release  March 5, 2019

"Paper Jam" Brings Together Works by the Most Celebrated Artists of our Time

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Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Balloons, 1968

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David Hockney (British, born 1937), Ossie, 1970

 

New York- From March 4-10, Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art Department is pleased to present Paper Jam: Contemporary Works on Paper, a curated exhibition of works on paper by artists such as Andy Warhol, George Condo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder and Eva Hesse. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to acquire works on paper by over 25 different sought-after artists.

Muys Snijders, Head of Americas for Post-War & Contemporary Art commented: “We are delighted to begin our program of curated exhibitions in New York with ‘Paper Jam: Contemporary Works on paper’. The concept of works on paper was a natural choice for Bonhams as we like to champion the importance of the medium and emphasize the connoisseurship of our clients. The exhibition looks to appeal to a wide scope of collectors and covers a range of price points. This speaks to our commitment within the market to both established collectors and first-time buyers and our aims of offering quality examples by the most sought-after artists in the field.”

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George Condo (American, born 1957), Untitled, 1988


Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, Specialist said: “Curating this many works on paper across a wide range of periods and styles, from established Post-War names such as Alexander Calder to younger Contemporary artists such as Katherine Bernhardt, has been such a wonderful experience. Among the grouping there is David Hockney’s beautiful portrait entitled Ossie, 1970.  The highly detailed portrait is a stunning rendering of the artist’s friend, frequent sitter and influential fashion designer Ossie Clark, who was the subject of Hockney’s masterpiece Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1971. The show also features a number of excellent examples by female artists including Jenny Holzer, Tomma Abts, Julie Mehretu and Eva Hesse, which speaks to these artists commitment and experimentation within the medium’.”

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