Opera Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary as one the leading dealers of contemporary art at this year’s Masterpiece taking place 27 June - 3 July in Chelsea, London. The gallery will present an impressive selection of contemporary art by some of the most established artists of the 20th century, including Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder and Henri Matisse. Two previously unseen works by the iconic American painter Keith Haring will also be for sale as a part of the gallery’s booth (A6) which is the largest one at the fair.
Curated by Director of Opera Gallery London, Federica Beretta, the gallery will present a selection of works that celebrate versatile representations of womanhood through eyes of the most established artists of our time. The female form has been a constant source for artistic minds throughout the history of art and Opera Gallery will present a triumphant mixture of works that depict the nuanced nature of femininity. Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s situational portraits depict exaggerated, empowered female figures that tower over the gazing males as goddess like entities, particularly exemplified in The Tightrope Walker (2007) and The First Lady (2010). In Pablo Picasso’sNu Assis Appuye sur des cousins (1964) the artist paints a visual ode to her wife Jacqueline who Picasso universalized in his art as thel’éternel féminin. With prices ranging from £26,000 to £6.9m, Opera Gallery’s wonderfully versatile and international selection of works truly embody their position as the leading experts of global contemporary and modern art.
The gallery will also be hosting a talk Portraits of Women In Art at Masterpiece on Thursday 27 June at 11:30am where the respected gallery director and former arts journalist Federica Beretta will discuss the depictions of women in art history throughout the time.
As a celebration of their 25th anniversary, during Masterpiece the gallery will present a sculpture trail in the newly developed Chelsea Barracks, including works by the iconic Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani and leading Spanish contemporary artist Manolo Valdes. Interweaving the history of this iconic architectural space with the most prestigious names of the contemporary art, the four sculptures commissioned by Opera Gallery will be available for a public view for six weeks from 27th June until mid-August.
Opera Gallery’s participation at Masterpiece will coincide with their ongoing exhibition American Icons (20 June-5 July) at the New Bond Street gallery space which will present a selection of works by 1970s and 1980s heavyweights such as Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Frank Stella.
IMAGE: Keith Haring, Drawings for Monte Carlo Ballets (1989), sumi ink on paper