Artwork Historical past Information: The Virtues of Rise up: Trendy and Up to date Surrealisms


An Exhibition Centered on Girls in Surrealism

Over the Previous Century


On View at Phillips, 432 Park Avenue 

From 21 October – 22 November


Kay Sage

Secret Voyage of a Spark, 1944

Emily Mae Smith

Gleaner Odalisque, 2019

Phillips is proud to announce The Virtues of Rise up, an upcoming exhibition via PHILLIPS X which can discover the inventive output of ladies Surrealists from the primary half of the twentieth century and the artists working immediately that mine this wealthy legacy. Coinciding with the marquee twentieth Century and Up to date auctions throughout all three main homes in New York, artworks on the market and on mortgage will probably be displayed in our 432 Park Ave galleries from 21 October – 22 November.


Portrait de María Félix II (Detras de la Puerta), Leonor Fini. Picture courtesy of Phillips

Jeremiah Evarts, Deputy Chairman, Americas & Senior Worldwide Specialist, mentioned, “André Breton’s seminal motion, which first took maintain within the late Nineteen Twenties in Paris, served to encourage a technology throughout the globe, lots of whom didn’t obtain the cultural or institutional recognition they so rightly deserved on the time. Current exhibitions, together with Surrealism Past Borders on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and the Tate in addition to Milk of Goals at this 12 months’s Venice Biennale, increase the definition of Surrealism past the small group of Paris-based males which have traditionally represented the motion.  We sit up for persevering with this obligatory exploration of the lesser-known historic Surrealists and their up to date counterparts.”


La Truite au bleu (Poached Trout), 1952, Dorothea Tanning. Picture courtesy of Phillips.

Alexander Weinstock, Affiliate, Personal Gross sales, added, “As with our auctions, we’re thrilled to proceed Phillips custom of curating new dialogues between disparate teams of artists throughout house and time. Spanning the mediums of portray, sculpture, and pictures, we sit up for making a juxtaposition of among the most enjoyable girls artists working immediately alongside their Surrealist predecessors.”


In search of to bridge the hole between dream and actuality, previous and current, Surrealist artists comparable to Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Dorothea Tanning, Kay Sage, and Leonor Fini employed a variety of visible approaches that united in visions of fantastical worlds deeply rooted in historic and non secular significance. In opposition to a broad swath of socio-political backdrops, every performed an important function within the evolution of twentieth-century Modernism. At the moment, a brand new technology of painters together with Emily Mae Smith, Julie Curtiss and Louise Bonnet, incorporate an analogous surrealist lexicon into their art-making.


Exhibition viewing: 21 October – 22 November

Location: 432 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022

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Dorothea Tanning

La Truite au bleu (Poached Trout), 1952


Emily Mae Smith

Oh, Barb, 2017

Anna Weyant

Stepped on a Spider, 2020

Remedios Varo

Ojos sobre la mesa, 1935