Di Donna Galleries has released its presentation for Art Basel Miami Beach which begins a little later this year due to the early arrival of Thanksgiving. Some art market denizens’ families will be extra thankful this year for the lower stress levels. Here’s a list of what Di Donna is bringing to the fair:
- A striking standing mobile by Alexander Calder, Crag with Yellow Boomerang and Red Eggplant (1974), which playfully engages the tension between the concrete and ephemeral aspects of nature, as floating and bouncing elements ring a jagged, dark mountain shape.
- Leonor Fini’s painting La Prison de Zigriphine (1975), an exquisite demonstration of Fini’s mastery of enigmatic portraiture and her technical skill in rendering light and translucency.
- Le Combat (de Tancrède et de Clorinde) (1934) by Kurt Seligmann, a dynamic painting featuring figures cloaked in swirling drapery that conjures the movement of drama and combat.
- Rudolf Bauer’s Counter Fugue (1937-38), which exemplifies the artist’s use of music as a metaphor in geometric compositions, representing the crescendos and rests that naturally occur in the physical world.
- Joan Miró’s Figure with Bird (1977). Miró challenged the tradition of painting in general by eliminating traces of illusionism at the level of construction. In Figure with Bird, he left visible the wood support and a perimeter of protruding nails around expressive brushwork in primary colors, leaving the subject abstractly rendered.
- The gallery will also present significant works by Agustín Cárdenas, Leonora Carrington, César, Lynn Chadwick, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Auguste Herbin, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Wassily Kandinsky, François-Xavier Lalanne, Claude Lalanne, René Magritte, André Masson, Matta, Joan Mitchell, Man Ray, Charles Green Shaw, Georges Valmier, and Andy Warhol.