2019 EXHIBITING GALLERIES
Yves Tanguy (1900-1955)
Le Ruban des excès (The Ribbon of Excess), 1932
Oil on wood
13 ¾ x 17 ¾ in. (35 x 45.2 cm)
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Founded in 2011, Ordovas deals in the best of twentieth century and contemporary art with a museum quality exhibition programme in London and New York. Pilar Ordovas previously worked at Christie's, as International Director and Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art in Europe, and as a Director of Gagosian Gallery, London. Scholarly in tone, the exhibition programme focuses on historical works as well as modern masters, often displaying works that have not been seen for generations.
Ordovas has organised exhibitions in conjunction with a number of leading institutions, including The Courtauld and Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Rijksmuseum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Exhibition: Peggy Guggenheim and London
Peggy Guggenheim needs little introduction for her contributions to twentieth-century art. Yet her formative years as a gallerist and her London gallery, Guggenheim Jeune, that she opened at the age of forty, have been relatively overlooked. Situated in a former pawnbroker's shop at 30 Cork Street, Guggenheim Jeune operated for eighteen months between January 1938 and June 1939. While its lifespan may have been brief its influence was considerable, both on the art world at the time and on Guggenheim herself; by the time Guggenheim Jeune closed she was a self-confessed art addict. Peggy Guggenheim and London is intended as an anniversary celebration of Guggenheim as one of the first female gallerists in London and will showcase her parallel collecting interests in Abstraction and Surrealism through a display of works by Jean (Hans) Arp and Yves Tanguy. The accompanying catalogue includes an essay from Susan Davidson, curator and art historian, with previously unpublished material that came to light as a result of research undertaken for this exhibition; copies of a number of key documents will be illustrated, including unseen floor plans of the gallery space.