International Contemporary & Modern Art Fair

December 2 - 7, 2014
Exhibitor listing
  • 47 Series, No.4
 - Franz Kline
  • Untitled (Le Mans), 1984 - Keith Haring
  • Penthouse, 1969 - John Chamberlain
  • The Mat-Maker (D-13) - Frank Stella

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

Richard Artschwager

Maurizio Cattelan

Peter Dayton
Biography : In “Surfboards by Clement Greenberg,” Dayton revisits the era of “The Endless Summer” (1966), the cult documentary that features two sun-bleached surfers traveling the globe in search of the perfect wave. He also tunes into Clement Greenberg’s formalist denouement, the period when his obsession with flatness in painting became such a powerful critique that artists used as it a prescription to launch Minimalism. Dayton’s paintings are high gloss, vertically oriented, rectangular, and striped. All resemble the longboards shaped by surfers like Robert August (one of the stars of “Endless Summer”). They also nod respectively in the direction of that famous painter of stripes, Kenneth Noland, who Greenberg championed as an example of post-painterly abstraction in the mid-sixties. By playing surf culture off of Greenberg’s high-minded aesthetics in his paintings, Dayton ends up with a wry, humorous commentary that gleefully revels in its embrace of consumerism and, thus, disrupts Greenberg’s still lingering legacy. Dayton’s “surfboards” may hark back to the days when bronzed and blonde California boys strapped longboards to their Woodies and headed for Malibu, but Dayton (b. 1955) himself absorbed 1960s surf culture from his childhood home in Upper Brookville, New York, just thirty minutes by train from Penn Station. Then, as now, there was a direct pipeline of surf culture (music, skateboards, mini-bikes, and, even, slang) from Southern California to Long Island. Dayton’s brother Chip, for example, worked at the Outdoor Store Surf City USA in Hicksville’s Miracle Mall, then one of the world’s largest. The brothers’ daily uniform matched that of their California brethren: blue Chinos, Ked sneakers, and short-sleeve jersey shirts patterned with”of course”stripes. While Dayton absorbed surfing’s sunny counterculture vibe, Clement Greenberg synthesized the main theoretical points of his earlier art criticism into cold theory. In “M
Dan Flavin

Mark Grotjahn

Bruce Helander

Charles Hinman

Pat Lipsky

Georges MATHIEU

Robert Morris

David Ostrowski

Adam pendleton

Elizabeth Peyton

Richard Pousette Dart

Tom Wesselemann

Neil Williams
Biography : An important exponent of Minimal and Systemic painting, Neil Williams (1934-1988) was born in Bluff, Utah, in 1934. He undertook his formal training at the California School of Fine Arts, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1959. One of the first American artists to investigate the aesthetic potential of the irregularly shaped canvas, Neil Williams initially depicted hard-edged geometric forms, but eventually turned to a painterly abstract style. Williams began exhibiting his work in New York City in 1960 and continued to do so throughout his career. His first solo show was held at the Green Gallery in Manhattan in 1964. During that same year, he participated in the exhibition, The Shaped Canvas, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where his work hung alongside that of artists such as Frank Stella and Paul Feeley. In the ensuing years, Williams’s paintings appeared in a number of group shows devoted to advanced trends in American art, including Systemic Painting, curated by Lawrence Alloway and held at the Guggenheim in 1966. He also had one-man exhibitions at the André Emmerich Gallery in New York and the Dwan Gallery in Los Angeles. Although Neil Williams exhibited regularly in New York and could often be seen at the legendary Max’s Kansas City, he gradually distanced himself from the downtown art scene, spending the majority of his time in Sagaponack, New York, where he shared a studio with Frank Stella. By the early 1970s, Neil Williams had evolved a “technique of sculptural collage whereby he applied the canvas,” while continuing to emphasize the structural integrity of the support. He later created colorful abstractions in which he synthesized landscape and floral elements inspired by the ambiance he encountered on visits to Brazil; as one critic put it: “In Brazil Williams fused the tropical and the urban concrete.” In addition to his activity as a painter, Williams taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York and held g

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Mark Borghi   Owner
Liz Iacullo   Director of Bridgehampton
Lisa Mangiafico   Director of Palm Beach
Gagnon Katherine   Director of NY
Mark Borghi Fine Art specializes in American Post-War Art maintaining a strong inventory of the New York School as well as European modern and Contemporary art.
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