• Exhibitions

    Upcoming: New York

    Carol Rama

    September 8 - October 22, 2016
  • Exhibitions

    Upcoming: New York

    Jiro Takamatsu

    November 3 - January 7, 2017
    Shadow [No. 145], 1966
    Oil on panel
    25 ¾ x 21 ¼ x 1 ½ inches
    65.4 x 54 x 3.8 cm

    © The Estate of Jiro Takamatsu; Courtesy of Fergus McCaffrey
  • Art Fairs

    Upcoming: FIAC

    FIAC

    October 20 - October 23, 2016
July 13, 2016

The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation: Maintaining A Legacy In Dubai

Harper's Bazaar by Rebecca Anne Proctor

A faintly coloured yellow canvas by Marcia Hafif hangs next to Linda Francis’ poignant work. It emanates warmth and a lightness of being. Painted in 1974, its title is Stronium Yellow Chromate. Next to it is an untitled work dating to 1964 by James Bishop. Its strips of colours in shades of blue, pink, red, mossy green and cream remind me of Colour Field Painting, a style of abstract painting that emerged in New York City during the 40s and 50s. Pure abstraction. No figures. Warmth and peace radiate from these works. And finally, there are some examples in Dubai. Read More
July 30, 2016

The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani

Apollo Magazine by Matthew Wilcox

Despite all this destruction, the period after the end of the US occupation (1945–52) was a golden age for the arts. In the absence of galleries, impromptu shows were held in every imaginable space: in schools, on beaches, train stations, parks, and in the streets. It was in this atmosphere that Jiro Yoshihara (1905–72) published the ‘Gutai Manifesto’ in 1956. He called for artists to ‘Take leave of these piles of counterfeit objects on the altars, in the palaces, in the salons and the antiques shops’ and to ‘Do what has never been done before!’ Read More