• Exhibitions

    Current: St. Barth

    Birgit Jürgenssen

    February 6 - March 26, 2016
    Installation view of Birgit Jürgenssen at Fergus McCaffrey, St. Barth, 2016
    © The Estate of Birgit Jürgenssen; Courtesy of Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, and Fergus McCaffrey, New York / St. Barth
  • Exhibitions

    Upcoming: New York

    Jack Early

    February 18 - April 9, 2016
  • Exhibitions

    Upcoming: New York

    Marcia Hafif: The Italian Paintings, 1961 – 1969

    April 21 - June 25, 2016
    Marcia Hafif
    157., October 1967
    (white, blue, red/white, red, orange)
    Acrylic on canvas
    23 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches
    60 x 60 cm
  • Art Fairs

    Upcoming: Art Basel Hong Kong

    Art Basel Hong Kong

    March 24 - March 26, 2016
  • Art Fairs

    Upcoming: Frieze New York

    Frieze New York

    May 5 - May 8, 2016
  • Art Fairs

    Upcoming: Art Basel

    Art Basel

    June 16 - June 19, 2016
January 7, 2016

Jack Early, Press Release 2016

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February 3, 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Booth 3E03
Art Basel Hong Kong
March 24 - 26, 2016

Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel Hong Kong 2016. The gallery will present a two-artist booth featuring the work of Sadamasa Motonaga and Tatsuo Ikeda.

A self-taught artist, Motonaga was a cartoonist and manga illustrator for local magazines and newspapers in the late 1940s. In 1953, his oil paintings began to reveal a language of cartoon- like anthropomorphic pictograms; he continued to create them until 1957, when the French art critic Michel Tapié suggested that Motonaga should pursue abstraction. The artist then developed his “high Gutai” style of large-scale paintings made up of multiple layers of viscous, brightly colored pigment that were carefully poured and manipulated into abstract forms.

Ikeda was born in Imari, Saga, in 1928. During World War II, he was trained as a kamikaze pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service, but by good fortune was never deployed. However, his wartime experience of seeing his fellow pilots being dispatched to their deaths in the name of their divine Emperor scarred Ikeda deeply and drove him to become an anti- authoritarian artist after the war ended in 1945.