Jackson Pollock, ‘TWO PIECE SET- "An Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture" (first & second show), Executive House Hotel (lobby), Group Show Invitation,’, 1956 & 1957, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jackson Pollock, ‘TWO PIECE SET- "An Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture" (first & second show), Executive House Hotel (lobby), Group Show Invitation,’, 1956 & 1957, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

TWO PIECE SET-

1.) "An Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture" (first show), 1956, Executive House Hotel (lobby) 225 East 46th Street New York 17 NY, Group Show Invitation, Letterpress on Textured Rag Paper, Extremely RARE Set of Ephemera.
POLLOCK 3-Pieces,
LITTLE 1-Piece,
OSSORIO 2- Pieces

Condition: MINT

2.) "The Second in a Series of Exhibitions of Painting & Sculpture", 1957, Executive House Hotel (lobby) 225 East 46th Street New York 17 NY, Group Show Invitation, Letterpress on Textured Rag Paper, , Extremely RARE Set of Ephemera.
SMITH 2-Pieces
POLLOCK 1-Piece
ROTHKO 1-Piece
DART 2-Pieces
OSSORIO 1-Piece

Condition: MINT

Note:
These two shows were held at the Executive House Hotel, Lobby.
"May these paintings and sculpture give depth and delight to your exits and entrances"

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Executive Hotel, NYC

Private Collection, NY

About Jackson Pollock

Major Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock, dubbed "Jack the Dripper" by Time magazine in 1956, is best known for his large "action" or drip paintings of 1947–52, formed by pouring and manipulating liquid paint atop canvases set on the floor. A wholly original, rule-shattering figure in American art, Pollock inspired Frank Stella, Richard Serra, and the Color Field painters. Pollock's early Surrealist works of personal symbols and abstract figures show the influence of José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, and Max Ernst, as well as his experiences with Jungian psychotherapy.

American, 1912-1956, Cody, Wyoming, based in East Hampton, New York

About Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko’s search to express profound emotion through painting culminated in his now-signature compositions of richly colored squares filling large canvases, evoking what he referred to as “the sublime.” One of the pioneers of Color Field Painting, Rothko’s abstract arrangements of shapes, ranging from the slightly surreal biomorphic ones in his early works to the dark squares and rectangles in later years, are intended to evoke the metaphysical through viewers’ communion with the canvas in a controlled setting. “I'm not an abstractionist,” he once said. “I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.” His “Rothko Chapel Paintings” (1964-1967), 14 wall-sized monochromatic black paintings installed in a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas, represent the realization of Rothko’s desire that his work be viewed in close quarters.

American, 1903-1970, Dvinsk, Russia, based in New York, New York

About John Little

John Little had multi-disciplinary outlets in the arts, having run a successful textile design company and been a student of operatic singing. Little, who attended the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy and worked under George Grosz at the Art Students League, began to seriously paint abstraction after studying with Hans Hofmann, through whom he also became a close friend of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock. While Little’s early style had a linear quality inspired by Surrealist automatism, his later works featured thick impasto and gestural brushstrokes. He explained: “I was trying to get away from the drawing, letting form and color carry the idea rather than the line.” Though known best for painting, Little also made mixed-media collages and sculptures from driftwood and debris; the latter appeared in Hans Namuth’s 1955 film Image of the Sea.

American, 1907-1984

About Raoul Hague

About Alfonso Ossorio

Alfonso Ossorio synthesized Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Art Brut styles over the course of his career. His early works were inspired by Surrealism, although he created these paintings by pouring oil and enamel paint onto canvas—a technique aligned with abstract expressionist art. A meeting with Jean Dubuffet sparked Ossorio’s interest in Art Brut, as he was drawn to the form’s shedding of fine art preconceptions. Ossorio’s career is marked by an oscillation between the influences of Jackson Pollock and Dubuffet—both of whom the artist was friends with—and experimentation with abstraction and figuration. “Congregations,” a series of Dubuffet-inspired assemblages, evoke a Catholic spirit and decorative energy that is characteristic of Ossorio’s paintings.

Filipino-American, 1916-1990

Solo Shows

2013
New York, NY, United States,
Alfonso Ossorio: Blood Lines, 1949-1953
2002
New York, NY, United States,
Alfonso Ossorio: Horror Vacui: Filling the Void - A Fifty Year Survey
1998
New York, NY, United States,
Alfonso Ossorio: The Child Returns, 1950-Philippines
1997
New York, NY, United States,
Alfonso Ossorio: The Shingle Figures, 1962-63
1996
New York, NY, United States,
Reflection and Redemption: The Surrealist Art of Alfonso Ossorio, 1939-1949

Group Shows

2014
New York, NY, United States,
Solitary Soul
2011
New York, NY, United States,
Otherworldliness
2009
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
2007
New York, NY, United States,
Body Beware: 18 American Artists
2005
New York, NY, United States,
Eye Contact: Painting and Drawing in American Art
2005
New York, NY, United States,
Organic New York, 1941-1949
2003
New York, NY, United States,
The 1940s: Modern American Art & Design
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About David Smith

Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter David Smith worked as a riveter and welder at automotive factories before devoting himself to art. Interested in the painterly potential of sculpture, he built his works by welding together found objects, machine parts, and forged metal. His style evolved from early Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies (influenced by Pablo Picasso, Russian Constructivism, Piet Mondrian, and Alberto Giacometti's biomorphic forms) to late masterpieces of geometric abstraction. His last work, Cubi XXVII (1965), part of a series of towering stainless steel sculptures meant to be installed outdoors, broke the auction price record for postwar art at Sotheby's in 2005.

American, 1906-1965, Decatur, IN, United States, based in South Shaftsbury, VT, United States

Solo Shows

2016
Zurich,
David Smith: Form in Colour
2012
New York,
2010
New York,

Group Shows

2017
2017
Zurich,
Alexander Calder / David Smith
2017
2017
New York,
Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947 – 1962
2010

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Hauser & Wirth at ARCOmadrid 2018
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About Richard Pousette-Dart

One of the earliest Abstract Expressionists, Richard Pousette-Dart explored a variety of painterly styles, including figurative work, all-over abstraction, pattern making, and Surrealist Automatism. Deeply influenced by Native American art and textiles, Pousette- Dart distanced himself from his contemporaries with an interest in spirituality, his paintings dealing with traditional dualities between light and substance, spirit and body, and harmony and discord. He favored heavy layers of acrylic and oils with small, thick brushstrokes to emphasize luminosity and distinctive colors.

American, 1916-1992, Valhalla, New York

Group Shows

2018
New York,
Mid-Century Abstraction
2013
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
2012
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
2011
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon
2011
New York, NY, United States,
Evolution in Action
2010
New York, NY, United States,
Unconscious Unbound: Surrealism in America
2009
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
2005
New York, NY, United States,
Organic New York, 1941-1949
1998
New York, NY, United States,
Essence of the Orb

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Mark Borghi Fine Art at Wopart Lugano
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