Offer Waterman, one of London’s leading galleries for 20th Century British, Post-War and Contemporary Art, is delighted to announce their participation at TEFAF New York. The gallery will be presenting a selection of exceptional works by influential and internationally acclaimed British Masters including, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Henry Moore and William Turnbull.
The gallery is widely acknowledged for its expertise with important, historic works by David Hockney, opening their new Mayfair gallery space in 2015 with an acclaimed exhibition of early works on paper by the artist. To coincide with the current Tate retrospective, Offer Waterman will be exhibiting four rarely shown drawings, including Viareggio and one painting Tree? These formative works both date from 1962, the year that Hockney graduated from the R.C.A, and they demonstrate Hockney’s early virtuosity of line and inventiveness. They are offered for sale at TEFAF with prices in the region of £120,000 - £350,000.
Frank Auerbach’s early works have long been another area of scholarly excellence for Offer Waterman, demonstrated by their major exhibition of the artist’s early work at the gallery in 2012. For TEFAF, they will be presenting Jake Seated (2007-8), an outstanding portrait of the artist’s son.
Auerbach has spoken eloquently about the necessity of his closeness to the subject, stating: ‘The whole business of painting is very much to do with forgetting oneself and being able to act instinctively’. This portrait is exemplary of the artist’s ability to look anew at a familiar subject and capture the subject’s unique essence.
The gallery will also be showing a large selection of works by Henry Moore including Small Maquette No.1 for Reclining Figure (1950), a study for one of Moore’s most treasured monumental works, Reclining Figure: Festival which recently sold at auction for a record £24,722,500. Several important examples of Moore’s celebrated shelter drawings which documented the London underground shelters of World War II will also be for sale. Figure in a Shelter (1941) was gifted by the artist to Julian Trevelyan, and has since been exhibited at the Royal Academy and the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris.
In addition to these four highlighted artists, the gallery will also be showing selected works by David Bomberg, Lucian Freud, Sir Howard Hodgkin, R.B Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, George Nakashima, Paul Nash, Lucie Rie, Bridget Riley and Hans Wegner. For further information and images, please contact Paget PR.
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