It does not feel, it does not die, space is neither truth nor lie
Into the void we have to travel, to find the clue which will unravel
Is this the reason deep in our minds
This exhibition sees the collective imagination of LE GUN venture into new territory as the group’s collaborative artwork moves from black and white into technicolor. LE GUN work together on each drawing they make, creating idiosyncratic imagery which blends a punk, occult, pop and surrealist aesthetic. Established in 2004, LE GUN is a group consisting of five artist illustrators (Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Neal Fox, Robert Rubbish, and Steph von Reiswitz) and two designers (Alex Wright and Matt Appleton) who met at London’s Royal College of Art.
As well as being the producers of their cult self-titled magazine, the group are internationally recognised for their enigmatic installations, design projects and art shows. Most recently they built a shamanic ambulance pulled by urban foxes for the exhibition Memory Palace at the Victoria and Albert museum. The particular style they have developed, in which the sum is greater than the parts, is what makes LE GUN’s group aesthetic so distinctive.
Their independent graphic art publication provides a common ground for both emerging and established artists, illustrators, writers and poets, and this show also features a group of artists who have regularly featured in its pages, alongside the work of the LE GUN collective.
Exhibition opening: Thursday December 12th, 6-8pm
Daniel Blau is pleased to present two exceptional collections on the occasion of Paris Photo 2013:
Robert Capa (1913 – 1954)
Robert Capa, renowned war photographer and co-founder of Magnum Photos, died a violent death while covering the first Indochina War in 1954. Had he lived, he would have turned 100 on October 22, 2013. As a centennial celebration of Capa’s life and work we present a collection of rare vintage pictures documenting WWII in Europe from 1943-45, primarily in Sicily and France.
Misled / Verführt German Youth 1933-1945
An exhibition of photographs of German adolescents during Hitler’s regime. This collection of images depicts a misled generation – children raised as soldiers, eager to become heroes but ultimately used as cannon fodder. This group of dramatic photographs has been carefully assembled over five years and is available as a set.
We are thrilled to announce our exclusive collaboration with the estate of renowned photographer J. R. Eyerman (1906-1985). This November we will present two exhibitions, one in London and one in Paris, which take us back to the glamour and excitement of Hollywood and pay tribute to one of America’s celebrated 20th century photojournalists.
For Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris we present “J. R. Eyerman Rediscovered, Part One: Kim Novak”: a series of 1950s photographs of Kim Novak as a young starlet. We will simultaneously show “Part Two: Beauties, Brutes and Other Characters” in our London gallery.
The photographs in these exhibitions come from the personal collection of Life Magazine photographer J. R. Eyerman. Most of these images have never been published and are now being revealed to the public for the first time.
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In this exhibition, we are thrilled to present a selection of new works on paper by the inimitable Neal Fox, co-founder of London art collective Le Gun. Hierarchies are reversed in a show that embodies the spirit of the Ancient Roman festival Saturnalia: slaves became rulers, sitting at banquet tables, exempt from punishment on festival days. The carnivalesque atmosphere of the feast of fools, brimming with libations, gambling and debauchery, of liberation through absurdity and chaos, becomes formal and symbolic material for Fox’s psychedelic and transgressive drawings. Citing a range of influences from cartoonist Robert Crumb to painter Hieronymus Bosch to novelist William S. Burroughs, anachronisms become a signifying feature of the artist’s work.
“In Munich this week, the Pinakothek der Moderne has just reopened after renovation with a show of almost 180 Andy Warhol drawings from the 1950s.”
Read the full article by Georgina Adam in the Financial Times “Life and Arts” here.
We are very pleased to present an extraordinary exhibition of twentieth century drawings from 1913-1983 at Frieze Masters. The human form has served as inspiration for artistic work since the earliest drawings, and our show is dedicated in particular to the curves and shapes of women.
A special highlight is the release of 40 early drawings by renowned German artist George Grosz (1893-1959). These drawings were made at the beginning of the artist’s career in 1913 and rediscovered in his estate 100 years later. Most of them have not been previously exhibited. His sparse drawing style is minimalistic and expressive – not a single line is wasted. Grosz’s figures appear to be transparent and yet are full of character and movement. These exceptional works are being shown alongside drawings by Andy Warhol, whose controversial “Nosepicker” Grosz famously defended while Warhol was a student in Pittsburgh. The artists’ early works display a similar use of line which can be fully appreciated when viewed together.
Other highlights of our show include a number of A. R. Penck’s 1960s stylised pencil drawings on paper, which have never before been seen by the public, alongside a selection of remarkable drawings from the 1970s by Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer, among others.
Preview: October 15 & 16, 2013
Exhibition: October 17 -20, 12 – 7 pm
We are delighted to announce that we will show two exhibitions of early drawings by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) in Munich this autumn, one at the Pinakothek der Moderne and the other at our Odeonsplatz gallery.
Following the overwhelming success of our recent international museum exhibitions in Denmark and the Netherlands, we are pleased to present an exquisite selection of drawings, some of which have not been exhibited before.
Many of these newly discovered drawings are studies of the human form, inspired by photographs or magazine illustrations. They provide us with unparalleled insight into the early career of one of the 20th century’s most important artists, revealing a lesser-known Warhol founded in European art history and reminiscent of early 20th century masters such as Schiele, Dix, Grosz, Klee and Klimt.
Ausstellung / Exhibition: September 12 – November 17, 2013
John H. White (*1945) is a renowned American photojournalist. His photography documents everyday lives and political events in American cities, particularly Chicago. He was a staff photographer on the Chicago Sun-Times for 35 years, and won a Pulitzer prize in 1982. Our exhibition concentrates on photographs depicting life for families living in Chicago housing projects in the 1980s.
The controversial dissolution of the Sun-Times photography department earlier this year stirred up much debate regarding the significance of photojournalism. We are therefore particularly pleased to present this exhibition of works by one of the world’s most influential photojournalists as a testament to the enduring importance of this occupation.
40 page exhibition catalogue in a limited edition of 50.
This full colour newspaper catalogue was produced to accompany our 5 UNDER 30 Young Photographers’ Exhibition.
The five featured photographers are:
Marianne Bjørnmyr / Madoka Furuhashi / Andi Schmied /
Tereza Cervenova / Lara Morrell
Purchase yours before they sell out – only £10 + £3.50 postage!
We are thrilled to announce that the Teylers Museum in the Netherlands will show over 50 early Andy Warhol (1928-1987) drawings in their Print Room this summer, following the success of our exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen.
These works are among the 300 or so newly discovered Warhol drawings that have continued to cause a stir in Europe and the U.S. since being uncovered by Daniel Blau in 2011.
Many of the drawings are studies of the human form, inspired by photographs or magazine illustrations. They provide invaluable insight into Warhol’s formative years and reveal his skill as a fabulous draughtsman.
The exhibition will move to the Graphische Sammlung in Munich later this year.
Opening: 31 May, 2013
Daniel Blau is pleased to announce the five winners of the gallery’s first annual Young Photographers’ Competition:
Marianne Bjørnmyr / Madoka Furuhashi / Andi Schmied /
Tereza Cervenova / Lara Morrell
We are delighted to present a selection of work by these talented photographers in a group exhibition here in London this July.
Please join us for the opening on Thursday 4th July from 6 – 9 pm!
When Daniel Blau met the gatekeeper of the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York and asked if there was any more of the artist’s unseen work that could be had, he was not hugely optimistic. He could scarcely believe his eyes when forgotten and unpublished early drawings locked away for more than 20 years were brought out. ”It was unbelievable … just unbelievable,” Blau told the Guardian – read the story here.
Take a look at “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” on German TV:
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Hear Daniel Blau discuss the Warhol drawings on Deutschlandfunk:
Further discussion of the exhibition on Deutschlandradio Kultur: http://www.dradio.de/dkultur/sendungen/fazit/1972765/
The Financial Times has called our London exhibition “A small yet powerful show“.