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 gallery’s first annual Young Photographers’ Competition for photographers under the age of 30.
Five winning photographers will be selected to participate in a group exhibition organised and publicised by Daniel Blau gallery. This is a unique opportunity for emerging artists to gain recognition through an internationally renowned gallery.
For further information including eligibility, submission guidelines, terms and conditions and entry form please download the 5 UNDER 30 PDF.
Please join us for the opening of our 5 UNDER 30 exhibition on Thursday 4th July, from 6-8pm at 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB.
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 He could scarcely believe his eyes when forgotten and unpublished early drawings locked away for more than 20 years were brought out.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:
at 15:50 minutes
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“.
Published by Daniel Blau, 2011.
Edited by Daniel Blau and Klaus Maaz.
Texts by K. Maaz, S.Picasso and A.J P. Meyer.
The fish hook derives its form from its practical intention – to catch a fish. But in cultures where fishing is and always has been a main livelihood, the crafting of fish hooks becomes an Art. This volume features more than 600 fish hooks used by the peoples of the Pacific Islands, with life-size illustrations and accompanying texts. This is the product of a collaboration of private collectors and is the first extensive monograph on the subject since the 1928 volume Pacific Island Record: Fishhooks by Harry Beasley.
You may order your copy of this unique book for €150 + packing & postage.
Hardcover, 280 pages, over 200 illustrations in colour and texts by internationally acclaimed experts: our new publication of Andy Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s is finally available for purchase!
You may order your copy of this outstanding hardcover book below (€40 + packing & postage).
The first international museum exhibition of Andy Warhol’s ink drawings from the 1950s is on show at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” is a collection of early drawings recently discovered by Daniel Blau. More than 150 of these works will be on public view for the first time in this unmissable exhibition from January 8th – February 21st, 2013.
Find out more about this exhibition on the Louisiana Museum website.
Hardcover, 280 pages, over 200 illustrations in colour and texts by internationally acclaimed experts: our new publication of Andy Warhol’s drawings from the 1950s is finally available for purchase! The first copies of this outstanding hardcover book will arrive at the gallery next week, and you may order yours below.
After last year’s successful exhibition of affordable photography, the gallery is pleased to present a show of vintage photographs in time for Christmas.
Photography is about collecting. Sometimes the gallery may seem like a museum space, but nevertheless the works on the wall are for sale. This gives visitors the opportunity to participate in the great adventure that is collecting photography. Now more than ever before we have the possibility of finding great works of art at affordable prices. We should remember that the last time such an opportunity arose was in the 1960s, and subsequently the market for 19th Century photography flourished. This time it is the shift to digital photography that brings 20th Century prints to light out of various archives.
It takes foresight to recognise a great work of art as a piece of history when the price tag is only a few hundred pounds. But here in East London the gallery encourages people of every generation to have a look at these one-of-a-kind pieces and develop or begin their own collections.
In addition to a collection of aerial photographs from the great conflicts of the mid-twentieth century, we will show recent work by artist David Bailey. Having already been surprised by the discovery of a number of 1974 Polaroids taken by Bailey of Papua New Guinea and Planet of the Apes, it was uncanny to learn that for the past year and a half he has been photographing televised footage from the Second World War. Daniel only found out when he showed Bailey the invitation for the gallery’s Paris Photo exhibition, “Airborne”. Thus for the first time we will present to the public Bailey’s most recent photographic adventure in the form of large scale photographs shot with a digital camera.
When Bailey takes photos of what he sees on film he increases the number of transitions between event and image to a level of abstraction that no longer has much to do with what actually took place. The image is morphed into something else, losing its historic context and becoming entirely Bailey’s.
“Photography not only helps us to see, but it inverses our preconceptions about sight”. – Sydney Picasso
For Paris Photo 2012, Daniel Blau Ltd. presents “Airborne”, a collection of aerial photographs from the great conflicts of the mid-twentieth century. The exhibition focuses on the Pacific front of the Second World War, but also on other conflicts in which the use of airplanes determined and shaped the nature of warfare. A number of pictures taken on NASA missions from 1966-1971 provide a welcome juxtaposition to the raw violence of war.
The photographs in the “Airborne” exhibition have a dual nature: the documentary and the aesthetic. As Sydney Picasso explains, aerial photographs (of war) can be seen as historical documents but also as artistic planes where the world is flattened and transformed into an aesthetic experience. Our vision of the world has been altered by photography, and even more so by airborne photography, ever since Nadar started taking pictures from a hot air balloon in the 1850s.
This collection of photographs is unique in that it shows us various aspects and landscapes of war, from semi abstract landscapes, bombs falling into clouds, elegant patterns carved into the ocean’s surface by escaping ships, to “beautiful” atomic clouds rising into the sky and the pristine choreography of jets from above.
“To see oursels as ithers see us!” Robert Burns, 1786
Daniel Blau Ltd. and Galerie Meyer are pleased to present ALLER-RETOUR, an exhibition of pictures from the Apollo X1 journey to the Moon. These works are arguably the ultimate reflection on the theme “The Journey”, the subject of Photo Saint-Germain-des-Prés 2012. This journey’s departure, destination and return extend beyond space and time into the realm of the unknown.
Space exploration has once again captivated the public with the recent landing of Mars rover “Curiosity”, which has produced unparalleled views of the “Red Planet”. Moreover, the recent passing of Neil Armstrong on August 25, 2012 is a poignant reminder of the monumentality and timeless intrigue of space in relation to mankind. Armstrong, reflecting on his journey to the Moon revealed: “the unknowns were rampant”. Set within the backdrop of the Cold War, with intense political tension between the United States and the USSR, the lunar module dubbed “The Eagle” landed Armstrong and Aldrin – with only thirty seconds of fuel remaining – on the Moon in July of 1969. An estimated 550 million people witnessed this undeniably historic event, as Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the Moon’s surface for the very first time. Photographed over two hours while documenting and sampling the Moon, these original photographs remain the most expensive pictures ever taken in terms of their cost of production.
The “magnificent desolation”, as Aldrin described the surface of the Moon, had been photographed via telescope by Lewis Morris Rutherford in the 19th century. However, these 1969 photographs of an unprecedented clarity, the result of unfiltered sunlight in situ, epitomize the magnificence of space. The glorious nostalgia of this fortunate era is reflected in these incredible photographs.
50 years after the first man orbited Earth, the splendour and sublime quality of these groundbreaking pictures of the Moon continue to evoke wonder.