The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Gift 2008
Boundary Bridge 2004, ink on Arches Aquarelle French 300lb Rough mould made paper, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, through the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation, 2008.
AUCKLAND.- Senior New Zealand artist Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett are gifting a major collection of the artist’s works on paper to the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation in support of the gallery’s development project – at a special event held at the Auckland Town Hall tomorrow.

Auckland Art Gallery director Chris Saines says the gallery is greatly indebted to Max and Barbara for their exceptional generosity.

“I’m so pleased that this important body of work should be the first major gift to the gallery through its foundation.

“This gift consolidates and amplifies our Gimblett holdings in the most remarkable way, allowing us to represent this major artist in unparalleled depth,” says Saines.

Max Gimblett says he and Barbara are honoured to gift the works of art to the foundation to demonstrate their support of the development of the gallery’s main building.

“Barbara and I recognise the importance of a creative and healthy gallery. This gift shows our support for the role of the foundation in strengthening the gallery’s position as the leading art museum in New Zealand,” says Gimblett.

Gimblett, who has lived in the United States since the mid 1960s and exhibited widely in New Zealand and abroad, is gifting key works from the last 40 years of his artistic practice.

Auckland Art Gallery’s curator of contemporary art, Natasha Conland worked closely with Gimblett at his studio in the Bowery, New York, to select the 51 works on paper that make up the gift.

“This collection captures the extraordinary range in Gimblett’s artistic temperament from his early portraiture to his achievements with abstract form and a long-standing exploration of Zen calligraphic technique.

“Most of all this collection reveals the artist’s extraordinary sensitivity to the very materials of art, especially ink, paper and pencil,” says Conland.

A number of key works from the gift will be included in the new collection displays that will be the feature of the newly developed main gallery building in late 2010.

Gimblett contributed to the development of New Zealand painting through the exhibition of early abstractions and his much-admired quatrefoil-shaped paintings, which emerged in the early 1980s and now feature in most public collections in New Zealand.

In recognition of his work with calligraphic form, Gimblett is included in a major group exhibition opening at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, American Art and the East opening in January, curated by Alexandra Munroe, senior curator of Asian art.

The art works will be formally gifted to the Auckland Art Gallery Foundation at a special event attended by Max Gimblett, foundation chairperson John Judge, Auckland city Mayor Hon. John Banks and gallery director Chris Saines in the Auckland Town Hall on Wednesday, 21 May at 6pm.





Today's News

May 21, 2008

Fernando Botero Opens Abu Ghraib Exhibit at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno

Joseph Wright of Derby in Liverpool at The Yale Center for British Art

The Scholar's Eye: Contemporary Ceramics at Houston's MFA

Public Art Fund will Present Olafur Eliasson's The New York City Waterfalls in New York

Christopher Le Brun - Fifty Etchings 2005 Opened at The Fitzwilliam Museum

Three Copies of the World-Renowned Gutenberg Bible Displayed Together at Morgan Library

Military Landscapes by Ingrid Book & Carina Hedén at The Bergen Kunsthall in Norway

Buddha in Paradise at Rubin Museum of Art in New York

The Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Gift 2008

The West Coast's Finest Showcase of Extraordinary Emerging Talent at Academy of Art University

Countdown Begins for Huntington Art Gallery Re-Opening

Philippe de Montebello to Join Faculty of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts

Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from London's Victoria and Albert Museum on View at Metropolitan Museum

Bernd and Hilla Becher's Photographs of Industrial Sites Shown in MoMA Exhibition

CoBrA 60 years, CoBrA Now ! at Christie's in Amsterdam

Latin American, Caribbean Art Exhibit Opens at New York State Museum

Everson Museum of Art Announces New Director

Sobey Art Award Announces 2008 Shortlist

NASA's 50th Anniversary Inspires Smithsonian Traveling Art Exhibit

Picasso Going to Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center in Southern Maryland

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site