Another exciting art fair in New York: TEFAF 2019 opened May 3! Works by Hans Bellmer, provided by Ubu Gallery, were on view until May 7 as part of Sean Kelly Gallery’s presentation.

Hans Bellmer
Untitled 1959
Pencil & gouache on tinted paper
19 x 12 3/8 inches (48.5 x 31.5 cm)
Signed & dated on recto (with Daniel Cordier label on verso)
(BELL 437)



Frieze New York opened May 2nd. Several works from Ubu Gallery were on view until May 5 as part of The Doors of Perception, a collaboration between Outsider Art Fair and artist Javier Téllez.

Unica Zürn
Untitled (double-sided drawing)
1960
Ink on paper
11 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (30.2 x 21.6 cm)
Numbered in pencil on each side
(ZURN 146)


Select Images From The Exhibition


Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the gallery’s favorite artists, Hans Bellmer (13 March 1902 – 24 February 1975). He was a German Surrealist, widely known for his series of photographs of two adolescent female dolls, which he constructed himself. Through the staging and lighting of these photographs, Bellmer was able to imbue his work with emotion, intellect, and eroticism.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1935
Vintage gelatin silver print affixed to mount & taped to original stretcher
26 x 26 inches (66 x 66 cm)



Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s is open at the Baltimore Museum of Art from February 24, 2019–May 26, 2019, presenting works by Hans Bellmer lent by Ubu Gallery.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1934
Vintage gelatin silver print
3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches (9 x 6.2 cm)



A recent blog post by author Dennis Cooper mentions the enigmatic artist Unica Zürn. Cooper references the article “A Stone For Unica Zürn,” in which Gary Indiana discusses Zürn’s relationship with Hans Bellmer, and how her tumultuous life influenced her body of work. The article can be read here.

Unica Zurn
Untitled
1965
Ink & gouache on paper
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches (65 x 50 cm)
(ZURN 134)



The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recently opened exhibition Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera features an imposing work by Judit Reigl, now part of their permanent collection. Roberta Smith, Co-Chief Art Critic of The New York Times, specifically cites this work in her review, writing “Stronger recent arrivals are Judit Reigl’s foreboding “Guano (Menhir)” of 1959-64…” The full review of the exhibition from The New York Times can be read here.



Ubu Gallery was pleased to participate in FIAC 2018. Ubu Gallery presented “Hommage à Daniel Cordier,” a tribute to the famed art collector and man of courage, vision, and uncompromising taste.

Alfonso Ossorio
Mirror Between
1963
31 x 28 3/4 x 3 inches (78.7 x 73 x 7.6 cm)
Inscribed “Morris J Pinto” on verso by the artist
(OSSO 1)



Monsters and Myths: Trans-Atlantic Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art from October 20, 2018–January 13, 2019, presenting works by Hans Bellmer lent by Ubu Gallery.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1935
Hand-colored vintage gelatin silver print affixed to original mount & stretcher
26 x 26 inches (66 x 66 cm)
Signed in black gouache on recto / Signed, dated & with address “14 rue Bernard Palissy” on verso
(BELL 11)



Modern Couples at Barbican Art Gallery from October 10, 2018–January 29, 2019, featuring works by Eileen Agar, Hans Bellmer, Jindřich Štyrský and Unica Zürn lent by Ubu Gallery.

Hans Bellmer
Tenir au frais [“Keep Cool”]
(Maquette for the cover of Le Surréalisme même #4), 1958
Collage of vintage gelatin silver prints & gouache on masonite
9 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (23.4 x 23.9 cm)
Titled on recto
(BELL 45)


Select Images From The Exhibition


Modern Couples at Centre Pompidou-Metz from April 28, 2018–August 20, 2018, featuring works by Jindřich Štyrský lent by Ubu Gallery.

Jindřich Štyrský
Untitled maquette #9 for milie přichází ke mně ve snu
[“Emilie Comes to Me in a Dream”] 1933
Collage of silver print & halftone cut-outs affixed to original mount
12 x 9 3/8 inches (30.5 x 23.8 cm) – image
13 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (34.9 x 25.1 cm) – mount
Signed & dated on recto of mount
(STYR 10)



“The Chimerical Creatures of Unica Zürn” authored by Natalie Haddad appeared in the April 4, 2018 issue of The Paris Review using uncredited images of works by Zürn currently or formerly in the inventory of Ubu Gallery.

Unica Zurn
Untitled
1965
Ink & gouache on paper
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches (65 x 50 cm)
(ZURN 134)

Molinier self portrait 24 photo MOLI 24_zpsnil9spm1.jpg


Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943–55 at The Harvard Art Museums from February 9, 2018–June 3, 2018, including a photograph by Edmund Kesting lent by Ubu Gallery.

Prof. Edmund Kesting
Alarm
1945
Vintage gelatin silver print
15 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (39.7 x 29.8 cm)
Artist’s stamp on verso
(KEST 28)



In Vitro at Bodega Gallery from November 3, 2017–December 10, 2017, featuring works by Jindřich Štyrský lent by Ubu Gallery.

Jindřich Štyrský
Untitled (for Na jehlách těchto dní)
[“On the Needles of These Days”], p. 42
1934 (printed in or before 1941)
Vintage gelatin silver print
3 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches (9.2 x 8.9 cm)
(STYR 31)

View the exhibition online in the Contemporary Art Daily.



DADA et l’art africain at Musée de l’Orangerie from October 18, 2017–February 19, 2018, including a photomontage dedicated to Gala Eluard by Max Ernst lent by Ubu Gallery.

Max Ernst
Santa Conversazione
[“Holy Conversation”] 1921
Vintage gelatin silver print with graphite, ink & gouache (photomontage)
9 x 5 3.8 inches (22.9 x 13.7 cm) – image
10 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches (25.7 x 16.8 cm) – mount
Signed & dedicated “à Gala” on recto
(MERN 61)

Read the review by Philippe Dagen in Le Monde.



We Are Completely Free: Women Artists and Surrealism at Museo Picasso Málaga from October 10, 2017–January 28, 2018, featuring works by Unica Zürn lent by Ubu Gallery.

Unica Zürn
La Serpenta
[“The Serpent”] Paris, 1957
Oil on panel
19 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (49.8 x 49.8 cm) – image
25 x 24 3/8 inches (63.5 x 61.9 cm) – mount
Signed & dated on recto
(ZURN 121)



FIAC 2017

Ubu Gallery is pleased to have participated in FIAC 2017. Ubu Gallery presented a survey of the historical avant-garde in Central and Eastern Europe between the two World Wars.

Victor Vasarely
Contes
[“Tales”] 1931-1932
Vintage gelatin silver print, gouache & ink on cardboard (photo-collage)
14 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (36.2 x 23.5 cm)
Signed & dated on recto / Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Michèle Vasarely (daughter-in-law)
(VASA 2)

Read Judith Benhamou-Huet on Ubu Gallery and view an image of the Vasarely photo-collage in Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports.



In the Mind, Through the Body at Shin Gallery from July 13–September 3, 2017, featuring works by Hans Bellmer lent by Ubu Gallery.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1935
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 5/8 x 6 7/8 inches (16.8 x 17.5 cm) – image
7 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (18.1 x 20 cm) – sheet
(BELL 13)



Visual Notes For An Upside-Down World at P.P.O.W Gallery from June 29–Aug 18, 2017, featuring works by Hans Bellmer, John Heartfield, Edmund Kesting, Helmar Lerski, Pierre Molinier, Franz Roh, Jindřich Štyrský & Stefan Themerson lent by Ubu Gallery.

John Heartfield
Der Henker und Die Gerechtigkeit
[“The Executioner & Justice”] ca. 1933 / printed 1965-1970
Gelatin silver print
37 x 29 1/2 inches (94 x 74.9 cm) – by sight
(HEAR 30)



Sunlight arrives only at its proper hour at 356 S. Mission from June 2–July 30, 2017, featuring works by Unica Zürn lent by Ubu Gallery.

Unica Zürn
Untitled
1960s
Ink, gouache & watercolor on paper
19 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (49.5 x 64.8 cm)
Signed on recto
(ZURN 135)


Unica Zürn
Untitled
ca. 1960s
Ink & gouache on paper
20 1/8 x 26 3/8 inches (51.1 x 67.0 cm)
Signed on recto / Drawing on verso
(ZURN 97)


Gallery artist HEIDE HATRY participated in the following exhibitions and events in April & May 2017:

The New Museum Bookstore hosted HEIDE HATRY’s ICONS IN ASH ULTIMATE BOOK PARTY on Friday, May 12, 7-10pm.

Featuring death-related performances by Jonas Mekas, Queen Esther, Jennifer Elster, Anthony Haden-Guest, Ulrich Baer, Hot Glue & The Gun, Lutz Rath, Jane LeCroy, Danielle Blau, Nora Fox, Christine Isherwood, Christopher Willauer, and Ursula Scherrer.

This event was sponsored by Michelle Ross, Ubu Gallery, and Station Hill Press.




LaMaMa
66 E 4th Street, NYC
Women’s Poetry Happening Voices of Resistance curated by William Black
Monday, April 17, 7pm

Spoken Word Performances and Music by Phyllis Capello, Morgan Cunning, Jane LeCroy, Heide Hatry, Aimee Herman, Kate Hess, Melissa New, Ilka Scobie and others.




KGB Bar
85 E 4th Street, NYC
Icons in Ash/ Melancholic Relics small exhibition, readings, music, and spoken word performances curated by Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry
Tuesday, April 11, 7-9pm

Readings:
Siri Hustvedt, Lydia Millet, Claudia Steinberg, and Adele Tutter

Spoken Word Performances and Music:
Queen Esther, Jane LeCroy, Laura Lonski, Hot Glue & The Gun, and Dusty Wright.




MONA, Museum for Old and New Art in conjunction with Arts Forum, Tasmanian College of Arts
655 Main Road Berriedale, Tasmania 7011
Event took place at Private Bag 57, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
ON THE ORIGIN OF ART group show curated by Steven Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd, and Mark Changizi.
Artist Talk: Friday, April 7, 12.30pm


Provocateur: From Picabia to Prince at Edward Ressle Gallery from February 7–March 18, 2017, featuring works by Hans Bellmer lent by Ubu Gallery

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée or La Bouche [“The Doll” or “The Mouth”], 1936
Printed 1949 or earlier
Hand-colored vintage gelatin silver print
5 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches (14.3 x 14.3 cm) – image
6 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches (16.2 x 16.2 cm) – sheet
Blind stamp applied by artist’s estate
(BELL 338)



Gallery artist HEIDE HATRY participated in the following exhibitions and events in February and March 2017:



West Park Presbyterian Church
165 W 86th St, NYC (at Amsterdam Ave)
Icons in Ash, Death in Art, Female Voice Festival
Concert and Spoken Word Performances in Honor of International Women’s Day
Tuesday, March 7, 8pm

Curated by Jane LeCroy and Heide Hatry
Featuring Danielle Blau, Jennifer Elster, Queen Esther, Nora Fox, Hot Glue and Gun, Christine Isherwood, Sophie Malleret, Milica Paranosic, Nicole Peyrafitte, Anastasia Petropoulos, Karoline Rose, Katelyn Richards, Tammy Faye Starlite and more



Brooklyn Public Library, in association with art critical.com
THE REVIEW PANEL
An evening of critical conversation about art
Monday, March 6, 2017 7-9pm
Deck Cultural Center, Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Stephanie Buhmann, Eva Díaz and Pet Plagens
join moderator David Cohen to discuss:

Uta Barth
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York 10011
Katharina Grosse
Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York 10011
Heide Hatry: Icons in Ash:Cremation Portraits
Ubu Gallery, 416 East 59th Street, New York 10022
Wendy Klemperer: Salvage What You Can
Studio 10, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Magdalen Wong: Invented Landscape
Fresh Window, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206



Sidney Mishkin Gallery
135 East 22nd Street, NYC 10010
SMALL WORKS, BARUCH 2017
Opening Reception: March 2, 6-8pm
Through March 28



CAPITALE
130 Bowery, NYC
Anthology Film Archives BENEFIT & AUCTION with performance by Patti Smith
Festivities kick off: March 2, 6.30pm
Supper: March 2, 7.30pm (buy tickets here)
Auction: March 2, 6.30pm (view auction here)



Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave, NYC

Through February 26



CENTRAL BOOKING
21 Ludlow Street, NYC (Offline Space)
ICONS IN ASH, DEATH IN ART group show, curated by Maddy Rosenberg and Heide Hatry
Book Party with Conversations, Readings, Spoken Word Performances and Music: February 24, 6.30-8.30
Performers include: Linda Weintraub, Sigrid Sarda, Jennifer Elster, Heide Hatry, Daniella Blau, and Nora Fox, Jane LeCroy, Dusty Wright, Robert Brashear, Aimee Hermann and David Lawton.
Exhibition: through February 26
Artists include: Roberta Allen, Dianne Bowen, Theresa Byrnes, Kathline Carr, Jennifer Elster, Max Gimblett, Heide Hatry, Richard Humann, Gregg LeFevre, Julia Kissina, Kate Millett, Jim Peters, Herbert Pföstl, Michelle Ross, Sigrid Sarda, Carolee Schneemann, Aldo Tambellini, Linda Weintraub, and Brenda Zlamany.



LaMaMa (downstairs)
66 East 4th Street, NYC 10003
VOICES OF THE NEW RESISTANCE
Performances against the President on President’s Day: February 20, 8pm
Poetry Electric Presents: Beats of THE BEATBOX HOUSE (Kaila Mullady & crew) along with all-star Poets & Performance Artists: Liza Jesse Peterson, John S. Hall, Puma Perl, Alex Tatarsky, Jane LeCroy, Jeff Wright, Heide Hatry, Maria Muentes, Peter Spagnuolo, Susan Yung, Norman Stock, Bruce Pandolfo, Hydrogen Junkbox (Aimee Herman, David Lawton, & Starchild), Jimi Pantalon & friends


Plato’s Cave
Eidia House, 14 Dunham Place, Brooklyn NY 11249
PUPPET PRESIDENT(S) & POWER, a group show curated by Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre
Closing party on Monday, February 20, 6-8pm



CAA (College Art Association) Conference
Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10019

ICONS IN ASH: CREMATION PORTRAITS

Bookfair: February 16-18, Thursday – Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2.30pm
Hilton Midtown, Rhinelander Gallery, Second Floor; and Americas Hall I (access from Third Floor West Promenade)

Exhibition, Art Exchange: February 17, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Hilton Midtown, East Ballroom Foyer 3rd floor

Panel: February 18, 10.30am – 12pm
Hilton Midtown, Concourse A, Concourse Level

Panelists:
Steven Pinker, Harvard University
Mind and Body, Form and Essence, the Unbearable and the Inconceivable
Eleanor Heartney, Independent Critic
Corruptible Bodies: Catholic Morbidity
Anthony Haden-Guest, Independent Art Writer
Art and Death
George Quasha, Station Hill Press
Dead Talk
Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Art and the Many Ways the “Disenchanted Body is Enchanted Again and Again”
Heide Hatry, Artist, Icons in Ash



Central Booking
21 Ludlow St, New York, 10002
Phone: 347-731-6559

Icons in Ash, Death in Art
Curators: Maddy Rosenberg and Heide Hatry

Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8pm

Book Party and Readings: Feb 23

Exhibition: February 9 – 26

Participating artists include: Roberta Allen, Dianne Bowen, Theresa Byrnes, Kathline Carr, Jennifer Elster, Maxwell Gimblett, Heide Hatry, Richard Humann, Julia Kissina, Gregg Lefevre, Kate Millett, Jim Peters, Herbert Pföstl, Michelle Ross, Sigrid Sarda, Carolee Schneemann, Aldo Tambellini, Linda Weintraub



Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St (DOWNSTAIRS) NYC (Greenwich Village)
This Friday, February 3, 6-8pm

The Art of the Dead Readings, Spoken Word & Music about Death
Anthony Haden-Guest
Eleanor Heartney
Claudia Steinberg
Linda Weintraub
will be reading short passages from Icons in Ash

Jane Le Croy
Thomas Fucaloro
Jennifer Elster
will perform spoken words

Dusty Wright
Robert Brashear
will sing death songs



Gallery artist HEIDE HATRY will participate in the following exhibitions and events in January 2017:


SEFA Gallery (Susan Eley Fine Art)
46 W 90th St., NYC
DESPERATE TIMES, FIRST AMENDMENT (AKPR’S All-Media Cocktail Party/ Group Art Show with Wine, Champagne, Live Music,…)
Opening Reception: January 4, 6.30-8.30pm
VIP Preview: January 4, 12-5pm
Artists Panel: January 5 (with artists included in the show) Discussion of artwork, First Amendment, Current Climate. 11-1pm
Exhibition: January 4 & 5



TBG Gallery
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM. Dump Trump & see what grows
Opening Reception: January 6, 6-9pm
Performances, panels,…: TBA
Exhibition: January 6-24



Deutsches Haus at NYU
Deutsches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.998.8660
Grief and Art: An Uncomfortable Conversation
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 6:30pm



Metro Pictures Gallery
519 W 24th St., NYC
VISUAL AIDS: POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
Preview Party: January 13, 6-8pm
Benefit Sale: January 14 & 15



Knight Webb Gallery @ The London Art Fair.
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St, London N1, 0QH
WOMEN (group show curated by Rufus Knight Webb with Alison Jackson, Juliane Hundertmark, Heide Hatry and Leslie Hilling)
VIP Preview: January 17, 3-6pm
Evening Preview: January 17, 6-9pm
Opening hours: January 18 & 19: 11-9pm, January 20: 11-7pm, January 21: 11-7.30pm, January 22: 11-5pm
Exhibition: January 18-22



TBG Gallery
616 E 9th St., NYC
TACTICAL STREAM. Dump Trump & see what grows
Panel: What do I make now? Art in Trump Time
Moderated by Alan Kaufmann (author of The Outlaw Bible of American Art) with Maria de Los Angeles, Rick Prol, Kanene Ayo Holder,…
January 13, 6.30-7.30pm



MONA, Museum for Old and New Art
655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
ON THE ORIGIN OF ART (group show curated by Steven Pinker, Geoffrey Miller, Brian Boyd, and Mark Changizi)
Exhibition: through April 17



FIAC 2016

Ubu Gallery is pleased to have participated in FIAC 2016. Ubu Gallery presented a booth of avant-garde art specifically produced to illustrate books and publications.



Ubu Gallery’s exhibition, Hans Bellmer Drawings, 1930-1965 was featured in the gallery guide of the New York Times on April 21, 2016.

Hans Bellmer
Untitled (Jeune fille bicéphale assise)
“Seated Double-headed Girl”
ca. 1934
White gouache on black paper affixed to black paper mount
12 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (32.7 x 24.8 cm) – image
(BELL 287)



Ubu Gallery & Janos Gat Gallery, New York, were pleased to have loaned a number of Judit Reigl works on paper to the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The Museum’s exhibition, Judit Reigl: Body of Music, continued through May 29, 2016.

Judit Reigl
Negro Spiritual
from Ècriture d’après musiqué
“Writing after Music”, 1965
Ink on paper
10 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (27 x 21 cm)
Titled “Negro S. on recto / Signed & dated on verso
(REIG 21)

Molinier self portrait 24 photo MOLI 24_zpsnil9spm1.jpg


The Vast Possibilities of Tiny Collage and Assemblage, featuring décollage by Jacques Villegle

Jacques Villeglé
Rue de la Convention
September, 1973
Décollage on original mount
3 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (9.5 x 18.7 cm)
(VILLE 29)

Molinier self portrait 24 photo MOLI 24_zpsnil9spm1.jpg


Focusing on Women in Surrealism, a conversation with the New York Times and Adam J. Boxer.

Unica Zurn
Untitled
1965
Ink & gouache on paper
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches (65 x 50 cm)
(ZURN 134)

Molinier self portrait 24 photo MOLI 24_zpsnil9spm1.jpg


Detours: Josef Astor on the Fetishism, Bodies, and Androgyny of Stux Gallery’s ‘Viewer Discretion…’, featuring Pierre Molinier and Hans Bellmer works from Ubu Gallery.

Pierre Molinier
L’œuvre, le peintre et son fétiche (variant)
[“The Work, the Artist and his Fetish”] 1968–1970
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches (16.5 x 11.7 cm)
(MOLI 24)

Molinier self portrait 24 photo MOLI 24_zpsnil9spm1.jpg


Ubu Gallery is pleased to have participated in Viewer Discretion…children of Bataille, on view at Stux Gallery through July 24, 2015.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1935 (printed 1949 or earlier)
Hand-colored vintage gelatin silver print
5 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches (13.9 x 13.5 cm) – image
6 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches (16.1 x 14.4 cm) – sheet
(BELL 23)



Ubu Gallery & Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, were pleased to present Pierre Molinier, on view at Galerie Sophie Scheidecker through July 17, 2015.

Pierre Molinier
Untitled (Self-portrait)
ca. 1968
Vintage gelatin silver print
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches (15.9 x 12.1 cm)
Hanel Koeck Collection stamp on verso
(MOLI 9)



Ubu Gallery & Janos Gat Gallery, New York, were pleased to have loaned a Théodore Brauner Solarfix to the Heckscher Museum. The Museum’s exhibition, Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography, ran from December 6, 2014-March 15, 2015.

Théodore Brauner
Untitled (“Solarfix”)
ca. 1950
Chemically-enhanced vintage gelatin silver print affixed to original mount
25 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches (64.1 x 49.5 cm)
Signed on verso
(BRAU 27)



Ubu Gallery is pleased to have participated in FIAC 2014. In collaboration with Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, Ubu Gallery presented a thematic exhibition focusing on the Surrealist landscape.


Ubu Gallery is pleased to have participated in Frieze Masters 2014. In collaboration with Galerie Berinson, Berlin, Ubu Gallery presented a thematic exhibition focusing on Bellmer & Unica Zürn. Beginning with Bellmer’s highly influential poupée [“doll”] photographs from the mid-1930s, the display at Booth F10 Regent’s Park also included a series of Bellmer’s erotic photographs for Georges Bataille’s Story of the Eye, as well as drawings and paintings by both artists, including many made during their tumultuous, seventeen-year love affair.


Ubu Gallery’s exhibition, Knud Longberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect was featured in the July 11th edition of the ‘Arts’ section from the New York Times.

Knud Lonberg-Holm
Gas Station Design
Preliminary sketch
ca. 1925
Colored pencil on paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
(KLH 47)



Knud Lonberg-Holm and Ubu Gallery’s current exhibition, Knud Longberg-Holm: The Invisible Architect, were together the feature story in the June 2014 issue of Metropolis Magazine. An in-depth article by Paul Makovsky explores Knud Lonberg-Holm and his relationships with Sweet’s Catalog and Buckminster Fuller.


Judit Reigl: Drape/Decoding at Janos Gat Pop Up Gallery, New York, NY – May 27-31, 2014, featuring performances by John Zorn, Natasha Diamond-Walker and Pierre Bernard.

Judit Reigl
Drape/Decoding (Drape/Décodage)
1973
Tempera imprint on canvas
140 x 96 in (340 x 240 cm)



Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME – February 27-June 1, 2014, featuring Ubu works by Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun, David Hare, & Jindřich Štyrský

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée [“The Doll”] 1934
Hand-colored vintage gelatin silver print
3 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches (9.2 x 6.3 cm)




Hannah Höch at Whitechapel Gallery, London – January 15-March 23, 2014, featuring Ubu works by Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch
Portrait in Holland
1929
Vintage gelatin silver print
4.5 x 3.4 inches (11.4 x 8.6 cm)
Signed, titled & dated with ink on verso




Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator at The Lowry – October 19, 2013-March 2, 2014, featuring Ubu works by Hans Bellmer and Unica Zürn

Unica Zürn
Alle guten Geister!
1954
Ink on paper cornered into original mat
6 1/8 x 9 inches (15.7 x 22.8 cm) – image
Signed on recto




FIAC 2013 – October 24-27, 2013, featuring works by Hans Bellmer, Janusz Maria Brzeski, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Georges Hugnet, André Kertész, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Molinier, Franz Roh, Jindřich Štyrský, Andy Warhol, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz

Georges Hugnet
En cours de route…
Collage
6 1/2 x 6 7/8 inches (16.5 x 17.5 cm)
(HUGN 118)




Frieze Masters 2013 – October 17 – 20, 2013, featuring works by Berndt & Hilla Becher, Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun, Joseph Cornell, Otto Dix, Max ErnstDavid Hare, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, Georges Hugnet, Kurt Kranz, Roberto Matta, Johannes Molzahn, Meret Oppenheim, Hans Schmitz, George Scholz, Waclaw Karol Szpakowski, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, Unica Zürn

Hans Bellmer
Nous la suivons à pas lents
Hand-colored gelatin silver print on original masonite mount
58 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (148 x 100 cm)
Signed on recto
(BELL 241)




Selections from the Gallery Inventory – July 25 – November 8, 2013, featuring works by Hans Bellmer, Janusz Maria Brzeski, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Hugnet, Nils Karsten, Jerzy Kujawski, Helmar Lerski, Andre Racz, Dr. Franz Roh, Roland Sabatier, Alain Satié, Stefan Themerson, Jacques Villeglé

Hans Bellmer
Untitled (Hands Triptych)
1933-34
Gelatin silver print
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (6.4 x 6.4 cm)
Blind-stamped on recto




Derek Eller Gallery showed works from our favorite artist, Hans Bellmer, for their show Hair and Skin. The exhibition was on display through August 15, 2013.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée [The Doll] Vintage gelatin silver print
3 3/8 x 2 1/4 inches (8.7 x 5.9 cm)
(BELL 121)




Katonah Museum of Art exhibited one of our Kurt Schwitters works for their show, Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, – June 30 – October 13, 2013.

Kurt Schwitters
Mz 2014 / Kommt Uberhaupt nicht in Frage [Completely Out of the Question] 1924
Collage
9 x 6 1/2 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
Signed, titled & dated on recto
(SCHW 9)




L. Parker Stephenson Photographs showed Claude Cahun and Ergy Landau in their exhibition: Women Photographers in 1920s – 1930s Paris. The show was on display through August 2, 2013.

Claude Cahun
Rendent hélas éternels [Alas, Rendered Eternals] ca. 1936
Vintage gelatin silver print mounted on brown stock
7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm) – image
11 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches (29.5 x 22.2 cm) – mount
Titled on recto / Signed on verso
(CAHU 17)




Fitzroy Gallery opened their exhibition Secession Secession, featuring works by Claude Cahun – May 4 – June 30, 2013.

Claude Cahun
Untitled (variant of Military Tailors, catalogue raisonné plate 246)
ca. 1936
Vintage gelatin silver print
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches (10.8 x 8.3 cm)
(CAHU 31)




The report from FAZ.NET – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – on Art Cologne, featured our Hans Bellmer painting and an Oskar Nerlinger work from our partner Galerie Berinson. Art Cologne, Hall 11.2, Booth B39 – April 19 – 22, 2013.

Oskar Nerlinger
Katze
1925
Vintage gelatin silver print
4 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches (11.2 x 13.7 cm)




Our partner, Galerie Berinson, participated in Art Cologne 2013. This Hans Bellmer work, among others, was displayed at Hall 11.2, Booth B39.

Hans Bellmer
Marseille
1932
Oil on panel
21 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches (54 x 65 cm)
Signed & dated on recto
(BELL 413)




This Claude Cahun work was among others on view at Galerie de France, Paris – March 23 – April 27, 2013.

Claude Cahun
Untitled (jawbone on a tray with objects)
ca. 1936
Vintage gelatin silver print
4 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches (11.7 x 11.7 cm) – image
7 x 4 7/8 inches (17.8 x 12.4 cm) – sheet
(CAHU 27)




Thank you to Valery Oisteanu for another great article, Jindřich Štyrský: Dreams, in the The Brooklyn Rail.

Jindřich Štyrský
Sen o opuštěném domĕ [Dream about a Derelict House] 1940
Pencil on paper
9 x 11 inches (23 x 28 cm) – by sight
Signed & dated on recto
(STYR 92)




Ubu Gallery was pleased to have announced our participation in Frieze Masters 2013, London! We worked with our partner Galerie Berinson, Berlin. The fair took place October 17 – 20 at Regent’s Park.


The gallery’s extensive collection of Franz Roh was on view at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. The exhibition ran until June 23, 2013.


The Themersons and the Avant-Garde opened on February 22 at the Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi, Poland. Featuring 43 of Ubu Gallery’s Stefan Themerson works, this exhibition ran until May 5, 2013.


Ubu Gallery was proud to have contributed 7 works to Drawing Surrealism, a beautifully organized exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum. The exhibition received a review in The New York Times.


“Sleep is a bee that gathers honey for reminiscence to savour…We have no reminiscences, but we try to construct them” – Jindřich Štyrský. Our new exhibition Jindřich Štyrský: Dreams opened January 22 at the gallery and continued until June 28, 2013.

Jindřich Štyrský
Untitled (from Na jehlách těchto dní [On the Needles of These Days] – p. 19)
1934 (printed in or before 1941)
Vintage gelatin silver print
3 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches (9.2 x 8.9 cm)
(STYR 28)




This Vane Bor photogram was reproduced in the publication Nemoguce (1930), one of the most celebrated and important documents of Serbian Surrealism. The brainchild of the poet and writer Marko Ristic, the publication featured an assemblage of Serbian and French Surrealist documents, images, poems, manifestos & rants. The Morgan Library & Museum displayed this work, plus many others, in their exhibition Drawing Surrealism. Works by Hans Bellmer, Dusan Matic, Ljubiša Jocić, Gerome Kamrowski and others were loaned by Ubu to this major Surrealist exhibition.

Vane Bor
Untitled (from Nemoguce)
ca. 1930
Vintage gelatin silver print (photogram)
7 x 9 3/8 inches (17.8 x 23.8 cm)
Signed on recto
(VBOR 1)