Buy American…Masters. Through March 2009. The exhibition Buy American…Masters at Gary Nader Fine Art is intended to pursue the concept of Buy America, promoting the preference for domestically produced goods and the idea that “Made in America matters" by showcasing a selection of important works by some of the most influential Modern and Contemporary American artists: Basquiat, Chamberlain, Condo, De Stabler, Francis, Goldin, Henri, Indiana, Katz, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Salle, Stella, Warhol, Wasselmann, among others. The show also focuses in their formal and conceptual nexus and the impromptus of their aesthetic discourses on the rest of the art world.
Basquiat’s lasting Neo-expressionist creative influence is immediately recognizable in the work of subsequent artists, in particular some of his techniques and insights. Warhol's extensive career and influential work as a Pop and Conceptual Artist; Rauschenberg transition from Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art and his approached to non-traditional materials and objects in innovative combinations as well as his work as photographer, printmaking, papermaking, and performance. Frank Stella’s changeover from the minimalistic and abstract canvases to the full three-dimensionality of his sculptural forms derived from architectural elements. Indiana's bold and simple iconic images and his best known examples LOVE and HOPE considered emblems of the 20th century art and particularly the Pop Art. Lichtenstein brilliantly moves contemporary sculpture into a new dominion with his non-literary and non-narrative modus operandi, yet highly formalized thru his brushstroke paintings of the 1960's, and then again in the sculptures of the 1980's, playfully mimics the seriousness of abstract expressionism and the almost holy quality that the stroke and “painterliness” of the artist had come to encompass in the years preceding Pop art.
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