From Impressionism to Pop Art
What: From Impressionism to Pop Art
Where: Opera Gallery
When: 7 July 2012 (opening 6.30pm) to 12 August 2012
For its annual summer show, Monaco's Opera Gallery has assembled some sixty paintings by the great masters of modern art, from impressionism to pop art and beyond.
Following the success of their Picasso exhibition in 2011, which brought together 32 of the master's works, Opera Gallery have chosen this year to expand their portfolio to embrace the wider international scene, recognizing that the art market remains one of the most stable against a still unsteady economic backdrop.
The exhibition, whose works span at least a century, includes such masterpieces as Monet's 'The River', a gouache by Magritte, three works by Raoul Dufy, and a pair of silkscreen portraits of the Prince and Princess of Wales from 1982 by Andy Warhol (below).
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)
Other works of note include Marc Chagall's 'King David', a work on paper from 1948-9, as well as his 1968 painting 'The Circus'; Fernand Léger's 'Still Life'; a late painting by Georges Mathieu entitled 'Vaires' from 1965; an untitled Joan Miró of 1960; and a much sought-after Picasso, 'Bust of a Man with a Pipe', from 1969.
The Monaco opening will take place under the patronage of HSH Albert II, in his role as honorary president of the humanitarian association Mission Enfance Monaco. The partnership is based on the assumption that artistic expression and acts of generosity are intimately linked as part of our common humanity.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) The River (signed bottom right)
About the Gallery
Opera Gallery Monaco is part of Opera Gallery Group, comprising twelve galleries worldwide. It is one of the few international networks of galleries present on several continents: North America (New York and Miami), Europe (Paris, Monaco, London, Geneva), Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul) and the UAE (Dubai). Each gallery is located in the heart of a major international art capital, in the neighbourhood's most active and most prestigious area.
About Mission Enfance Monaco
A proportion of the sale price will be donated to this important association, which since its foundation in Monaco in 1991 has been helping children in distress throughout the world. Under its president, Anne-Marie Fissore, the organization has already given assistance to more than 500,000 children, giving them a proper education to help lift them out of their difficult situations.
Domitille Lagourgue (Director, Mission Enfance), HSH Prince Albert II de Monaco, and Anne-Marie Fissore (President, Mission Enfance)