Debut show for new Monaco gallery director
Veronique de Lavenne kicked off in earnest her career at Marlborough Monaco with a playful debut exhibition by Tom Otterness. Opening night was attended by over 100 Monaco locals and VIPs.
Marlborough Gallery's new director Veronique de Lavenne
De Lavenne’s landmark premier show was dedicated solely to the American Otterness, who renowned for his fairytale-style sculptures. It is his second exhibition in Monaco and comprised 20 of his unique bronze sculptures.
Tom Otterson and Immigrant Family (Image: Bruce Schwartz)
Sitting Bear (2011) bronze. By Tom Otterness
Otterness is inspired by figures of modern iconography, fairy tales, and
the universe of cartoons. Using this childlike and popular imagery, the
artist explores a range of adult themes (class struggle,
overconsumption) without causing any offence.
Bad Wolf (2007) bronze. By Tom Otterness
During the show, de Lavenne said: It was a pleasure to prepare this Tom
Otterness show at the Marlborough Gallery! This is the first exhibition I
supervise as new director, as I’ve just arrived last month! I love Tom
Otterness’ mi-fables. They are so accessible. A few people in Monaco are
already familiar with his work and I think we will have a lot of
interest for it! I’m sure the exhibition will be a success!
Lavenne previously held prominent positions at the Maeght Gallery in
Paris and the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence. She then founded
and ran her own company Moving Art, which organises exhibitions for
Over its 12-year history, the gallery has welcomed
international artists such as Richard Estes, Claudio Bravo, and Chu
The-Chun. Tom Otterness is the next in a long list of famous artists to
show their work at the Monaco venue.
Tom Otterness runs at Marlborough Gallery from 11 Oct to 30 Nov
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