Monday, April 29, 2024

Madelyn Jordan Fine Art presents: WOSENE WORKE KOSROF Beyond Configurations May 10 - June 7, 2024

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Beyond Configurations

May 10 - June 7, 2024

Open House Reception

Sat., May 11, 2024 | 11:00 - 3:00 PM


Heart of Music III, 2022. Acrylic on linen, 32 x 38 in.

For Immediate Release

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is delighted to present WOSENE WORKE KOSROF:BEYOND CONFIGURATIONS, a solo exhibition featuring select new works. This exhibition will run from May 10 - June 7th, 2024. 

Join us on Saturday, May 11th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for an open house reception of WOSENE WORKE KOSROF: BEYOND CONFIGURATIONS and the unveiling of our newly expanded gallery space. This event will coincide with ArtsWestchester's Family ArtsBash, enhancing the celebration of art and community.

Wosene Worke Kosrof, born in 1950 in the Arat Kilo district of Addis Ababa, stands as a beacon in the realm of contemporary African art. With over four decades dedicated to his craft, Wosene, known professionally by his first name, has garnered international acclaim for his innovative approach to painting.

Trained both in Ethiopia and the United States, Wosene emerged as one of the first African contemporary artists to capture global attention. His artistic vision is a fusion of diverse influences, ranging from African traditions to personal reflections, from the rhythms of American jazz to the techniques of Western art.

For the People, 2023. Acrylic on linen, 60 x 60 in.

At the heart of Wosene's distinctive style lies his ingenious use of the Amharic script, one of the world's oldest languages. As the first Ethiopian-born contemporary artist to incorporate these symbols into fine art paintings, Wosene transforms letters into universal forms, transcending linguistic boundaries. His canvases are vibrant tapestries of color and texture, where simplified letter forms engage in a rich dialogue with meticulously crafted symbols.

Drawing inspiration from American jazz, Wosene infuses his works with the dynamic energy of improvisation. Fractured images of musical instruments and notes dance across his compositions, interwoven with everyday objects and figures. The result is a visual symphony of joy and whimsy, where each stroke of paint echoes the syncopated rhythms of jazz.

Wosene's art has captivated audiences worldwide, with exhibitions hosted in prestigious galleries across the globe. His works grace the collections of esteemed institutions such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum in Addis Ababa, among others.

As Wosene continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression, his legacy as a pioneer in contemporary African art remains indelible. His work serves as a testament to the power of creativity to bridge cultures and inspire generations.

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31 Mamaroneck Ave. #609

White Plains, NY 10601

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Phillips to Showcase Pablo Picasso’s Buste de femme au chapeau in the New York Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art


Phillips to Showcase

Pablo Picasso’s Buste de femme au chapeau in the 

New York Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art


Works formerly from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi by Jean-Michel Basquiat to Lead Auction on 14 May, 

Offered Alongside Works by Donald Judd, Barkley L. Hendricks,

Derek Fordjour, Helen Frankenthaler, and Grace Hartigan


Full Catalogue Now Available Online


Pablo Picasso

Buste de femme au chapeau, 1939

Estimate: $12-18 million

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Untitled (ELMAR), 1982

Estimate: $40-60 million


NEW YORK – 29 APRIL 2024 – With the full catalogue now available online, Phillips is proud to share further highlights from the May Evening Sale in New York, while announcing that the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department has been rebranded as Modern & Contemporary Art. This strategic decision underscores Phillips’ commitment to ongoing innovation, evolving with the dynamic market landscape and more closely reflecting collectors’ buying and selling habits. The change not only simplifies the department's identity but also reflects Phillips’ successful strategy in recent years of expanding its scope to include important works from the Modern era—roughly encompassing the period and movements between the 1860s through to 1970—which blends seamlessly with the established Contemporary offerings from 1970 to now.


The Evening Sale, set to take place on Tuesday, 14 May, at 5pm ET, features works by the most prominent artists of the past century, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose Untitled (ELMAR) hails from the former collection of Francesco Pellizzi, and Pablo Picasso, whose Buste de femme au chapeau brilliantly captures one of the most significant subjects in the artist’s oeuvre, Dora Maar. Alongside these two masterworks will be exceptional examples by Barkley L. Hendricks, Donald Judd, Helen Frankenthaler, and Derek Fordjour. The 30 lots in the Evening Sale will be on view in New York at 432 Park Avenue in the lead-up to the auction, with the exhibition open to the public from 4-14 May.


Amanda Lo Iacono, Deputy CEO, said, “This Spring, Phillips is proud to officially rename our department to underscore our commitment to Modern and Contemporary Art. We have a robust legacy of offering Modern masterpieces sourced by our deep pool of experts, from Picasso’s La Dormeuse in 2018, to last year’s 100%-sold Triton Collection Foundation sale, to Buste de femme au chapeau, which is headlining our Modern offerings this May.”


Jean-Paul Engelen, President, Americas, and Worldwide Co-Head of Modern & Contemporary Art, added, “It is a privilege to share the Evening Sale of Modern & Contemporary Art with our collecting community. This sale, carefully assembled by our global team, perfectly captures the spirit that this new sale title carries. Led by two of the most influential names that have shaped the art market today – Pablo Picasso and Jean-Michel Basquiat – the sale spans works from 1917 to 2022, boasting names such as Henri  Matisse, Helen Frankenthaler and Jadé Fadojutimi. This strategy of offering Modern Art in a Contemporary context has become emblematic of Phillips’ DNA. We look forward to welcoming collectors through our doors to see the works in person when we open to the public.”



Auction: Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Auction viewing: 4-14 May

Location: 432 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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Phillips: where the world’s curious and bold connect with the art, design and luxury that inspires them. As a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century works, Phillips offers dedicated expertise in the areas of Modern and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewels. Auctions and exhibitions are primarily held in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, with representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips offers a regular selection of live and online auctions, along with items available for immediate purchase. Phillips also offers a range of services and advice on all aspects of collecting, including private sales and assistance with appraisals, valuations, and financial planning.

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*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.


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Sunday, April 28, 2024

Yale Center for British Art Turners Sketch Book Thursday, May 9, 5:30–6:30 pm

Curators in Conversation:
Turner’s Last Sketchbook

Thursday, May 9, 5:30–6:30 pm

Yale University Art Gallery and livestream

sketchbook pages featuring landscape drawings

To celebrate the Yale Center for British Art’s recent publication of Turner’s Last Sketchbook a facsimile of an exuberant and colorful sketchbook by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) — Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale Center for British Art, and Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints, the Morgan Library and Museum, will discuss Turner’s drawing practice within the broader context of artists’ sketchbooks.

This event will take place in the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Lecture Hall at the Yale University Art Gallery at 1111 Chapel Street in New Haven. Please visit our website to watch the livesteam.


Pollack Krasner House and Study Center News Letter

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Zoom Programs Hosted by Joyce Raimondo, Education Coordinator



Radiant Art 

Tuesday, April 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

How can an artist draw with light itself or make a sculpture out of neon bands? Discover how artists Pablo Picasso, Dan Flavin, Keith Sonnier and others have used light as an innovative art medium.

Offered by the Larchmont Public Library

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Light and Shadow Workshop

Tuesday, April 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

Learn the basics of light and shadow to create the effect of three dimensional volume in your drawing. Participants will begin by drawing a sphere and will then be guided to draw a human face with light and shadow.

Offered by the East Hampton Library 

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Viva La Vida! Frida Kahlo Workshop

Wednesday, May 1, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Celebrate the art of Mexico’s most famous female artist, Frida Kahlo. Discover how Kahlo told the dramatic story of her life in amazing paintings. Then create your own illustration that communicates a memory in your life in an imaginative way. Have a pencil and paper, sharpener, eraser, and colored pencils on hand

Offered by the Rush Public Library

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Above Image: Self Portrait, Dedicated to Dr Eloesser, 1940 by Frida Kahlo


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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Luis Stern Fine Arts Exhibitis Richard Neutra, March 23-May 4, 2024

Last few days to see 
Richard Neutra: Travel Drawings!

Don't miss these never-before-exhibited drawings by renowned mid-century architect Richard Neutra.
View Exhibition
Our next exhibition,
Matsumi Kanemitsu: Traction Avenue
opens on Saturday, May 18.

Matsumi Kanemitsu (1922-1992)
Stormy Night Baja, 1985
acrylic on canvas
20 x 35 inches; 50.8 x 88.9 centimeters
LSFA# 13996

Louis Stern Fine Arts
9002 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA  90069


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