Sotheby’s S|2 is pleased to embark on its second artistic adventure with curator Vito Schnabel, bringing a selection of works by American artist Ron Gorchov to the UK public for the first time. Gorchov emerged in the 1960s and 70s as part of a group of Manhattan-based abstract artists, such as Frank Stella, Richard Tuttle, Blinky Palermo and Ellsworth Kelly, who rejected the ubiquitous rectangular canvas in favour of new shapes and configurations. Gorchov has been working with curved surface paintings since 1967, which have often been described as a hybrid between painting and sculpture.
"A revolutionary figure in Post-War American art, Ron Gorchov helped defy the New York School in the mid-1960s by pushing painting to its extreme."
- Ugo Rondinone
The exhibition catalogue will include an essay by Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art.
Copyright: Courtesy of the artist and Vito Schnabel
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