For more than ten years, Opera Gallery Monaco’s summer event has been a staple in the cultural scene for contemporary and modern art lovers. And this summer is no exception.
Until August 31, the Masters Show, under the High Patronage of Prince Albert, boasts artworks by the masters of modern art, such as Raoul Dufy, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró amongst others.
A selection of Chagall’s works depicting several of his signature themes (weddings, the circus) rubs shoulders with a number of Picasso’s paintings focusing on the Spanish master’s output in the 1960s. These will be presented alongside the most renowned names of the Post-
War period, including Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, and Hans Hartung. A Jean Dubuff et sculpture is on display in addition to a Calder mobile. Pierre Soulages, who turns 100 this year, also features in the selection with works spanning his career.
Original pieces by Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann represent American Pop Art, with the added opportunity to discover canvases and original works on paper by Keith Haring, one of the pioneers of American street art. Abstraction Expressionism always has its place in the Masters Show, and this year the focus is on gestural works from Georges Mathieu, Sam Francis and Kazuo Shiraga, as well as a large pliage work by Simon Hantaï.
One of the highlights of Opera Gallery Monaco’s summer Masters Show comes from two artists who are now included in the permanent collections of many of the world’s most prestigious international museums: sculptural and pictorial works by Manolo Valdés and
the famous cavalcades by the 90-year-old French painter André Brasilier.
Confi rming its reputation as a discoverer of upcoming talent, Opera Gallery faithfully supports artists such as Andy Denzler, Marcello Lo Giudice, David Kim Whittaker, James Austin Murray, Cho Sung-Hee and Tigran Tsitoghdzyan.
In addition to supporting new artists, Opera Gallery Monaco is committed to sharing a percentage of the proceeds from this event with the Monegasque association Mission Enfance, whose tireless and determined action in the fi eld of education has allowed thousands of
underprivileged children, across the world to have access to education.
A printed catalogue will be available at Opera Gallery Monaco (1 avenue Henri Dunant), open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
The Opera Gallery Group has established its name with 14 gal- leries worldwide from New York to London, and from Dubai to Seoul. Through a diverse program of curated exhibitions and high profi le art fairs, Opera Gallery has provided museums, foundations and private international art collectors unique access to modern and contemporary artists.