Jane L. Stern and Anna Jane Schlossman Galleries
From Renoir to Kostabi features selected works by six historically or critically acclaimed artists whose careers collectively span more than one hundred years, from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Four of the artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Pablo Picasso (1881-1974), and Marc Chagall (1887-1985), have been well known worldwide for many decades. The two other artists, equally deserving of such recognition, are likely being introduced to most exhibition visitors for the first time. Marcel Mouly (1918-2008) was the last figure from the ‘School of Paris’ group to live well into the first decade of the new Millennium. Mark Kostabi (born 1960) is a widely celebrated contemporary artist who rose to fame in the 1980s as an active participant in New York City’s East Village Scene.
This exhibition of 219 prints, original paintings, drawings, and sculptures by European, Russian and American artists calls attention to some of the leading European and American art movements of the past 150 years. Curated chronologically by artist and hung salon-style, it travels us through figure, floral, and landscape subject matter, purveying dynamic life, light and color. Originally slated for exhibition at The State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia and canceled due to Covid-related travel issues, Plains Art Museum welcomes the powerfully delightful exhibition.
From Renoir to Kostabi is accompanied by a fully illustrated 272 page catalog with essays by Luis R. Cancel, Peter Frank, Leigh R. Hendry, and David S. Rubin. The exhibition’s tour is organized by Carole Sorell, Inc. and sponsored by the Park West Foundation.