June 6 through September 8, 2006
As is traditional, the Galerie St. Etienne’s summer exhibition features RECENT ACQUISITIONS, while also recapping highlights of the past season. Sue Coe, whose latest book Sheep of Fools was published last fall, will be represented by a brand new series of drawings, on Hurricane Katrina, as well as by several of her now classic paintings from the 1980’s. Our January exhibition of the Serbian self-taught painter Ilija Basicevic-Bosilj—his first in American—was extremely successful, and several of his bold, symbolic paintings will be on display in the summer show. Works by some of the more popular artists from our most recent exhibition, Parallel Visions II (a comparison of “outsider” and contemporary “insider” artists), will remain on view through the early summer: Chelo Amezcua, Emery Blagdon, Hiryouki Doi, Augustin Lesage and Martin Thompson. The summer presentation will also include a selection of works by the gallery’s most beloved self-taught artist, Grandma Moses. And, finally, RECENT ACQUISITIONS features newly acquired work by our stable of Expressionists: James Ensor, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Emil Nolde, Hermann Max Pechstein and Egon Schiele.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS is documented by a comprehensive checklist, which is available free of charge by mail or can be downloaded from our website www.gseart.com. The accompanying essay contains the Galerie St. Etienne’s annual “state of the market” report, which this year discusses the continued erosion of the middle market in the face of rising prices for “blue-chip” masters.