64th Street Inaugural Exhibition

Strange Pictures for Strange Times: Depicting the Unusual

18 East 64th Street

February 13 – March 13, 2017

Man Ray - Adam and Even (Mythology with Red Iron), 1966

Man Ray (1890-1976)
Adam and Even (Mythology with Red Iron), 1966
Unique lithograph on Rives paper, 22 1/4 x 30 inches
Edition 2 of 5
Inscribed, signed, and titled lower right: "Experimental Proof II, Man Ray / Adam and Even"
Man Ray Trust Archive number and stamp on verso: "2125.27 E8"
Printed at Gemini, G.E.L., Limited edition unique proofs

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Untitled (3B-39C), circa 1950s

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Untitled (3B-39C), circa 1950s
Box construction, 13 (H) x 9 (W) x 4 3/4 (D) inches
Signed in mirror image verso: "Joseph Cornell"

Joseph Cornell - Carrousel - Lanner Waltzes, 1971

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Carrousel - Lanner Waltzes, 1971
Collage on board in artist's frame, 18 x 21 7/8 inches (includes artist's frame)
Signed verso: "Joseph Cornell"

Joseph Cornell - The Human Thermostat, circa 1960

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
The Human Thermostat, circa 1960
Collage on board, 12 1/8 x 9 inches
Signed and titled with printed paper verso: "Joseph Cornell, THE HUMAN THERMOSTAT"

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) Penny Arcade, circa 1960

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972)
Penny Arcade, circa 1960
Collage on board, 15 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches
Signed verso: "Joseph Cornell"

Konrad Cramer - Nude with "N", 1949

Konrad Cramer (1888-1963)
Nude with "N", 1949
Collage, 16 x 12 inches
Signed, titled, and dated verso: "KONRAD CRAMER/NUDE WITH "N"/1949"

John D. Graham - Interior, circa 1928

John D. Graham (1886-1961)
Interior, circa 1928
Oil on canvas, 22 1/4 x 28 1/8 inches
Signed upper left: “GRAHAM”
Signed on verso: "GRAHAM"

Rene Magritte (1898-1967) La Légende des Siècles, 1952

René Magritte (1898-1967)
La Légende des Siècles, 1952
Ink on paper, 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches
Signed and dated lower right: "Magritte / 1952"

Man Ray - The Blackball!, 1960s

Man Ray (1890-1976)
The Blackball!, 1960s
Colored pencil on paper mounted on cardboard, 16 x 13 inches
Initialed lower left: "MR" / Titled lower right: "the blackball!"

Man Ray - Leaf Drawing, 1972

Man Ray (1890-1976)
Leaf Drawing, 1972
Felt marker on paper, 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches
Initialed and dated lower right: "MR 72" / Trust number on verso: "MRT 21718.22"

Fumio Yoshimura (1926-2002) Alger Hiss' Woodstock Typewriter, circa 1970s

Fumio Yoshimura (1926-2002)
Alger Hiss' Woodstock Typewriter, circa 1970s
Carved wood, 11 (H) x 17 (W) x 14 (D) inches

Hannes Beckmann (1909-1976) Balance, 1936

Hannes Beckmann (1909-1976)
Balance, 1936
Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
Initialed and dated lower right: "h. b. 36."
Titled, signed, and dated on stretcher verso: "Balance, Hans Beckmann, 1936"

Hans Burkhardt - Untitled (Cubist Composition), 1939

Hans Burkhardt (1904-1994)
Untitled (Cubist Composition), 1939
Oil on canvas, 18 x 23 inches
Signed and dated lower right: "H. BURkhARdt  1939" / Signed and dated verso: "HANS BURkhARdt 1939"

Oscar Bluemner - Orion, 1936

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)
Orion, 1936
Watercolor and graphite on paper, 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Dated verso: "1936"

Oscar Bluemner - Untitled, circa 1914-15

Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938)
Untitled, circa 1914-15
Watercolor on paper, 5 x 6 3/4 inches
Signed with the artist's monogram lower left

Ralston Crawford - On the Sundeck, 1948

Ralston Crawford (1906-1978)
On the Sundeck, 1948
Oil on canvas, 30 1/8 x 45 inches
Signed and dated upper left: "© RALSTON CRAWFORD / 1948"
Titled, dated, signed, and inscribed on stretcher verso: "Title: / 'ON THE SUN DECK' / PAINTED IN 1948 / TOP / 30" x 45" / RALSTON CRAWFORD / 240 E 20TH ST. / NEW YORK, N.Y."

Ralston Crawford - Fishing Boat #3, 1955

Ralston Crawford (1906-1978)
Fishing Boat #3, 1955
Oil on canvas, 18 x 15 inches
Signed lower left: "RALSTON CRAWFORD"
Signed and inscribed on stretcher verso: "RALSTON / CRAWFORD / TOP / 55.11"

Manierre Dawson (1887-1969) Trio, 1913

Manierre Dawson (1887-1969)
Trio, 1913
Oil on canvas, 40 x 48 inches
Signed and dated lower left: "M. Dawson' 13"

Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) Abstraction (Violet and Green No. 3), 1932

Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956)
Abstraction (Violet and Green No. 3), 1932
Oil on board, 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Signed and dated lower right: "B. Lazzell '32"

Louis Lozowick - Untitled, circa 1923-24

Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Untitled, circa 1923-24
Oil on artist's board, 18 x 14 3/4 inches
Signed verso: "Louis Lozowick"

Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991) Untitled (Passo di danza), n.d.

Giacomo Manzù (1908-1991)
Untitled (Passo di danza), n.d.
Bronze, 22 3/8 (H) x 4 3/4 (W) x 5 (D) inches
Stamped on base: "MANZU"

Alfred H. Maurer - Still Life No. 7, circa 1930

Alfred H. Maurer (1868-1932)
Still Life No. 7, circa 1930
Oil on gessoed board, 18 1/16 x 21 5/8 inches
Signed lower right: “A. H. Maurer”

William Zorach (1887-1966) Birth, 1915

William Zorach (1887-1966)
Birth, 1915
Oil on canvas, 20 x 14 inches
Signed lower right: "W. ZORACH"

Press Release

As a sense of surreal uncertainty edges into the everyday, we thought it timely to mount a show exploring the dialogue artists have maintained with the uncanny, the visually ambiguous, and the weird. The works in this exhibition share an underlying current of aesthetic provocation, challenging viewers to reconsider their surroundings through an alternate, sometimes puzzling, lens. Artists such as René Magritte, Kay Sage, and Joseph Cornell have responded to political anxiety, personal crisis, and the small absurdities of everyday life with works that push the boundaries of form and subject. Their output rings true today, striking a newly relevant chord as facts are questioned and the unpredictable becomes the inevitable. 

A small selection of Modernist works by Hannes Beckmann, Oscar Bluemner, Hans Burkhardt, Ralston Crawford, Manierre Dawson, Blanche Lazzell, Louis Lozowick, Giacomo Manzù, Alfred Maurer, and William Zorach will be on view as well.

Our 64th Street location is now open to the public between the hours of 11AM–5PM, Monday-Friday.