Edward Tyler Nahem is a fixture of the New York gallery scene. The dealer, who established his eponymous gallery in 1985, has since been showing works by a litany of the biggest names of the 20th-century art: Pablo Picasso, Helen Frankenthaler, Ed Ruscha, Basquiat… you get the point.
The gallery is likewise acclaimed for its scholarly catalogues with meticulous research. But what does the dealer have in his own home? A mix of contemporary and modern art that would impress any curator. As for his collecting philosophy, Nahem says he tries not to focus too much on past collecting missteps or missed opportunities—though there have been many— and instead centers himself on the joy of being with the artworks around him now.
We caught up with the dealer, who shared insights into his collecting philosophy.
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to present Primacy: The Washington Color School, an exhibition curated by Dexter Wimberly of paintings by nine eminent Washington Color School artists: Cynthia Bickley-Green, Gene Davis, Sam Francis, Sam Gilliam, Morris Louis, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland, Alma Thomas, and Kenneth V. Young.
(Pictured: Alma Thomas, Untitled, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 37 1/2 by 37 1/2 inches [95.3 x 95.3 cm])
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to announce its relocation to 980 Madison Avenue – on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We will open on May 8th with a group show of masterworks that include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, George Condo, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Kenneth Victor Young, among others.
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to announce the acquisition of an important Kenneth Victor Young painting - Untitled (1970) - by the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to present LIVE In Conversation with Dexter Wimberly: Kenneth V. Young.
Edward Tyler Nahem is pleased to announce an afternoon of talks focusing on the work of Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944–2013), at The British Museum on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
Lashai's last work, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow, features in the Museum's current Asahi Shimbun Display, On Violence and Beauty: Reflections on War in Room 3. It is a video work based on Francisco Goya’s series of etchings,The Disasters of War.
Speakers will consider the importance of Goya's print series, why Lashai chose Goya for inspiration, how the work was made, the world she inhabited, and how Lashai’s work was received in the three museums it has been shown during 2016 and 2017: Sharjah Art Foundation, MSK Gent, and the Museo del Prado.
Speakers: Sussan Babaie, Antony Griffiths, Yashar Samimi Mofakham & Tarlan Rafie, Venetia Porter, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, Catherine de Zegher and Ana Martinez de Aguilar. A film about Farideh Lashai by Kambiz Safari will be introduced by Maneli Keykavoussi, Farideh’s daughter. A reception and private view of the exhibition follow the talks.
The Museo del Prado and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado are presenting the last work by the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (Rasht, 1944 – Teheran, 2013), When I count, there are only you…but when I look, there is only a shadow (2012-13), a video installation inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War. Farideh removed the figures and modified the images in this iconic print series in order to present them accompanied by animated images which are projected onto them from a moving spotlight.
This presentation offers a unique occasion to see Lashai’s work located alongside the prints by Goya that inspired them and between his Black Paintings and The 3rd of May. The result is a dialogue that reveals the ongoing relevance of Goya’s message two centuries later.
The special loan of this installation falls within the Museum’s “Invited Work” programme, which is sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado. Since 2010 this programme has enriched a visit to the Museum by establishing terms of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s own collection.
International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) present Diaspora Pavilion, an exhibition to be held in Venice from May 13th until November 26th 2017 at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale.
The Diaspora Pavilion is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale and takes its form from the coming-together of nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilise diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.
Ed Ruscha at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, May 6 – July 1, 2016
This museum-quality exhibition was the most comprehensive show yet of Ed Ruscha’s fabled “Ribbon Word” drawings. Included were some fifty text compositions from the late 1960s, and early ’70s, that are central to the Los Angeles-based Pop artist’s oeuvre. Over the years, they have proven to be influential and prescient as they heralded a new form of what British critic Kelly Grovier has termed “verbal vision.” Ruscha actually created 3-D paper models of words and letters that he would then draw, typically one word per composition, working in graphite and gunpowder, and eventually adding watercolor.
Focusing on Ed Ruscha’s ribbon word works begun in 1966, Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words, is the first major exhibition and publication devoted exclusively to this important part of the artist’s influential oeuvre. Published to accompany the exhibition currently at the gallery, this richly illustrated catalogue features reproductions of more than 50 masterpieces, along with a comprehensive essay by the show’s curator Dieter Buchhart, as well as contributions by Glenn O’Brien and Alexandra Schwartz.
This major retrospective traces the development of the late-Iranian artist’s practice from the early 1960s into the 21st century, reflecting on the evolution of her ideas and expressive forms attuned to the shifting ground beneath her feet. The exhibition includes work in painting, sculpture, multimedia installation and stop motion animation produced over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades.
Hew Locke's exhibition entitled, The Wine Dark Sea, is a presentation of his acclaimed sculptures of boats. Locke has created an entirely new series of vessels, of varied scale and brilliant color, which will be suspended from the gallery ceiling at eye level. His boats are both contemporary and historical - clippers and container ships, battleships, ghost ships, and lifeboats - all together encompassing a spectacular sculptural environment.
An exhibition of works by the late Iranian abstract artist Farideh Lashai, which opened last week at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (until 26 February 2016), has been co-organised by the Italian scholar Germano Celant. The show marks the first time that a prominent non-Iranian curator has presented an exhibition at the museum since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, reflecting a growing rapprochement with the West.
Joan Mitchell at Edward Tyler Nahem, through December 18.
A woman artist grappling with the uber-macho milieu of the Abstract Expressionists in New York in the 1950s, Joan Mitchell more than held her own—in the studio as well as at the bar. In the midst of those hard- driving, heavy drinking days, she managed to develop a style of gestural abstraction that is as muscular and ambitious as anything her peers turned out.
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow, an exhibition that centers around Farideh Lashai’s renowned 2012-13 multi-media installation, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art secured the loan of Alexander Calder's Chef d'Orchestre, 1967 from an important American collection for the exhibition Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at the Tate Modern. Read more about the exhibition in this Financial Times article.
The exhibition, entitled “Farideh Lashai: Towards the Ineffable,” opens November 20 at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and marks the first time a non-Iranian curator of such stature has curated an exhibit at the museum since the revolution. Javaherian and Celant have created an anthology of works by the Iranian modernist Farideh Lashai, who became one of Iran’s leading artists of the era before dying in 2013 at age 68. The Western works are being presented as context for Lashai’s retrospective, and the Farideh Lashai Foundation was instrumental in putting on the exhibition.
Joan Mitchell, the uncompromising and at times severe abstract painter currently featured at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, is an artist whose work has garnered massive popularity and waves of critical acclaim in the years since her death in 1992. An outspoken feminist and one of the few single women in New York City’s second-generation Abstract Expressionist scene, Mitchell was, in the words of New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl, “a great modern artist who started strong and improved with age.”
Curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Mazdak Faiznia
The Great Game
Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central-Asian Republics, Kurdish Region: art, artists, and culture from the heart of the world.
The idea of this exhibition comes from the consideration that the geographical area of these Countries is, in fact, a historically unique territory, its destiny indissolubly linked by its historical and cultural situation: around these places there took place, and still takes place, what since the XIX century has been known as "The Great Game" for supremacy in Asia. A tangle of political, economic, religious, and social situations also finds an expression and interpretation in the art produced in these places, and it is this that the exhibition proposed for la Biennale Arte 2015 hopes to show through the work of some forty artists working in the region and who are particularly aware of social-political questions.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art congratulates Andres Serrano for his participating in the 56th Venice Biennale.
"Slip of the Tongue", a unique project conceived by Danh Vo in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois, will open at Punta della Dogana.
Designed specifically for Punta della Dogana, the exhibition follows a path that suggests a dialogue between his own works and a selection of works from the Pinault Collection.
April 12 - December 31, 2015
We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, METROPOLIS: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, curated by David Ebony. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 6 to 8 pm.
Works by Huguette Caland, Jules de Balincourt, Erik Benson, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Richard Estes, Ralph Fleck, Bill Jacklin, Julie Mehretu, Ron Milewicz, Enoc Perez, Ed Ruscha, Gary Simmons, Melanie Smith, and others.
We are very pleased to announce gallery artist iROZEALb's inclusion in the recent publication, "The Image of the Black in Western Art".
In the 1960s, art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied by essays written by major scholars, appeared in three large‐format volumes, consisting of one or more books, that quickly became collector’s items. A half‐century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to have republished five of the original books and five completely new ones, extending the series into the twentieth century.
The Rise of Black Artists, the second of two books on the twentieth century and the final volume in The Image of the Black in Western Art, marks an essential shift in the series and focuses on representation of blacks by black artists in the West. This volume takes on important topics ranging from urban migration within the United States to globalization, to Négritude and cultural hybridity, to the modern black artist’s relationship with European aesthetic traditions and experimentation with new technologies and media. Concentrating on the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, essays in this volume shed light on topics such as photography, jazz, the importance of political activism to the shaping of black identities, as well as the post-black art world.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, has partnered with the U. S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program to facilitate loans of important works by Spanish artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies.
These works, all hailing from a private collection in Spain, are exhibited at the United States Embassy in Madrid alongside other significant works by Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and many others. This impressive selection has been curated as a tribute to cultural fusion by the Ambassador James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith.
The gallery has facilitated the loan of a work by Keith Haring to the exhibition "Keith Haring: The Political Line" at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
The exhibition opens November 8th, 2014. For more information about the exhibition and the artist, check out the De Young Museum website.
June 2, 2014 -- Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, will exhibit a range of important works at Art Basel, Switzerland, June 19-22, including two exceptional, rare paintings, Woman (Arthur’s Woman), 1969, by Willem de Kooning and 20 Pink Maos, 1979, by Andy Warhol. In addition, the gallery will present significant paintings by Ed Ruscha, Jean Paul Riopelle, and Alex Katz, among others.
As one might imagine, the Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball had no shortage of artists (or art) present. From artist-designed dinner tables by stars like Olek, Orly Genger, and Nina Katchadourian to walls festooned with candy, the museum went all out for their annual fundraising gala. Two incredible exhibits, “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” and “Swoon: Submerged Motherlands” were available for viewing throughout the evening. The party continued well into the night with a dance party featuring a performance by rapper Le1f.
The crowd was refreshingly diverse, with ensembles ranging from gowns to jeans and everything in between. The First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray stopped by, as did Senator Charles Schumer, but unfortunately they didn’t stick around for the after party. Other famous faces included Padma Lakshmi, Judy Chicago, and Millie Brown (who you may recognize as Lady Gaga’s vomit artist).
by Carmel Melouney
You eat with your eyes first, goes the old culinary proverb.
On Wednesday night, the dinner served at the Brooklyn Museum’s Brooklyn Artists Ball will be a visual feast thanks to the multisensory table environments created by 16 leading local artists.
“Having been to scores and scores of major fundraising events over a decade, it’s much more fun when there’s something to focus on other than the chicken on your plate,” said Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum.
“Brooklyn has become the creative capital of the world,” said Mr. Lehman.
Mr. Lehman said the idea for the table installations grew out of a collective discussion at the museum about how to make the gala “much more exciting and visually stimulating and just more fun.”
For its first design-focused foray, the New York fine art gallery is presenting a show of recent work by four of South Korea's most important contemporary designers - a quartet of creatives whose work celebrates the purity of natural forms and materials.
An exhibition of objects and furniture from Korea's top designers opens today at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art.
A new exhibition at New York's Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art provides an exclusive look at furniture from Korea's hottest design stars.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art (ETNFA) announces Korean Contemporary Design: Kang Myung Sun, Bae Se Hwa, Bahk Jong Sun, and Lee Hun Chung in an exhibition of objects and furniture. Korea’s top designers incorporate tradition, craft and a reverence for raw materials in their works while being absolutely contemporary in function and feel. The exhibition will be on view from February 26th through April 4th, 2014, with an opening reception on Wednesday, February 26th from 6PM – 8PM.
The appetite for Korean contemporary design has expanded globally in the last five years, with celebrated collectors of both design and modern and contemporary art embracing the movement. Sculptural, graceful and functional, the works in this exhibition would be home in a range of environments, from traditional to contemporary.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art has loaned a photograph to the Guggenheim's exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. The exhibition is on view at the Guggenheim until May 14, 2014.
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art has facilitated the loan of a work by Yinka Shonibare to the exhibition, "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders,” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. The exhibition is on view until April 21, 2014.
An exhibition of new and recent work by iROZEALb (iona rozeal brown) opens in the Riley Contemporary Art Gallery at the Joslyn Museum of Art on February 8th.
In addition to three new paintings on panel, the artist will debut a mural painted on site.
Kunsthaus Bregenz is presenting a large-scale survey exhibition of the legendary artist Joan Mitchell. The show’s focus is on painting, ranging from the early work of the 1950s to her last years, presenting nearly thirty paintings by one of 20th century art’s most significant protagonists.
The exhibition will travel to Museum Ludwig, Cologne, November 14, 2015–February 21, 2016
We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée, curated by Dr. Jeffrey Grove. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6 to 8pm.
The exhibition will juxtapose the two most important bodies of work by Joan Mitchell and feature rarely seen paintings from private collections. Focusing on works Mitchell produced at two critical junctures in her life, the show will direct a lens for the first time on the years surrounding 1957 when the young Mitchell first consolidated her formal language of abstract painting and received her first important critical successes, and 1983, a time twenty-six years later when Mitchell, now an internationally recognized artist, began her epic suite of emotionally infused paintings, La Grande Vallée.