The Monaco Masters Show 2021

01 July - 31 August 2021

Opera Gallery is pleased to present the Monaco Masters Show, featuring a curated selection of over fifty artworks by leading Modern, Post-war and Contemporary artists.


This exhibition creates and prompts dialogues between paintings, works on paper and sculptures from different time periods, places and styles and celebrates the spirit and genius of over twenty-five artists, whose insight and vision produced crowning achievements in art and culture over the past century. From a cubist portrait by Pablo Picasso to the lyrical paintings by Fernand Léger; from the floating lovers and lush bouquets by Marc Chagall to the free rein landscapes by André  Brasilier; from the powerful gestural monochromatic works by Pierre Soulages to the mosaic technique of the bold multi-chromatic works by Jean Paul Riopelle; from the stick figures by A.R. Penck to the smooth inflated forms by Fernando Botero; from the whimsical and colourful sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle to the cartoonish characters by Keith Haring; from the doodle-like interlocking forms from the Hourloupe cycle by Jean Dubuffet to the standing mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder; the works presented were all created by artists, who strove or still strive to renew art and to liberate it both from copying nature and blind adherence to academic traditions. Featured artists also include Bernard Buffet, Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Simon Hantaï, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Alex Katz, George Condo, Robert Combas, Mel Bochner, Tony Cragg, Bernar Venet and Julian Opie.