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On the bright side


To welcome 2021 on a positive note, Opera Gallery proudly presents On the Bright Side. This online exhibition brings together decades-spanning artworks by iconic Post-War, Pop Art and today's leading Contemporary artists, united by their power to inspire, uplift and bring joy. From the whimsical and colourful sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle to the cartoonish characters by Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf or Kaws; from the dynamism and vibrancy of A.R. Penck's musicians to the unbridled celebration by Robert Combas; from Yue Min Jun's laughter to the carefree pin-ups of Ellen von Unwerth. These works all bring a smile to our lips and create a positive atmosphere in a world in need of it. Featured artists also include Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Alex Katz, Mel Bochner, Tracey Emin, Kehinde Wiley, Julian Opie and Fred Eerdekens.

KENNY SCHARF
Powface, 1983
Acrylic and spray on canvas
183,5 x 152,5 cm - 72.2 x 60 in
Available
KEITH HARING
Untitled, June 10, 1984
Acrylic on canvas
238,8 x 477,5 cm - 94 x 188 in
Available

KENNY SCHARF
We're Melting Together Night and Day, 2017
Oil, acrylic and diamond dust on canvas
365,8 x 731,5 cm - 144 x 288 in
Available
FRED EERDEKENS
Cool, 2017
Nickel
30 x 40 x 30 cm - 11.8 x 15.7 x 11.8 in
Available
ALEX KATZ
Kym, 2006
Oil on linen
167,6 x 228,6 cm - 66 x 90 in
Available

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
Nana dansant, circa 1968
Gouache and collage on paper
67,5 x 48 cm - 26.6 x 18.9 in
Available
NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE
La Machine à rêver, 1970
Fiberglass and painted polyester
280 x 346 x 120 cm - 110.2 x 136.2 x 47.2 in
Available

ALEXANDER CALDER
Serpent vert, 1972
Gouache and ink on paper
75 x 110 cm - 29.5 x 43.3 in
Available
JEAN DUBUFFET
Le Conjectural, 1972 - 1973
Acrylic on klegecell
182,9 x 106,7 x 3,8 cm - 72 x 42 x 1.5 in
Available
A.R. PENCK
Musiker (Musicians), 1988
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 200 cm - 47.2 x 78.7 in
Available

ROBERT COMBAS
En plein rock and cul. Ça c'était les années 80, 1985
Acrylic on canvas
165 x 200 cm - 65 x 78.7 in
Available

YUE MINJUN
The Resurrection, 2010
Oil on canvas
390 x 330 cm - 153.5 x 129.9 in
Available
YUE MINJUN
Contemporary Terracotta Warriors - 2, 2000
Acrylic on fiberglass reinforced plastic
182 x 73 x 55 cm - 71.7 x 28.7 x 21.7 in
Available

MEL BOCHNER
Blah, Blah, Blah, 2012
Monoprint with collage, engraving and embossment on joined hand-dyed Twinrocker handmade paper
243,8 x 181,9 cm - 96 x 71.6 in
Available
JULIAN OPIE
Woman Dressed 4, 2002
Vinyl on wooden stretcher
380 x 234 x 3 cm - 149.6 x 92.1 x 1.2 in
Available

KAWS
Companion (Black), 2007-2009
Colour on cast vinyl
126 x 58 x 33 cm - 49.6 x 22.8 x 13 in
Available
KEHINDE WILEY
Easter Realness #6, 2004
Oil on canvas in artist's frame
294,6 x 294,6 cm - 116 x 116 in
Available

TRACEY EMIN
What Colour is a Kiss X, 2018
Neon (warm white, coral pink)
85 x 201 x 7 cm - 33.5 x 79.1 x 2.8 in
Available
ELLEN VON UNWERTH
Freshly Bloomed, Bavaria, 2015
Colour inject print on baryta paper
150 x 225 cm - 59.1 x 88.6 in
Available