American Icons

Opera Gallery Singapore

April 26 - May 12 2019

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Opera Gallery Singapore

April 26 - May 12 2019

2 Orchard Turn
# 02-16 ION Orchard
238801 Singapore

+65 6735 2618

Opening hours

Mon - Fri : 11am - 8pm

Sat & Sun : 10am - 8pm

Add to Calendar 2019-04-26 00:00:00 2019-05-12 00:00:00 American Icons

The world’s mightiest rivers all flow from humble sources. Meander to meanders and merge gathering momentum. For over two decades, Opera Gallery has charted a path which now surges ahead like a mighty torrent, growing its presence in thirteen major international cities and representing over a dozen of the most renowned contemporary artists of the modern age. Now our dynamic enterprise has reached a significant milestone - a quarter of a century since its inception.

Solidifying our base from the heart of Europe and Asia, our doors first opened in just Paris before Singapore began its operations in the same year. Within our first 10 years Opera Gallery rapidly blossomed and branched out into leading cities like Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Monaco and Seoul with a presence which set the bar for for these centres.

In Singapore in particular, Opera Gallery’s first outdoor Masters Exhibition featuring the monumental works of Salvador Dalí was a major triumph for both the gallery and the Singaporean art scene. Scoring a first in the city state with the public exhibition of several monumental sculptures by the Surrealist master, Dalí in Singapore was a top-billing regional art event that attracted significant attention for Singapore’s inaugural F1 Night Races. This initial success spurred many more years of Masters Exhibitions featuring seminal works by Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Fernando Botero, to name a few.

Tapping into our unique relationships with artist estates and foundations, Opera Gallery has been granted access to some of the finest and most sought after artists the world has ever seen. To mark our 25th anniversary, American Icons will feature the forefathers and spearheads of the American art realm, showcasing works from the likes of Alexander Calder, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, Frank Stella, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Alex Katz amongst others.

Leaving their mark in art history and revolutionising the modern art world, these diverse and experimental New World artists have pushed boundaries forging forward, reimagining the functionality of sculpture and painting, exploiting taboo subject matters and social commentaries, appropriating popular imagery and giving them a new lease of life. This conversion and juxtaposition of creative thoughts and methods has completely redefined the Tao of art for our modern age.

Having arrived at the forefront of this modern age, Opera Gallery is poised for the opportunities and challenges of the next 25 years with a forward momentum marked by further grand expansions, significant exhibitions and treasured connections.

2 Orchard Turn
# 02-16 ION Orchard, 238801 Singapore
Opera Gallery Singapore spore@operagallery.com
Introduction

The world’s mightiest rivers all flow from humble sources. Meander to meanders and merge gathering momentum. For over two decades, Opera Gallery has charted a path which now surges ahead like a mighty torrent, growing its presence in thirteen major international cities and representing over a dozen of the most renowned contemporary artists of the modern age. Now our dynamic enterprise has reached a significant milestone - a quarter of a century since its inception.

Solidifying our base from the heart of Europe and Asia, our doors first opened in just Paris before Singapore began its operations in the same year. Within our first 10 years Opera Gallery rapidly blossomed and branched out into leading cities like Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Monaco and Seoul with a presence which set the bar for for these centres.

In Singapore in particular, Opera Gallery’s first outdoor Masters Exhibition featuring the monumental works of Salvador Dalí was a major triumph for both the gallery and the Singaporean art scene. Scoring a first in the city state with the public exhibition of several monumental sculptures by the Surrealist master, Dalí in Singapore was a top-billing regional art event that attracted significant attention for Singapore’s inaugural F1 Night Races. This initial success spurred many more years of Masters Exhibitions featuring seminal works by Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Fernando Botero, to name a few.

Tapping into our unique relationships with artist estates and foundations, Opera Gallery has been granted access to some of the finest and most sought after artists the world has ever seen. To mark our 25th anniversary, American Icons will feature the forefathers and spearheads of the American art realm, showcasing works from the likes of Alexander Calder, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, Frank Stella, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Alex Katz amongst others.

Leaving their mark in art history and revolutionising the modern art world, these diverse and experimental New World artists have pushed boundaries forging forward, reimagining the functionality of sculpture and painting, exploiting taboo subject matters and social commentaries, appropriating popular imagery and giving them a new lease of life. This conversion and juxtaposition of creative thoughts and methods has completely redefined the Tao of art for our modern age.

Having arrived at the forefront of this modern age, Opera Gallery is poised for the opportunities and challenges of the next 25 years with a forward momentum marked by further grand expansions, significant exhibitions and treasured connections.

Keith Haring, Mangeur de grenouille, 1985

Mangeur de grenouille, 1985

Acrylic on Canvas . 121.9 x 121.9 cm | 48 x 48 in

Alex Katz, Corinne, 2006

Corinne, 2006

Oil on Canvas . 121.9 x 243.8 cm |

Frank Stella, Plutusia I, 1995

Plutusia I, 1995

Oil, resin, formed paper on fiberglass . D: 136.5 cm | D: 53.7 in

Andy Warhol, Kimiko powers, 1972

Kimiko powers, 1972

Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas . 101,6 x 101,6 cm | 40 x 40 in