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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

KEITH HARING

Untitled
June 10, 1984
Acrylic on canvas
238,8 x 477,5 cm - 94 x 188 in

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

Fred Eerdekens

Cool
2017
Nickel
30 x 40 x 30 cm - 11.8 x 15.7 x 11.8 in

ALEX KATZ

Kym
2006
Oil on linen
167,6 x 228,6 cm - 66 x 90 in

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE

Nana dansant
circa 1968
Gouache and collage on paper
67,5 x 48 cm - 26.6 x 18.9 in

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

ALEXANDER CALDER

Serpent vert
1972
Gouache and ink on paper
75 x 110 cm - 29.5 x 43.3 in

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

ALEX KATZ

Musiker (Musicians)
1988
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 200 cm - 47.2 x 78.7 in

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

YUE MINJUN

The Resurrection
2010
Oil on canvas
390 x 330 cm - 153.5 x 129.9 in

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

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

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

Kaws

Companion (Black)
2007-2009
Colour on cast vinyl
126 x 58 x 33 cm - 49.6 x 22.8 x 13 in

Kehinde Wiley

Easter Realness #6
2004
Oil on canvas in artist's frame
294,6 x 294,6 cm - 116 x 116 in

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

Ellen von Unwerth

Freshly Bloomed, Bavaria
2015
Colour inject print on baryta paper
150 x 225 cm - 59.1 x 88.6 in