“Surrealism! What is Surrealism? In my opinion, it is above all a reawakening of the poetic idea in art, the reintroduction of the subject but in a very particular sense, that of the strange and illogical.” (Paul Delvaux, 1966)
The directors of Blain|Di Donna are delighted to present their forthcoming exhibition of works by Paul Delvaux, bringing together over twenty oil paintings and watercolours on paper that date from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. Curated in close collaboration with the Paul Delvaux Foundation, this is the first exhibition of the artist’s work to be shown in the United States since 1969. It will be on view at Blain|Di Donna in New York from Tuesday, May 7, through Saturday, June 1, 2013.
This exhibition is comprised of loans directly from the Paul Delvaux Foundation, European museums and important private collections – with many of the works having never before travelled outside of Europe. The exhibition will then travel to London from June 18 through July 17, 2013, comprising the first ever solo exhibition of Delvaux’s work in the United Kingdom. This is Blain|Di Donna’s fourth monographic exhibition dedicated to revisiting the oeuvre of a Surrealist master, being preceded by presentations of René Magritte, André Masson and Jean Arp.