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I Heart New York: New Paintings by Juan Bolivar
30th October – 8th December 2014

In January 2013 artist Juan Bolivar travelled to New York to witness Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925; a survey of the birth of the abstract movement staged at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

For I Heart New York, Bolivar fuses personal encounters with New York city filtered through the imagery of paintings from this exhibition. He uses Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925as a starting point for a new body of work made in response to this trip: iconic landmarks such as Broadway and Wall Street are reinterpreted through the schemas of Piet Mondrian and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, becoming an intimate travelog of the artist’s first visit, and quasi-pilgrimage, to New York.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an introductory text by Graham Crowley.

ISBN 9781326069100
Published 03 November 2014
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