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RARE MATISSE COLLECTION MAKES ITS DEBUT ON THE WORLD STAGE IN ST. LOUIS THIS SPRING 

PUBLIC VIEWING WEEKDAYS THROUGH JUNE 1st

St. Louis, MO (April 4, 2018, 2018) --  World renown art collector Ronnie Greenberg showcases a rare collection of  Matisse drawings and prints this spring.  The exhibit makes its debut on the world stage in St. Louis.  From Friday, April 6, through Friday, June 1, 2018, The Greenberg Gallery in Clayton will display 51 drawings, lithographs, etchings, dry-points, aquatints, and linocuts of Henri Matisse (1869-1954).  Collectors hail Matisse as one of the most famous of French artists.  His works can go for millions.  These particular drawings and prints were acquired by Greenberg from a variety of domestic and international collections with the intention of making them accessible to a wider range of collectors at prices ranging from $15,000 to $400,000.  According to Greenberg, “We’re excited to introduce a fresh view on a familiar artist and to add another chapter in our history of bringing unique and enlightening collections to St. Louis.  Each of these works is recognizable as Matisse is a great addition to any collection. It is everything you could want in a piece of art.”  Buyers can only expect these pieces grow more valuable in the years to come.

The selection of lesser-known works which overview Matisse’s career have never been exhibited together.  “These works are not just a pretty face but great examples of subtlety of pencil vs. ink. They show Matisse’s mastery of a single line and shines a new light onto what he was capable of as an artist,” said Greenberg.

Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century.  His mastery of the expressive language of color and drawing, displayed in a body of work spanning over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.

Background on Ronnie Greenberg and The Greenberg Gallery

Ronald K. Greenberg opened The Greenberg Gallery in 1972 in Clayton, Missouri. One of St. Louis’ first contemporary art galleries, The Greenberg Gallery brought to the Midwest some of the most respected and influential contemporary artists in the art world. In 1978 the gallery moved to St. Louis’ Central West End. In 1993 The Greenberg Gallery became Greenberg Van Doren Gallery and continued to thrive in its Central West End location as St. Louis’ leading contemporary art gallery, hosting shows by contemporary masters. Greenberg Van Doren Gallery opened in New York City in 1999. In 2013 Mr. Greenberg renovated a gallery space in Clayton, MO not far from where his original gallery opened in 1972 and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery once again became The Greenberg Gallery. The Greenberg Gallery remains St. Louis’ premier contemporary art gallery, showing the works of contemporary masters.

 

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Schedules

  • Starting Friday, April 6th, 2018, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Venue

The Greenberg Gallery

230 S. Bemiston Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

Contact

Grayling Holmes