Highlights from the Ernestine and Bradley Wayne Collection

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

November 3 – December 23, 2011

Hans Hofmann, Untitled, c. 1949-50Oil on plywood (painted on both sides)35 x 30 inches (88.9 x 76.2 cm)© 2011 Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Helen Frankenthaler, Paris at Night, 1986Acrylic on canvas86 x 55 1/2 inches (218.4 x 141 cm)© 2011 Helen Frankenthaler / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Louise Nevelson, Slide #9, 1967Painted wood construction8 1/2 x 3 x 2 inches (21.6 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm)© 2011 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Sam Francis, Untitled (SF59-531), c. 1958-59 (signed and dedicated in 1960)Watercolor on paper23 x 31 inches (58.4 x 78.7 cm)© 2011 Sam Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Kenneth Noland, This, 1960Acrylic on canvas84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 cm)Art © Estate of Kenneth Noland/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

David HockneyAmaryllis in a Vase, 1984Color lithograph on handmade paper46 x 32 1/2 inches (116.8 x 82.6 cm)

Pablo PicassoLa Peintre A La Palette, 1963Color linocut on paper25 x 20 3/4 inches (63.5 x 52.7 cm)

Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Easterly Wind, 1975Acrylic on canvas38 x 54 inches (96.5 x 137.2 cm)© 2011 Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Tom Wesselmann, Still Life With Matisse and Licthenstein (Green), 1991Color enamel on laser cut aluminum relief sculpture58 x 97 inches (147.3 x 246.4 cm)Art © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Sam Francis, Untitled (SFP83-108), 1983Acrylic on canvas50 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches (127.6 x 34.3 cm)© 2011 Sam Francis Foundation, California / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella, Untitled (Double Concentric Squares), 1975Acrylic on canvas69 x 138 inches (175.3 x 350.5 cm)© 2011 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Sam Francis Helen Frankenthaler David Hockney Hans Hofmann Paul Jenkins Louise Nevelson Kenneth Noland Pablo Picasso Frank Stella Tom Wesselmann Fully-illustrated catalogue available

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is pleased to present Highlights from the Ernestine and Bradley Wayne Collection, a group exhibition of Post War and Contemporary works by Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Hans Hofmann, Paul Jenkins, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Pablo Picasso, Frank Stella and Tom Wesselmann. The exhibition will be on view from November 3rd to December 23rd, 2011. A fully illustrated catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.

Showcasing the noteworthy collection of the Dallas-based couple Ernestine and Bradley Wayne, this exhibition underlines the Waynes’ enthusiasm and ceaseless curiosity towards art. Developing a taste for abstraction, defined gesture and bold color, the collection presents the couple’s thoughtfully cultivated personal taste. Ambitious to see and learn as much as they could about art the Waynes frequented galleries, museums and auction houses nationwide and abroad. Dorsey Waxter worked with the Waynes for a number of years assisting with their acquisitions. In the catalogue she explains their fearlessness and spark with regards to collecting:

Like many beginning collectors, they first purchased a linocut by Picasso. What better way to start a love affair with art? They also told me that they already owned a double concentric painting by Frank Stella from the middle 70s. I was intrigued by this auspicious beginning and visited them at their home on Strait Lane in Dallas…I saw their purchase of the Stella as typical of their courage to buy a painting by an artist who was young, in 1976, and one who was making such radical paintings.

Among some of the works included in the collection are a Hans Hofmann painted in his signature reds, yellows and greens including a prototypical “slab,” Helen Frankenthaler’s Paris at Night that incorporates circular forms and a distinguished darker palette and an aluminum relief cutout by Tom Wesselmann with appropriated imagery from Matisse and Lichtenstein. It is with great pleasure that Greenberg Van Doren Gallery presents many of the works the Waynes considered emblematic of their shared love of life and art.