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The directors of Colnaghi, London, are proud to announce Dreamsongs: from Medicine to Demons to Artificial Intelligence, a group exhibition which examines the way dreams have been depicted in art from Antiquity to the present day.
Curated by Bjorn Stern, the presentation is comprised of more than forty paintings, drawings, sculptures and multi-media works by a diverse range of artists, including Jan van Wechelen, Frederick Charles Underhill, Takis, Salvador Dali and Max Ernst.
An iteration of Dreamsongs will be displayed simultaneously at the gallery’s virtual stand at Frieze Masters online from 7 — 16 October.
Artists: Reza Aramesh, Shuvinai Ashoona, Jennifer Bartlett, Vilhelm Bjerke-Petersen, Peter Blake, Joseph Cornell, Tullio Crali, Salvador Dalí, Konstantino Dregos, Max Ernst, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Juan de Valdés Leal, Marcel Mariën, André Masson, Roberto Matta, Estrid Lutz & Emile Mold, Pierre Molinier, John Naish George, Amédée Ozenfant, John Robinson, Walter Sauer, Jan Schoolmeesters, James Smetham, Annegret Soltau, Henry John Stock, Takis, James Turrell, Frederick Charles Underhill, Hugo Wilson, Otto Wols, Adolf Wölfli, Jan Van Wechelen, Cajsa Von Zeipel and others.
About Colnaghi Gallery
Founded in 1760, Colnaghi is one of the oldest commercial art galleries in the world with an unmatched history. From the late nineteenth century, Colnaghi became the leading dealership of Old Master paintings, selling masterpieces to the greatest collectors and museums of the gilded age. The only major commercial gallery to specialise in artworks from antiquity through to the modern era, Colnaghi handles unique objects from the Ancient World, the finest Old Masters and Modern masterpieces. With galleries and experts in London, New York, and Madrid, Colnaghi is able to offer an unparalleled service and programme of exhibitions and events.
Colnaghi’s exhibitions showcase the finest Old Masters, Ancient and Modern works of art in the world. Past exhibitions have included a temporary gallery space in Venice for the 58th Biennale, which merged the spirit of the Grand Tour with the desires of the 21st-century traveller. Colnaghi London’s past exhibitions have presented opportunities to cross collect from an array of diverse categories. Forthcoming shows in London and New York will offer a superb breadth of paintings, drawings, sculpture and ancient works of art, telling the stories of exquisite and rare art and objects from across the globe. The gallery was acquired by Jorge Coll and Nicolas Cortés in 2015 when it merged with the gallery they founded in 2005, Coll & Cortés (Cortés left the company in 2018). Last year, Victoria Golembiovskaya, the founder of the art consultancy House of the Nobleman, joined the company as a Director.
About Bjorn Stern
Bjorn Stern is a London based art historian, critical theorist and independent art advisor. His previous exhibitions include, La Bella Figura, which addressed the challenges of creative production during the First Italian Republic in painting, installation and filmmaking, which focused on the post-war cohabitation of political and societal chaos and creative genius.
Images in order of appearance:
(1) Jan van Wechelen, The Legend of the baker of Eeklo, circa 1570-1580, oil on wooden panel, 74 x 103 cm. Courtesy of Colnaghi.
(2) André Masson, Les dormeurs, 1924, oil on canvas, 35 x 24 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.). Courtesy of Colnaghi
(3) Barton Lidicé Benes, Toothbrushes, 6.5 h x .5 w x .5 d inches. Courtesy of Colnaghi
(4) Frederick Charles Underhill, Temptation of Saint Anthony, oil on canvas, 89 x 114.3 cm. Courtesy of Colnaghi
(5) Max Ernst, Horizon-Soleil,1926, oil on panel, 24.2 x 18.5 cm (9 9.16 x 7 5.16 in.). Courtesy of Colnaghi
(6) Peter Blake, After Pollaiuolo's 'Apollo and Daphne', 1996, oil on canvas, 90 x 62 cm. Courtesy of Colnaghi