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Thursday, October 19, 2017

NEW YORK | Moveable Feast: Frances Beatty

Date(s): October 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM  EST - 9:00 PM  EST

Event address will be provided upon registration

Members | $225
Guests | $250


ArtTable is very pleased to invite you to a special Moveable Feast dinner with Frances Beatty and Allen Adler in their Upper East Side apartment to view their eclectic collection of over three hundred works of art, including paintings, prints, sculpture, works on paper, and medals. Frances Beatty, Chairman of the Art Advisory firm Adler Beatty, studied art history at Vassar College and Columbia University, where she developed her passion for Spanish art and Surrealism. Her husband Allen Adler began collecting in his mid-twenties, before the two met, with an early interest in contemporary art and Japanese prints. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Business School, Allen began studying art and art history as a collector, while working in the film and financial industries.

Frances and Allen's collection, a product of their uncanny, similar taste, is driven by figurative emotion. They have travelled extensively to build their collection, acquiring a range of works spanning many periods and regions. The collection includes a group of German Expressionist prints by Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. In addition to their vast collection of Renaissance and Baroque medals, they have amassed a collection of small skulls carved in ivory, wood and bronze. Highlights from their collection of German sculpture include two 16th century German works: a standing Deacon from the workshop of the master Tilman Riemenschneider, and a sculpture of a young woman from a Southern German Lüsterweibchen.
Most recently, Frances and Allen have been actively collecting Spanish sculpture of the 17th and 18th centuries by such masters as Gregorio Fernández, García Brothers, and Cristóbal Ramosa. Their collection of works on paper includes those by draughtsmen Albrecht Dürer and Henry Fuseli. Artists such as Jean Dubuffet, James Rosenquist, Bill Viola, and Anselm Kiefer are also represented, drawing a thread from historical works to Modern and Contemporary art.

Moveable Feasts are a series of intimate and festive fundraising dinners in the home of distinguished collectors and collections. Join your hosts for convivial evenings of great food and great art. Proceeds from these dinners will support ArtTable's career development programs. 

Thanks to longtime ArtTable member Frances Beatty and her husband Allen Adler for hosting this program. 

Image credits: 
Otto Dix (1891–1969) Procuress, 1923, lithograph, 23-1/2 by 18 inches 
Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) The Witches Floating Above Macbeth and Banquo, 1780s, pen and ink wash over black chalk on paper, 18 by 24-1/4 inches

NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast Series with Polly Apfelbaum

Date(s): October 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM  EST - 10:00 AM  EST

Artnet, Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway Fl. 26, New York, NY 10279


Members | $20
 Guests | $25

Join ArtTable for our artist breakfast—intimate monthly breakfasts featuring leading artists in discussion with curators, academics, or critics. This month features artist Polly Apfelbaum. 

Polly Apfelbaum’s (b.1955) artistic practice is distinguished by a hybridized aesthetic that fuses traditions of painting, craft, and installation. Deploying a wide variety of media- including fabric, paint, dyes, wallpaper, plasticine, and ceramics- her work has dissolved spatial, plastic, and temporal boundaries. She is best known for expansive polychromatic installations, which coalesce the radical and the beautiful, simultaneously domestic and irreverent. Her sensibility is informed by an encyclopedic knowledge of the applied arts, fine art history, and popular culture.
Active since the mid-1980s, Apfelbaum’s practice is notable for her use of found materials associated with craft traditions to create sculptural objects and sprawling, floor-based installations. She has referenced the aesthetics and principles of the Italian Arte Povera movement, French Supports/Surface movement, and First-Wave Feminist art, utilizing accumulation and dispersal as her preferred tools for installations.

Thanky you to Polly Apfelbaum for participating in this program.

Image: Polly ApfelbaumThe Potential of Women (2017)  Courtesy to the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York.  

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