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Contemporary Art from The UBS Art Collection and Works from Frederic Remington

January 28 - March 28, 2004


On January 28, the Boca Raton Museum of Art will debut two Special Exhibitions: Return to Realism. Contemporary Works from The UBS Art Collection; and Frederic Remington: Illustrator, Sculptor, Painter. Artist of the Old West. Both will run through March 28, 2004.



Return to Realism: Contemporary Art from The UBS Art Collection explores some of the most significant developments of realist art from the late 20th-century through the more than 40 works of such influential artists as Christo, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Janet Fish, Lucian Freud, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Malcolm Morley, Robert Moskowitz, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Susan Rothenberg, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andy Warhol. (right: Cindy Sherman, Untitled #209, 1989, color photograph, edition 2/6, 65 x 49 inches)

The UBS Art Collection, one of the largest and most remarkable corporate collections of contemporary art, is a vast, comprehensive survey of art produced over the past 50 years. It was inspired by the idea that the best contemporary art provides a crucial insight into culture and a positive experience for those who come into contact with it. The Collection began in 1971 with a modest selection of contemporary prints, including works by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein. Since then, it has blossomed to include more than 900 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures, featuring the work of major artists of the post-World War II era.



Frederic Remington (1861-1909) is widely regarded as one of America's greatest Western artists. This exhibition presents more than 30 sculptures, paintings, drawings, and illustrations by the artist in an exploration of how Remington's artwork has shaped our view of the American West. The enduring myth of the Wild West comes to life in Remington's colorful graphic images and bronzes of cowboys, Indians, stagecoaches and camp life on the prairies. At the same time, the exhibition examines the artist's artistic career spanning 20 years, the stylistic development of his art, his changing aspirations and self-image. (right: Frederic Reminton, My Second Shot Sent Him Lining Out After His Brother, 1891, oil on canvas, 27 1/4 x 40 inches)

Among the selections in this exhibition will be the types of work for which Remington is best known -- original illustrations of cavalry troops, cowboys, and Indians from such popular periodicals as Harper's Weekly and Collier's. Also included are examples of his Impressionist and Tonalist paintings, and his bronzes of western subjects.

Twenty-six Remington works are on loan from the Frederic Remington Art Museum, in Ogdensburg, New York -- the most comprehensive collection of Remington's work, archives, and memorabilia. Additional works have been borrowed from the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

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