USA - Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art - Luc Tuymans07/05/2010
June 6 - September 5, 2010
The U.S. retrospective of the work of Belgian artist Luc Tuymans will come to the Dallas Museum of Art on June 6 after opening at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and then traveling to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). The exhibition Luc Tuymans spans every phase of the artist's career and features approximately eighty key paintings from 1978 to the present. Exclusive to the Dallas presentation, six additional works by the artist on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art from local collectors will be installed across the Museum's concourse in another of its contemporary art galleries.
Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) is considered one of the most significant painters working today , and he has been an enduring influence on younger and emerging artists for his brilliantly enigmatic and deceptively simple figurative paintings.
The retrospective is co-curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (and SFMOMA's former Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture), and Helen Molesworth, Maisie K. and James R. Houghton Curator of Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museum (and former chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts). Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, is the coordinating curator of the Dallas presentation of Luc Tuymans. The exhibition concludes its tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and is accompanied by a definitive catalogue.
Image: Luc Tuymans, The Secretary of State, 2005, oil on canvas, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, fractional and promised gift of David and Monica Zwirner, 2006, © The Museum of Modern Art, 2006, courtesy David Zwirner, New York .