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Behind the curtain

Behind The Curtain

Oct 8-Nov 9, 2014

Opening Reception Oct 8, 6-9pm

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Anthony Van Dyck and David Salle have in common? All of these great artists started their career as assistants to other painters, and ultimately, went on to have assistants of their own.

Indeed, many of today’s most talented emerging artists are also getting their start as assistants to art world superstars. Their duties range from logistical tasks to executing large segments of the artist’s vision on the canvas. Some artists may employ just one or two assistants, while others employ dozens to implement their concepts. But how does carrying out the masters’ visions influence the assistants’ personal creative endeavors?  

This exhibition brings together the work of the assistants to various cultural icons, allowing viewers to experience the dialogue between their creative forces first-hand.  This show is an opportunity to witness a unique moment of synergy, where the paths of these two generations of artists cross and intertwine. 

Mark Miller Gallery

92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 6pm and by appointment

Earlier Event: September 7
Beyond the threshold
Later Event: October 10
Tell them stories