"Highlights from the Ernestine and Bradley Wayne Collection" Exhibition

Van Doren Waxter

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Showcasing the noteworthy collection of the Dallas-based couple Ernestine and Bradley Wayne, this exhibition underlines the Waynes’ enthusiasm and ceaseless curiosity towards art. Developing a taste for abstraction, defined gesture and bold color, the collection presents the couple’s thoughtfully cultivated personal taste. Ambitious to see and learn as much as they could, the Waynes frequented galleries, museums and auction houses nationwide and abroad. Dorsey Waxter worked with the Waynes for a number of years assisting with their acquisitions. In the catalogue she explains their fearlessness and spark with regards to collecting:

Like many beginning collectors, they first purchased a linocut by Picasso. What better way to start a love affair with art? They also told me that they already owned a double concentric painting by Frank Stella from the middle 70s. I was intrigued by this auspicious beginning and visited them at their home on Strait Lane in Dallas…I saw their purchase of the Stella as typical of their courage to buy a painting by an artist who was young, in 1976, and one who was making such radical paintings.

Among some of the works included in the collection are a Hans Hofmann painted in his signature reds, yellows and greens including a prototypical “slab,” Helen Frankenthaler’s Paris at Night that incorporates circular forms and a distinguished darker palette and an aluminum relief cutout by Tom Wesselmann with appropriated imagery from Matisse and Lichtenstein. It is with great pleasure that Greenberg Van Doren Gallery presents many of the works the Waynes considered emblematic of their shared love of life and art.

[Image: Tom Wesselmann "Still Life With Matisse and Licthenstein (Green)" (1991) color enamel on laser cut aluminum relief sculpture, 58 x 97 in. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY]



from November 03, 2011 to December 23, 2011
Closed during Thanksgiving: November 23-29.

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