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"As you will see in the following pages we continue to pursue acquisitions from the post-war period of Abstract American art with great passion. As times change, we continue to keep reinventing ourselves and our growth in both knowledge as well as our desire to learn is paramount in keeping us current," -Vincent Vallarino, from our new recent acquisitions catalogue entitled, Abstract Addictions: Don't Think Twice It's Alright. The 175 page catalogue features works by: Sam Francis, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Calder, Robert Motherwell, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Catlett, Friedel Dzubas, Giorgio Cavallon, Perle Fine, George Vranesh, Fred Troller, Thomas Downing and many others. Published 2016, 175 pages, soft cover with over 135 color illustrations.
In conjunction with the move into our new light-filled gallery at 113 East 60th Street, we have released a recent acquisition catalogue entitled, Abstract Addictions: Inventing a Reinvention. Our 180 page recent acquisitions catalogue features works by: Harry Bertoia, Richard Pousette-Dart, Norman Bluhm, Hans Burkhardt, Perle Fine, George Rickey, Elaine de Kooning, Charles Howard, James Brooks, Elizabeth Catlett, Thomas Downing, Helen Frankenthaler, Michael Goldberg, Friedel Dzubas, Hans Hofmann, Ray Parker, Theodoros Stamos and many others. Published 2015, 180 pages, soft cover with over 130 color illustrations.
During the past year we have been dedicated to analyzing and purchasing contemporary artworks that we perceive serve as a link between the past and present, but more importantly, we believe will be significant enough to influence future generations of artists to come. VFA Contemporary has invested in a select group of artists we feel are those who remain historically relevant yet innovative and original in their own right. Our collection seeks to represent those who are consummate craftsmen following an intuitive flow in an uninterrupted manner, all taking the necessary steps that will enable their work to have a place in the future, not just a trend of the present. Published: October 2015
Our 136 page recent acquisitions catalogue features works by: Charles Henry Alston, Karel Appel, Harry Bertoia, Norman Bluhm, Mel Bochner, James Brooks, Alexander Calder, Elizabeth Catlett, Thomas Downing, Helen Frankenthaler, Michael Goldberg, Hans Hofmann, Perle Fine, Ibram Lassaw, Robert Motherwell, Ray Parker, Theodoros Stamos and many others. Published 2014, 136 pages, soft cover with over 100 color illustrations
Sam Feinstein was an incredibly talented and
significant painter, though a private one. He exhibited primarily in New York, Philidelphia, Toronto and Provincetown in the 1930s-50s before he withdrew from the commercial art world, choosing instead to teach and paint privately for the remainder of his life. He even turned down the legendary Hans Hofmann when Hofmann approached Sam about taking over the teaching of his classes. In 1952, Hofmann wrote, “Mr. Feinstein is a highly gifted and versatile artist with a pronounced standing of his own...and with a deep understanding of the plastic problems in painting.” Published 2014, 40 pages, softcover with 21 color illustrations
Our recent acquisitions catalogue features works by: Charles Henry Alston, Karel Appel, Norman Bluhm, Ernest Briggs, James Brooks, Elizabeth Catlett, Giorgio Cavallon, Michael Goldberg, John Grillo, Norman Kanter, Franz Kline, Ray Parker, Irving Penn, Milton Resnick, Jack Roth, Charles Green Shaw, Wolfgang Wols and many others. Published 2013, 128 pages, soft cover with over 100 color illustrations.
Norman Kanter was an abstractionist of unusual strength who worked from his Tribeca loft for over fifty years. His gestural works from the 1950s and early 60s personify the exuberance and beauty of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Graduating from Berkeley in 1956 Kanter maintained his West Coast ties over the years returning often to teach and exhibit. The Kanter estate is co-represented by McCormick Gallery and Vincent Vallarino Fine Art in New York. Published 2013, 48 pages, soft cover with 35 color illustrations
Our recent acquisitions catalogue features works by: Mary Abbott, Norman Bluhm, James Brooks, Alexander Calder, Lynne Mapp Drexler, Friedel Dzubas, Michael Goldberg, Grace Hartigan, John Little, Michael Loew, Robert Natkin, Melville Price, Jack Roth and many others. It also features images of the Millbrook studio and a refreshing introduction by Vincent Vallarino. Published 2013, 104 pages, soft cover with 77 color illustrations
Vincent Vallarino Fine Art and McCormick Gallery are pleased to present the first comprehensive exhibition of work from the estate of Jack Roth (1927-2004) Roth was a multi-tasking painter, photographer, poet, drawer, collagist, box maker, professor, Guggenheim Fellow and...PhD Mathematician. He worked with Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still in San Francisco in the late 1940s and was represented by M. Knoedler & Co. in New York in the 1980s. His style spanned Abstract Expressionism to color-field. Opening Reception: September 21st from 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: September 7 - October 13, 2012 McCormick Gallery, 835 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago Published 2012, softcover, 120 pages
Our recent acquisitions catalogue features works by: Mary Abbott, Norman Bluhm, Alexander Calder, Lynne Mapp Drexler, Friedel Dzubas, Michael Goldberg, Grace Hartigan, John Little, Michael Loew, Robert Natkin, Melville Price, Jack Roth, Theodoros Stamos, and many others. It also features images of the Millbrook studio and a refreshing introduction by Vincent Vallarino. Published 2011, 100 pages, soft cover with 76 color illustrations
Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at The McCormick Gallery, this catalog examines drawings created by artist Jack Roth (1927-2004) in the 1960's. Roth was an abstract painter and a mathematics professor. The ink drawings, watercolors and collages from this period combine Roth's awareness of Pop Art and wry humor with curiosity about the worlds of fashion, art and culture. Published 2011, softcover, 36 pages with 27 color illustrations
Lynne Drexler "Early Spring" accompanies the exhibition held at the McCormick Gallery from April 17-June 5, 2010. An essay by Susan Danly is featured in the catalog.
Published in conjunction with the McCormick Gallery, Chicago. Published 2010, softcover, 25 pages with 22 color illustrations
This catalog accompanied the Harold Krisel exhibition held at the McCormick Gallery, Chicago in 2009. It includes a detailed chronology and essay by Peter Frank along with short tributes from two of the artist's daughters. Published 2009, 48 pages, soft cover with 50 color illustrations