Rene Ricard

Sonnets From the Portuguese

Vito Schnabel

May 12 – June 25, 2011

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Puritans

2011

Oil on linen

72 x 45 inches

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UNTITLED: “The World Was...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

60 x 48 inches 

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UNTITLED: “As the Magician...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

72 x 40 inches 

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Untitled: “A Black - Out...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

60 x 48 inches 

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Untitled: “Cascais” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

96 x 72 inches 

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UNTITLED: “Elizabeth Barrett Browning”

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

83 x 51 inches

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Untitled: "and then Love..."

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

60 x 48 inches

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Untitled: "What I Really Think"

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

72 x 32.5 inches

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Untitled: “Sonnets from the Portuguese” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas

34.5 x 42.5 inches 

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UNTITLED: “blow-jobs...” 

2012 

Oil on linen 

40 x 29 inches 

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Untitled (Tomorrow is another day…)

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

40 x 29 inches

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Untitled: “As I Crossed...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

40 x 29 inches 

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Untitled: “Asleep...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

40 x 29 inches 

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UNTITLED: “blow-jobs...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

40 x 29 inches 

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Untitled: “Closure Will Be Over...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

80 x 29 inches 

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Don’t Do It...

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

40 x 29 inches

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Untitled: “Poison...” 

2011 

Oil, chalk on canvas 

80 x 29 inches 

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Untitled: "pre-nupt?"

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

40 x 29 inches

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Untitled (The VIP room…)

2011

Oil, chalk on canvas

40 x 29 inches

Comunicato stampa

522 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
 
"My new exhibition at Vito Schnabel’s Gallery is my first solo painting show in NY in over 20 years. I will be showing about 16 small canvas (app. 36 inches high) in poison green (oil on linen) with a very short poem painted on each. Also in this colour will be several double-height canvas with longer poems.

The show is titled, “Sonnets From the Portuguese” which is in no way meant to impugn the reputation of Elisabeth Barrett Browning.. I use this title to show my affection for the city of Lisbon and my friends there who have allowed me to raid their family albums for the old photos that I’ve copied as the imagery in the 9 large to very large (up to 8 feet high) canvases that comprise the rest of the show. These are painted over with longer new poems.

On the title picture, the phrase, “Sonnets From the Portuguese”, is written in oil paint on the glass of a large framed engraving by the great Portuguese painter of the Napoleonic era, Domingos Sequeira." 

–Rene Ricard  
 
The exhibition will be open May 12 - June 25, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm.