OFF THE WALL: Established Contemporary

Thu, 07/26/2012 to Sat, 08/04/2012
Contemporary Wing
1412 14th Street, NW
20005 Washington, DC

Contemporary Wing is proud to present our first installment of the OFF THE WALL series, Established Contemporary. This innovative series connects evolving private collections and collectors who are looking for innovative forums to discuss and market their desirable, high-quality works. Though these artworks may no longer fit within the narrow focus of one collection, they are a conerstone acquisition for another.

OFF THE WALL: Established Contemporary is supported by New York and DC-based collections featuring, amongst others, four works acquired in the 80’s from Nan Goldin’s studio, a Washington-esque print from Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species series (it’s the bald eagle one how can I say that above best? Washington-esque?), a rare watercolor by Kara Walker and textile collages by Shinique Smith. Representing the YBAs are two editoned works from Damien Hirst’s dot and butterfly series’ and an exceptional Tracey Emin nude graphite on paper.

OFF THE WALL will feature forthcoming programming that includes collectors, curators and art professionals to dialogue on the nuances of collection management.  We hope you’re excited as we are to view these rarely seen works uncovered in our town (neighbor’s collections? Our backyard?) and those treasures brought to us by our friends in New York.


OFF THE WALL: Established Contemporary runs from July 26 – August 4

The opening reception is Thursday, July 26

Nan Goldin
Andy Warhol
Damien Hirst
Tracey Emin
Kara Walker
Shinique Smith


OFF THE WALL: Street Art runs from August 16 – 25

The opening reception is Thursday, August 16

Shepard Fairey
Blek Le Rat
James Marshall (Dalek)
WK Interact
Gary Baseman
Logan Hicks