We will be exhibiting a range of 20th century works of art that reflect the cross-currents in European and American art of the time. One of our centrepieces will be a beautiful oil painting by the American Abstract Expressionist painter, Joan Mitchell, painted at her studio in Vétheuil on the River Seine in 1972 – typical of this period but more lyrical and indeed ‘European' than many of her American paintings. This will be complemented by a group of Abstract Expressionist works by the American Norman Bluhm, the German-American Friedel Dzubas, the Dutch-American Willem de Kooning, and the Canadian Jean-Paul Riopelle.
The other main centrepieces are two works, each more than 2m high, by Robert Rauschenberg, the subject of a recent ‘blockbuster' exhibition at Tate Modern and today one of the most influential artists in both Europe and America. Further highlights include an important 1932 oil painting by Fernand Léger, a 1950 beach scene by the same artist, and a 1913 cubist composition by the Mexican painter, Angél Zarraga. We will have some great examples from the artists' estates we represent, most notably Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Georges Folmer, works that have been released specially for TEFAF 2018. Meanwhile among the highly collectable works on paper that we will be showing is an interesting composition by the Italian master Gino Severini.