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Installation view of Francesco Clemente: Watercolors exhibition at Lévy Gorvy New York 2020
Installation view, "Francesco Clemente: Watercolors", Lévy Gorvy New York, 2020. Photo: Farzad Owrang

Francesco Clemente


Lévy Gorvy New York
August 17 – October 1 2020

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, an exhibition that surveys three decades of work in the medium. On view from August 17, this presentation follows the recent Francesco Clemente: Pastels at the gallery’s London location. Both exhibitions have been curated by architect Bill Katz, a close friend of the artist, to highlight and celebrate not only Clemente’s mastery of the visual effects of his materials, but also the depth of physical and metaphysical concerns that inform his artistic practice. On view at the gallery’s New York space, Francesco Clemente: Watercolors features many works that have never before been exhibited. A fully illustrated publication accompanies Lévy Gorvy’s exhibitions, featuring a “playlist” of poetry selected by the artist in dialogue with his pastels and watercolors. Essays by Carlos Basualdo and Raymond Foye illuminate the continuity between visual art, poetry, storytelling, music, and spirituality in Clemente’s work from the 1980’s until today.

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