Mint Museum Uptown opens Double Solitaire. The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy

The Mint Museum Uptown opens Double Solitaire. The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, on view Feb 11, 2012 – May 13, 2012.

Yves Tanguy Un peu après 1940.Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy explores the exchange of ideas that informed the work of the important Surrealist artists Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy during their fifteen-year relationship. It is the first exhibition of Surrealist art for The Mint Museum; the first major exhibition of Surrealism in the region; and the first anywhere to examine Sage and Tanguy’s work from this perspective.

By intermingling Sage and Tanguy’s paintings, this exhibition of approximately seventy paintings tell the fascinating story of their complex relationship and, more importantly, elucidate the commonalities and ties between each artists’ work. Visitors will see firsthand the impact each artist had upon the other as they continued to explore and develop their own unique visual languages. While many of the paintings in the exhibition are drawn from prominent public collections, a number of privately-held works will also be included—some of which have never before been exhibited, and some of which the artists dedicated to each other.

Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy is organized by The Mint Museum and Katonah Museum of Art, and will travel to both venues as well as the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, Wellesley, N.Y. (12 October 2011-22 January 2012). – www.mintmuseum.org

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