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Heckscher Museum of Art announces Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise

Heckscher Museum of Art presents Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise, an exhibition on view August 18, 2012 – November 25, 2012.

Robert S. Neuman Ship to Paradise (Encumbered by a Great Rock). 1987. Mixed media on paper. Allan Stone Collection, Courtesy of the Allan Stone Gallery, New York.

This exhibition focuses on the large-scale mixed-media drawings for Robert S. Neuman’s Ship to Paradise, a portfolio of nine illustrations that was commissioned to accompany a fine facsimile edition of Sebastian Brandt’s The Shyp of Fooles, a 16th-century allegory on the folly of vice. The Brandt volume includes reproductions of Albrecht Durer’s original woodcut illustrations from 1494, while Neuman’s whimsical, surrealist conceptions present a colorful modern look at the timeless question of human folly.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Astoria Federal Savings and made possible through generous support from Margy Hargraves and Bette and Paul Schneiderman.

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