Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation Tour

Today I went to see the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation Tour. The photos will be posted soon.

Chaim Gross (1904-1991) is renowned for his direct wood carvings of circus performers, dancers, and intimate mother and child pairings. He created these subjects in a style that combined modernist, African, and folk forms.

In 1963, Chaim Gross and his wife Renee converted the industrial building at 526 LaGuardia Place into their home. A sculpture studio was added on the first floor which is illuminated by an enormous skylight and features his work.

On the third floor is the living quarters with their wonderful art collection. This includes works by many 20th Century artists as well as Columbian and African art.


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