From Renoir to Kostabi
Exhibition dates: April 30th – June 12, 2022
Museum: Plains Art Museum
Location: Fargo, ND
“From Renoir to Kostabi” features selected works by six historically or critically acclaimed artists whose careers collectively span more than one hundred years, from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Four of the artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Pablo Picasso (1881-1974), and Marc Chagall (1887-1985), have been well known worldwide for many decades. The two other artists, equally deserving of such recognition, are likely being introduced to most exhibition visitors for the first time. Marcel Mouly (1918-2008) was the last figure from the ‘School of Paris’ group to live well into the first decade of the new Millennium. Mark Kostabi (born 1960) is a widely celebrated contemporary artist who rose to fame in the 1980s as an active participant in New York City’s East Village Scene.
This exhibition of 219 prints, original paintings, drawings, and sculptures by European, Russian and American artists calls attention to some of the leading European and American art movements of the past 150 years. Curated chronologically by artist and hung salon-style, it travels us through figure, floral, and landscape subject matter, purveying dynamic life, light and color.
The exhibition was curated by David S. Rubin. “Mark Kostabi: Provocateur and Healer” is sponsored by the Park West Foundation and features art on loan from Park West Museum.
In 2006, Albert and Mitsie Scaglione created the Park West Foundation to support underprivileged children and promote arts education efforts. Today, the Foundation—led by Director Diane Pandolfi—sponsors museum exhibitions all over the world.
You can go to https://plainsart.org/ for more information about visiting the museum.