Helly Nahmad Gallery in cooperation with Phoenix Ancient Art will dazzle New York City audiences presenting a unique exhibition, entitled “Mnemosyne: de Chirico and Antiquity,” that will run from November 4 through December 23, 2015.
The exhibition will include modern paintings, created by Greek-born Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico (10 July 1888 – 20 November 1978), scrupulously paired with marvelous Greek and Roman antiquities, in an effort to expose Classicism’s huge aesthetic impact on twentieth century Modernism.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, and the mother of the nine Muses, Mnemosyne, who was the personification of memory in ancient Greek mythology.
Phoenix Ancient Art, numbering several galleries in Geneva, Switzerland and New York City, was founded in the mid-1960s and is now considered to be one of the world’s leading dealers in rare and exquisite antiquities. It mainly focuses on Greek, Roman, Near Eastern and Egyptian art.
Helly Nahmad Gallery is described mostly as a commercial space that specializes in well-recognized twentieth century artists, such as Burri, Calder, Ernst, Fontana, Kandinsky, Matisse, Miro, Morandi, Picasso, and Twombly.
“Mnemosyne: de Chirico and Antiquity”
November 4 – December 23, 2015
Helly Nahmad Gallery
975 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Phone: +1 212 879 2075
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm & Saturdays: 11am – 6pm