A New Experience at Jane Kahan Gallery
For the first time in our gallery’s history, during May and June, we are opening our normally by-appointment-only showroom to New York’s fair-goers and art lovers.
Jane Kahan Exhibition Space
330 E 59th Street, Fourth Floor
Between 1st and 2nd Avenue
Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm
Enjoy an alternative to the hectic art fairs; relax in an intimate and quiet setting while viewing museum-quality masterpieces at your leisure, with the possibility of acquiring one for yourself. Many of the works are also part of the collections of the world’s most major museums.
You can continue your art viewing at our main location uptown:
Jane Kahan Gallery
922 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street
Mezzanine Level
Monday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm
 
We invite you to see for yourself how rare and special our works of art truly are.
Jane Kahan Gallery at Art Miami

Jane Kahan Gallery is thrilled to participate in Art Miami this year. We hope you will visit us at Booth AMA 2!

Below, a special preview of the museum-quality masterpieces that will be on display:

Fernand Leger, “Les Constructeurs a l’aloes,” c. 1950/1990’s, Aubusson tapestry

Gino Severini, “Le Pot orange,” c. 1948, oil on wallboard

Gerhard Richter, “Flow,” 2013, Diasec mounted chromogenic print on aluminum

Istvan Sandorfi, “Hommage a Nepharene,” 1993, oil on canvas

Sonia Delaunay, “Petite automne,” 1938/1971, Aubusson tapestry

Art Miami will take place December 3-7 at the Art Miami Pavilion:
Midtown Miami – Wynwood
3101 North East 1st Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137

VIP Preview (by invitation only): December 2

For complimentary day passes, please click here

Jane Kahan Gallery offers collectors a rare Robert Delaunay tapestry
When a masterpiece becomes part of a museum’s collection,
it would seem that the piece is permanently unavailable
to private collectors. In the case of the beloved Robert Delaunay
“Rythme no 2,” housed in the Musée d’art moderne
de la ville de Paris, there is a rare exception to this rule,
and it comes in the form of a tapestry.
In 1974, Sonia Delaunay commissioned a unique Aubusson
 tapestry of the painting, and today it is one of only a very
few Robert Delaunay tapestries in existence.
Jane Kahan Gallery is thrilled to offer its clients a special opportunity to own the monumental “Rythme” tapestry,
a museum-quality masterpiece available for private sale.

Robert Delaunay
“Rythme,”
1938/1974
Unique Aubusson Tapestry
92 x 66 inches (233.7 x 167.6 cm)

Robert Delaunay
“Rythme no 2 (Decoration for the Salon des Tuilleries),”
1938
Oil on canvas
Part of the permanent collection of the Musée d’art modern de la ville de Paris

Fleurs Bella and Jane Kahan Gallery

Chagall’s “David and Bathsheba” tapestry with an arrangement by Bella Meyer

Nature is the heart of art.

Art springs from nature like the flowers that bloom in the spring.

Fleurs Bella, art from the heart.

Alexander Calder at Jane Kahan Gallery, Whitney Museum, MAMAC, & Beyeler Foundation

Alexander Calder
“Green Ball,” 1971
Aubusson tapestry
75 x 56 1/2 inches

Calder works have become more highly collectible than ever in 2014.

At Jane Kahan Gallery, we offer clients a rare opportunity to find their own museum-quality prints, paintings, and tapestries.

Many of the same Calder lithographs currently on display in the Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice can be found for sale with us, as we have been a primary source for such important prints for over forty years, as well as a distributor of Calder prints to the “trade.”

Also available are a number of Calder tapestries that were featured in the Whitney Museum’s blockbuster 1976 Calder retrospective Calder’s Universe (including the “Green Ball” pictured at left). According to the Gazette Druout, it has never been a better time to purchase tapestries, an undervalued but increasingly coveted medium making a strong resurgence in the art world. We are in the midst of a revival of this ancient and contemporary art form, which was given a jump-start by the magnificent tapestry exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander Calder
“Les Masques” 1971
Aubusson tapestry
64 x 98 inches

Alexander Calder
“Glacier with Coloured Petals,” 1971
Aubusson tapestry
64 x 95 inches

Alexander Calder
“Untitled,” 1967
Gouache
29 1/2 x 43 inches

Alexander Calder
“Untitled” 1968
Lithograph
24 x 35 inches

Jane Kahan Gallery hosts Damsels in Design
Jane Kahan Gallery was thrilled to partner with Damsels in Design for a cocktail reception in conjunction with Designx on May 12.
Guests enjoyed refreshments and were offered special viewings of our Boutique prints, a collection of top pieces by noted artists, all priced at under $5,000; a number of items are even priced at less than $500. Bella Meyer, of Fleurs Bella, provided a gorgeous floral arrangement for the evening.

Pablo Picasso, “Le Corsage raye”

Jane Kahan Gallery, MoMA, and a rare Gauguin masterpiece

Paul Gauguin
Les Chaumieres (Field 27), 1894
Watercolor monotype
12 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches (30.8 x 19.5 cm)

As the Museum of Modern Art in New York celebrates the monotypes of Gauguin in their blockbuster exhibition “Metamorphoses,” Jane Kahan Gallery gives collectors a special opportunity to have their own museum-quality Gauguin masterpiece, Les Chaumieres, a watercolor monotype of the Breton landscape done by the artist in 1894.

This monotype was once part of the collection of Enid Annenberg Haupt, and also likely belonged to Gauguin’s close friend, the sculptor Francisco Durrio.

In the early summer of 1894, Gauguin left Paris, where he had been since his return from Tahiti a year earlier. He returned to Pont Aven and visited Concarneau with Roderic O’Conor, Armand Seguin, and others, where his leg was broken in an altercation. Unable or unwilling to paint, he turned to the smaller and more easily managed art of woodcut and watercolor transfer monotypes.

In this exceptional example, he took a watercolor, wet it, and then applied a sheet of Japon paper to the front, then rubbed the back to create a transfer. After drying, portions of the transfer were rubbed away so that the white of the board could show through as clouds.

Richard Field, in his catalogue from the 1973 Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibition of Gauguin monotypes, describes Les Chaumiers as exemplary of Gauguin’s style in 1894, noting that the composition is similar to three other works of Breton Subjects from that year: Ferme en Bretagne I and II (Wildenstein 526-27) and Le Moulin David (Wildenstein 524).

Provenance: Francisco Durrio? (according to Field)
Private Collection, New York
Enid Annenberg Haupt

This monotype is certified by the Wildenstein Institute.

Jane Kahan Gallery invites you…

Sam Francis, “Untitled” (SFM81-101), 1981, Monotype in colors on handmade paper, 22 1/4 x 22 inches

While you’re in town for the art fairs, don’t forget to stop by Jane Kahan Gallery. Avoid the crowds and relax while viewing our extensive collection of modern masterpieces.
We are also happy to make viewing appointments for our private exhibition space on
East 59th Street, where many of our museum-quality tapestries by Calder, Leger, and other modern masters are on display.

Sonia Delaunay, “Petite automne,” 1938/1971, Aubusson tapestry

Pablo Picasso, “Femme au chapeau” (BL 1073), 1962, Linocut on Arches paper, 19 1/2 x 15 inches

Please join us at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair this weekend
Jane Kahan Gallery will exhibit at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair in California over President’s Day Weekend. Please stop by Booth #601 to see our special selection of Modern Master Aubusson tapestries, ceramics, and a number of important paintings.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair-Booth 601
Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262

Opening Night Preview (invitation only): 
Thursday, Feb 12: 7:30-9:30pm
 
Regular Fair Hours:
Friday, Feb 13: 11am-7pm
Saturday, Feb 14: 11am-7pm
Sunday, Feb 15: 11am-6pm
 
For complimentary day passes, please click here
Additional information about the art fair can be found atwww.palmspringsfineartfair.com
We look forward to seeing you there!

Magritte “Le Printemps” – Aubusson tapestry

Pablo Picasso, “Visage gris” (R 206), 1953
Edition Picasso ceramic plate, 12 1/8 x 14 5/8 inches

Albert Gleizes, “Composition,” 1921

Jane Kahan Gallery at ART ANTIQUES LONDON 2012

The Jane Kahan Gallery exhibited once again at ART ANTIQUES LONDON, the prestigious art fair which was held in a specially built pavilion across from the Royal Albert Hall, June 13 – 20th, 2012.

Lucas Pinton, artist Ahmet Moustafa and Jane Kahan at ART ANTIQUES LONDON, June 2012

The centerpiece of the gallery’s booth was Frolicking Horses, an Aubusson tapestry by renowned Islamic artist Ahmet Moustafa that Jane Kahan had commissioned from the Pinton atelier to introduce at this art fair.  Moustafa’s tapestries woven by Pinton already grace public spaces in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Luxembourg.  Also featured were tapestries by Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy, Robert Delaunay and Yvette Cauquil Prince, who worked closely with Picasso, Max Ernst and who wove all the Chagall tapestries ever available for sale.  Rounding out the booth were paintings by Paul Gauguin, Jean Dufy, Clement Serveau, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Alfred Reth, Marcel Dyf and Arlene Graston.