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Marco Maggi

Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions


Sicardi Gallery is pleased to announce that Marco Maggi's work Too Close Too Far, V, (2001) will be on view at The Morgan Library & Museum, in the exhibition Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions.


Including work by Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Egon Schiele, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Susan Rothenberg, Martin Kippenberger, and Marlene Dumas, among others, Embracing Modernism opens on February 13.


The exhibition is divided into five sections. Each focuses on a particular departure or shift in emphasis in modern drawing—such as the approach to the use of the line—that sets it apart from its antecedents. The exhibition is organized by Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at the Morgan, who has led the museum in this area since 2005.


“The Morgan’s decision to collect modern and contemporary drawings underscores its belief that artists of our day are part of a long continuum that celebrates the primacy of the medium,” said Peggy Fogelman, Acting Director of the Morgan Library & Museum. “Embracing Modernism presents an extraordinary collection of works by some of our greatest artists. The Morgan is deeply grateful to the collectors and donors who helped build our collection over the last decade and make possible an exhibition such as this.”