Leonora Carrington Drawings and Watercolors, 1941 – 2002

As part of Master Drawings New York 2017, Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art will exhibit a selection of works on paper by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington celebrating the centennial year of her birth. Carrington’s intelligence, humor, and technical skills are readily apparent in her drawings, which offer viewers an insight into her artistic process and vivid imagination. The show will include studies for paintings and prints, costume sketches and set designs, diary notes and political satire. These 30 works span Carrington’s career, and many are being exhibited publicly for the first time.

Master Drawings New York runs from January 21 through January 28. Please visit the Master Drawings website or call the gallery for hours. There is a preview at the gallery on January 20, from 4 to 8 pm. The Carrington exhibition at Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art will continue through Wednesday, February 22. Selected paintings and sculptures will also be on view.

The following is a selection of works from the exhibition.

Images © 2017 Estate of Leonora Carrington / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



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Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Online Preview

We invite you to visit Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art at Art Basel Miami Beach (Booth D2), November 30-December 4, 2016. The gallery will exhibit recent acquisitions and a selection of “classic” inventory including masterworks by Mario Carreño, Leonora Carrington, Gunther Gerzso, Matta, Carlos Mérida, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, and Remedios Varo. We will also feature new works in glass and on paper by Panamanian artist Isabel De Obaldía.

Visit the Art Basel Miami Beach website to learn more about the fair.

Please contact Mary-Anne Martin for more information.

The following is a selection of works that will be exhibited.



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Latin American Art Week Online Preview

We invite you to visit the gallery during Latin American Art Week to see an exhibition of recent acquisitions and selected inventory, including works by De Obaldía, Gerzso, Goeritz, Izquierdo, Matta, Orozco, Rivera, Tamayo, Toledo, and Varo.


A Visit with Isabel De Obaldía

On a recent trip to Panama, travel enthusiast and blogger Vanessa Grall, founder of the blog Messy Nessy Chic, visited the studio of renowned sculptor Isabel De Obaldía. Besides getting a firsthand look at De Obaldía’s artistic process, Grall was interested to learn more about the history of Panama. De Obaldía took her on a drive through her neighborhood, which was originally built and occupied by American military personnel.

Read The Living American Ghost Towns of Panama for a tour of the artist’s studio, including photos and a video of her work in progress, and a look back into the history of Panama.

Visit Isabel De Obaldía’s website

See available works by Isabel De Obaldía at Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art


Isabel De Obaldía's studio. Photo courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic.
Isabel De Obaldía’s studio. Photo courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic.
Isabel De Obaldia
The artist in her home. Photo courtesy of Messy Nessy Chic.


Booth Preview for The Art Show, March 2-6, 2016

Please visit Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art at The ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, March 2-6 (Booth A15). The gallery is featuring works by Mexican and Latin American artists who were influenced by 20th Century avant-garde European movements.

Please contact Mary-Anne Martin or Emmaline Deihl for more information.

The following is a selection of works that will be exhibited:


Drawings by the Muralists

Mary-Anne Martin|Fine Art is exhibiting a selection of works on paper by Mexican muralists Leonora Carrington, Elena Climent, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo. The exhibition is on view through February 19, 2016.

The following is a selection of works from the exhibition.


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Latin American Art Week Online Preview

We invite you to visit the gallery during Latin American Art Week to see a special exhibition of recent acquisitions and selected inventory. “Spiders, Rats, Sharks, Snails, Snakes, and Scorpions” features paintings, drawings, and sculpture by artists including Carrington, De Obaldía, Gerzso, Goeritz, Izquierdo, Kahlo, Lam, Matta, Orozco, Paalen, Rivera, and Tamayo. Besides a menagerie of animals, the exhibition features important works of surrealism, abstraction, and portraiture.

Joy Laville at McKinney Avenue Contemporary

A retrospective of Mexican artist Joy Laville’s work is on view at McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. Joy Laville: The First Fifty Years is guest curated by Salomon Grimberg and is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Silvia Cherem, Isabella Rowe, and Salomon Grimberg, illuminating the life and work of Laville. The exhibition covers her work from 1962 through the present. In describing her work, Salomon Grimberg writes that “Apollinaire’s observation of how a river is ‘always different, always the same’ applies to Laville’s work. Only after studying her paintings does one begin to discern faintly how very dissimilar one is from another and how alike they seem to be.”

Read a review of the exhibition in The Dallas Morning News

Visit The MAC’s website

The exhibition runs through May 9, 2015. The gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX

The Galería de Arte Mexicano in Mexico City is also presenting an exhibition of Laville’s work, to coincide with the gallery’s 80th anniversary. GAM was the first gallery to represent Laville and championed her work. The exhibition includes over 30 works by Laville and runs through June 2015.

Visit GAM’s website

Joy Laville, Man Leaving in a Boat

Joy Laville, Man Leaving on a Boat, 1986

Gunther Gerzso: The Surrealist Sketchbook 1943 – 1946

As part of Master Drawings New York 2015, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art will exhibit an original sketchbook by Gunther Gerzso, drawn in 1943-46 when the young artist was strongly influenced by the circle of Benjamin Péret and the European artists exiled in Mexico during the 1940s.

The book presents a striking record of Gerzso’s close ties to the Surrealists in Mexico, including Wolfgang Paalen, André Breton, Remedios Varo, César Moro and Alice Rahon. Their interest in pre-Columbian art became the foundation for Gerzso’s eventual style, a version of geometric abstraction inspired by the landscape and ancient culture of Mexico.

This notebook consists of 54 original drawings done by carbon transfer, some augmented with India ink, frottage and colored pencils. In addition there is an actual drawing done on carbon paper, which was discovered in the artist’s studio along with the sketchbook. This is the first time these works have been exhibited to the public.

Master Drawings New York runs from Saturday January 24 through Saturday January 31. Visit Master Drawings New York or call the gallery for hours. There is an opening at the gallery on January 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. The Gerzso exhibition continues at Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art through February 20, 2015.

The following is a selection of drawings from the surrealist sketchbook


Latin American Art Week Online Preview

Visit the Gallery to see recent acquisitions and selected inventory. The installation coincides with Latin American Art Week in New York and will continue through June 2014. Highlights include a striking 1955 painting by Matta that once belonged to Andy Warhol, a large 1986 painting by Guillermo Kuitca, and a 1930 Diego Rivera portrait of a little girl that was included in his first one man show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1931.


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The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States

Frick SymposiumThis two-day symposium at the Frick on public and private collectors of Spanish Colonial and Latin American art will feature presentations by experts from museums and universities in Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, New York, and Philadelphia. The keynote address will be presented by Edward J. Sullivan, the Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History, New York University, and a leading specialist in the art of Latin America. Professor Sullivan will also interview Roberta and Richard Huber (Friday) and Patricia Phelps Cisneros (Saturday), collectors who actively acquire the art of the Americas.

Tickets for both days of the symposium are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members).

Mary-Anne Martin will give a talk titled How the Art Market Affects Collecting Decisions by Individuals and Institutions on Saturday May 17 at 11:35.