PREVIEW! German Artist Albert Oehlen Unveils First New York Exhibition

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Cover Image: Albert Oehlen, Gripensis Posterion, 1997 (detail). Oil on canvas, 74 3/4 × 84 1/4 in (190 × 214 cm). Private Collection. Courtesy the artist and newmuseum.org. Photo: Stefan Rohner.
Cover Image: Albert Oehlen, Party Dreams, 2001. Mixed mediums on canvas, 118 1/8 × 133 7/8 in (300 × 340 cm). Private collection. Image courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York and newmuseum.org
Cover Image: Albert Oehlen, Party Dreams, 2001. Mixed mediums on canvas, 118 1/8 × 133 7/8 in (300 × 340 cm). Private collection. Image courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York and newmuseum.org

Presenting his first ever major New York exhibition, German artist Albert Oehlen will be unveiling a collection of contemporary paintings, called Albert Oehlen: Home and Garden. The exhibit will take place in downtown Manhattan’s The New Museum.

The exhibition will be open to the public from June 11 to September 13; 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002.

The collection will contain select pieces of Oehlen’s early work. This includes his self-portraits, computer paintings, and switch paintings from the 1990’s. The pieces are all curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Natalie Bell.

His more recent works depict a fusion of aggressive brushstrokes and advertising signage. The exhibition contrasts inside versus outside, nature versus culture, and irony versus sincerity.

You can your purchase tickets here.

-by Sunny Tsao