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33 This catalogue was realised for the inaugural exhibition of our new gallery at 74 Heath Street in December 2013.

GILDEN’S ARTS GALLERY

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My journey into the art market started in a somewhat unusual way. I was living in Paris studying History of Art at the Sorbonne when my father asked me to help him with a small errand. He asked if I could bid on his behalf in the famous Parisian auction house Hôtel Drouot. I reluctantly agreed and immediately fell in love with the business. For the next two years I focused on learning how this business works, spending many hours in the established and wonderful Parisian print galleries in Rue de Seine. Each gallery was a treasure trove of wonderful art, spanning the whole Modern era, and I was able to see, feel and touch these works. An opportunity arose and I moved just across the English channel to the other European capital of art – London. Here, the art scene was very different. It was no longer filled with small, old galleries cramped with treasures, but Modern stylish spaces fashionably showing a few, yet very important works. It was after a couple years here that one day I stumbled upon a beautiful neighborhood – Hampstead. At first it didn’t feel like London at all but rather a charming English village in the countryside. I had found the right place to open our gallery. It would be warm and friendly but would present the best works by the best artists. We have been in 87 Heath Street for seven exciting and rewarding years, building a wonderful group of friends that I hope feel at home in our gallery as much as we do. But now it’s time to start a new chapter. I’m delighted to announce the opening of our new gallery. This wonderful new venue will have more than double the exhibition space and will enable us to develop even further. I’m even happier to let you know that we are not going too far away! In fact we will be just across the road in 74 Heath Street, Hampstead. Ofer Gildor


Thirty three years ago the Gildor family started dealing in art. It all began when Jacob Gildor, already an established Israeli artist, found an original Joan Miró drawing inside a book at a flea-market in Jaffa. Thus began his incursions as an art dealer. Jacob’s expertise in printmaking naturally drew him to the same medium, and he used his keen eye to begin collecting drawings and original prints by important artists of the 20th century. Today it is a family business with representatives in the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States of America. Opening the London branch was an important step for Gilden’s Arts. Ever since then the intimate gallery in Hampstead has evolved, as the art collection continues to grow. We participate in numerous art fairs through the year: London Art Fair, London Original Print Fair, Fine Art Asia, in Hong Kong, The Avenue Shows at the Armory in New York, Art Karlsruhe in Germany, among others. But we needed a place where we could spread our wings. The new gallery on 74 Heath Street, with three times the exhibition space, will allow us to display more art for your enjoyment. To mark this special occasion, we are glad to present , an exhibition featuring a selection of important works belonging to our collection. Thirty three years of experience in the art world, thirty three works that reflect this journey. They reflect not only the well-known path of the Masters such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Marc Chagall, but also some interesting detours: Béla Kádár and Tamara de Lempicka, Keith Haring and Sam Francis. The highlight of the exhibition is undoubtedly an exquisite and rare Aquatint by Edward Munch, titled “Standing Nude“ from 1896. Come join us in these exciting new times at Gilden’s Arts. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our new Hampstead gallery! Warm regards, Daniela, Veronica and Ofer


EDVARD MUNCH 1863-1944 Standing Nude, 1896

Original Aquatint and Drypoint on Arches laid paper with a partial watermark 40.5 x 28.7 cm / 15.9 x 11.3 in 4


This aquatint is an example of the artist’s very first forays into this most subtle and poetic of printmaking methods. Depicting a young nude woman with red hair standing in the dark, this remarkable work represents one of the earliest manifestations of two motifs that Munch would revisit often over the course of his career: the vulnerable woman in an interior; and the red-haired temptress. Munch created only a small number of colour aquatints over a short period of time while working in Paris, and they are amongst the rarest of all his printed works. 5


Pablo Picasso settled in Vallauris from 1948 to experiment with ceramics on the invitation of the Atelier Madoura. When Picasso was in Golfe Juan in 1946 with his friend Louis Fort, he decided to visit the pottery exhibition in Vallauris. He took a particular interest in the Madoura stand and asked to be introduced to the owners - Suzanne and Georges Ramié. They invited him to their Madoura Pottery workshop in Vallauris. There he made three pieces which he left to dry and bake. A year later Picasso returned to see how the pieces had turned out. He was delighted with the quality of the work and asked if he could make more. They agreed and an area of the workshop was arranged especially for him. So began a long and very productive partnership between Picasso and Madoura. Immediately, he began to work, inspired by his portfolio of sketches. The whole Madoura team became part of the creative process. They made sure Picasso had all the materials he needed and assisted in producing perfectly finished works of art. Suzanne Ramié shared her vast experience, teaching him all the secrets of ceramics. The works he created ranged from vases, sculptures, plaques, even to a complete dinner service. The familiar themes included bullfighting scenes, portraits and nature - goats, birds, and fish. In 24 years over 633 pieces were created in limited editions, all engraved with the Madoura stamp. We are glad to show three examples of fine ceramics realised between 1953 and 1964 at pages 9, 10 and 11. In Vallauris he found not only a welcoming place to enjoy ceramics but also to experiment with new techniques in printmaking. Artists of that time generally avoided linocut but Picasso enjoyed and mastered this printmaking technique. Pablo Picasso used linocuts to illustrate his own exhibitions from 1951 to 1964. He especially used the bullfight as a subject matter, a tradition that was very popular in this part of Southern France. The master, having enjoyed bullfights since his youth, felt at ease in the warm village of Vallauris. In the following pages we can find the linocut he realised for the annual Expo in Vallauris in 1956 and “The Old King”, a very fine linocut the artist made in 1963, when he was a mature linocut artist. 6


PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 EXHIBITION VALLAURIS, 1956

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Linoleum Cut in 5 Colours on Arches vellum paper 97.4 x 65 cm / 38.3 x 25.6 in 7


PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 The Old King, 1963

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Linoleum Cut in Colours on Arches vellum paper 75 x 62 cm / 29.5 x 24.4 in 8


PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Corrida on Black Background, 1953

Original Stamped, Numbered and Incised Partially Glazed and Painted Blue, Green, Red, White and Black Earthenware Plate 32 x 39 x 5 cm / 12.5 x 15.3 x 1.9 in 9


PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Geometric Face, 1956

Original Stamped, Numbered Unglazed White Earthenware Plate 36 x 5 cm / 14 x 1.9 in 10


PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Portrait of Young Woman (Jacqueline), 1964

Original Stamped, Numbered and Incised Red Earthenware Plaque Painted in Black 32.8 x 25.2 x 1.8 cm / 12.9 x 9.8 x 0.7 in 11


ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE 1946 - 1989 Jack in the Pulpit, 1983

Hand Signed and Numbered Toned Photogravure on paper 58.3 x 47.5 cm / 22.9 x 18.7 in 12


JACOB GILDOR b. 1948 White Lilies, 1996-98

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Colour Etching on paper 90 x 118 cm / 35.4 x 46.6 in 13


“Ustachi” is a Croatian word that means ‘the Rebel’ or ‘The Insurgent’. These characters appear often in Miró’s work.

JOAN MIRO 1893-1983 The Ustashi, 1978 Original Hand Signed and Numbered Aquatint on Arches vellum paper 139 x 95 cm/ 54.7 x 37.4 in 14


JOAN MIRO 1893-1983 Plate 5 of Series 1, 1952/1953

Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Etching on Arches paper 49.5 x 64 cm/ 19.4 x 25.1 in 15


A crescent moon is superimposed on a tree, rather than in the surrounding sky. Alongside the sphere, the pipe, the flute, water and clouds, the crescent is a recurring motif in the oeuvre of RenĂŠ Magritte. The Belgian Surrealist invariably rendered such elements plainly, but in strange or playful combinations that continue to fascinate to this day. The image in September Sixteenth is both trivial and impossible, and hence quite disconcerting.

RENE MAGRITTE 1898-1967 The 16th of September, 1969

Stamped Signed and Numbered Aquatint in Colours on BFK Rives paper 27.5 x 22 cm / 11 x 8.6 in 16


DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 Study of Lightning Medium, 1973

Original Hand Signed, Numbered and Dated Lithograph on Arches vellum paper 76.2 x 56.2 cm / 30 x 22.1 in 17


GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963 The Raptor, 1963

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Four Colours on Arches paper 37.6 x 27.8 cm / 14.8 x 11 in 18


GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963 The Studio, 1961

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Colour Lithograph on Rives paper 50.7 x 66.6 cm / 19.9 x 26.2 in 19


FERNAND LEGER 1881-1955 The Reading, 1953

Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches vellum paper 54.5 x 70 cm / 21.5 x 27.6 in 20


GINO SEVERINI 1883-1966 Still Life, 1958

Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Lithograph in colours on BFK Rives paper 49 x 65 cm / 19.2 x 25.5 in 21


The story of Daphnis and Chloe, a pastoral elegy attributed to the Greek poet Longus, dates from the second century A.D. It is a classical romance involving the adventures of two foundling children raised by humble shepherds in the idyllic setting of the Isle of Lesbos. The discovery of the infants who have been left exposed takes place at different times, but in both circumstances the clothing and rich tokens found with them suggest the foundlings may be of noble birth. In each instance the shepherd who finds the baby is alone and tempted to steal their treasure and leave them to fate, but instead bows to the paternal instinct to nurture and raise the child as his own. As Daphnis and Chloe grow to be young adults tending their

MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985 Daphnis and Gnathon from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in colours on Arches vellum paper 54 x 38 cm / 21.3 x 15 in 22


adopted parents’ sheep and goats on the sun-drenched Grecian hillsides and pastures, they discover that their friendship is turning to love but in their innocence they do not know how to carry forth. Together they experience many trials and tribulations, protected throughout by the god Pan, before finally realising their true fate. The story of Daphnis and Chloe has served through the ages as the inspiration for nearly every love story that has followed, including Romeo and Juliet.

MARC CHAGALL 1887-1985 The Wolf Trap from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in colours on Arches vellum paper 54.1 x 38 cm / 21.3 x 15 in 23


MAURICE UTRILLO The Factories, circa1954

Original Signed Gouache on paper laid on Panel 32 x 50 cm / 12.5 x 19.6 in 24


This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Utrillo expert, Gilbert Pétridès, dated from the 13th April 1984. Provenance: Tore Gerschman, Gerschman Konsthandel AB, Private Collection Stockholm, Sweden, 1986. Acquired from the above by the Director and Engineer Bertil and Greta Albinsson, Ballingslöv and Hässelholm, Sweden. Literature: Paul Pétridès, l’Oeuvre complet de Maurice Utrillo, Paris 1966, illustrated page 452, catalogue number AG 551. 25


MAURICE DE VLAMINCK 1876-1958 Landscape in Normandy, circa 1940’s Original Signed Oil Painting on Canvas 46.5 x 55 cm / 18.3 x 21.7 in 26


This is an original Oil Painting on canvas by Maurice de Vlaminck. Probably realised in the 1940’s, the painting is signed by the artist at the lower left corner. This painting will be included in the next Maurice de Vlaminck catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre being prepared by Godelieve de Vlaminck, Maïthé Vallés-Bled, Guy Loudmer and Daniel Wildenstein under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute. Provenance: Sotheby’s, London, Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 28th of June 1995, lot 366. Private collection, United Kingdom. Certificate of authenticity by the Wildenstein Institute, Paris, dated 21st of June 1995. Photo certificate of authenticity by Godelieve de Vlaminck and EJ de Vlaminck, dated 20th April 1983. Photo certificate of authenticity by Paul Pétridès, Paris, dated 22nd of June 1982. 27


TAMARA DE LEMPICKA 1898-1980 The Polish Girl, circa 1933

Hand Signed and Numbered Aquatint with Roulette in colour on Chine Colle paper 45.1 x 36.2 cm / 17.75 x 14.25 in 28


Béla Kádár (1877-1956) is a Hungarian master, specialising in painting and drawing. Kadar incorporated themes of Hungarian folklore and peasant life into his art. His painting style reflected many of the artistic movements of the early part of the 20th century including expressionism, constructivism and cubofuturism. Like many of the artists of his day he was drawn to Paris and Berlin, and by 1910 he had visited both cities twice. In 1923, Kadar showed his paintings in Berlin at the invitation of Herwath Walden. Walden was an important figure in the German avant-garde, being the publisher of the journal Der Sturm which featured the works of Franz Marc, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall and Oskar Kokoschka. During the group exhibition at Walden´s gallery with other artists of Der Sturm, Kadar met Katherine Dreier whose Societé Anonyme was instrumental in bringing the work of the European avant-garde to New York. With her help two major exhibitions of his work were planned for the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Kadar attended the second one on September 1928.

BELA KADAR 1877-1956 Woman with Fruit bowl

Original Hand signed Oil Painting on canvas 103 x 65 cm / 40.6 x 25.6 in 29


ALBERTO GIACOMETTI 1901-1966

Figure in the Studio, 1954 Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches vellum paper 65.4 x 49.6 cm / 25.3 x 19.5 in 30


SALVADOR DALI 1904-1989 Don Quichotte, 1961

Original Hand Signed, Inscribed, Dated and Dedicated Ink Drawing on paper 29.5 x 24 cm / 11.6 x 9.4 in 31


Another impression of this woodcut can be found in the collection of the MOMA, New York.

ERICH HECKEL 1883-1970 Women on the Beach, 1919/1920

Original Hand Signed and Dated Woodcut on wove paper 70.9 x 55.5 cm / 27.9 x 21.8 in 32


Provenance: Private Collection, Gustav and Ottilie Schiefler, Hamburg, Germany. Gustav Schiefler (1857-1935) was a major collector of German Expressionist art with a strong focus on original prints. He is regarded a patron of true connoisseurship of art from the early 20th century. Gustav Schiefler did not only compile his collection with a keen mind, but also with heart and the right gut instinct. For a collector as passionate as him, there was no sacrifice too high to acquire an important work of art: “I set up an “etchings bank” into which I put my savings (…). When I went on walks I abstained from refreshments, I avoided using trains ...”, said Schiefler. To the art lover, however, it was not only about buying the works. He was also in close contact with the artists and gradually became an expert of the oeuvres of, among others, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff and Erich Heckel. The close connection to the artists even took him a step further, and in the end he compiled the relevant catalog raisonnés of Max Liebermann’s, Edvard Munch’s, Emil Nolde’s and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s graphic works. 33


ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER 1880-1938 The Bar, 1915

Original Black China Ink Drawing on paper 16.2 x 16.3 cm / 6.2 x 6.5 in 34


This drawing comes with a letter confirming the authenticity of the work, dated 27th of February 2013, from the Galerie Henze & Kettererag, Bern. This work is listed in the Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Archives, Wichtrach/Bern. Provenance: Estate of the artist (inventory no. FDrelBi41). Galerie Nierendorf, Berlin, acquired from the above in 1966. Galleria La Nuova Pesa, Rome (inventory no. 71c). Studio d’Arte Contemporanea Luca Scacchi Gracco, Rome (invetory no. 1907 1927). Finarte, Rome, 16th of June 1976, lot 269. Collection Giorgio Venturi, Florence. Christie’s, London, sale 7026, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, 10th of February 2005, London, lot 648, illustrated. Acquired from the above by the previous owner. 35


SAM FRANCIS 1923-1994 Firework, 1963

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on wove paper 34.5 x 26.4 cm / 13.6 x 10.4 in 36


GERHARD RICHTER b. 1932 Sparks, 1970

Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Offset Lithograph with Varnish Coating on Chromo board 49.9 cm x 64.7 cm / 19.6 x 25.5 in 37


KEITH HARING 1958-1990 Ludo IV, 1985

Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on wove paper 65.7 x 48.5 cm / 18.7 x 18.8 in 38


BELA KADAR 1877-1956

Abstraction with Diagonals, 1917 Original Hand Signed Ink Drawing on paper 22.8 x 30.2 cm / 8.9 x 11.8 in 39


PAUL KLEE 1879-1940 Bearded Head, 1925

Original Hand Signed Lithograph on paper 46 x 31.5 cm / 18.1 x 12.4 in 40


Provenance: This work was included in the the archive of works by Marino Marini on the 12th of April 2012. Reference numer 649. The work comes with a certificate of authenticity by the Marino Marini Foundation in Italy.

MARINO MARINI 1901-1980 Portrait of a Woman Original Hand Signed Pastel, Charcoal, Ink and Gouache Drawing on paper 46.6 x 34 cm / 18.3 x 13.3 in 41


YVES TANGUY 1900-1955 Rhabdomancie,1947

Original Hand Signed and Dated Etching with Aquatint in Colours on wove paper 31 x 24 cm / 12.2 x 9.4 in 42


Other impressions of this etching and aquatint can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the University of Michigan Museum of Art and in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 43


Director OFER GILDOR Gallery Manager DANIELA BOI Gallery Assistant VERONICA CZEISLER Design KAROLINA URBANIAK

GILDEN’S ARTS GALLERY 74 Heath Street Hampstead Village London NW3 1DN OPENING TIMES: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 -18:30 Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 gildensarts.com info@gildensarts.com +44 (0)20 7435 3340

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Director OFER GILDOR Gallery Manager DANIELA BOI Gallery Assistant VERONICA CZEISLER Design KAROLINA URBANIAK

GILDEN’S ARTS GALLERY 74 Heath Street Hampstead Village London NW3 1DN OPENING TIMES: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 -18:30 Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 GILDENSARTS.COM info@gildensarts.com +44 (0)20 7435 3340

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