Remai Modern presents The Sonnabend Collection. Developed through the vision of influential art dealer Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007), her husband Michael Sonnabend (1900-2001), and their adopted son Antonio Homem, the Collection is among the most significant private holdings of modern and contemporary art in the world.
Through their galleries in Paris and New York, the Sonnabends established an international presence, fostering creative exchanges and new audiences for American artists in Europe and vice versa. They frequently championed artists early in their careers, anticipating and influencing developments in art, including Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Nouveau Realism, Arte Povera, Neo-Expressionism, Neo-Geo, Photo Conceptualism and beyond. Above all, they believed in and supported the artists they exhibited and collected.
The Sonnabend Collection at Remai Modern features over 100 works by 70 artists, spanning seven decades of artistic production beginning in the 1950s. This catalogue documents the first exhibition of the Collection in Canada, and its most comprehensive presentation to date in North America. Curated by Antonio Homem, the exhibition takes visitors on a personal journey of extraordinary encounters with some of the most iconic artists of the 20th and 21st century.
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