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Ivan Gallery Presents Great Form Innovator Paul Neagu at Independent Art Fair New York

Updated: Sep 12, 2022

Iconic works by Romanian-British modernist maverick Paul Neagu (1938-2004)

(Image: Portrait of Paul Neagu with one of his "Collector of Merits" tactile objects, Bucharest, 1968, courtesy of The Paul Neagu Estate London and Ivan Gallery Bucharest)

With support from RCI New York, Ivan Gallery returns to the Independent Art Fair New York, the fall 2022 edition, which features 70 artists represented by 32 international galleries and aims to set in motion conversations between artistic approaches of the 20th century and contemporary practices. The Bucharest-based gallery will showcase works by Romanian-British modernist maverick Paul Neagu (1938-2004), whose holistic artistic explorations covered a plurality of media and disciplines and over time grew into a truly unique artistic system anchored by signature concepts.

Some of Neagu's most recognizable works, like "Altar Making" (1965-67), "Safe (Interior - Exterior)" (1968), "Cake Man Eve" (1971), "Going Tornado" (1974) or the "Anthropocosmos" series (1981), reveal a profound artistic thinker and radical innovator whose complex and universal ideas constitute a rich legacy that continues to inspire contemporary aesthetic reflections and practices. As curator and art historian Magda Radu points out in an Independent article, "rarely has an artist of his generation speak to the conditions of the present moment as presciently as Paul Neagu."

Ivan Gallery, opened in Bucharest in 2007, is one of Romania’s most internationally active galleries whose aim has been to invigorate the Romanian commercial gallery scene. Run by curator and cultural promoter Marian Ivan, the gallery has developed many fruitful collaborations with famous world art institutions like MoMA, the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Tate London, Hammer Museum, Palais de Tokyo, and New Museum, giving its projects and artists an international exposure few other Romanian galleries have enjoyed.


Independent 20th Century

Battery Maritime Building at Cipriani South Street

10 South Street, New York, NY 10004

This event requires tickets.


Thursday, September 8 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (by invitation only)

Friday, September 9 | 12-7 p.m.

Saturday, September 10 | 12-7 p.m.

Sunday, September 11 | 12-6 p.m.



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