Invitation to the Voyage
My child, my sister, dream
How sweet all things would seem
Were we in that kind land to live together
– Charles Baudelaire

September 10 – October 8, 2011
Reception: Saturday September 10, 6 – 8 pm

Algus Greenspon
71 Morton Street New York 10014
212 255 7872
Tues-Sat 10-6

Kai Althoff, Austé, Daniel Burkhart, Rodolphe Bresdin, Edward Burne-Jones, Judith Bernstein, Julia Margaret Cameron, Dan Colen, F. Holland Day, Robert Demachy, Louis Eilshemius, Emile Fabry, Agustin Fernandez, Circle of Henry Fuseli, E’wao Kagoshima, Max Klinger, Jutta Koether, Ottokar Landwehr, Louis Legrand, John Martin, Danny McDonald, George Minne, Carlo Mollino, Paul P., Elizabeth Peyton, Émile Constant Puyo, Odilon Redon, Felicien Rops, Fumi Sasabuchi, Anita Steckel, Florine Stettheimer, Harold Stevenson, Emily Sundblad, Betty Tompkins, Iris Van Dongen, Jean-Luc Verna, David Wojnarowicz, Katherina Wulff

History is a lens through which we see the present. But what history defines which present? Algus Greenspon presents an exhibition of Romantic, Symbolist and Pre-Raphaelite painting, drawing, photography and sculpture set alongside work by contemporary artists. These 19th Century art and literary movements is the cauldron from which Modernity comes. Radical and reactionary, they dispose a consuming sensibility, rendering the prosaic sentient and marvelous.

Image Credit: Betty Tompkins, Fuck Painting #43, 24×24″ 2011