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A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Cesar Gustave Moreau

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Gustave Moreau

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Cesar

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Jonathan Meese Odilon Redon

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Gustave Moreau

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Banks Violette

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Salvador Dali John Chamberlain Andra Ursuta

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Glenn Brown Henry Fuesli George Condo Walter Dahn John Chamberlain Andra Ursuta Franz von Stuck

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Glenn Brown Henry Fuesli George Condo

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Henry Fuesli George Condo Jeff Koons Walter Dahn John Chamberlain

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Henry Fuesli George Condo Jeff Koons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Glenn Brown Henry Fuesli George Condo Lucas Samaras

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan George Condo Jeff Koons Walter Dahn John Chamberlain

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Jeff Koons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

À Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Jeff Koons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan John Chamberlain Jeff Koons Franz von Stuck

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Olivia Bruckemeyer Daniel Turner Andra Ursuta Pitor Uklanski Andy Warhol Andra Ursuta John Chamberlain Franz von Stuck Jonathan Meese Odilon Redon

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Olivia Bruckemeyer Daniel Turner Andra Ursuta Piotr Uklanski Andy Warhol John Chamberlain Franz von Stuck

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Franz von Stuck

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Franz Von Stuck Bjarne Melgaard David Hammons Jonathan Meese Odilon Redon

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan David Hammons Odilon Redon

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan David Hammons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Hope Atherton Bjarne Melgaard David Hammons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Hope Atherton Bjarne Melgaard David Hammons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Andy Warhol Hope Atherton David Hammons

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Andy Warhol

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Andy Warhol

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Hope Atherton Bjarne Melgaard David Hammons Odilon Redon James Lee Byars

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan James Lee Byars Dan Colen

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Salvador Dali Glenn Brown Henry Fuesli George Condo Jeff Koons James Lee Byars Dan Colen

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Dan Colen Andra Ursuta Piotr Uklanski Oliva Berckemeyer Daniel Turner

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Olivia Bruckemeyer Daniel Turner

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Dan Colen Walter Dahn Piotr Uklanski Bernard Buffet Olivia Bruckemeyer

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Piotr Uklanski Bernard Buffet

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Walter Dahn John Chamberlain Andra Ursuta Bernard Buffet

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan John Chamberlain

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan John Chamberlain

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan John Chamberlain Andra Ursuta

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Olivia Bruckemeyer Daniel Turner Andra Ursuta

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Andra Ursuta

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Andra Ursuta

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Damien Hirst Carlo Mollino Lucas Samaras Steven Shearer Odilon Redon Jeni Spota Llyn Foulkes Pitor Uklanski Francesca Woodman Felicien Rops Dash Snow

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

A Rebours Venus Over Manhattan Damien Hirst Carlo Mollino Lucas Samaras Steven Shearer Odilon Redon Jeni Spota Llyn Foulkes Pitor Uklanski Francesca Woodman Felicien Rops Dash Snow Banks Violette Gavin Kenyon

Installation view of À Rebours, Venus Over Manhattan, 2012

Press Release

À Rebours – Press Release

Odilon Redon, Des Esseintes, 1888

À Rebours
May 9 - June 30, 2012
Opening: Wednesday, May 9th, 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Venus Over Manhattan
980 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10075

(New York, NY) – Venus Over Manhattan, a new exhibition space created by art collector and writer Adam Lindemann, will open to the public in New York City on May 9, 2012 with the inaugural exhibition À rebours. Including several dozen works of art spanning the 19th century to the present, this show will remain on view through June 30th.

The exhibition takes its title from Joris-Karl Huysmans' 1884 anti-novel À Rebours, known in English either as "against the grain" or “against nature.” This tale of fin-de-siècle decadence tells the story of the Duc Jean des Esseintes, an eccentric aristocrat who recoils from the manners and values of conservative Parisian society and flees to the countryside to immerse himself in art collecting and exotic fetishism.

À Rebours at Venus over Manhattan explores the notion of “against the grain” through a selection of more than 50 works including African fetishes and an 18th century Hawaiian chief's feather cape. The artists represented range from Odilon Redon – the favorite of the book’s protagonist - to Henri Fuseli, Gustave Moreau, Felicien Rops, Franz von Stuck, Lucas Samaras, William N. Copley, Jeff Koons, Glenn Brown, Salvador Dali, Walter Dahn, David Hammons, and Bernard Buffet, as well as Jeni Spota, Andra Ursuta and Gavin Kenyon.

The exhibition is accompanied by a free zine, available in print at the gallery, or for download online at www.venusovermanhattan.com.

For information about the exhibition, please contact info@venusovermanhattan.com

For press inquiries, please contact press@venusovermanhattan.com

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