One-on-One: Ugo Rondinone / Louis Eilshemius juxtaposes paintings by Louis Michel Eilshemius (1864–1941) alongside works by acclaimed contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964, Brunnen, Switzerland). Rondinone has long been collecting paintings by American poet and painter Eilshemius, who is known for his expressive and lyrical depictions of landscapes, nature, and nudes. The presentation will feature paintings by Eilshemius drawn from both the Phillips’s collection and Rondinone’s expansive personal collection of the artist’s work. In dialogue with Eilshemius, large-scale forest landscapes by Rondinone will be on view. Redolent of 17th-century Dutch woodcuts, the scenes are based on sketches by Rondinone made in 1989 during walks in the woods surrounding Vienna.
IMAGE: Ugo Rondinone, drittermaerzzweitausendundelf, 2011, Ink on paper mounted on canvas, Plexiglass plaque with caption, 107 1/8 x 168 1/8 in., Collection of the artist/Gladstone Gallery, NYC
This is the sixth iteration of the Phillips’s One-on-One series, which engages an artist to select one or several works by an artist from the museum’s permanent collection and juxtapose them with one or several works of his/her own. Previous installations have paired Bridget Riley with Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Peter Doig with Georges Braque, Carol Brown Goldberg with Henri Matisse, Enrique Martínez Celaya with Albert Pinkham Ryder, and Maggie Michael with Arthur G. Dove.