john wesley: retrospective exhibition
jun 16, 2009
john wesley: retrospective exhibition


‘john wesley’ retrospective exhibition

san giorgio island, venice
june 6- october 4, 2009 (closed for august)


john wesley exhibition venue – san giorgio maggiore island, venice
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the fondazione prada is presenting a retrospective exhibition of american artist john wesley
(born los angeles, 1928) in the spaces of the fondazione giorgio cini in venice.
curated by germano celant, the show features the broadest, most exhaustive survey
of his work.

organized to allow a thorough investigation of wesley’s complex language, the exhibition
takes a historical approach, presenting over 150 different works comprising paintings
and objects borrowed from international museums and private collections. it documents
wesley’s production from 1961 to 2007.

designboom visited the john wesley exhibition on the opening day, june 5th, 2009.

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general view of the exhibition
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gluttony, 1966
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leda and the man, 1978
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double L, 1995
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radcliffe tennis team, 1963
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i’ll dream you in my sees (wood lamp), 1965
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anglo-saxon water fowl, 1967
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john wesley
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germano celant, curator of the exhibition
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