‘john wesley’ retrospective exhibitionsan giorgio island, venice june 6- october 4, 2009 (closed for august)

john wesley exhibition venue – san giorgio maggiore island, venice image © designboom

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. see the designboom snapshot report

john wesley: retrospective exhibitiongeneral view of the exhibition image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitiongluttony, 1966 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitionleda and the man, 1978 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitiondouble L, 1995 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitionradcliffe tennis team, 1963 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitioni’ll dream you in my sees (wood lamp), 1965 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitionanglo-saxon water fowl, 1967 image © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitionjohn wesley portrait © designboom

john wesley: retrospective exhibitiongermano celant, curator of the exhibition image © designboom

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