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Richard Taittinger Gallery Now Reps Nassos Daphnis Estate, Plans Show


Nassos Daphnis. Photo by Arthur Mones, 1980.COURTESY RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY

The Lower East Side’s Richard Taittinger Gallery announced that it now exclusively represents the estate of Nassos Daphnis (1914–2010). The late Greek-American painter and sculptor, whose work in color theory and geometric abstraction placed him in the hard-edge school, was previously represented by Leo Castelli Gallery.

Daphnis will be featured in a solo exhibition at Taittinger on September 16, where never-before-seen paintings, dated from 1988 to 1992, will go on view. According to a release:

This body of work not only reflects upon the development of early computer based-graphics created in the 1980’s, but also translates Daphnis’ color-plane theory in radical digital landscapes. The exhibition will reveal how Daphnis spearheaded the introduction of new media, such as computer-generated graphics and pixelated shapes, into the more traditional format of painting.

Additionally, the show’s catalogue will include an essay written by Anthony Haden-Guest.

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