Today, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery announced that going forward, it will represent the estate of Hannelore Baron, the American artist who is best known for her work in the realms of assemblage and collage. She died of cancer in 1987.
“Since I was a teenager, I have been committed to the work of Hannelore Baron, collecting personally her box assemblages and collages,” gallery owner Michael Rosenfeld said in a statement. “To now have the opportunity to promote and advance her legacy is an honor; it is also the fulfillment of a dream. The integrity of Baron’s work demands our attention and she deserves her spot in the canon of American art.”
Rosenfeld added that the gallery has included Hannelore’s work in a number of group shows throughout the years, including “Fiber & Form: The Woman’s Legacy” in 1996,” “[un]common threads” in 2008, and “Collage: Made in America” this year. She is also included in the current show at the Chelsea gallery, “The Time is Now.” Last year, her work was featured in “The Keeper,” a sprawling survey of collected items at the New Museum.