Oct 19th 2013

Ivaylo Gueorgiev: ‘Uncharted Art History: Van Gogh to Picasso’

@ 3433

3433 N. Kedvale Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Opening Saturday, October 19th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, November 9th


3433 is pleased to announce Uncharted Art History: Van Gogh to Picasso, a solo project by New York based artist Ivaylo Gueorgiev. Through analytical investigation the exhibition reveals a present domain concerning the future of two iconic images:

• Van Gogh’s Irises – Belonged to the artist’s mother until her death in 1907. Sold by her daughter-in-law to Cassirer. In 1908 Paul Cassirer sells it to Robert von Mendelssohn. The painting stays in the von Mendelssohn family until 1935 when Eleonora von Mendelssohn sells it to Paul Rosenberg. In 1942 it is sold to Adele R. Levy who donates it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1960. Fifty-three years pass.

• Pablo Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror – Purchased by Paul Rosenberg in Paris. Brought
to New York in 1936 and left on consignment at Valentine Gallery. Purchased by Simon
Guggenheim in 1937. Gifted to the Museum of Modern Art NY in 1938. Seventy-five years

Ivaylo Gueorgiev is an artist who lives and works in NYC. He studied at The School for Applied Arts in
Tryavna, Bulgaria and the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2010 he was awarded a fellowship
in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

His work has been shown at Deptford X in London, UK, The Classroom at MoMA PS1 in New York, The 4th
International Festival of Art on Billboard in Torun, Poland. In 2012 he was a guest lecturer at TR1 Kunsthalle
in Tampere, Finland. He has exhibited with several galleries in NYC including Invisible Exports, Envoy
Enterprises, Nicholas Robinson, and Allan Nederpelt.

3433 has been established to provide a physical and intellectual framework in which contemporary art making is enacted, discussed, challenged, debated, and ever evolving. The various points of departure stem from its five collaborators and manifest within exhibitions and conversations representing a cross-pollination of concerns and ideas generated by on-going dialog. The outcome of these interchanges takes on a multitude of forms to engage a diverse audience and allow for alternative perspectives to emerge.

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