Monday, November 19, 2012

Menil 25th Anniversary Silent Art Auction

 Rothko in Black, 2012
Watercolor and tempera on paper
30 x 22 inches
Courtesy of the artist

 David McGee's Rothko in Black is included in the silent art auction during the Menil Collection's 25th Anniversary

On Friday, November 30, the Menil Collection will gather
friends, new and old, for the

25th Anniversary Celebration in Blue
Only the third such event in the museum’s history, this grand fête marks the beginning of a weekend filled with stimulating, diverse programming and an international presence, reflecting the unique position the Menil holds within the art world.
Inspired by the work of French twentieth-century pioneer Yves Klein (1928-1962), the theme of the event references the artist’s innovative exploration of perception, performance, consciousness, and transcendence through his monochromatic IKB (International Yves Klein Blue) paintings, sculptures, and avant-garde conceptual works.  Klein’s ambitious spirit and incomparable creative output had an  indelible impact on the trajectory of modern art, and several of his signature works reside in the Menil’s permanent collection. 
We invite you to join us as we invoke the verve and passion of Klein and the de Menils to celebrate this important moment in the museum’s history, and look toward its future.

For more information on how to attend this very special evening, please click here.