Bernard Jacobson and Loretta Howard announce the opening of Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York. The inaugural exhibition, opening on October 22, 2003, will be James Rosenquist: Collages, announcing Jacobson Howard's exclusive representation of James Rosenquist, and coinciding with the Rosenquist retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum.
Rosenquist's collages are a key feature of the retrospective but have rarely been shown outside museums. For the artist, collages composed of photographic fragments are a significant part of his overall production. Using source images cut from magazines, he has described the process as "a spark of an idea ... and then I elaborate.... Just a notation would get me going."
Bernard Jacobson is one of London's leading galleries and was established in 1969. Specializing in Modern British and American art, the gallery exhibits Ben Nicholson, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Peter Lanyon and William Tillyer. Bernard Jacobson Gallery will maintain its London spaces in Clifford Street. Bernard Jacobson founded Modern Painters magazine and 21 Publishing.
Loretta Howard, formerly of Ameringer/Howard/Yohe Gallery was also a longtime director of the Andre Emmerich Gallery. She has earned a reputation as a secondary market specialist in classic contemporary art of the post war era. Many of the artists Jacobson Howard will be working with are Color Field painters, including Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons and Friedel Dzubas.
Jacobson and Howard's combined expertise extends to the work of Frank Stella, Anthony Caro, Roy Lichtenstein, Lee Krasner, Robert Rauchenberg, Al Held and Robert Motherwell. Jacobson Howard will allow the partners to launch exhibitions as they continue to advise private and corporate collections.