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Newsletter November 2014

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We’re going to Miami!

Gallery Poulsen is excited and thrilled to announce, that we are participating in the Pulse Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair this December 2014. We are presenting works by Aaron Johnson, Barnaby Whitfield, Jean-Pierre Roy, and Eric White.

These four good men have been handpicked to be the gallery’s ambassadors. They will represent the unique Poulsen spirit for the first time in Miami. We can’t wait to get this new ground under our feet and to conquer Miami’s amazing art scene!

From LA to Copenhagen

"1992 was a big year for Los Angeles. Riots, floods and earthquakes gave the city a cloud of tense, electric anxiety that made it feel like the static order of the city was irreparably fractured. It was a time that quite literally gave form to a visual narrative that I've been chasing ever since.

22 years later, while walking along the bright summer streets of Nyhaven, I found out that LA's apocalyptic energy had a huge impact on another young artist living there that year: Jokeren. Fresh off laying down tracks with some of West Coast Rap's biggest legends, the young rapper spent a few months on the other side of my hometown and it fueled his verses as it fueled my pictures. It took 20 more years before we inhabited the same city again, a city that finally unites our stories and inspired the artwork of Jokeren's newest album."

Jean-Pierre Roy, November 2014


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"Untitled Dansker 1 + 2" 2014
Two color silkscreen print on 290grms Coventry Rag paper, edition of 36 + 4 AP, 61 x 46 cm

With the same past and source of inspiration in the 90’s Los Angeles it seemed obvious to begin a collaboration, when Jean-Pierre Roy and Jokeren came across at Gallery Poulsen’s 10 Years Anniversary Show. And why not use the skilled hand of Jean-Pierre Roy to adorn the new album “Dansker” (release date Nov 17th)  from Jokeren?

The result is captivating! Surrounded by spires and the harbor front Roy has caught Jokeren in a characteristic and strikingly simple context of Copenhagen. With vibrant tattoos and the Danish flag in his hands Jokeren approaches the city as a neo-cubistic godzilla.

With such an amazing outcome – from yet another cooperation within the walls of Gallery Poulsen – we could not just go about this quietly. Therefore we now offer an exclusive silkscreen print of the work in a limited edition, handmade in New York, and signed by Jean-Pierre Roy.

Introducing: Poulsen Edition

As an extension of the project mentioned above we would like to introduce the concept of Poulsen Edition! We have already for several years offered editions of selected artworks, but now we strike to expand this tendency with a new subpage on our website exclusively for editions.

In addition to the amazing work by Jean-Pierre Roy, we just received this new cool photogravure "Captain Elvy" by Jacob Dahlstrup hot of the presses. "Captain Elvy" will be a part of Dahlstrup's upcoming solo show.

In Poulsen Edition you will find works by Aaron Johnson, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Leonard Cohen and more.

Visit our new platform

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Jacob Dahlstrup: "Captain Elvy" 2014, photogravure, edition of 26 + 4 AP, 300 grms Hahnemühle, 59 x 44 cm


Upcoming show:


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Jacob Dahlstrup: "Bananaboat" 2014, charcoal and pigment on paper, 148 x 108 cm

Jacob Dahlstrup: "The Big Impossible"

On Friday November 14th we open this year’s last show with the gallery’s one and only Danish artist Jacob Dahlstrup. The show "The Big Impossible" will present the magic charcoal and graphite univers of Dahlstrup, where great stories are told with small subtle but superior steps.

Simpel figurations, meticulous strokes, and detailed lines have become his outstanding signature. Do not miss the opportunity to see Jacob Dahlstrup enable ’The Big Impossible’ at the walls of Gallery Poulsen!

Jacob Dahlstrup: "The Big Impossible"
Opening Friday October 14th from 5-8 pm. The show runs from October 14th to December 20th


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Last chance: "Escape From New York! New Garde Now"

We kindly remind you that this is the last chance to see the colorful and spectacular group show "Escape From New York! New Garde Now" with the four talented American female artists: Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Kristen Schiele, Rachel Schmidhofer and Robin Williams.

Installation view

The show runs until Saturday November 8th.


Gallery Poulsen artists around the world:

Jean-Pierre Roy is a part of a newly published book called ’The Figure’ on contemporary figuration in art, edited by Margaret McCann and published by Rizzoli. Buy it

Aaron Johnson will be artist in residence at VCCA, Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Dec. 30th – Feb 8th 2015.

Aaron Johnson: Arts + Leisure, 1571 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Opening Jan. 24th 2015.
Aaron Johnson: Stux Gallery, 24 West 57th Street 6th floor, New York, NY 10019. Opening Feb. 18th 2015.
Aaron Johnson, Tom Sanford: "The Halloween Show", 3629 Broadway, Harlem, New York. Opening Oct. 28th.
Alfred Steiner: "Likelihood of Confusion". Joshua Liner Gallery, 540 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001. Oct 16th - Nov 15th.
Daniel Davidson: ”#movingpictures”. LUMP Gallery, 505 S., Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601. Oct. 3rd – Nov. 22th 2014 .
Daniel Davidson: ”Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California”. Oakland Museum of California,  Sep. 20th – Apr. 12th 2015
Debra Hampton: Foley Gallery, 59 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. Nov. 19th - Jan. 11th.
Eric White: "Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative". Long Beach Museum of Art. Oct. 23rd - Feb. 1st - 2015
Eric Inkala: Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Opening Nov. 21st 2014.
Rainer Hosch: “Pumpkin Pie”. Daniel Rolnik Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Opening Oct. 23rd.
Vuk Vidor: “Under Realism”. Galerie C, Esplanade Léopold-Robert 1a, CH–2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Oct. 31th – Dec 20th 2014.

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1711 København V.
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