Leonardo DiCaprio expands art collection

with new work by Jean-Pierre Roy at VOLTA NY


The annual Armory Week has just opened and New York is buzzing with ambitious and visionary art fairs. Gallery Poulsen is this year at VOLTA NY, showing Jean-Pierre Roy’s new solo exhibition ”Aporetic Sequence”. The exhibition, which displays nine sequential works and one grandiose masterpiece, is already off to a great start before the fair opened the doors to the public yesterday on March 7th.

Leonardo DiCaprio expanded his already extensive art collection and acquired Jean-Pierre Roy’s grand piece ”Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames” at the gallery’s preview sale prior to yesterday’s opening of VOLTA NY 2018. As the fair subsequently opened its doors, DiCaprio thus secured the largest piece of our booth, a place in his impressive collection that counts several of the most important contemporary and modern artists, such as Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Stella and Pablo Picasso.

Being an avid and passionate collector through many years, DiCaprio has developed a notable and razor-sharp eye for both established and upcoming artists, as a well-acquainted visitor of the international art scene. He is often spotted at the most important art fairs, museum openings and major action houses, hereby joining the line of the world’s leading art collectors.

This is not the first time Leonardo DiCaprio buys an artwork by Jean-Pierre Roy. The gallery first sold one of Roy’s post-apocalyptic paintings, “Nachlass” to DiCaprio’s collection back in 2015. His latest purchase ”Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames” will be on view at VOLTA NY in Gallery Poulsen’s booth A09 this weekend.

The artwork is part of Jean-Pierre Roy’s latest thematic series of post-apocalyptic iconography in which he seeks to find a new relevance for their focus within our current time. What captivates and drives Roy is an existential curiosity about natural systems, their visual reproduction and our way of navigating in them.


Den årlige Armory Week er netop skudt i gang og New York summer af ambitiøse og visionære kunstmesser. Gallery Poulsen er i år at finde på VOLTA NY, hvor vi viser Jean-Pierre Roys nye soloudstilling ”Aporetic Sequence”. Udstillingen, der omfatter ni sekventielle værker samt ét imponerende storværk, er allerede kommet godt fra start før messen åbnede dørene for offentligheden i går onsdag d. 7. marts.

Leonardo DiCaprio udvidede sin allerede omfattende kunstsamling og erhvervede sig Jean-Pierre Roys storværk ”Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames” under galleriets preview salg op til gårsdagens åbning af VOLTA NY 2018. Da messen efterfølgende slår dørene op, har DiCaprio således sikret standens største værk en plads i hans imponerende samling, der tæller adskillige af samtidens og modernismens mest betydningsfulde kunstnere, såsom Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frank Stella og Pablo Picasso.

Som habil og passioneret kunstsamler gennem mange år, besidder DiCaprio et veludviklet og knivskarpt blik for både etablerede og upcoming kunstnere, som en ganske velbevandret ganger af den internationale kunstscene. Han er ofte at finde på de vigtigste kunstmesser, til museumsåbninger samt de store auktionshuse og slutter sig dermed til rækken af verdens førende kunstsamlere.

Det er ikke første gang, at Leonardo DiCaprio tilegner sig et værk af Jean-Pierre Roy. Galleriet solgte første gang et af Jean-Pierre Roys post-apokalyptiske malerier, ”Nachlass” til DiCaprios samling tilbage i 2015. Hans nyeste køb ”Landscape with Divergent Perceptual Reference Frames” kan denne weekend opleves på VOLTA NY i Gallery Poulsens stand A09.

Værket er den del af Roys seneste tematiske serie af post-apokalyptisk ikonografi, hvori han søger at finde ny relevans for sine science-fiction narrativer i vores nutid. Det der virkelig drager og driver Jean-Pierre Roy i hans værkproduktion er en eksistentialistisk nysgerrighed på naturlige systemer, deres visuelle reproduktion og vores måde at navigere i dem.


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Read a full feature at artnet news HERE
VOLTA NY news (page 5) HERE
Arrestedmotion HERE
Page Six HERE

Aporetic Sequence by Jean-Pierre Roy
Gallery Poulsen at VOLTA NY 2018
Booth A09
March 7 – 11

Opening hours
Thursday, March 8: 12-8pm
Friday, March 9: 12-8pm
Saturday, March 10: 12-8pm
Sunday, March 11: 12-5pm

Location
Pier 90
12th Avenue at West 50th Street
New York, NY, 10019