Exhibition | Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on February 16, 2023

Opening in June at The Frick:

Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera
The Frick Madison, New York, 1 June 2023 — February 2024

Pastel half length portrait of a man wearing a black hat on his head and holding a staff in his left hand

Rosalba Carriera, Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume, ca. 1730. pastel on paper, glued to canvas, 59 × 48 cm (New York: The Frick Collection, Gift of Alexis Gregory, 2020.3.01).

This summer, The Frick Collection will debut a site-specific pastel mural by Swiss-born artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980), executed in the Italian Galleries at the museum’s temporary home, Frick Madison. The work will be created in response to Rosalba Carriera’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume, a spectacular eighteenth-century pastel bequeathed to the Frick in 2020 by Alexis Gregory, the founder of Vendome Press. This is the second Frick installation to be inspired by a volume from The Frick’s popular Diptych series, each volume of which focuses on a single work from the collection, pairing an illuminating essay by a curator with a contribution from a contemporary cultural figure. Party’s mural will be the centerpiece of an upcoming Diptych, Rosalba Carriera’s Man in Pilgrim’s Costume, to be co-authored by Party and Xavier F. Salomon, the Frick’s Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator.

Funding for the installation is generously provided by The Christian Humann Foundation and the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation.

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