Los Angeles, CA
Jonathan Novak has been an important source for contemporary American and European art since 1978. With a wide-ranging inventory consisting of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints, one may find significant examples by Milton Avery, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Estes, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Ralph Goings, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Mimmo Paladino, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
Jonathan has been an inveterate exhibitor at international art fairs in Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and is a member of the Private Art Dealers of America (PADA), the International Fine Print Dealers of America (IFPDA) as well as the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA).
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art is located in Century City, California, one-half mile west of the Beverly Hills Penninsula Hotel.
Howard Hodgkin: After All
May 23 – July 28, 2017
Howard Hodgkin’s final body of editioned graphics, After All, is an extraordinary group of hand-painted etchings which have been likened to a series of Haiku poems.
Each graphic within After All speaks to a particular time and place, using the language of color, gesture, and form. In these poetic objects of thought, Outspoken, Springtime, Late Autumn, Coast, Raspberry Crumble, Dark Rainbow, Surprise Surprise, Absolutely, and A Pale Reflection, Hodgkin reminds us of the impact of these simple human experiences from a trip to the seaside to indulging in a favorite pastry. The series reflects Hodgkin’s boldness and intensity, mastery of scale, and willingness to display raw emotion.
Hodgkin created each prototype within the After All series by a process of sugar-lift aquatint or carborundum relief, and painting. Because of the care taken in the process, no two works in an edition are exactly the same. All share the passionate, emotive core of Hodgkin’s natural expression and are a tribute to life itself.