- A survey of nearly 250 years of American masterpieces – from works by John Singleton Copley and Thomas Eakins to Andy Warhol, Jules Olitski and current contemporary masters -
New York's oldest art gallery will become Chelsea's newest art destination when Babcock Galleries reopens at 525 West 25th Street under the new name: Driscoll Babcock Galleries.
Prominent for its scholarship of American masterworks, the Galleries’ inaugural Chelsea exhibition, This is How We Do It, heralds both the inspired visions of important classic artists of the past and its commitment to presenting internationally pertinent contemporary art with a historical context. The focus remains on the symbiotic interface of classic and contemporary art and the significant relevance in contemporary experience.
"Classic historical art always has currency in contemporary cultures and great contemporary art informs not only our own moment, but our perspective on Classic art. When speaking of great works of art, Classic equals Contemporary, and Contemporary equals Classic." comments John Driscoll, President.
This is How We Do It features masterworks that date from 1763 to 2012, surveying 249 years of American art drawn from the Galleries’ inventory within the venerable gallery’s 160-year legacy. The exhibition will include significant works by 25 artists, including masters such as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis; to modern greats Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jules Olitski and Andy Warhol; and contemporary artists Margaret Bowland, Marylyn Dintenfass and Jenny Morgan; amongst others.