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The Upper East Side’s Neue Galerie is well known for its stellar collection of early 20th century blue chip artwork created in Austria and Germany. Artists, designers and architects on Neue Galerie’s roster include legendary painters Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele; a number of works affiliated with The Bauhaus, including those of László Moholy-Nagy; and Russian-born Expressionist artist Alexei Jawlensky, whose first full museum retrospective in the United States is currently on view.
Duggal Visual Solutions’ Bob Kapoor and Ruchika Attri have an ongoing relationship with Neue Galerie, most recently overseeing the production of wall text and graphics for the Alexei Jawlensky exhibition. Duggal’s production team used a variety of printing and lettering options to deliver a complete aesthetic and fluid visitor experience.
A large-scale reproduction of a colorful self-portrait of Jawlensky printed on artist canvas greets visitors on their ascent up a curvaceous stairwell. The image sits next to the exhibition title, printed in Jawlensky’s handwriting script as well as in a neutral font. A smaller, vinyl-printed version of Jawlensky’s self-portrait is repeated as a visual accompaniment to an exhibition statement installed on a burnt sienna colored wall in the entryway.
Working in complimentary color palettes that perfectly match the walls, Duggal printed labels for individual pieces onto museum board and trimmed them at an angle to create a refined bevel cut. Additional historical information regarding Jawlensky is presented in a timeline constructed from long panels of mounted and laminated prints. A standout piece is a Cad Cut quote from Jawlensky reading, “My spirit will live on” – timeless words from an outstanding artist.
Alexei Jawlensky is on view through May 29, 2017.
Installation view of “Alexei Jawlensky”
Photo credit: Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York