Attila Richard Lukacs
The lazy kunstler, and the well travelled monkey 1995
oil on canvas
Collection of Salah J. Bachir
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Exhibition now on view
Attila Richard Lukacs from the Collection of Salah J. Bachir is now on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton until December 31, 2011. Curated by Melissa Bennett.
Salah J. Bachir's collection of Attila Richard Lukacs's work is unparalleled in its scope, representing the various series for which Lukacs has become well-known.
Over thirty-five works are on display, including grand portraits of decadent male nudes, poetic and mythological scenes, works from the artist's military series, Polaroid photographs used as studies for paintings, as well as a new abstract painting that has drawn a lot of attention for its departure from the figurative. Consistent throughout the works is a highly engaging, mystical, allegorical component — images of fabled lovers and animalistic characters.
Over the years, Bachir's astute selections have come to form a comprehensive collection of works by one of Canada's greatest contemporary painters.
The AGH would like to acknowledge Salah Bachir for his generous support of this exhibition.
Coinciding with the exhibition is a newly released publication of Attila Richard Lukacs's works from the collection of Salah J. Bachir.
This major catalogue lushly illustrates Bachir's entire collection of Lukacs pieces, including many of the artist's most well-known paintings, Polaroids and collages created over the last three decades. Reprinted essays by John Bentley Mays, Louise Dompierre, Robert Enright and Scott Watson illuminate pivotal moments throughout Lukacs's career, with an introduction by Melissa Bennett, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Design by Branka Vidovic, NeoGraphics.
144 pages, 91 colour illustrations
11 x 14 inches, hardcover
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