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Installation shot of horizontal view of artwork in exhibition space
Installation view of The Human Body © Hill Art Foundation Photograph by Matthew Herrmann
Installation view of artwork in exhibition space with view of High Line
Installation view of The Human Body ©Hill Art Foundation Photograph by Matthew Herrmann
Installation shot of a bronze sculpture with a painting in the background
Installation view of The Human Body ©Hill Art Foundation Photograph by Matthew Herrmann

The Hill Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition of works from the Hill Collection curated by Karel Schampers. The exhibition, The Human Body, will be open September 9–November 24, 2021.

Schampers has selected works representative of the human form demonstrating the depth of the Hill collection which includes works from the last 500+ years. The Hill’s renaissance bronze collection is featured alongside works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jenny Saville, and Peter Paul Rubens.

For the first time at the Foundation, the exhibition will draw entirely from the Hill Collection. Schampers was given unprecedented access to the Collection which focuses on in-depth collecting within four major categories: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes, Old Master Paintings, Post-War Figurative Modern Masters, and Emerging Contemporary Artists. One of the Hill Collection’s defining features is how it creates dialogue among works of art across diverse periods and mediums.

The Hill Art Foundation is free and open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but are not necessary. Please note that we require all guests to wear a mask and sign in upon arrival, regardless of vaccination status. Email info@hillartfoundation.org to make an appointment. The Foundation will be open to the public Wednesday–Saturday from 12–6 p.m.

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Karel Schampers (1950) was curator of the print room of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (1981-1986); chief curator modern and contemporary art of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam (1986-2000); director of the Frans Hals Museum Haarlem (2000-2014). He has organized exhibitions of amongst others Matthew Barney, Günther Förg, Isa Genzken, Bob Gober, David Hockney, Jörg Immendorff, On Kawara, Martin Kippenberger, Ron Mueck, Cady Noland, Jorge Pardo, Stephen Prina, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Christopher Williams and Christopher Wool.

Bronze sculptures resting on white plinth in a gallery hallway.
Installation view of The Human Body ©Hill Art Foundation Photograph by Matthew Herrmann
Installation shot of a gallery space with a wooden cabinet and an chairs around a white long table.
Installation view of The Human Body. Photograph by Matthew Herrmann. © 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Man with a beard being dressed in armor by two young boys.
Peter Paul Rubens, Commander Being Dressed for Battle, 1610–14. Oil on panel, 48 1/4 x 38 3/8 inches (122.6 x 97.5 cm). 
©Hill Art Foundation, Photo: Matthew Herrmann.
A close-up painting of a white man with red hair and a red beard.
Anthony van Dyck, Study of a Bearded Man, 1618. 
Oil on panel, 11 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches (29.5 x 22.5 cm). 
©Hill Art Foundation. 

This resource from the J. Paul Getty Museum explains the lost-wax casting method. Most of the bronzes in The Human Body were made using this technique.

The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Adriaen de Vries’s bronze casting technique: direct lost-wax method," in Smarthistory, December 20, 2015. https://smarthistory.org/bronze-casting-lost-wax/.
A bronze standing figure on a pedestal looking diagonally upward.

Hans Reichle

Christ at the Column, cast circa 1610

Bronze

16 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 inches (40.6 × 11.4 × 11.4 cm).

Gold Jesus figure in crucifixion pose with arms drawn to either side and legs together.

Antonio Susini

Cristo morto (Dead Christ),
cast circa 1590–1615

Gilt bronze

12 1/2 × 10 3/4 × 3 inches (31.6 × 27.3 × 7.6 cm)

A bronze figure on a pedestal looking down over the shoulder.

Alessandro Algardi

Christ at the Column, circa 1630s

Bronze

11 1/2 × 4 × 4 inches (29.2 × 10.2 × 10.2 cm)

Bronze Jesus figure against a cross in crucifixion pose with arms drawn to either side and legs...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Cristo Morto, cast before March 10, 1656

Bronze

31 1/8 × 20 5/8 × 1 1/4 inches (79 × 52.4 × 3.2 cm)

Bronze Jesus figure in crucifixion pose with arms drawn to either side and legs together.

Alessandro Algardi

Corpus Christi, circa 1646

Bronze

31 1/8 × 20 5/8 × 1 1/4 inches (79.1 × 52.4 × 3.2 cm)

An unclothed figure lying on a black ground against a turquoise background.

Francis Bacon

Lying Figure, 1959

Oil on canvas

78 × 56 inches (198.1 × 142.2 cm)

A multicolor painting of a woman looking straight forward.

Jenny Saville

Meridian, 2019–20

Oil on canvas

59 1/16 × 47 1/4 inches (150 × 120
cm)

Multicolor figures varying in size packed against a black background.

Richard Prince

High Times, 2017

Ink jet, acrylic, collage, and oil stick on canvas

74 3/8 × 54 7/8 inches (188.9 × 139.4 cm)

a larger-than-life face of a man frowning and staring staright forward.

Ron Mueck

Mask, 1997

Polyester resin and mixed media

62 1/4 × 60 1/4 × 48 3/4 inches (158.1 × 153 × 123.8 cm)

Photograph of man with beard dressed in dark clothing with his eyes closed.

Robert Bergman

Untitled, 1990

Inkjet print

23 3/4 × 16 inches (60.3 × 40.6 cm)

Photograph of man in brown suede jacket looking at the viewer while holding a book.

Robert Bergman

Untitled, 1989

Inkjet print

23 3/4 × 16 inches (60.3 × 40.6 cm)

Photograph of man in striped shirt staring into the void against beige background.

Robert Bergman

Untitled, 1989

Inkjet print

23 3/4 × 16 inches (60.3 × 40.6 cm)

Portrait of a woman painted in earthy tones.

Frank Auerbach

Head of Julia, 1985

Oil on canvas

26 1/8 × 26 1/8 inches (66.4 × 66.4 cm)

Portrait of a man with curly hair and beard looking downward against a yellow background.

Anthony van Dyck

Study of a Bearded Man, 1618

Oil on panel

11 5/8 × 8 7/8 inches (29.5 × 22.5 cm)

Black and white painting of a man in striped black jacket lying on a bed and looking up to the...

Rudolf Stingel

Untitled (After Sam), 2007

Oil on canvas

15 × 20 1/2 inches (38.1 × 52.1 cm)

Black and white painting of a bearded man in striped black jacket looking downward.

Rudolf Stingel

Untitled (After Sam 5), 2006

Oil on canvas

15 × 20 1/2 inches (38.1 × 52.1 cm)

Painting of a seated figure dressed in brown clothes in the foreground and a standing figure dressed...

Jordan Casteel

Harold, 2017

Oil on canvas

78 × 60 inches (198.1 × 154.4 cm)

Bronze sculpture of two figures and a creature in the middle of a fight.

Giuseppe Piamontini

Hercules & Iolaus Slaying the Hydra, cast circa 1700–20

Bronze

17 × 19 1/2 × 11 inches (43.2 × 24.1 × 27.9 cm)

A bronze sculpture of two figures wrestling.

Giovanni Francesco Susini

Hercules & Antaeus, cast circa 1625–50

Bronze

19 × 10 1/2 × 8 inches (48.3 × 26.7 × 20.3 cm)

A bronze figure in a walking movement while looking upward.

Willem Danielsz van Tetrode

Mars Gradivus, cast circa late 1560s

Bronze

20 × 9 × 10 inches (50.8 × 22.9 × 25.4 cm)

A bronze figure lies on a couch with her eyes closed.

Antonio Susini

Sleeping Venus, cast circa 1600–15

Bronze

11 × 12 inches (27.9 × 30.5 cm)

Bronze standing figure on a pedestal.

Hubert Le Sueur

Venus, cast 1641–60

Bronze

25 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches (64.8 × 16.5 cm)

A bronze figure resting her weight on a pillar and looking down over the shoulder.

Giambologna

Astronomy, cast early 1570s

Bronze

20 × 5 inches (50.8 × 12.7 cm)

Terra cotta ware against a cherry pattern background in a white frame.

Robert Gober

Plunger/Cherries, 2001–17

Terra-cotta, acrylic paint on fabric

14 7/8 × 13 3/8 × 4 3/8 inches (38 × 34 × 11 cm)

Portrait of a man in black shirt looking straight forward against a turquoise background.

Andy Warhol

Self-Portrait, 1964

Synthetic polymer and silkscreen ink on canvas

20 × 16 inches (50.8 × 40.6 cm)

© 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New
York

Black and white and colored versions of Marilyn Monroe side by side

Andy Warhol

Double Marilyn, 1962

Synthetic polymer and graphite on canvas

19 × 24 1/2 inches (48.3 × 62.2 cm)

© 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Marilyn Monroe™; Rights of Publicity and Persona Rights: The Estate of Marilyn Monroe LLC

A bronze sculpture of one bearded man defeating a younger man.

Willem Danielsz van Tetrode

Samson and the Philistine, probably modeled in Florence in 1562

Bronze

18 × 10 inches (45.7 × 25.4 cm)

A bronze standing figure with one foot stepped on a bucket while holding grapes.

Adriaen de Vries

Bacchus Wearing a Silenus Mask, cast circa 1578–80

Bronze

35 1/4 × 13 inches (89.5 × 33 cm)

A bronze sculpture of a bearded man holding onto a tree trunk.

Giuseppe Piamontini

Milo of Croton, cast circa 1725–30

Bronze

20 × 7 inches (50.8 × 17.8 cm)

Painting of a bearded man in armor surrounded by two boys.

Peter Paul Rubens

Commander Being Dressed for Battle, circa 1610–14

Oil on panel

48 1/4 × 38 3/8 inches (122.6 × 97.5 cm)

Portrait of a man looking straight forward with his face highlighted in yellow and the rest of...

Andy Warhol

Mao, 1973

Acrylic and synthetic polymer silkscreened on linen

50 × 42 inches (127 × 106.7 cm)

© 2021 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Black and white photograph of a person's right arm holding out against a light background.

Robert Mapplethorpe

Arm, 1976, printed 2005

Gelatin silver print

16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm)

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