Childs Gallery | POP/Modernism
June 7 – June 30, 2021
As we’ve been clearing out the gallery at 169 Newbury Street and moving into our new space at 168, we’ve reacquainted ourselves with many treasures temporarily forgotten or not seen in some time. Forgotten Favorites, an online exhibition, is a curated group of artworks we’ve fallen in love with all over again, from Old Master prints to American Impressionist POP/Modernism explores the trajectory of art from Modernism through Post-Modernism. Modernism encompasses a period in history that began with Impressionism and spanned various movements – including Cubism, Fauvism, Constructivism – and culminating with Abstract Expressionism. With an obsession for the fruits of capitalism and popular culture, Pop Art became a bridge to Post-Modernism which at its core is identified by conceptual art.
About Childs Gallery: Established in 1937 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay, Childs Gallery holds one of the largest inventories of oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and sculpture in the United States. We actively service collectors, artists, estates and corporate clients throughout the country in the buying and selling of fine art, and have placed exceptional works in major museums nationwide. Our extensive holdings – including prints and drawings that range from Old Masters to 20th century notables to 21st century contemporaries, along with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years – are particularly appealing to the eclectic tastes of today’s art lovers, as it’s the collector’s eye, not the historic period or medium, that makes for a cohesive and personally satisfying collection.