Surrounded by Lions – Art Auction – Emmy Hennings

EMMY HENNINGS

Galerie Graf:DADA, the live presentation of the Surrounded by Lions multi-media triptych featured eight paintings for auction, the book release of TRENCH: Diary of a German Soldier(The book was included with the price of ticket) and excerpts from the experimental film TRENCH(www.vimeo.com/53232604), which was previously screened in 2012 at EMMEDIA’s PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival.

Galerie framed poster2 copy

The paintings are my work, that is the artist Lon Parker, under the pseudonym of Alexander Graf. Within the story arc of Surrounded by Lions, Alexander Graf was a bartender who grew up in Zurich and the Cabaret Voltaire, confidante of the early Dadaists, émigré in 1920 to New York City and subsequent passing acquaintance to the early Abstract-Expressionists. The paintings were presented to Leo Castelli’s for his infamous 9th Street Show in 1951, later to be considered the coming out of the New York School. Featured were de Kooning, Pollock, Franz Kline and Hans Hoffman among the 60+ artists. His work was turned down by Castelli. They were only publicly presented in 2016 at the Galerie Graf:DADA.

“Emmy Hennings” was the wife of Hugo Ball. Poet, chanteuse, dancer and singer, the enigmatic Emmy enthralled and captivated the young Graf during her stay at the Cabaret Voltaire.

Emmy Hennings

Emmy Hennings

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About atwarwithart

Over thirty years working in the arts and culture arena. Experience in live theatre as an actor/director and writer. As a visual artist participated in group shows and work is featured in many private collections. Over twenty years experience as an independent video producer, editor and media artist. Past-President and Charter Member of EMMEDIA, a major Canadian media art organization.
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