SOLO EXHIBITION: Bruce Helander, February 21, 2013

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“Double Elvis” Porcelein, Plastic.  24 x 48″. 2012. Bruce Helander

When: February 21, 2013
Where: 429 25th Street, West Palm Beach, FL

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ArtHouse 429 is pleased to feature the works of Bruce Helander, who is considered one of the most successful and recognizable collage artists in the country. Kenworth Moffett, former director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, observed in Gold Coast magazine, “If there was a Pulitzer Prize for collage, Helander would surely win it.” Helander’s work is represented in more than fifty permanent collections, including the Whitney, Metropolitan, Guggenheim, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Helander recently was included in the Christie’s auction of the estate of Dennis Hopper. His work has been exhibited widely in museum surveys, including the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and in well-known galleries such as Marisa del Re Gallery, Don O’Melveny Gallery, and most recently, Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe and Manhattan and Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton. His work has been favorably reviewed in Art in America, ARTnews, Art & Antiques, The New Criterion and The New York Times, among many others. Helander also is a curator, critic and contributor to The Huffington Post, The Art Economist, The New Yorker and ForbesLife. He is a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, winner of the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement and the New York Foundation for the Arts grant. He has a master’s degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied at Yale and Harvard. Helander’s works are in many major private collections, including those of Jane Holzer, Beth DeWoody, Blake Byrne, the late John Kluge, Jimmy Buffett, Mehmet Oz, Nat King Cole Foundation, Sidney Kimmel and Tom Wolfe, among others.