Entrapped in Mallorca

Bernardi Roig in cage

Intersections artist Bernardi Roig inside one of his works, White Cage, coming to the Phillips this fall. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

In preparation for Intersections artist Bernardi Roig’s exhibition at the Phillips opening in October, Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic is in Mallorca for a studio visit and an opening at Kewenig Gallery of the artist’s work. See images from a previous visit to Roig’s studio here.

Bernardi Roig with Blinky P

Roig with his work An illuminated head for Blinky P. (The Gun), 2010. Polyester resin, marble dust and fluorescent light. Figure life size. Courtesy Galerie Klüser, Munich. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

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Opening night of Bernardi Roig’s show at Kewenig Gallery. Photos: Vesela Sretenovic

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The artist in his exhibition space. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

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Installation view of Roig’s exhibition at Kewenig Gallery in Mallorca. Photo: Vesela Sretenovic

A Closer Look: Conserving Made in the USA

Take a look at how the Phillips conservation team prepared for Made in the USA, including starting two years in advance of the exhibition and removing 60 years of accumulated grime from the surface of Bradley Walker Tomlin‘s
No. 9 (1952).

Playing with Light in the Dark

Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, installed dramatically lit sculpture in a darkly painted intimate gallery to play with light, dark, and shadow on the third floor of the house. Our collection of sculpture doesn’t get seen as often as other works and to have an entire room dedicated to these choice pieces is a treat.

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Left: (behind) Auguste Rodin, Female Torso, Kneeling, Twisting Nude, not dated/cast 1984, Bronze overall: 23 3/4 x 12 5/8 x 13 3/4 in; Gift of Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 2009. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Dog, 1914, Bronze 6 x 14 x 3 in. Gift of H.S. Ede, 1965. Center: Alexander Archipenko, Arabian, between 1930 and 1940, terra cotta 24 in. In Memory of Ellen Dupont Wheelright, 1992. Right: Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Richard Guino, Mother and Child, 1916, Bronze 21 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/2 in. Acquired 1940. All: The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Photos: Joshua Navarro

Photos: Joshua Navarro

Left: (far left) Hans (Jean) Arp, Tête Heaume II (Helmeted Head II), 1959, Bronze overall: 22 in. Gift of John and Joy Safer, 2003. (left center) Moore, Henry, Family Group, 1946, Bronze 17 1/2 x 13 x 8 5/8 in. Acquired 1947. Center: View of gallery. Right: Pablo Picasso, Head of a Woman, 1950, Bronze 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Acquired 1972. All: The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Photos: Joshua Navarro