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April 22, 2009

Lincoln Center at Time Warner Center: A Special Lincoln Center 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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LINCOLN CENTER AT TIME WARNER CENTER


A SPECIAL LINCOLN CENTER 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

TIME WARNER CENTER, COLUMBUS CIRCLE & 59TH ST.

SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 1 – 21, 2009


Featuring Rarely-Seen Works From Lincoln Center’s Acclaimed List Poster & Print Collection


Lincoln Center begins a year long celebration of its 50th Anniversary season in May 2009, commemorating the 1959 groundbreaking of the world’s leading performing arts center. To salute the institution’s historic milestone, Lincoln Center at Time Warner Center, a special 50th Anniversary exhibit of approximately thirty rarely-seen works from Lincoln Center’s distinguished List Poster and Print Collection, is scheduled to be displayed on the second floor public gallery space at Time Warner Center, June 1 – 21. The exhibit is free to the public, open Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 7 PM.


On view will be a number of prints specially commissioned for Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary, including Guillermo Kuitca’s work celebrating the February 2009 grand re-opening of Alice Tully Hall and a Pinocchio piece by Jim Dine, as well as early works from the collection by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, and Andy Warhol.


About the Lincoln Center/List Poster & Print Program

Lincoln Center’s List Poster & Print Program was established in 1962 by Albert and Vera List not only to make contemporary art available to the public, but also to ensure that the artwork created for Lincoln Center is of the highest quality. The collection consists of exceptional prints commissioned by Lincoln Center from prominent artists including James Rosenquist, Joel Shapiro, Julian Schnabel, and Jennifer Bartlett, among many others. The works commemorate Lincoln Center presentations such as Great Performers and Mostly Mozart, and special events such as the opening of the Metropolitan Opera.

Each work in the print series is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. Each print is a serigraph, with each color coming from an individual screen. This method combines hand-drawn and mechanical techniques, and is closely supervised by the artist during the process. At the end of each limited run (approximately 108 prints), all screens are destroyed, which prevents duplication and increases the value of the works.


Exhibitions

Selections from the List collection have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, and are included in the Library of Congress as well as in notable public and private collections. On Paper: Lincoln Center/List Art Collection is on exhibit at the corporate headquarters of Credit Suisse in Manhattan through April 2009. Upcoming are exhibitions at two commercial galleries, the Hamilton-Selway Gallery in Los Angeles, CA (May 2009) and the Shore Gallery in Provincetown, MA (July – August 2009); as well as at the American Academy in Rome (2010). List prints have also been part of Art Basel Miami Beach every year since 2003. Shows during 2008-09 included those at the residence of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach, FLA, a site included in the National Register of Historic Places; and two commercial galleries, the Somerhill Gallery in Durham, NC and the Karen Lynne Gallery in Boca Raton, FLA.

The Lincoln Center/List Poster & Print Program is non-profit, with general sales proceeds going toward the support of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and the Program itself. For List Program and dealer inquiries, call Matthew Rankin, Manager of Gallery Exhibitions, at (212) 875-5017. For further information about the List Art Collection and to view the online gallery, visit the website at www.lincolncenter.org/printsposters.


This special 50th Anniversary exhibit is sponsored by Altria Group, Inc.


About Time Warner Center

Time Warner Center, the 2.8 million square foot complex located at Columbus Circle, opened to the public on February 5, 2004. The Shops at Columbus Circle and The Restaurant and Bar Collection consist of shopping, dining and entertainment programming totaling 350,000 square feet of leasable space. Together with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s three performance halls, this world-class destination provides New York’s West Side with 500,000 square feet of dynamic restaurant, retail and entertainment uses. The complex includes Time Warner World Headquarters, One Central Park condominiums, The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental, and the Mandarin Oriental five-star luxury hotel. The $1.7 billion project was developed by Columbus Centre LLC, a partnership consisting of Related Companies, L.P. and Apollo Real Estate Advisors, L.P (now AREA). Visit www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com for more information.



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