Spotlight

Roland Dorcély

Loevenbruck, Paris (S26)

Roland Dorcély, Sans titre (Femme en robe jaune assise), 1960, Oil on canvas, 65 × 46 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

Roland Dorcély, Sans titre (Femme en robe jaune assise), 1960, Oil on canvas, 65 × 46 cm. Courtesy: Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris

Loevenbruck presents a dynamic series of abstract nudes painted by Haitian artist, Roland Dorcély in a style comparable to that of his 1958 painting, When to Relax?, held in the collection of MoMA.

The series was produced by Dorcély while in Paris in the late 1950s, and comes from the collection of the Charles Auguste Girard family. Most paintings from the series were part of the 1960 Berri-Lardy exhibition in Paris.

Roland Dorcély (b.1930, Haiti; d. 2017, New York) lived in Europe and the USA during the 1950s and early 1960s. Somewhat enigmatically, he retired in Haiti in 1965, and remained largely isolated. He returned to New York in 2015, where he lived until his death in 2017. This presentation will be his first solo show in New York, and the first in the USA since the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Arts exhibition in 1975.