USA - NEW YORK
Monument to Balzac, model 1897-98 (final version),
posthumous bronze cast 1954,9' 3" x 48 1/4" x 41"
(282 x 122.5 x 104.2 cm).
Presented in memory of Curt Valentin by his friends in 1954.
Enclosed in a 19,000 sq-ft courtyard with reflecting
pools are figurative and abstract sculpture by Burton, Caro, Hunt,
Lachaise, Malliol, Matisse, Lipchitz, Moore, Nadelman, Oldenburg.
Museum of Modern Art, New York
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019 USA
Tel. 001 - 212 - 708 94 00
Fax 001 - 212 - 70898 84
The MoMA also has at least two Rodin sculptures: a bronze cast of The
Monument to Balzac and a copy of John the Baptist.
Drawing: Nude with Serpent, 1900-05, watercolour and pencil, 32 x
24,7 cm [Lampert Nr. 184, pl. 289].
While two other New York Museums, the Brooklyn and the Metropolitan -
see above - have a much broader Rodin collection, the MoMA offers an
online Database (called "DADABASE") with direct access to the
catalog system of the vast MoMA Library. This catalog shows more than
280 entries on publications concerning Auguste Rodin and so is an
invaluable tool for everyone who wants to track in-depth publications on
Click the CD to access the "DADABASE" Catalog of the MoMA
Library and find relevant publications on Art themes.
From 7 Oct. 1999 - 1 Febr. 2000, the MoMa organized the exhibition "ModernStarts:
People" exploring aspects of figural representation in early
modernism, also featuring Rodin's studies for his Monument to Balzac.
Topics addressed in Composing with the Figure ranged
from theatrical postures to the spatial relationship between the figure
and its environment, and the reshaping or decomposition of the figure,
with works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edvard Munch, Fernand Léger,
and Marcel Duchamp. A thematic exhibition, Actors, Dancers, Bathers,
traced the development of these genres from Paul Cézanne and André
Derain to contemporary photography. The Language of the Body
investigated gesture, portrait heads, and facial expressions in all
mediums, including prints by Odilon Redon and Paul Klee. Posed to
Unposed: Encounters with the Camera explored the development of figure
compositions throughout the entire history of photography. Expression
and the Series juxtaposed Auguste Rodin’s sculpted heads of Honoré de
Balzac and Henri Matisse’s heads of his neighbor Jeanette Vaderin.
Finally, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space was an installation of
large figurative sculptures.
and Matisse" by Beatrice Kernan, is an intensely focused study
of Rodin's studies for his Monument to Balzac, and Matisse's heads of
New York State Museum
The New York State Museum is located in downtown
Albany, New York, in the Empire State Plaza across from the State
Press Officer: Donna Liquori,
Tel. 001 - 212 -474 00 79, E-mail Donna
Today, the State Museum's collections number more than five million
artifacts and specimens.
The exhibition,drawn in part from The Museum of Modern Art's landmark
" Modern Starts" exhibition, showed Rodin's large-sized
Monument to Balzac, Matisse's Large Seated Nude, and Giacometti's Tall
Organized by John Elderfield, Chief Curator-at-Large,
and Elizabeth Levine, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Painting and
The Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum has been in the news
for its global expansion strategy. Not only does the New York mother
Museum have affiliates in New York-SoHo, Bilbao, Venice and Berlin -
with further units planned in New York-East River and Las Vegas -, it
also has forged a strategic alliance with the St. Petersburg Hermitage,
the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Graphische Sammlung Albertina in
Vienna, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe and
the Japanese internet-holding Softbank. This should facilitate the
organization of international exhibitions and realize Director Thomas
Krenz´s vision of a "Museum of the 21st Century". One of the
services offered will be a huge image Database containg millions of
reproduced art works, that can be used against license fees. This Database
can be accessed at www.guggenheim.com.
Salomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 88th Street
New York, New York
Tel. 001 - 212 - 423 35 00
The image archivecan be reached under
Tel. 001 - 212- 423 3705 or email@example.com.
The Website has a searchable
Database on a limited numbers of works. (see also information in
left column on the planned new Database).
Although the Guggenheim specializes in 20th Century Art, it does not
seem to own Rodin works, in 1971 the Museum organized a show
acknowledging Rodin as the founding father of modern sculpture:
"Development of Sculpture in the 20th Century: From Rodin to
A photo from a personal Website
published by Eileene Coscolluela
630 Fifth Avenue (at 48th Street)
New York, New York 10020 USA
Tel. 001 - 212 - 332 34 00
Fax 001 - 212 - 332 34 01
The Art Deco office building complex consists of 19 buildings and
scores of upscale shops and restaurants. Since 1932, art has been an
integral part of Rockefeller Center. With over 100 works by more than 30
artists, the Center holds an important public art collection.
From 17 June 1998 - 31 August 1998, the Rockefeller Center showed
eight large-scale bronze sculptures by Rodin on loan from the Cantor
Foundation, arranged in a traditional French Garden setting.
Beginning on Fifth Avenue with The Three Shades, visitors were
invited along the Channel Gardens to a central grove providing an
intimate setting for the Burghers of Calais, alongside Whistler's Muse,
Meditation and Monumental Torso of the Walking Man. The show also
included The Thinker, which had been transported from its traditional
place at Stanford University to New York.
For comments on the Thinker´s trip:
Dawn, pencil and watercolor
Portrait of Victor Hugo , drypoint
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo 1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222-1096 USA
Tel. 001 - 716 - 882 87 00
Fax 001 - 716 - 882 19 58
Curators: Douglas Dreishpoon and Kenneth Wayne
Assistant Curator: Claire Schneider
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, named after John J. Albright and
Seymour H. Knox, Jr., owns copies of The Age of Bronze and Eve, cast
still during Rodin´s lifetime, Rodin drawings and a drypoint, and
lithograph portraits of Rodin by Renoir and Baskin.
In the 1999 exhibition Carved,
Modeled, Assembled, Welded, Drawn , the Museum´s remarkable
collection of sculpture after 1945 was displayed.
Age of Bronze,1875-76,
bronze, cast 1911
(3rd copy), purchased in 1925
bronze, cast 1913
and watercolor on paper
ca. 1890, ink, watercolor on paper
Victor Hugo , drypoint
Rodin by Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
Leonard Baskin, lithograph edition 73/100
Nassau County Museum
One Museum Drive
Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576 USA
(20 miles east of New York City)
Tel. 001 - 516 - 484 93 38.
With over 35 sculptures in total and a 145 acre landscape, the "Museum
Without Walls" is one of the largest publicly-accessible
outdoor sculpture gardens on the east coast, containing works by Auguste
Rodin, Allen Bertoldi, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Chaim Gross,
Masayuki Nagare, Reuben Nakian, Barnett Newman, Marino Marini, , Richard
Serra, Mark di Suvero and Tony Smith.
Some works are on extended loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
and The Museum of Modern Art.
From 26 Sept. 1999 - 2 Jan. 2000, the Museum also hosted the Rodin
exhibition with over 70 sculptures drawn from the Cantor Collection.
Charles E. Slatkin Gallery, New York
In cooperation with the Musée Rodin, The Charles Slatkin Gallery
staged a major Rodin exhibition in 1963, that toured through the USA and
Canada till January 1965. Today, the Gallery is not in operation any
Catalog with an introduction by Leo
Steinberg, Slatkin Gallery, New York, 1963.
According to the Cleveland Museum of Art Slide Library, a bronze copy
of the Walking Man is held by "David Daniels, New York".
There exist a singer, an athlete and a visual poet called David
Daniels - I guess the last might be the right person.