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David Zwirner Presents Exhibition Featuring The Artwork Of Frank Walter 

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David Zwirner Presents Exhibition Featuring The Artwork Of Frank Walter 

Frank Walter

Witness the artwork of Frank Walter in Hong Kong at ‘Pastorale’

David Zwirner is presenting an exhibition of work by Antiguan artist, writer, and polymath Frank Walter at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. Curated by art historian Barbara Paca, a close friend to the artist and devoted scholar of his work, Pastorale is the gallery’s third exhibition of Walter’s work and the first presentation of his work in Asia.Frank Walter

Two Openings In Two Locations

The presentation coincides with the forthcoming exhibition Frank Walter, an artist, gardener and radical, opening in October at the Garden Museum, London. The exhibition will feature paintings and works on paper that exemplify Walter’s rich body of work, which encompasses a variety of media, styles, and formats, including those made on such supports as Polaroid film cartridge boxes, mosquito coil boxes, and fragments of sketchpad covers.

Moreover, a group of Caribbean landscape paintings will feature alongside a selection of small-scale paintings depicting the meadows of Scotland, made from memory to commemorate the time he spent there in 1960, revealing the artist’s distinctive use of colour and his personal vision of the places he lived, travelled, and imagined.Frank Walter

The Man Behind The Art

Frank Walter (1926–2009) was born Francis Archibald Wentworth Walter, on Horsford Hill, Antigua, in 1926. From a young age, Walter’s intellect was apparent to his family, and he quickly gained the admiration and respect of his community.

On top of that, feeling a deep connection to his native land, Walter studied agriculture and the sugar industry, the basis of Antigua’s economy, and at the age of twenty-two, he became the first person of colour to work as a manager within the Antiguan Sugar Syndicate, where he helped modernise harvesting and production methods and sought to improve the status and labour conditions of the workers.Frank Walter

More Walter!

Walter’s work is in the permanent collections of Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Pinault Collection, Paris and Rennie Museum, Vancouver. The Frank Walter Catalogue Raisonne project is currently being undertaken by the Walter family and Barbara Paca.

Visit the Official David Zwirner Website to find out more.


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