December 2 - 7, 2014
Exhibitor listing

SmithDavidson Gallery

SmithDavidson Gallery
Minervaplein 10
1077 TP Amsterdam
Netherlands Antilles
T  +31 20 626 5945
M   +1 786 397 5546
M   +31 6 1326 1983
SmithDavidson Gallery
7580 NE 4th CT
Suites 107 & 108
Miami, FL 33138
United States
T  +1 786 502 4036
M   +1 786 397 5546
M   +1 786 775 2016
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Exhibitor's Artists:


Also exhibited by: ARCHEUS / POST-MODERN,
Also represented by: Chowaiki & Co.,
Federico Bianchi

Fabio Bianchi

Jean-Pierre Cassigneul

Carlos Cruz Diez

Also represented by: Tresart,
Luc Dratwa

Zhuang Hong Yi

Marc Lagrange

Ufan Lee
Biography :
Lee Ufan (Korean, b. 1936) is a philosopher and minimalist sculptor and painter, trained and educated in Japan. Having studied modern Western philosophy in the 1950s at Nihon University, Lee became a prominent member of the avant-garde Mono-ha group, beginning in the late 1960s. The art of this artist, who has long been based in Japan, is rooted in an Eastern appreciation of the nature of materials and also in modern European phenomenology. The origin of Mono-ha may be found in Lee‘s article "Sonzai to mu wo koete Sekine Nobuo ron (Beyond Being and Nothingness - A Thesis on Sekine Nobuo." The Mono-ha artists aimed to deviate from typical Western artistic practices of media manipulation, and instead juxtaposed objects and materials in such a way as to draw attention to the relationship between things and surroundings. Lee’s paintings are frequently characterized by simple, abstract brushstrokes in dark blue and gray tones, applied to white canvases or surfaces. His sculptures, such as his prolific Relatumseries, often portray a similarly antithetical relationship by placing round or flat natural stones alongside rectangular plates of iron and steel. In keeping with his background in philosophy, Lee strives to engage viewers in contemplating the interaction between space, objects, and themselves. From 1973 until 2007, Lee served as a professor at Tama Art University in Tokyo. His work is part of the permanent collection at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at New York’s Pace Wildenstein and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Lee Ufan currently lives and works in Kamakura, Japan, and in Paris, France.

Also exhibited by: PYO Gallery Seoul,
Also represented by: Wellside Gallery,
Marcel Pinas

Gavin Rain

Paul Rousso

Marcelo Segall

Marie Cécile Thijs
Biography :
Marie Cécile Thijs is an artist with a distinctive signature. Her portraits are still lifes, and her still lifes become portraits. She is influenced by the old masters in painting, yet her work is clearly contemporary. Stillness is key. Marie Cécile Thijs, originally a lawyer, decided more than fifteen years ago to follow her love for the camera. She is specialised in staged photography, and created the series White Collar, Food Portraits, Chefs (Cooks), Horses and Human Angels, which are still in progress to this day. She also made many portraits of writers, politicians, designers and artists. Her work has often been published and exhibited, her photos have repeatedly received international acclaim and are included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Rotterdam and many public and private art collections. Recently her book 'Characters' has been published. She had her first retrospective in Museum aan het Vrijthof Maastricht. Also her work has been exhibited at TEFAF 2015.

George ‘Hairbrush’ Tjungurrayi

Tommy Watson Yannima

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

Sarrita King

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa "Mrs. Bennett"

Esther Giles Nampitjinpa

Naata Nungurrayi

Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri
Biography : Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri was born around 1958 east of Kiwirkurra in Western Australia. In 1984 the international headlines were filled with the ’discovery’ of the last group of Australian Aborigines who until the late 20th century had managed to retain their traditional lifestyle in complete isolation. These so-called ’last of the nomads’ or ‘lost tribe’ of nine Pintupi walked in from the bush west of Lake Owen that year and for the first time came into contact with western civilization. Six of these nine Aborigines became artists. From these six, Warlimpirrnga was the first who started painting after carefully observing other artists from the community at Kiwirkurra. Within three years, Warlimpirrnga transformed from a nomad with a traditional lifestyle into one of the leading artists from the Papunya Tula Artists corporation. In 1988, he held his first exhibition in Melbourne. Warlimpirrnga paints primarily in two styles, he makes extensive use of geometric shapes to depict the stories of the Tingari (ancestors), or he uses lines made up of carefully placed dots in his dreamings that depict holy Lake Mackay, a site of which he is one of the custodians. Warlimpirrnga uses the same dot technique as other Pintupi artists like his brothers, Walala and Thomas, but also George Tjungurrayi.
Paddy Lewis Tjapanangka

Don Tjungurrayi

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Frank van der Meijden

Barbara Weir


Modern & Contemporary Art
Founded in 1969
David Smith   Director
Gabriëlle Davidson   Director
Paul Geerlings   Gallery Manager
Lynn Burgman   Gallery assistant
SmithDavidson Gallery exhibits a dynamic range of leading modern and contemporary art in various mediums. The present gallery’s mission is to acquire and present the work of significant artists whose work has either defined or is expanding the parameters of the visual arts.

Founded in 1969, the gallery was originally named Leslie Smith Gallery after its American owner. Leslie Smith was a leading specialist and the preeminent source for 19th century Dutch painting throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The genre became acknowledged as “The Second Golden Age of Dutch Art” after Smith coined the term while collaborating on an exhibition of the same name at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem in 1986.

Leslie Smith’s son David Smith assumed control in 1990 and the gallery then began to shift its focus more towards modern and contemporary artwork. Reflecting this evolution, the gallery was moved to Amsterdam in 2007 and later adopted the name SmithDavidson Gallery. Having exhibited at Art Miami fair for over a decade, a second location was opened in Miami in 2016 in order to have a permanent presence in the city’s international art scene.

SmithDavidson Gallery has become known for its collection of the most renowned Aboriginal Australian painting. This genre became a specialty of David Smith after first encountering and collecting it during a trip to Australia in 2006. A year later he opened an exhibition along with the Director of the Rijksmuseum featuring the genre and the gallery has become a leading resource ever since.

SmithDavidson Gallery enjoys an esteemed international reputation and clientele that includes several important private, corporate, and public collections. The two locations are in Amsterdam on Minervaplein and in Miami in the Ironside district, which often feature rotating solo or thematic group shows. The gallery exhibits annually at prominent international art fairs that have included TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Miami, and Zona Maco in Mexico City. SmithDavidson Gallery enjoys having an international clientèle, including a number of important museums and private collections.
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