Monsters of the World, Unite!

For the 2016 edition of Frieze Masters, Blum & Poe is pleased to present a rereading of the Cobra movement and works from the wide-ranging network of artists influenced by the group since the 1950s. The trope of “Human Animals” — a concept that was formulated by the Cobra artists as a means to reinvent the aesthetic, psychic, and political representations of mankind after the traumas of WWII — will act as the central organizing principle for this exhibition. Works in the presentation will include painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and ceramics sourced from the 1940s to the 1990s. We are proud to include works by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Enrico Baj, Georg Baselitz, Eugène Brands, Constant, Jean Dubuffet, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Lothar Fischer, Phillip Guston, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Martin Kippenberger, Frits Lemaire, Ernest Mancoba, Alfonso Ossorio, A.R. Penck, Shinkichi Tajiri, and Sabine Weiss.