Celebrating 80 Years at the Norton Museum of Art

The Norton Museum of Art opened to the public on February 8, 1941 and has been serving West Palm Beach and the surrounding community for eighty years.

Norton Museum of Art postcard, circa 1941
Courtesy of Norton Museum of Art.

The Norton underwent a renovation, completed in 2019, that expanded the museum’s gallery and teaching space.

It now has a state-of-the art, 210-seat auditorium, a new store and restaurant and a Great Hall that serves as the Museum’s “living room.” The expansion also includes a lawn for outdoor programs, and a sculpture garden. The project also included the renovation of six Museum-owned, 1920s-era cottages to house an artist-in-residence program, and the Museum Director’s home.

Alex Katz
Sunset, Lake Wesserumett ll, 1972
Screenprint in grays on paper
30 x 36 inches
Signed: Alex Katz in pencil (l.r.)
Numbered: 4160 in pencil (l.l.)
For sale at Surovek Gallery

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Norton held a virtual gala and an auction on the Sotheby’s website that included works by Alex Katz and Jeff Koons.

Jeff Koons
Puppy
Ceramic
17 1/2 x 17 x 18
Edition:2181/3000
Signature embossed and numbered on bottom,
For sale at Surovek Gallery

The museum is open to the public from Friday to Sunday with limited capacity and advance, timed-ticket reservations.

Roy Lichtenstein
Titled, 1996
Screenprint in colors, on Coventry Rag paper, with full margins.
Image: 24 x 32 1/2 inches
Sheet: 31 5/8 x 39 5/8 inches
Signed, dated and numbered# 167/175 in pencil (there were also 25 artist’s proofs), Co-published by the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York to benefit The Campaign for Freedom of Expression
For sale at Surovek Gallery

A current exhibition features the prints and drawings from the collection of Esther and Summer Feldberg, which includes the works of contemporary artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns, whose works are available at Surovek Gallery.

Jasper Johns
Cicada, 1981
Lithograph printed in colors
26 5/8 x 20 3/8 inches
Edition 4/58
Signed in pencil, dated and numbered
For sale at Surovek Gallery

The exhibition of The Collection of Esther M. and Sumner L. Feldberg runs through March 28, 2021.

A Look at the Collaborations of Keith Haring

Keith Haring is another artist whose work is featured at the Norton’s collection. He was a compelling force in the New York art scene in the 1970s and ’80s. Keith Haring and LA II in front of a collaborative work, 1982.

A recently published book called Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire by Ricardo Montez looks at the collaborative works of Haring and the influence that race and gender had on his designs.

An outgoing, social and socially conscious artist, Haring came in contact with many of his contemporaries and collected their work.

Roy Lichtenstein’s Forms in Space, 1965, hung in Keith Haring’s apartment.

Haring’s legacy, The Keith Haring Foundation, supports not-for-profit organizations that assist children, as well as organizations involved in education, prevention, and care related to AIDS. Works from Haring’s personal collection were auctioned off last September to benefit New York’s LGBT Center. Haring’s collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein and other incredible and influential artists, whose works are available at Surovek Gallery.

Keith Haring
Growing, 1988
The complete set of five screenprints in colors, each signed in pencil, dated and inscribed ‘Ap 8/15’, artists proofs aside from the numbered edition of 100, on Lenox Museum Board.
Sheet size: 30 x 40 1/8 inches
Framed
For sale at Surovek Gallery

And if you’re in the market for an apartment in New York, complete with an original Keith Haring mural, there is a triplex available in Tribeca.

An 8,000 square foot triplex loft has been converted to a private residence, with the original mural intact.

Haring painted the mural in 1978, when he was a student at the School of Visual Arts. The asking price for the Tribeca loft is $8 million.

Please contact us if you would like more information about the works of Alex Katz, Keith Haring or any of the other fine artists whose works are available at Surovek Gallery.


References:
Adriana Delgado. Norton celebrates 80th anniversary, virtual party and auction. Palm Beach Daily News. February 4, 2021.
Adam Rathe. Palm Beach’s Norton Museum Gets a Renovation by Norman Foster. Town&Country Magazine. February 5, 2019.
Dana Schulz. For $8M, this Tribeca loft comes with an original Keith Haring mural. 6sqft. February 9, 2021.
Danilo Machado. Keith Haring’s Lines of Desire. Hyperallergic. February 8, 2021.
Cassie Packard. Keith Haring’s Personal Collection Will Be Sold to Benefit New York’s LGBT Center. Hyperallergic. September 24, 2020.
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