Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

Hand in Hand, Installation view.

John Ahearn, Open House #2, 1999. Plaster. 23.50h x 32.50w x 5d in.
 

Liliana Porter, Untitled (Circle Mural) III (c), 1973-74, vintage. Installation of laminated gelatin silver print and graphite on wall. Wall installation extends approximately 70” diameter.
 

Liliana Porter, Untitled, (Geometric shapes), 1973-1975. Triptych of three laminated gelatin silver prints with ink. Each photograph 9.5" x 12.5”. 1 complete original vintage set, of laminated gelatin silver prints, 1975
 

Marco Maggi, (Left Hand) (Right Hand), diptych, 2021. Pencil on clayboard. 20h x 16w in each panel.
 

Bruce Nauman, Untitled (from “Fingers and Holes”), 1994. 5-color monoprint produced from screen matrix. 35.50h x 35w in.
 

Keris Salmon, Untitled, 2021. Cyanotype. 12h x 15w in.
 

David Salle, Hand, 2006. Oil on canvas. 10h x 10w x 1d in.
 

Jackson Denahy, Maple Seed, 2020. Oil on paper. 16h x 12w in.

 

Martí Cormand, Hands of Time, 1 (Retrato de Isabel de Austria, reina de France by Francois Clouet), 2021. Oil on board. 12.63h x 8.63w in.
 

Martí Cormand, Hands of Time, 4 (Retrato de Descartes by Frans Hals), 2021. Oil on board. 12.63h x 11.50w in.
 

Brad Kahlhamer, Swap Meet, 2011. Ink on paper. 14h x 17.75w in.
 

Sophie Calle, Bob is dead, 2020. Digital print, found frame. 16.34h x 22.83w in.
 

Julianne Swartz, Small Boat, 2021. Steel, mylar, and magnets (text paraphrased from GK Chesterton). 18 x 2.5 inches across a corner. Edition 1 of 3.
 

Lou Doillon, Untitled 2021. Ink on paper. Installation view.
 

Richard Dupont, Biometry 275, 2021. Oil on raw linen stretched over panel. 48h x 59w in.
 

Janine Antoni, Umbilical, 2000. Cast sterling silver of family silverware and negative impressions of artist’s mouth and mother’s hand. 8h x 3w x 3d in. Edition of 35 and 6 AP (AP 5/6).
 

Sarah Vanderbeek, Paris IV, 2021. Dye sublimation aluminum print mounted onto Plexi-Glass with Hand-Painting. 72h x 36w in. Unique. 


Fernanda Fragateiro Learning from Munari, 2021. Nordic spruce wood, manufactured notebooks with fabric cover, stainless steel. 31.89h x 31.89w x 7.87d in. Ed. unique.
 

Peter Kim, Untitled, 2017. Oil on canvas. 80h x 50w in.
 

Ted Lawson, Ancient Animal Head, 2021. Stainless steel, synthetic stone. 40.25h x 10w x 10d in.
 

Umbo (Otto Umbehr), The Hand, 1929. 17.25h x 14.63w in.
 

Glenda Leon, Concrete Music (Piano), 2015-2019. Ebony and ivory keyboards from a piano, wood. 6.30h x 7.09w x 6.30d in.
 

Ana Tiscornia, Hermano, 2021. Wooden letters and flat enamel paint. 3h x 19.50w x 0.75d in.
 

Anita Steckel, Duchamp Series (Rrose Selavy), c. 1998-2005. Pencil and photo collage. 22h x 17w in.
 

Stefana McClure, Protest Stones: What Kind of Times Are These: a poem by Adrienne Rich, 2021. Poetry-wrapped stones, waxed twine, cut nail. 18h x 8w x 4d in.
 

Jonathan Callan, Hope (1970), 2018. Paper. 20.50h x 12w x 2.50d in.

Ivan Argote, Wild Flowers: Left Index, 2021. Bronze sculpture with live wild flowers. 5.31h x 1.56w x 3.06d in. 1/3 Editions + 1 AP.
 

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Untitled, 2018. Black clay, white slip. 6.75h x 3w in.
 

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Untitled, 2018. Black clay, white slip. 8.50h x 5.50w in.
 

Lou Doillon, Untitled, 2021. Ink on paper. 16.50h x 11.75w in.
 

Jaume Plensa, WE, 2016-2017. Letterpress polymer print, printed on Moulin du Gue. 23h x 16w in. Edition 9/14.
 

Brad Kahlhamer, Super Catcher The Hard Weave, 2021. Ink on paper. 36.13h x 36.50w in.
 

Juan Manuel Echavarría, Cassette Box VII (Volver) from La Maria, 2000. Digital C-print mount on Dibond. 40h x 30w in. 1/5: Edition of 5, 2 A.P.
 

Juan Manuel Echavarría, Cassette Box II (11 Insects) from La Maria, 2000. Digital C print mounted on Dibon. 40h x 30w in.
1/5: Edition of 5, 2 A.P.
 

Ebony Patterson, reach..., 2018. Cast glass, synthetic, silk and dried flowers, jewelry, in powder coated steel case, each a unique variant. 37h x 32w x 25d in. Edition 2/10 variants.
 

Christina Hejtmanek, Her Hand in Mine, Oct., 7, 2021, 2001. Inkjet on Canson Baryta, mounted on Sintra. 5.88h x 5.31w in.

 

Jackson Denahy, Fly on a finger, 2020.  Oil on canvas. 12h x 9w in.
 

Ana Tiscornia, Mano a mano, 2021. Wooden letters and flat enamel paint. 7h x 7w x 7d in.
 

Sean Mellyn, See/Do, 1995. Gouache, toner, graphite on florescent paper. 12.50h x 9.25w in.
 

Sean Mellyn,The Hand That Feeds You, 1995. Gouache, ink, collage on florescent paper. 12.75h x 9.75w in.
 

Sean Mellyn, See You at Six, 2021. Toner, gouache, watercolor on paper. 17.25h x 20w in.
 

Hand in Hand

September 23 – October 30, 2021

John Ahearn, Janine Antoni, Ivan Argote, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Jonathan Callan, Sophie Calle, Marti Cormand, Jackson Denahy, Lou Doillon, Richard Dupont, Juan Manuel Echavarria, Fernanda Fragateiro, Charles Haescot, Christina Hejtmanek, Brad Kahlhamer, Peter Kim, Ted Lawson, Glenda Leon, Marco Maggi, Stefana McClure, Ana Mendieta, Sean Mellyn, Bruce Nauman, Ebony Patterson, Jaume Plensa, Liliana Porter, David Salle, Keris Salmon, Julianne Swartz, Anita Steckel, Ana Tiscornia, Umbo, Sara VanDerBeek

 

Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner is a new gallery formed by Josée Bienvenu of the eponymous gallery formerly located in Chelsea, and Michael Steinberg, the founder of Eminence Grise Editions. In celebration of partnership and its gesture, Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner presents the inaugural exhibition, Hand in Hand.

 

The exhibition was inspired by a series of concerts by French artist Lou Doillon. For 55 consecutive days, during the first lockdown in Paris, she performed on Instagram, comforting and inspiring people around the world.

 

"I have an obsession with hands. Mankind shaped and keeps on shaping the world with its hands. They are the tools that make us be in relation to ourselves and to others. Hands save, comfort, caress, create, invent, prevent, shape, and also can hurt, hit, kill. We are what we do with our hands, and so many choose to save lives with their hands, save our hearts, our lungs, our lives. I wanted to honor the ring of hands, all over the world that are keeping us alive. The medical hands, the feeding hands, the soothing hands, the washing hands, the driving hands, the stay at home hands…May the hands come together, love and encourage kindness.” (Lou Doillon, April 11, 2020)

 

The exhibition brings together a group of international artists. It includes historical works by seminal artists: a hand by Bauhaus photographer Umbo, a hand imprint by Ana Mendieta, drawings by proto-feminist Anita Steckel, a game of hands by Bruce Nauman as well as recent works by contemporary artists.

 

Hand in Hand is about the hand as a subject, about collaboration and togetherness, the essential modalities of our collective survival.

 

For further information and images contact jackson@joseebienvenu.com