Gallery Met: Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel
On the occasion of the holiday presentation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
Roz Chast, George Condo, John Currin, Eleanor Davis, Ian Falconer, Jules Feiffer, Ana Juan, Edward Koren, Anita Kunz, Lorenzo Mattotti, Christoph Niemann, Lou Romano, Owen Smith, William Steig, William Wegman, Gahan Wilson, Bob Zoell
November 16, 2007 – February 2008

In a unique collaboration between the Met and The New Yorker, Gallery Met brought together pieces by artists from the esteemed magazine, plus new works by well-known contemporary artists, in a colorful exhibition of original artworks. Hansel and Gretel was inspired by the Met’s holiday presentation of Humperdinck’s operatic version of the Grimm fairy tale. The New Yorker’s witty and insightful artwork has been a hallmark of the publication since its founding in 1925, yet it is rare to see these artists shown together in a gallery setting. In the November 5, 2007 edition of The New Yorker, Hansel and Gretel was previewed in a five-page portfolio that included works from the exhibition.

  • Roz Chast
    Hansel and Gretel, 2007
    watercolor on paper
    sheets 1, 9, and 12 from a series of 12
    5 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches each
    Courtesy the artist and Julie Saul Gallery 

  • George Condo
    Gretel, 2007
    oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches
    Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine 

  • John Currin
    Stepmother, 2007
    oil on canvas
    diameter 16 inches
    Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery 

  • Eleanor Davis
    Witch House, 2007
    3-D model in cloth, wood, and acrylic
    20 x 15 x 15 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Ian Falconer
    Catwalk Coven, 1996
    charcoal, gouahce, and tumeric on paper
    26 1/2 x 19 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Jules Feiffer
    Into the Woods
    , 2007
    charcoal pencil, charcoal, and watercolor on vellum
    19 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Ana Juan
    Roundabout the Witch, 2007
    acrylic on canvas
    61 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches each
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Edward Koren
    H&G 1, 2007
    pencil on BFK Rives paper
    16 x 21 3/8 inches
    1 of 4 drawings
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Anita Kunz
    Hänsel und Gretel, 2007
    acrylic on wood (birch)
    48 x 36 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Lorenzo Mattotti
    Six Scenes from Handel and Gretel, 2007
    india ink on paper
    1 of 6 drawings
    26 1/4 x 38 inches each
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Christoph Niemann
    Weight Watcher, 2007
    gouache on paper
    16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Lou Romano
    The House, 2007
    acrylic and gouache on foam core
    20 x 16 1/2 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Owen Smith
    Sweetie, 2007
    polychromed ceramic
    22 x 14 1/2 x 10 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • William Steig
    Seven Drawings of Hansel and Gretel, 1998
    watercolor on paper
    1 of 7 drawings
    7 x 9 inches
    Courtesy of Jeanne Steig 

  • William Wegman
    Hansel and Gretel, 2007
    20 x 24 Polaroid
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Gahan Wilson
    Hansel and Gretel Triptych (detail), 2007
    pencil and watercolor on paper
    detail 19 1/2 x 16 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Bob Zoell
    Roasted Little Boy, 2007
    unique giclee digital print
    22 1/4 x 20 inches
    Courtesy the artist 

  • Installation view of Hansel and Gretel.

  • Installation view of Hansel and Gretel.

  • Installation view of Hansel and Gretel.

  • Installation view of Hansel and Gretel.