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.