Gallery Met: Heroines

Inaugural exhibition celebrating the 2006–07 season
Cecily Brown, George Condo, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Barnaby Furnas, Makiko Kudo, Wangechi Mutu, Richard Prince, David Salle, Sophie von Hellermann
September 22, 2006 – May 12, 2007

Gallery Met was inaugurated with the group exhibition Heroines, featuring works by some of the art world’s most innovative and provocative figures who were invited to contribute pieces inspired by the heroines of the season’s six new productions. “We tried to think about how visual artists could be involved with the Met in non-traditional ways,” said Gallery Met Director Dodie Kazanjian when plans for the new space were first announced. “‘Heroines,’ as a theme, seemed like a natural place to start. We tapped some of the most original talents working today—people who would bring highly idiosyncratic and challenging perspectives to the exhibition.”


Cecily Brown
Untitled (Suor Angelica), 2004-2005
oil on linen
80 x 84 inches
Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery, NY

Opera: Il Trittico (Suor Angelica)

George Condo
The Opera Singer (Rosina), 2006
oil on canvas
65 x 120 inches
Courtey the artist and Skarstedt Gallery, NY

Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

John Currin
Helena, 2006
oil on canvas
20 x 25 inches
Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery, NY

Opera: Die Ägyptische Helena

Verne Dawson
Euridice & Orfeo, 2006
oil on linen
36 x 44 inches
Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, NY

Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Barnaby Furnas
Untitled (Euridice), 2005
mixed media on linen
50 x 38 inches
Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Makiko Kudo
Princess Yue-yang, 2004
oil on canvas
71.65 x 89.37 inches
Courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali Gallery, NY, and Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Opera: The First Emperor (world premiere by composer Tan Dun)

Wangechi Mutu
Love's a Witch, Orfeo's Underworld Coronation for Euridice, 2006
Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, NY

Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Richard Prince
Madame Butterfly Isn't Dead, 2006
11 x 8.5 inches
Couresty the artist and Gladstone Gallery, NY

Opera: Madama Butterfly

David Salle
Helena at 5am, 2006
oil on linen
96 x 168 inches
Courtesy the artist and Mary Boone Gallery, NY

Opera: Die Ägyptische Helena

Sophie von Hellermann
Rosina, 2006
pigment on canvas
86.61 x 110.24
Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali Gallery, NY

Opera: Il Barbiere di Siviglia