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Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers are delighted to announce a joint presentation of works by Karen Kilimnik at Frieze New York. Spanning works on canvas and pastel drawings over 35 years, this showcase marks Karen Kilimnik’s exclusive representation by Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers. 

Works by Karen Kilimnik draw viewers into a world of grandeur, humor, and fantasy. The presentation by Galerie Eva Presenhuber and Sprüth Magers at Frieze New York captures these facets of her longstanding practice. Kilimnik’s small-scale paintings and drawings are suffused with her own imaginative ideas and illustrate the important interplay of scale, format, and genre that runs throughout her work. Scenes of pastoral landscapes, elven forests, castle exteriors, figures, and horses give the viewer a direct encounter with the unguarded verve of Kilimnik’s wit and her interest in history, always balanced by her assured sense of color and form. These painterly surfaces and atmospheric effects transport us to other eras and places, in which the imaginative intrudes into history, and the present merges with the past.

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Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

Installation view, Karen Kilimnik, Frieze New York, 2021

THE JUNGLE PLANET IN WINTER

2016

Water soluble oil color on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

KILIM43257

 

THE ELVEN QUEEN - ESMERALDA (PART OF BEWITCHED FAMILY)

1986

Pastel on paper

Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 inches

Frame 63.5 x 79 x 3 cm / 25 x 31 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches

KILIM48349

SHADOW 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51.5 x 61 cm / 20 1/4 x 24 inches

KILIM49347

THE FOREST OF ELVES 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51 x 61 cm / 20 x 24 inches

KILIM39362

 

THE IMAGINED FOLLY LIBRARY 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

KILIM39315 

THE ORGANIC VERY PRETTY FARM IN ENGLAND

2010

Oil on canvas

20.5 x 26 cm / 8 x 10 1/8 inches

KILIM48341

 

THE BLUEBIRD FOREST

2017

Water soluble oil color on canvas

20.5 x 30.5 cm / 8 x 12 inches

KILIM43308

TURF

1986

Crayon on paper

Frame 83 x 98 x 4 cm / 32 5/8 x 38 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Sheet 58.5 x 73.5 cm / 23 x 28 7/8 inches

KILIM18109

 

THE FAIRIE QUEENS SHEEP IN THE WOODS

2012

Water soluble oil color on canvas

76 x 61 x 2 cm / 30 x 24 x 3/4 inches

KILIM37763

 

TINY LEAPING FOR JOY

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51.5 x 61.5 cm / 20 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches

KILIM48345

MY SISTER AND ME - BY SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE 

1986

Pastel on paper

Sheet 65 x 49.5 cm / 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Frame 87.5 x 73 x 5.5 cm / 34 1/2 x 28 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches

KILIM48348

LEONARDO DA VINCI’S LIVING ROOM, AMBOISE 

2014

Water soluble oil color on canvas

36 x 45.5 cm / 14 1/4 x 18 inches

KILIM38346

THE ANNUNCIATION ASSUMPTION, BY LEONARDO DA VINCI (CHEEKS LIKE THE GAINSBOROUGH GIRL WITH MILK JUG + PIG) 

1988

Pastel on paper

Sheet 89 x 58.5 cm / 35 x 23 inches

Frame 111 x 80.5 x 3.5 cm / 43 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches

KILIM48344

VIEW OF PARK WITH DRAPERY, TASSEL + MARBLE COLUMN MAYBE DOBSON 

1982

Pastel on paper

Sheet 56 x 42.5 cm / 22 x 16 3/4 inches

Frame 73 x 59.5 x 2.5 cm / 28 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 inches

KILIM48342

THANK YOU, THIS TABLE IS JUST RIGHT, WE LIKE THE CHAIR TOO BUT WHERE’S OUR AFTERNOON TEA?! THE EGERTON HOUSE HOTEL LOBBY IN PERSIA 

2017

Print on canvas, stickers

28 x 35.5 x 4 cm / 11 x 14 x 1 5/8 inches

KILIM43367 

THE WHITE HORSE AND CASTLE

1984

Pastel on paper

Sheet 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Frame 39 x 45 x 3 cm / 15 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches

KILIM48343

THE JUNGLE PLANET IN WINTER

2016

Water soluble oil color on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

KILIM43257

 

THE ELVEN QUEEN - ESMERALDA (PART OF BEWITCHED FAMILY)

1986

Pastel on paper

Sheet 61 x 45.5 cm / 24 x 18 inches

Frame 63.5 x 79 x 3 cm / 25 x 31 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches

KILIM48349

SHADOW 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51.5 x 61 cm / 20 1/4 x 24 inches

KILIM49347

THE FOREST OF ELVES 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51 x 61 cm / 20 x 24 inches

KILIM39362

 

THE IMAGINED FOLLY LIBRARY 

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

40.5 x 51 cm / 16 x 20 inches

KILIM39315 

THE ORGANIC VERY PRETTY FARM IN ENGLAND

2010

Oil on canvas

20.5 x 26 cm / 8 x 10 1/8 inches

KILIM48341

 

THE BLUEBIRD FOREST

2017

Water soluble oil color on canvas

20.5 x 30.5 cm / 8 x 12 inches

KILIM43308

TURF

1986

Crayon on paper

Frame 83 x 98 x 4 cm / 32 5/8 x 38 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches

Sheet 58.5 x 73.5 cm / 23 x 28 7/8 inches

KILIM18109

 

THE FAIRIE QUEENS SHEEP IN THE WOODS

2012

Water soluble oil color on canvas

76 x 61 x 2 cm / 30 x 24 x 3/4 inches

KILIM37763

 

TINY LEAPING FOR JOY

2013

Water soluble oil color on canvas

51.5 x 61.5 cm / 20 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches

KILIM48345

MY SISTER AND ME - BY SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE 

1986

Pastel on paper

Sheet 65 x 49.5 cm / 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Frame 87.5 x 73 x 5.5 cm / 34 1/2 x 28 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches

KILIM48348

LEONARDO DA VINCI’S LIVING ROOM, AMBOISE 

2014

Water soluble oil color on canvas

36 x 45.5 cm / 14 1/4 x 18 inches

KILIM38346

THE ANNUNCIATION ASSUMPTION, BY LEONARDO DA VINCI (CHEEKS LIKE THE GAINSBOROUGH GIRL WITH MILK JUG + PIG) 

1988

Pastel on paper

Sheet 89 x 58.5 cm / 35 x 23 inches

Frame 111 x 80.5 x 3.5 cm / 43 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 1 3/8 inches

KILIM48344

VIEW OF PARK WITH DRAPERY, TASSEL + MARBLE COLUMN MAYBE DOBSON 

1982

Pastel on paper

Sheet 56 x 42.5 cm / 22 x 16 3/4 inches

Frame 73 x 59.5 x 2.5 cm / 28 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 1 inches

KILIM48342

THANK YOU, THIS TABLE IS JUST RIGHT, WE LIKE THE CHAIR TOO BUT WHERE’S OUR AFTERNOON TEA?! THE EGERTON HOUSE HOTEL LOBBY IN PERSIA 

2017

Print on canvas, stickers

28 x 35.5 x 4 cm / 11 x 14 x 1 5/8 inches

KILIM43367 

THE WHITE HORSE AND CASTLE

1984

Pastel on paper

Sheet 28 x 21.5 cm / 11 x 8 1/2 inches

Frame 39 x 45 x 3 cm / 15 3/8 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/8 inches

KILIM48343