Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to present We now must say goodbye, Taner Ceylan’s second solo-exhibition, on view at 297 10th Avenue from October 8 – October 31, 2015. The exhibition examines authorship in portraiture, and features two new portrait paintings and 10 drawings inspired by the authoritative work Princess de Broglie, 1851-53 by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. 

These new Ingres-inspired paintings are an evolution of Ceylan’s Unfinished Painting series, which also examine historical Orientalist portraits through a contemporary, Eastern lens. The portraits involved an in-depth study of Ingres’ technique and process, as well as a detailed, in-person analysis of the original painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Oil on canvas, 121×191.1 cm, 2015