MOSTRA/FESTA my 80th Birthday and exhibit and all are invited to be there at 6pm. Paintings most of which are of the last decade!
Preview photo at left.
MARCH IN ZURICH
Gallery Holber March 14th - April 20, 2013
The new home in Switzerland of Manuel and Josef's outstanding gallery.
COMING UP MAY 4 2013
I am most pleased to announce that I will indeed have the exhibit/party on May 4th at the;
Castello Gabbiano in the Chianti
As we go towards the end of the year I am considering how to celebrate my 80th Birthday next May..............
Perhaps an exhibit/celebration in a castle!
November and almost Winter
So it seems that I can only write in this color!
The past months have been active and included my painting
"The Last Race". I refound my love of texture, 'materia' and while laying up transparent glazes over thick paint discovered some new thoughts and unlocked some images that intrigue me.
So the Summer went and I have been in the studio again this Fall re seeing pictures that I either will destroy or complete. I have around a dozen under review, that is reviewing what to do to take them from interesting to good or to destroy them.
Yes, I do destroy some of my paintings.
I go to Zurich next week to explore exhibiting there with Manuela Holber and look forward to seeing her and Josef and Zurich.
It is already June 2012!!!!!!!!!
Just trying to get more more ideas out of my head and onto the surfaces. Images many and soon will publish them
I just opened my exhibition in January in Porto as announced below and it was as always a great pleasure for me to see the large crowd that the Artholber Gallery attracts. Please do go to see it if you are there.
The Arthobler Gallery in Porto on January 21, 2012
Another One person Exhibit in one of the nicest cities in Europe with the serious and smart gallerists Manuela and Josef You are all invited to be there for the opening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will also be doing a workshop with the wonderful Matrix Etching Center thanks to Julia Pintao and her wild and wonderful women!
Fall is here and September half gone.
The summer was the country studio cleaning and sorting and then Sicily which filled the mind and eye!
Back in the studio as I schedule my next exhibit in Porto with Artholber and Galeria Esteta and perhaps a workshop with the wonderful women of Matrix. Plans are for a big exhibit with Sergio Traquandi sponsored by the city of San Giovanni Valdarno in the Spring.
' H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ' an exhibit celebrating my wife Mary's Birthday
gallery la corte - opening february 18th till March 3rd
paintings and drawings about our shared life
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!News for 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lisbon Gallery Artholber on 20 January I open an exhibit of 14 recent paintings!
All my Portugese friends, collectors and even those from elsewhere are invited, I will be there!
Firenze Galleria La Corte opens February 15 with works on Linen and Paper some of those are my 'impulsive' images.
THE BIG NEWS IS THAT ON NOVEMBER 18, 2010 THE INAUGURATION OF THE " PALAZZO JULES MAIDOFF FOR THE VISUAL ARTS" will be held in Florence at Via Sant' Egidio 14 and all are invited to the celebration which will include an exhibit of some of my work and a series of guest speakers as well as a concert of Baroque music...............I would love to see my old friends from my life in art......................................................!
June is here and I have been painting some on wood and others on linen and the themes keep appearing again......One about my turning 77 years old and others about generations..........Questions about the future and the importance of artmaking in a time of great confusion. I have re entered some old panel paintings of modest size and pushed to near conclusion another 6 pictures...................
March a surprise as I fight colds and surfaces and try to focus on where my work is taking me.
Please do let me know about your viewing the site and remember that I am seeking to locate missing drawing books and paintings around the world. My work is all over and I do not know where many of them are, help if you have information. email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org
January is almost over and I am catching up on this site! I have begun to add some work from the past year and my most recent 'impulsive' experiments. I have been working on many pieces on Fabriano paper which are more skewed than usual. Marks and color drawn most freely and which I have found more suggestive and less narrative dominated. It is letting go and calling on all the years of looking at my work to be applied to the clues I find. They leave more room for the viewer to decide and to participate. My trials of these on friends and gallerists seem to support my attempts............
September 2009 A request!!!!!
I have been spending the summer cataloging my work and although I have most of my work in photographs a great many are out in the world and I request that anyone who has works by me in their collection to contact me so that I can complete the task. I ask that you contact me and if possible send a photo plus the title and the dimensions.
Recent Drawings April 2009
On 25 April 2009 I present 25 drawings at Imprunetta hosted by Santo and Allyson Volpe.
Museum Exhibit !!!!!!
I was honored with a large retrospective exhibit here in Florence at the Museo Marino Marini.
I have been able to load this photo of part of the exhibition. If you want more views or a copy of the 90 page catalog just ask me at; email@example.com
September 12th til October 25th 2008
his is a show mainly of work from the past 15 years and contained 70 paintings. The exhibit was curated by Giuliano Serafini and a
text by him and Cristina Acidini are part of a new catalog documenting work not
reproduced in my prior
catalogs..................................................... If you wish more info or an electronic invitation contact me at; firstname.lastname@example.org
I am most honored to have had the chance to exhibit in this prestigious space, the Museum which is the permanent home of the largest collection of Marino Marini's work. It was a challenge to present my own work in proximity to one of the most expressive artists of the 20th century.
February 17, 2007 I seem to have not updated this text in a long time and if by any chance anyone wanted to know more about what i have been doing it must have been frustrating!
I am in the process of preparing for 3 exhibits right now, Laussane in March, Oporto in October at the Foundation Arvore and with Julia Pintao at her Galeria Esteta where I will also do a workshop for her etching group. As the years pass the work of preparing for these events is ever more a serious enterprise. One which is part of being an artist yet ever more a burden.
I am also finally close to the publishing of the book of interviews that I gave to Laura Castro and will be published in Italy by Angelo Pontocorboli. When this project is finalized I will announce it here for the possible interest of you who come to visit the site.
December 4, 2005
As I say below I have started a Series of Digital Impressions of some
of the pictures I will not sell for various reasons. I call the series
Midoff's Maidoffs and will be opening a show in Orvieto December 18th
with a few of the pieces together with the originals. It is a chance
for me to share the images with people for modest prices and makes me
feel more generous, or at least less anal! If you want to have more
info about prices and images write me at email@example.com
Writing as of October 2005.
Just closed the exhibit in San Gimignano and today sent off 19 pictures
to open November 8th in Milano at the Galleria Ciovasso, Corso
I have put in 2 experimental digital Impressions on Fabriano Paper
which I call "Maidoff's Maidoffs. The idea was suggested to me by the
Photographer Jill Furnakovsky who asked why I refused to sell certain
works. I do want to share them and she convinced me to try these
slightly reduced versions of the originals of which I will print an
edition limited to 10. The first two are "The Embrace" and "Fear of
Flying". They are pictures made in the 1970's and which hang in my
home. Now some others may have these versions which printed with
In December and in January of 2006 I will be exhibiting in Orvieto at
the Galleria Zerotre.
It was good to know Steven Music of the Galleria Albero Celeste who is
now one of my adopted nephews in art. His creative and generous vision
of the role of the gallerist is a model and indeed a rare one.