In support of New York City's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, Figureworks Gallery will be open by appointment until further notice.
While the gallery’s physical space will be closed, we will be available via email and phone.
Note that we will also have time to finally be updating our website so some pages will be under construction during this time!
Thank you for your patience and we hope everyone can stay healthy and safe.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
March 7 - July 31, 2020
Figureworks is pleased to celebrate Armory Week with a collection of satirical lithographs created by Maris Bishofs in 1977. These commentaries on the art world remain as timely today as when then were created. This series was created when Bishofs was living in Israel and publishing his first book entitled The Exhibition.
Maris Bishofs’ career spans over 50 years and his illustrations have been published in every major US publication, including The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Harper’s, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Village Voice. He has had numerous exhibitions and books published celebrating his unique style of illustration.
Maris Bishofs was born in 1939 in Rujiena, Latvia in what was then the Soviet Union. In 1965 he became the first artist to graduate from the Latvian Art Academy with an interior design degree. In 1972 he emigrated to Israel where he worked and exhibited his art until moving to Paris in the early 1980s. In 1984 he moved to New York City, to what would become a highly celebrated career as a commercial illustrator. In 2003, after nineteen years in New York, he returned to Latvia.
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