Invitation for the Kunstkabinett show with Alexander Calder and Louise Rosler

This was already the 3rd show that Fontaine has had at the Frankfurter Kunstkabinett, but with the added prestige of Alexander Calder. The Frankfurter Kunstkabinett was the first gallery to open in Frankfurt after the war. This gallery was the primary venue for Fontaine during the entire 25 years in Europe.  Hanna Bekker vom Rath, the founder, and Virginia became good friends. They traveled around Europe together visiting artists to collect art for Hanna’s gallery and personal collection.

Outside of the fact that Fontaine used recognizable, naturalistic titles, and some shapes are reminiscent of human form, all the works are exclusively abstract. Later in 1960’s, the titles also lost imagery and in the 1980’s, Fontaine began to make up words.

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