Antico's Rare Renaissance Sculpture on View at The Frick Collection in First Exhibition of His Work in United States

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Exhibition Dates: 
Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes, May 1 through July 29, 2012
closeup of bronze statuette of Greek god, Apollo wearing gilded cape

Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, known as Antico (c. 1455–1528) was a transformative sculptor who brought the classical world to life.  His contributions are celebrated in Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes, the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to the Italian sculptor and goldsmith.  The acclaimed exhibition opens at The Frick Collection May 1, 2012, after its successful run this past winter at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. It will present forty-six objects, thirty-seven by Antico, comprising almost threequarters of the master’s rare surviving oeuvre.  They span Antico’s activity and represent the genres in which he worked: medals, statuettes, life-size busts, and reliefs.  Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with The Frick Collection, New York.  The exhibition is organized by Eleonora Luciano, associate curator of sculpture, National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, curator, The Frick Collection, New York, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of the Kunstkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.  The exhibition in New York is made possible, in part, by The Christian Humann Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah M. Bogert, Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill III, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, the Thaw Charitable Trust, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.  It will be accompanied by a range of public programs, and the only available monograph in English on the artist.