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Allan Stone Projects

Allan Stone Projects is a private gallery with a far-reaching collection of modern masterworks, contemporary art, tribal and folk art, Americana, and important decorative arts and industrial design. The gallery curates scholarly exhibitions in its areas of expertise; produces original publications; advises collectors; and participates in art fairs internationally. Admired for its eclectic approach and early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th century, Allan Stone Projects—formerly known as the Allan Stone Gallery—opened in its new space in Manhattan’s West Chelsea arts district in November 2013. Founded in 1960 by visionary connoisseur and dealer Allan Stone (1932 – 2006), the gallery now known as Allan Stone Projects has been admired for over half a century. Today its prodigious inventory stands as a unique amalgam in which major tendencies in Modern art can be traced across time and breakthroughs to the present day.

Mixing Pop and Funk Art sensibility with European portrait miniature, for the past five decades Dennis Clive has fashioned ceramic works that explore the symbols of American culture. Inspired by a dream, Clive began experimenting with clay while taking an elective arts class in college. Using the plastic, elastic and malleable characteristics of the material, he began creating highly-detailed facsimiles of any and all types of vehicles – trucks, planes and automobiles – that satirize and celebrate the metal realities with bright-colors. Most recently he has focused on fighter-planes, creating replicas of stylish World War II mainstays like the American P-51, P-38 and Corsair, the British Spitfire, the German Messerschmitt and Stuka, and the Japanese Zero. Marvels at a distance, the true extent of Clive’s abilities are only visible close-up, when the scrutiny paid to details like undercarriages, windshield reflections, and the shapes of rivets, are most apparent. Some of the airplanes even have spinning propellers; but the realism need not overshadow the inherent fragility of the clay and Clive’s ambitious uses of it. With a style that pays homage to Robert Arneson and the California Funk Art, Clive has carved his own niche. His sculptures echo the childhood of the American baby-boomers, who grew up with build-it-yourself models, the fading memories of WWII, and the family automobile.
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York NY, 10011
Bo Joseph, Associate Director
Booth Program Artists:
Arman (Armand Pierre Fernandez)
Robert Arneson
David Beck
Barry Cohen
Joseph Cornell
Dennis Clive
Manierre Dawson
Decorative Art (Süe et Mare, Rozenburg Den Haag)
Tamara De Lempicka
Johann Falch
Folk Art
David Gilhooly
John Graham
Derrick Guild
Richard Haden
Robert S. Neuman
Wayne Nowack
Philadelphia Wire Man
Robert Rasely
Vladimir Salamun
Wayne Thiebaud
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Dennis Clive
GB - the Victor
28 x 48 x 39 inches
71.1 x 121.9 x 99.1 cm