Inside Stein’s home and venue for her Salons at 27 Rue de Fleurus.

Today, our namesake, the writer, art collector and visionary would have been 140 years old. In her time, Gertrude Stein overcame prejudices against her gender, religion and sexuality to become one of the most influential figures in art, building a legendary personal art collection.

From her home in Paris, the American expatriate gathered some of the greatest minds of the modernist movement at her weekly salons, including Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Henri Matisse, or F. Scott Fitzgerald. These salons facilitated a community of visionaries that eventually changed the shape of art as we know it today. They continue to inspire us here at Gertrude.

2014 will be Gertrude’s year once more. Our team resurfaced the Salon in New York City on December 2nd 2012, and we have been seeing the movement grow dramatically ever since thanks to your unconditional support. This year, we extend to other cities, add new forms of events and access with relentless focus on quality. We will not rest until the art world feels more like a Salon.

Happy 140th birthday, Gertrude.

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Dear Friend of Gertrude,

As you know, we’ve spent the past months hosting secret Salons in places ranging from a church in Brooklyn, a penthouse on the UES to Google’s Chelsea office, working with premiere curators to select leading artists and promising new talent.

While private, the art world noticed, and we received thousands of applications to attend.

On October 16, at 11am ET we will introduce the next step as we redefine the art Salon for the 21st Century.

If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up here.

If you came to a Salon we cannot wait to have you back, and if not, let’s meet soon.

Amicalement,

Gertrude & Team

Artwork: “TV on TV” by Nobutaka Aozaki, shown at a Gertrude Salon.

Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There
Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.
Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.
A private Salon for press and Premium Members.
Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday...
Chips Paintings (9 chips), 2013 More info: https://beta.gertrude.co/products/120
Jeff Spoons, 2013 More info: https://beta.gertrude.co/products/111
Names On Starbucks Cups, 2012 More info: https://beta.gertrude.co/products/118

Salon #14. Nobutaka Aozaki - From Here to There

Wednesday, October 2nd. 7pm.

Curated by Heidi Lee-Komaromi.

A private Salon for press and Premium Members.

Nobutaka Aozaki is a New York-based artist who was born in Japan. His work plays with everyday interactions in order to explore the relationships between artistic labor and non-artistic labor, an artist and their audiences, and art and commodity.

He holds an MFA from Hunter College. His recent exhibitions include “C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition” at Marianne Boesky gallery, New York (2013), “New Wight Biennale 2012”, University of California, Los Angeles (2012), “Welcome To The Real”, TEMP Art Space, New York (2013).

View information about all works displayed here.

Photography by Amanda Vincelli.

“The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything.”

- Gertrude Stein