Wolf Kahn: (1927-2020)

By Editorial Team on March 24, 2020

Gallery neptune and brown has announced the passing of artist Wolf Kahn (b. 1927).  The gallery was scheduled to host an opening reception of the artist’s work on March 21.  However, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic led the gallery to cancel the opening reception.  A full catalogue of the exhibition is available online HERE.

Gallery neptune and brown has issued the following statement:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wolf Kahn on Sunday, March 15th.

Wolf was the utmost professional artist and an extraordinary printmaker. We began working together when I opened my own gallery nearly twenty years ago in New York City. Together we spent weeks unpacking boxes of editions that he had squirreled away over the years. The boxes of prints were time capsules of his life. It was a joy to learn about his love of etching, lithograph, and monotype and he remembered making each one! He was an amazing perfectionist and loved the process and the collaboration with master printers. He also loved the democracy of the print making which enabled his work to be accessible to those collectors who could not afford his paintings. Wolf will be greatly missed by everyone at the gallery and our community.

Over the past two decades Neptune Fine Art has hosted many exhibitions of Wolf’s prints and monotypes, placing them in prominent museum and private collections.  Our current exhibition COLOR CREATES LIGHT is a celebration of his rich creative life.

Many Thanks for your Support and Understanding,
Chris Neptune”

(Images courtesy gallery neptune and brown. Statement issued by the gallery via email newsletter.)