World-Renowned Masterpieces Revealed at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Rodin’s “The Thinker” and Calder’s “Spiral, 1966 (‘No! to Frank Lloyd Wright’)”
Take Center Stage at the 26,000 Square Foot Gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars
When Martin Lawrence Galleries opened their extraordinary 26,000 square foot gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars one year ago, they made a promise to not only showcase an amazing array of master works and contemporary classics on a daily basis, but to also bring to Las Vegas iconic masterpieces known around the world and familiar to art lovers of every caliber. This month, Martin Lawrence has more than delivered on their promise with the arrival of two new spectacular works: Rodin’s “The Thinker” and Calder’s steel sculpture, “Spiral, 1966 (‘No! to Frank Lloyd Wright’).”


The iconic sculpture “The Thinker” is one of the most famous sculptures in the world. Created by celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the early 1880’s, the piece was originally part of “The Gates of Hell,” a series of sculptures based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. With the help of sculptor Henri Lebosse, Rodin created a larger version of “The Thinker” in 1902. Original casts of “The Thinker” are located in some of the most prestigious museums in the world, including the Musée Rodin in Paris and Columbia University. Using the original lost-wax casting method employed by Rodin, a limited number of statues have been made from an approved plaster. Authorized by the Rodin Museum, each statue is numbered, dated, and referenced bringing the total number of authorized casts in the world to 46.


“Spiral, 1966 (‘No! to Frank Lloyd Wright’)” by Alexander Calder was exhibited from the late sixties until the late nineties at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The distinctive motorized, aluminum and steel sculpture with a spiral top that actually rotates when turned on was finished in 1966 and stands an impressive 120 x 172 x 118 ¾ inches – creating a stunning visual masterpiece in the center of the gallery. The structure was signed with initials and dated on the red element: CA66. Additionally, the sculpture was on exhibition around the world, including at the Guggenheim International Exhibition 1967, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 20, 1967 – February 4, 1968 and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, February – March, 1968. Calder is considered to be the most acclaimed and influential sculptor of the 20th century and he used his innovation and genius to literally change the course of modern art. With the sculpture now in Las Vegas, locals and tourists alike have the rare opportunity to see this larger-than-life sculpture up close and personal.


As with all of the art at Martin Lawrence Galleries, these two extraordinary works are available for sale; providing art collectors with a very rare opportunity to own a piece of history.


Renowned for offering the finest quality artworks and for maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethical standards in service to their clients, over the last fifteen years, Martin Lawrence Galleries has loaned two hundred fifty artworks to over thirty museums world-wide.


Martin Lawrence Galleries is located near the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium. Hours are 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – midnight on weekends. For more information, contact 702-991-5990 or email at [email protected].


About Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas:
The Forum Shops at Caesars has been home to many firsts in Las Vegas, and now it offers the Las Vegas visitor and local the largest fine art Gallery in the world This spectacular 26,000 square foot showcase is open to the public and offers artworks at every level of price and experience, including 20th Century masters and 21st Century stars. The gallery features the rare and the sublime; from literally hundreds of artworks from Andy Warhol to the multi-million dollar Alexander Calder mobile “Les trois barres” that has been showcased in Turin, Italy, at Lincoln Center in New York City and The Tampa Museum of Art. Numerous works by Picasso are always on display. The gallery is also home to the brilliant imagery and sculptural works of Erté, the father of Art Deco, Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein and the artworks of today’s finest artists, including Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, Felix Mas, Kerry Hallam, François Fressinier, Douglas Hofmann, Takashi Murakami, René Lalonde, Mark Kostabi, and Ali Golkar among a select group.
About Martin Lawrence Galleries:


Martin Lawrence Galleries, which has been in business for over 35 years, is the premier fine arts gallery network in the United States, with galleries in New York, Boston, New Orleans, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas, San Francisco, Orange County, La Jolla, CA, and Maui.


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The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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