Opera Gallery’s “Icons of Art II” brings magnificent artworks to Dubai

For the second year in a row, Dubai’s Opera Gallery is staging an impressive exhibit featuring artworks by some of the 20th century’s most revered artists. Titled “Icons of Art II” and taking place at Opera Gallery’s DIFC location, the show includes works by legendary figures like Fernando Botero, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol, to name a few.

Picasso, Broc et verre

Picasso, Broc et verre

“Icons of Art II,” which opened on January 26 and runs until the end of February, presents a selection of works that act as timeless indicators of some of the world’s major social, material and philosophical changes of the 20th century. Highlights of the show include Henri Matisse’s haunting Fauvist masterpiece “Port de Cherbourg,” Botero’s playful “Family on the Beach” and Lichtenstein’s delightfully pop “M-Maybe.”

One of the world’s most respected art spaces, Opera Gallery was founded in 1994 by French art dealer Gilles Dyan, with initial locations in Singapore and Paris. The gallery now has a total of 11 branches worldwide, including London, Monaco, Beirut, Miami, New York and, of course, Dubai, which operates under the helm of general manager Sylvain Gaillard.