Andrew Butterfield


Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. (June 2013)

  • The Serene Beauty of Canova

    February 11, 2014

    Canova was the most celebrated artist in Europe in the early nineteenth century, and yet he has rarely been the subject of an exhibition in America. Until now.

  • Trapped in Vienna

    December 6, 2013

    In the city that inspired The Man Without Qualities and The Woman Without a Shadow, early twentieth-century portraiture often depicted figures in a state of dematerialization or unreality, in which the dead and the dying, dreams and ghosts predominate.

  • Dürer's Devil Within

    May 20, 2013

    An extraordinary exhibition about Albrecht Dürer at the National Gallery of Art shows the artist fascinated with the close scrutiny of dark and brooding emotion.

  • Recasting the Ancients

    July 25, 2012

    The small but elegant show of Antico on view at The Frick Collection through Sunday comes closer than any earlier attempt to uncovering the enigma of this master’s art. Part of what makes Antico so mysterious for us is the sharp difference of his sensibility from our own. Like so many of the great sculptors of the early Renaissance, Antico was trained as a goldsmith, but unlike, say, Ghiberti or Verrocchio, this experience was fundamental for every aspect of his technique and aesthetic.

  • The Unexpected Pleasures of Jan Gossart

    January 8, 2011

    Before it closes on January 17, I urge readers to rush over to the exhibition of Jan Gossart at the Metropolitan Museum to experience its unexpected pleasures.

  • Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works

    January 22, 2014 — April 27, 2014

    Canova was the most celebrated artist in Europe in the early nineteenth century, and yet he has rarely been the subject of an exhibition in America, nor has it been easy to see many major works by him in this country. Until now.

  • The Boxer at Rest

    June 1, 2013 — July 18, 2013

    One of the great masterpieces of Hellenistic sculpture is making a brief visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes

    May 1, 2012 — July 29, 2012

    This small and exquisite show at the Frick Collection brings out the subtlety of Antico's sculptures, revealing them to be more than just de luxe items for delectation, but also extremely finely calibrated studies of poetic sensibility.