Curator: Iva Knobloch

The Czech-American designer Ladislav Sutnar [1897—1976] created many internationally-acclaimed design icons. At the age of 65, he delved into painting. U.S. Venus / Americké Venuše is the first independent exhibition of Sutnar’s art in forty years and presents his paintings of female nudes never shown before. Sutnar called these works Venus and exhibited them under the label Joy-Art. In this art manifesto, he formulated his concept of art for the 21st century — as vigorous, humanistic and joyful. His geometric figures rendered in contrasting colours reflect American painting of the time, namely Pop Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a book that traces Sutnar’s artwork produced in the United States and the unique artistic career of Sutnar as a painter. The exhibition has been organized by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

the book "Ladislav Sutnar: U.S.Venus / Americké Venuše")
edition: Czech with English summary
(more information in "publishing 2011")

tickets)
full admission: 80 CZK
reduced admission: 50 CZK

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Ladislav Sutnar — Venus / Forever Me, 1967

The poster of the exhibition Ladislav Sutnar: U.S. Venus / Americké Venuše
graphic design: Štěpán Malovec
prepared) permanent display) 2015) 2014) 2013) 2012) 2011) 2010) 2009) 2008) 2007) 2006) 2005) 2004)
Prague Fashion...) The Exhibition 2011) Ota Hájek:...) TREASURE HUNT …in...) Sheila Hicks: One...) Controversies: A...) Echoes of the...) Ladislav Sutnar:...) The Touches of...) Josef Sudek: Objects) In Search of Glass) Undeniably me) Glamour. Women’s...) Czech Toy) Adriena Šimotová:...) Artěl 1908-1935 /...) Winners of Czech...) P. Rada! Paráda!) Adolf Vrhel:...) Oldřich Straka:...) Decadence now!...)