The Board of Trustees of the Salt Queen Foundation is pleased to announce
a large painting by Bettina Werner titled “In Hoc Signo Vinces”, created 15 years ago and exhibited at Marisa del Re Gallery in New York in 1995,will be showing in the historical exhibit:
"Significant Form: The persistence of Abstraction" at the prestigious Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition will allow audiences to engage with works by Pollock, de Kooning, and Rothko,
never before exhibited in Russia, and will introduce them to prominent international contemporary artists – an unprecedented and comprehensive selection of abstract art from the 1940’s to the present.
||A human being
is a unique being,
single and unrepeatable.
Work hard at fulfilling yourself.
mark out in your life
irreversible red cross,
and keep going, erect,
along your marvelous path.
Learn to be alone
and keep yourself company.
Let your mind listen and absorb.
Let the most dazzling secret salt of the earth
Demand intransigence, rigorous verticality.
Don't be afraid of facing the unknown,
and with violent desire
say YES to life.
In hoc signo vinces
(You'll Win Under this Sign)
NO.3 panels 80 x 24 inches each © Bettina Werner 1993
Painting created with textured colorized salt technique invented by
Bettina Werner in the early 1980’s
Willem de Kooning