Special Dedications

Art x Puzzles Key-Notes is a special dedication section for those who have made major contributions to the arts. This section is updated with new dedications throughout the seasons. 

2021 Art x Puzzles Capsule Collection Dedication:

The international selection of contemporary artists were each close personal artist friends of Ms. Rose. The art critic and art historian, well known for her continued support and close friendship with many known contemporary artists throughout the decades, continued to correspond, travel and make multiple art studio visits with all of the select contemporary artists.  Each unique Collector Edition is set in dedication to help support the Barbara Rose Film Archive and presents selected artwork that will continue to help shine a light on her important legacy and lifetime of dedicated work in the contemporary arts. 

~Celebrating the life and legacy of Barbara Rose~
Barbara Ellen Rose (June 11, 1936-December 25, 2020 
Barbara Rose in 1982 by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Barbara Rose was an American art historianart critic, curator and college professor. Rose's criticism focused on 20th-century American art, particularly minimalism and abstract expressionism, as well as Spanish art. "ABC Art", her influential 1965 essay, defined and outlined the historical basis of minimalist art. She also wrote a widely used textbook, American Art Since 1900: A Critical History.

AXP Capsule Collection with the “Puzzles with Purpose" initiative helps to raise funds in support of the Barbara Rose Film Archive. The artists’ archival donations and contributions include personal materials with Ms. Rose from their artist studios and time with the critic. Their contributions present a variety of rare items/research material such as film clips, interviews/articles, personal writings, letters, photographs, recordings and more.

The artists’ collaborative efforts will be set for donation to select institutions such as the Getty Institutional Archive. The Getty Archive currently holds important papers and writings by Ms. Rose which she donated during her lifetime. Rose donated important papers and multiple tape recordings of rare artist interviews in support of continued education in the contemporary arts. 

Among this special AXP Capsule Collection, one will find personal and powerful tributes from all of the artists in the forms of artworks, writings, personal images, ‘inside the studio’ photographs, personal stories, home videos and a very special Collector Edition created in personal tribute and memory of Ms. Barbara Rose.  


2020 Art x Puzzles Dedication: Gallerist Yvon Lambert has represented top contemporary artists from around the world. Art x Puzzles' special dedication is to gallerist Yvon Lambert and notes his contribution to international art and culture. In 1966, Yvon Lambert opened his first gallery on the Rue de L'Échaudé in ParisFrance where he first began to exhibit American artists. He exhibited the founders of conceptualismminimalism and land art. For more click: Yvon Lambert

Contemporary Artists: Andres Serrano, Carlos Amorales, Idris Khan, Kay Rosen, Loris Gréaud, Louise Lawler, Melvin Martinez, Miltos Manetas, Mircea Cantor, Pedro Reyes and additional key contemporary artists have been part of YL gallerys' remarkable history. 

YL Gallery was located in both Paris and New York City before closing its doors in 2016. The gallery has been noted by many top art historians, curators and writers and well known for its contribution to dynamic contemporary history. With a unique global selection of top contemporary artists, this special dedication recognizes the legendary collector and gallerist's historical contribution to the arts.

The Art x Puzzles dedication series will be an on-going series launching new jigsaw puzzles monthly. We continue to select and invite other contemporary artists who were represented and worked with Yvon Lambert.

Click Articles:

Yvon Lambert’s Legendary Paris Gallery Closes The famed gallerist plans to shift his focus to publishing limited-edition artists’ books by Caroline Rossiter

The French Collection: Art Dealer Yvon Lambert Opens Up His Home by Christopher Bailey | W Magazine

Rachel Vancelette founder of Art X Puzzles, VGAA Corp was the former Senior Director of Yvon Lambert New York.

Yvon Lambert, at Collection Lambert, in Avignon: Photo Credit: WMagazine