Elie Borgave met a lot of important people in the closed circle of art galleries as Nierendorf Gallery. Karl Nierendorf (1889-1947), german-american art dealer set up his gallery in 1936. At his death, the Guggenheim Museum bought all his collection (including 150 works by Paul Klee)
The first significant event of his career happened in january 1955 : a solo exhibition with the Stable Gallery in New-York, founded and run by Eleanor Ward. This latter did not shy away from the idea of showing the work of emerging artists. The paintings of Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning and many other figures of the new American abstraction were hung on the walls of the gallery.
Stable Gallery exhibition, january 11 th, 1955, opening
Untitled, 1954, black felt on paper 25,5 x 36,8 cm Sketch book Private collection, Belgium