The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is paying tribute, in a major retrospective, to Jean Fautrier (1898–1964).
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|Author||Sous la direction de Dieter Schwarz|
|Number of pages||272|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||288 x 224|
|Museum||Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris|
Rarely exhibited, this solitary figure is now considered the most significant precursor of Informal Art in 1928, the inventor of thick impasto in 1940 and a cardinal contributor to the revitalisation of modern art after Cubism.
This exhibition comprises some 200 works – close to 160 paintings, drawings and prints, and a substantial group of sculptures – from numerous public and private collections in France and abroad. It will include practically the whole of the artist's donation to the museum, plus later gifts and acquisitions; with over 60 works, the Musée d’Art Moderne now has the largest Fautrier collection of any museum.
The exhibition is a reprise of last summer's retrospective "Jean Fautrier" at the Kunstmuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland, with the addition of works from the Musée d'Art Moderne, other French museums, and private collections.
Exhibition Catalogue Jean Fautrier. Texture and Light, presented at the Musée d'art moderne de Paris (26 jan.- 20 may 2018).
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