SIMON HANTAÏ. THE CENTENARY EXHIBITION

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

2022

ARTER PRODUCES THE EXHIBITION SIMON HANTAÏ. THE CENTENARY EXHIBITION AT THE FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON.

To celebrate the centenary of Simon Hantaï (1922-2008), Fondation Louis Vuitton is organising an unprecedented retrospective exhibition curated by Anne Baldassari. It includes more than 150 of Simon Hantaï’s works, many of which have never before been shown, and the majority of which are large format works from 1957 to 2004.

For the first time, a largely unprecedented workshop collection of Hantaï’s works will be shown. A total of fifteen historical pieces are included in this collection, all of which are emblematic of his approach during the period of 1957-1960. The artist donated most of these works to public institutions, while others are held in large private collections in France or overseas. Rounding out the ensemble are seven of Hantaï’s major paintings, which belong to the Fondation Louis Vuitton collection.

Hantaï’s works are shown alongside the works of other major artists that had an influence on the artist, including Henri Matisse and Jackson Pollock, whose artistic influences were decisive in Hantaï’s development, and Michel Parmentier and Daniel Buren, who were Hantaï’s peers in the 1960s scene at the Cité des Fleurs. An unprecedented in situ intervention by Daniel Buren, called Mur(s) pour Simon (“Wall(s) for Simon”) and designed as a tribute to Hantaï, is on display.

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