Jean Fautrier: Matter and Light

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris


26 JAN 2018 - 20 MAY 2018
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In January 2018, the Museum of Modern Art will pay tribute to the French artist Jean Fautrier (1898-1964), considered one of the precursors of the informal art. Very little exposed in France, this solitary artist is nevertheless a singular and important figure of the renewal of modern painting of the twentieth century. After organizing a retrospective in 1964 and 1989, the museum will present a new major exhibition after almost thirty years of absence in France. The course is composed of about 160 works including nearly a hundred paintings, drawings and engravings and all of his sculptures. The works come mainly from private collections and the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (about 60 works). In 1964, a few months before his death, Jean Fautrier made a large donation, endowing the museum with the largest fund Fautrier.