Exhibitions: Paul Kasmin Gallery. Simon Hantaï. NYC

Exhibitions: Paul Kasmin Gallery. Simon Hantaï. NYC
Yareah Magazine

Exhibitions. Paul Kasmin Gallery. Simon Hantaï. 8 May – 22 June, 2013. 515 West 27th Street, New York

Paul Kasmin Gallery. Simon Hantaï. 8 May - 22 June, 2013. 515 West 27th Street, New York

Simon Hantaï, photograph by Antonio Semeraro, 1989

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to present a selection of never before seen works by Simon Hantaï, on view 8 May – 22 June, 2013 at 515 West 27th Street, New York, providing a rare opportunity to experience the work of this significant post-war artist. Hantaï will also be on view in Paul Kasmin Gallery’s Frieze New York booth, C10, 10 – 13 May, 2013. Expansive explosions of color and inventive geometry, these works testify to Hantaï’s brilliance as a colorist and mastery of his own signature techniques. Born in 1922 in Bia, Hungary, Simon Hantaï left his native country in 1948 and settled in France, befriending the surrealist community of Andre Breton. He became known for his large, abstract canvasses, distinct from the gestural influences of both American Abstract Expressionism and European Art Informal, Hantaï staked out a unique technique both automatic and expressive. Calling it “pliage,” Hantaï folded and tied un-stretched canvas to produce geometric patterns that guided his application of rich color. Throughout his career, Hantaï devoted himself to developing these techniques, exemplified by such series as the EtudesTabulas, and Blancs. They recall the towering cut-outs of Matisse as well as the impressive gesture of Pollock. Alongside the exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, and in memoriam of Hantaï’s life and significant contributions to the history of art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris will present a retrospective of his work from 22 May– 9 September, 2013. The exhibition “will constitute the extraordinary rediscovery of a dazzling artist who is numbered amongst the most important figures of the second half of the 20th century.” From his early explorations in surrealism to his forays into sign, gestural, miniature, and text painting, the exhibition builds toward his singularly unique “folding as method” works of the ’60s.
Major surveys of Hantaï’s work have been featured at the Centre Georges Pompidou, 1976 and at the Venice Biennale, 1982, where he represented France. Though significantly respected and exhibited, Hantaï’s work has been shown with relative rarity in America, largely due to his own resistance to embrace the ever-intensifying commerce of the post-war art market. Hantaï’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne, the Tate Modern, the Vatican Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Hishhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Hantaï died in Paris in September 2008.

Click to add a comment

More in Entertainment

Jonathan Russell

National Minimum Wage: How Does the Increase Affect You?

Yareah MagazineOctober 18, 2016
Mary Njoku filming for Rok Studios

Rok Studios Launches Nollywood TV Channel on Sky

Yareah MagazineSeptember 27, 2016
Vent-Axia Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Sussex-based Vent-Axia Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation

Yareah MagazineSeptember 14, 2016
Nicole Scherzinger, Joel, Ella & Murad

International Popstars DNCE And Nicole Scherzinger Amongst Performers To Take To The SSE Arena, Wembley Stage For Rays Of Sunshine Children’s Charity On Monday 24th October 2016

Yareah MagazineSeptember 9, 2016

HBO News. Bill Simmons’ lineup for tomorrow night

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016
Lord's Pavilion

As the cricket season draws to a close, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) can report a surge in popularity for guests seeking a full day of luxury hospitality at Lord’s during a Test Match in 2016. In the Home of Cricket’s most iconic venues – the Captains’ Lounge and Marylebone Suite – hospitality packages which included a hearty breakfast, sumptuous four-course lunch and luxury afternoon tea, sold out quickly for the first three days of the England v Sri Lanka and England v Pakistan Investec Test Matches. Private Boxes with the best views of the action for up to 18 guests also sold out fast for the same days. MCC revealed a sharp increase in revenue for its 2016 Sri Lanka Test Match hospitality packages compared with 2014 when the team last played England at Lord’s. Revenues for hospitality were up by nearly 30% over the same period in 2014 whilst private box sale revenues were up by a healthy 60%. Nick Kenton, MCC Head of Sales, Meetings & Events and Hospitality, said: “2016 has been a fantastic year for enjoying a day of cricket whilst experiencing the very best food, drink and hospitality that Lord’s has to offer. “This year’s sales figures show that hospitality packages at Lord’s were in huge demand and continue to be a key part of the summer sporting calendar.” Lord’s also expects high demand for its new hospitality packages, to be released this autumn for 2017 matches. These include England v South Africa from 6th to 10th July and England v West Indies from 7th to 11th September. Packages for the England v Ireland Royal London One-Day International on 7th May 2017 are also expected to sell out in record time. Details of all hospitality options at Lord’s can be found on its website

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States