Simon Hantai

Simon Hantai
Library Shelf Location 18.HANT
Publication Date 2016

In 1960, Hantaï made a break with form, beginning his first pliage paintings, which would provide the critical basis of his work until his death. The technique of folding, knotting, painting, and unfolding the canvas, allowed Hantaï to develop an ‘automatic’ process, producing paintings that juxtaposed the naked material against bright colours, to create striking, sumptuous images.

Since the 1990s, a number of collections of his work have been assembled that incorporate examples from each of his key series. The most well-known of these collections was gifted by Hantaï to the Centre Pompidou in 2003. A second collection, acquired privately in the early 1980s, has since remained in storage, with only one of the fifteen works exhibited in the artist’s lifetime.

Timothy Taylor is honoured to bring this remarkable collection to public attention through these exhibitions and a fully illustrated catalogue, featuring newly commissioned texts by Jason Farago and Dr. Anna Lovatt.

ISBN 9780992930950
Quantity 1
Pages 90
Authors Jason Farago, Anna Lovatt, Tania Doropalaus
Format Paperback
Publisher Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Abstract painting, Pliage Paintings, knotting, folding
Related Gallery Timothy Taylor Gallery, London

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