Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

The black paintings of celebrated French artist Pierre Soulages are currently on view at Galerie Perrotin’s Upper East Side location on Madison Avenue. The dark paint has just enough shine to gently reflect the ceiling lights on their bumpy surfaces. The repetitive strokes of Soulages combine to form minimalist patterns of their own. Many of these beautiful canvases hang effortlessly from the ceiling, some of them back to back so viewers can surround them. Others hang with their backs fully exposed, revealing the artist’s handwritten signature, dimensions and date of completion…

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

Pierre Soulages at Galerie Perrotin

While Monsieur Soulages wasn’t able to attend his opening, he was able to join the crowd via a Skype call from his studio in the south of France!

Pierre Soulages on Skype

Finally, a Sophie Calle book in the downstairs offices…

Sophie Calle Book

Galerie Perrotin
909 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Tuesday – Saturday 10-6pm

April 28, 2014

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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[…] born in 1919. I briefly worked in press for Galerie Perrotin, a New York gallery which co-hosted an exhibition of his that same year where I had to chance to see up close and personal his famous black paintings, a […]

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These photos are astonishing!

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Thank you so much, Marybel!

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