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…
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!
Finally, a Sophie Calle book in the downstairs offices…
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New York, NY 10021
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