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Jean Fautrier

Jean Fautrier

Critical Catalogue of Paintings

By (author) Marie-José Lefort
By (author) Konstantina Minou


Publishing 13th Mar 2023
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    • This first critical catalogue of Jean Fautrier’s paintings
    • Accompanies an exhibition at Christie's in Paris in February 2023
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    Jean Fautrier (1898-1964) was a French avant-gardist painter. He was trained at the Royal Academy in London. Influenced by Turner, his style was figurative at first and played with light contrasts. His first paintings were displayed at the Visconti and Fabre galleries in Paris in 1924, where he was noticed by the collector Jeanne Castel.

    Some years later, his style radically changed and became far more abstract. He began what would be called the “art informel” movement. At the end of World War II, he painted the series of paintings Otages in which he played with the painting material, superimposing layers of paste. In 1960, he received the painting award of the Venice Biennale.

    This first critical catalogue of Jean Fautrier’s paintings (almost 1200) analyses each of his paintings through technical analysis, reference texts and transcripts of interviews and broadcasts.

    Text in English and French.

    About the Author

    Expert of Jean Fautrier, Marie-José Lefort was the head of the Jeanne Castel Gallery during many years and is still the president of the Jean Fautrier Committee.

    Konstantina Minou is the scientific associate of the Jean Fautrier Committee, an organisation responsible for authenticating the works of Jean Fautrier.

    Editions Norma
    Publish date
    13th Mar 2023
    World excluding Southern, Central and Northern Europe
    305 mm x 250 mm
    628 Pages
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