Les Chefs-d'oeuvre de la Donation Yvon Lambert
Edited by Eric Mézil. Introduction Yvon Lambert.
In 2000, the famous French gallerist and collector Yvon Lambert installed her personal art collection in a splendid eighteenth-century mansion in Avignon. Throughout the 1960s, Lambert was among the leading European advocates of Minimalism, Conceptual art and Land art. In the 1980s, she embraced the new figurative painting, and in the 1990s focused on photography; the collection has since grown to incorporate video art, installation and contemporary painting, while always privileging up-and-coming artists. In advance of the gallery’s expansion and reopening in 2015, Lambert is staging two consecutive exhibitions consolidating the work she has exhibited over the past half-century. This handsome catalogue is the first of two volumes documenting the exhibitions, with works by Miquel Barcelo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Daniel Buren, Christo, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Brice Madern, Gordon Matta-Clark, Fred Sandback, Andres Serrano, Cy Tyombly and Lawrence Weiner, among others.