Published by Lévy Gorvy. Text by Alfred Pacquement, Virginie Poitrasson, Mary Reilly, Courtney Fiske, Sy Hoahwah, Brooks Adams.
This fully illustrated volume reproduces works by French painter Pierre Soulages (born 1919) from the 1950s to the present, illustrating his enduring role in the dialogue between European and American painting and inviting viewers to consider an oeuvre that has injected profound poetry into abstraction through its adherence to a single material: black paint.
With a Plexiglas cover in honor of Soulages’ stained-glass windows at the Abbey Church of Sainte-Foy in Conques, the book is published in both English and Chinese. An essay by Alfred Pacquement, who also cocurated the Louvre’s 2019 Soulages exhibition, reflects on the critical reception of Soulages’ work internationally. An essay by Brooks Adams charts Soulages’ engagement with architecture throughout his career. Poetry by Sy Hoahwah and Virginie Poitrasson responds to Soulages’ life story and his work, while a chronology of the artist’s life includes numerous excerpts from Soulages’ writings appearing here for the first time in English.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited with text by Beate Reifenscheid. Text by Dieter Ronte, Mark. R. Hessilnger, Caroline Wind.
Noir Lumière chronicles French painter Pierre Soulages’ (born 1919) turn to black in the 1950s. The gestural marks found in Soulages’ works from this period illustrate his varied contemporary influences—Asian ink paintings, French art informel and American abstract expressionism and his friends Zao Wou-Ki, Hans Hartung and Sam Francis.
Published by Dominique Lévy/Galerie Perrotin. Text by John Yau, Alain Badiou, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Accompanying his first American exhibition in 10 years, this publication introduces 14 new paintings by French painter, engraver and sculptor Pierre Soulages (born 1919). The works are from the artist’s ongoing Outrenoir series, and are complemented with works from the 1950s and ’60s.
Published by Dominique Lévy. Edited and with interview by Philippe Ungar. Preface by Harry Cooper. Text by Sean Sweeney. Afterword by Dominique Lévy.
In 1948, America came knocking unexpectedly at the door of Pierre Soulages (born 1919). James Johnson Sweeney, then curator at MoMA and future director of the Guggenheim Museum, had heard talk in Paris of a painter who worked in black with broad brushstrokes. He wanted to find out more. Thus began the success story of a young European painter in America. His thriving career during the 1950s to the mid-1970s consisted of shows at Betty Parsons and Sidney Janis, and exhibitions at the Phillips Collection and the Guggenheim. Hollywood celebrities like Otto Preminger, Charles Laughton and Alfred Hitchcock collected his work, which today may be found in the collections of more than 40 American museums. In 1954, Soulages joined the Kootz Gallery; when it closed 12 years later, Soulages found himself without American representation, and continued his career back in Europe, where he is among the most revered painters of his generation. Soulages in America contains a 2012 interview with the artist and his wife; a wealth of documentary material, including letters from Alfred Barr, Leo Castelli and Sam Kootz; correspondence from artists such as Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler; plus installation photographs and other archival documents.
PUBLISHER Dominique Lévy
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.40 in. / 144 pgs / 16 color / 42 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/31/2014 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 149
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780986060625TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95