We sincerely hope, that you and your natives are in good health and that this summer break was peaceful. We are getting through tough times but it cannot stop our wishes, our projects. Now we have to live with this situation and adapt ourselves. For this reason, we decide to go ahead and take up the challenge in participating to Art Paris Art Fair.
This year our stand will be organized around two main lines: Auguste Herbin’s curvilinear “volutes,” exhibited at the gallery last autumn, and the show currently in the premises, Géométries Sensibles (Geometric Sensitivity).
The show titled Les Volutes d’Auguste Herbin (1882–1960) sparked a good deal of interest. Collectors and gallery-goers discovered a new, less well-known, side to a great artist, Auguste Herbin. Serge Lemoine wrote :
“It has perhaps not been sufficiently noted that this last change began in 1925 based on subjects drawn from reality, increasingly transposed and stylized until no longer recognizable—as seen in the painting of The Little Fellow and the Ass (1926)—even though all the original elements remain present: the animal, its driver, the landscape, the ground, the sky. It should also be noted that everything is translated into a single idiom, that of curves. Herbin would stick to this approach until 1942, that is to say a period of seventeen years, producing over 180 paintings.”
For people who didn’t manage to get to the exhibition, our stand will offer a selection of works from that period.
The stand will also reflect the show currently at the gallery, featuring the work of three painters and a sculptor—Jean Deyrolle (1911–1967), Emile Gilioli (1911–1977), Jean Leppien (1910–1991), and Alberto Magnelli (1888–1971). All four artists are fundamental European abstractionists, each in his own way. Art historian Domitille d’Orgeval has discussed the invisible links connecting them.
We will also be revealing some fine works by our contemporary artists, such as Renaud Jacquier Stajnowicz
and Moon-Pil Shim.
In the meanwhile, we send you our warmest regards.
Diane Lahumière and the gallery crew.