20.05.2022, Art

The Fondation Louis Vuitton will inaugurate two new exhibitions, “Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) – the Centenary Exhibition”, and “Fugues In Color”, set to run simultaneously from May to the end of August.

Foundation Louis Vuitton has opened a retrospective exhibition showcasing the centenary bith of French-Hungarian artist Simon Hantaï (1922-2008), curated by Anne Baldassari. Over 130 of his yet unexhibited works will span three levels of the Fondation. The display of pieces from the artist’s workshop collection includes some 15 historical works, that are presented in addition to four paintings that are part of the Fondation Louis Vuitton collection.

Installation view – Niele Toroni, exhibition „Fugues in Color”, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Hantaï´ s works are exhibited next to the very artists that have influenced him in his work, such as Henri Matisse and Jackson Pollock, but also friends like such as Michel Parmentier and Daniel Buren. An exceptional in situ work by Daniel Buren the “FUGUES IN COLOR“, as a tribute to Hantaï will punctuate the exhibition itinerary.
The exhibition also presents works by American artists Sam Gilliam, an array of Misshaped Canvas by Steven Parrino, Niele Toroni, and her brush stamp method, additionally two installations created for the Fondation Louis Vuitton by Katharina Grosse (Germany) and Megan Rooney (Canada). 

Katharina Grosse Splinter, 2022 © Adagp, Paris, 2022
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

The exhibitions are open now and until August 29th for visitors to have the chance to see these magnificent collections. For further information visit