Gagosian, Rome

Simon Hantaļ: Azzurro

Via Francesco Crispi 16

February 2 - March 30, 2024

Azzurro Opens in Rome on February 2, 2024   --------

Gagosian is pleased to announce Azzurro, an exhibition of paintings by Simon Hantaï (1922–2008) in Rome.

Curated by Anne Baldassari, it focuses on the significance of blue in the artist’s practice, illuminating his affinity with Italy and the influence on his work of its classical painting tradition. Azzurro follows a major retrospective, Simon Hantaï. The Centenary Exhibition, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2022). It also forms part of a sequence with Gagosian’s two previous Hantaï exhibitions, LES NOIRS DU BLANC, LES BLANCS DU NOIR at Le Bourget in 2019–22, which featured black-and-white works, and Les blancs de la couleur, la couleur du blanc at 980 Madison Avenue, New York, in 2022, which emphasized combinations of primary and secondary colors.