Pliage: The First Decade
Mnuchin Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of paintings by Simon Hantaï (1922 ? 2008). Simon Hantaï | Pliage: The First Decade will present a focused look at the 1960s, his first mature decade. It was during this period that the Hungarian-born, Paris-based artist created his groundbreaking pliage, or ?folding? method. Tracing pliage's development through Hantaï's five early series? the Mariales, Catamurons, Panses, Meuns, and Études? the exhibition will be the first of its kind in the United States. Co-curated by Alfred Pacquement, former director of the Centre Pompidou, it will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by Mr. Pacquement and Robert Storr, art historian and Dean of the Yale School of Art, as well as an introduction by the artist's widow, Zsuzsa Hantaï. The exhibition has been organized in close cooperation with the artist's family and with the support of Galerie Jean Fournier and Paul Kasmin Gallery.