Artwork of the month

May 2018 Fine Arts


Emblematic painting of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Jean Fautrier’s Sarah is an essential work in the corpus of the French painter. Carried out during the Second World War, it evokes the genocide in progress and prefigures the Otages (Hostages), one of its most important series. On loan to the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, it is currently on display until 20 May 2018 at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris for the exhibition Jean Fautrier, Matière et Lumière.

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Jean FAUTRIER (1898 – 1964)
« Hautes pâtes » (white lead, oil, ink, pastel powder and varnish) on rag paper mounted on canvas
Signed and dated « Fautrier 43 » upper right
116 x 80.7 cm

Collection Michel Couturier, Paris (acquired at the artist’s sudio)
Collection Monique Couturier, Paris (acquired by descent)
Collection Mr and Mrs Claude Segalot, Paris (acquired from Monique Couturier in 1992)
Collection François Pinault, Paris (acquired from Mr et Mrs Claude Segalot in 1995)
Private collection
Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, 2010

© Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Genève. Photographer : Sandra Pointet © 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich

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