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Hans Hartung. Hartung 80

45 min visit

Galerie Perrotin Paris
12 Jun → 31 Jul 2021
From Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« A beautiful exhibition amplified by the original performance of Abraham Poncheval!  »

Explosive, aerial, vitalist: the adjectives that describe Hans Hartung’s production in the 1980s are wholly antithetical to what one might expect of an artist’s “late period.” Through countless variations and technical experiments—particularly in the use of different paint projectors (airless guns, ziplines, portable sul- phate sprayers)—Hartung created works of unprecedented breadth. He combined this methodology with a total freedom of expression that, thanks to his procedural recollection and more than six decades of gestural precision, worked in perfect harmony with what he created throughout his lifetime. The 1980s high- lighted the ultimate achievement of his abstraction: liberty of form, maximum energy of the line, associations between accident and virtuoso mastery. Perrotin presents an in-depth exploration of this era of Hartung’s work, divided into seven sequences and organized by form and technique. The period is too little-known, despite the full scope of the artist’s 2019 retrospective at the Musée d’art moderne de Paris.


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