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TOBEY or not to be ?

45 min visit

Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery
16 Oct → 12 Feb 2021
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.

« That is the question... »

This is the question Mark Tobey will ask himself throughout his career: to be or not to be? What does "to be" really mean? Ten years ago, the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger gallery was already organising a retrospective of the artist. For her 130th birthday, she is collaborating with the Musée National d'Art Moderne de Paris (the Centre Pompidou) and the French private collection Bueil & Ract-Madoux for a prestigious monographic exhibition. No less than forty works from 1940 to 1970 are presented, with a magnificent catalogue published by Gallimard! Itinerant, the exhibition will go to Lisbon in 2021 and then to Venice the following year. Because Mark Tobey is, indeed, an internationally renowned artist: his first solo exhibition was in Paris in 1958 at the Jeanne Bucher Jaeger Gallery; he was the second American (after Whistler) to win the Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale in 1958; his first exhibition in a French institution was at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1961; he had a retrospective at the MoMA in New York in 1962 and 1976. Very well known during his lifetime (and still today), the American artist of English origin was able to remain discreet throughout his career.


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