Simon Hantai, artist, Hungary
Photo: Wikimedia Commons by Archives Simon Hantai

From September 2019, the world’s most prominent gallery of contemporary art, the Gagosian, will be the host of an exhibition for the Hungarian-born Simon Hantai, who spent most of his time in the French capital.

Index reported that the American gallery chain opens the exhibition in October to commemorate the Hungarian artist who passed away eleven years ago. The exhibition will feature masterpieces from the Hungarian National Gallery. This special art show entitled Les noirs du blanc, les blancs du noir exhibit black and white masterpieces by Hantai between 1969 and 1997.

Gagosian is considered to be one of the most prominent galleries in the world. The American company has organised exhibitions for iconic painters like Georg Baselitz, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Serra. Apart from Paris, they have galleries in New York City, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Genf, Bazel, Rome, Athens, and Hong Kong.

The Hungarian National Gallery added that because of Gagosian, the reputation of the late Hungarian painter will be better and better all across the world, even though Hantai is already an icon in the field of contemporary art.

The exhibition in Paris will be open until March 2020.

Apart from the French capital, Budapest also commemorates Simon Hantai. On September 26, the Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts Gallery opens an exhibition with some of the paintings of the Hungarian artist. The first exhibition about Hantai opened eight years after his death, in the Ludwig Museum. Some of his works can be seen in Szentendre’s Ferenczy Museum.

Featured image: Wikimedia Commons by Archives Simon Hantai


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