- Simon Hantaï
- signed and dated 58
- oil on canvas
- 148,5 x 105 cm; 58 7/16 x 41 5/16 in.
- Executed in 1958.
Acquired from the above by the current owner
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For the first time Simon Hantai paints an art which does not graft onto the uses or the sociability of an art movement that precedes it, neither does it take from the gestural conformism of the ambient avant-garde. It opens onto a painting which is only from him, and simultaneously his talents explode."
(Dominique Fourcade, Simon Hantai, Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, 2013, p. 69)