Lot 133
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FRANÇOIS ROUAN | Mappe cendre verte

40,000 - 60,000 EUR
56,250 EUR
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  • François Rouan
  • Mappe cendre verte
  • signed, titled, inscribed and dated 2002-2004 on the reverse
  • encaustic paint on assembled fabric


Acquired directly from the artist 
Jacques Elbaz, Paris


Montpellier, Musée Fabre de Montpellier, François Rouan, Tressages 1966-2016, 4 February - 30 April 2017; catalogue, p. 120, no. 42, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

François Rouan was born in Montpellier in 1943. After graduating from l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he develops his famous woven canvas technique as early as 1966. Drawing inspiration from Matisse's cut-outs et his friendship with Balthus, whom he met during his stay at the Villa Médicis between 1971 - 1973, Rouan treads his own innovative and radically original path. His current work integrates new techniques such as photography and film. Today, François Rouan is unanimously recognized as a major artist of contemporary art. In particular, his works were exhibited at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris, at the Matisse Museum in 2009 and more recently the Fabre Museum dedicated an important retrospective to his work in 2017.