French newscast with 5M viewers: Rediscovering Georges Mathieu


[Video with English subtitles] In its February 20 edition of the newscast (5M viewers), France 2 honours Georges Mathieu, the “very great artist who revolutionized post-war painting” and whom we are rediscovering today. “We remember Jackson Pollock, but in reality the star is Georges Mathieu, who invented performance with this revolutionary way of painting.” Video […]

Georges Mathieu in New York at Nahmad Contemporary

Exhibitions, News

Georges Mathieu makes big news in New York where four monumental paintings of 6 metres, painted in 1978 for his retrospective at the Grand Palais, are exhibited starting today at Nahmad Contemporary. “Undervalued for some time, the French star of the 1950-1970s is about to take his revenge. Featuring four major canvases from the artist’s best […]

Major collector Jean Claude Gandur awarded the Legion of Honor


Jean Claude Gandur, the founder of the Addax & Oryx group, but also a major art collector and patron, received the title of Officer of the Legion of Honor on October 7, 2017, at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, bestowed upon him by his friend Francis Wahl. Through the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, he holds […]

Abstract art of the 1950s displayed at the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport

Museums, News

The Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport includes a Museum Space where until September 10, 2018, 21 abstract works from the Pompidou Center collection are on display. Christian Briend (photo above), the curator of this exhibition and the Pompidou Center, displays here the two contrasting movements in the 1950s, geometric abstraction and lyric abstractions, particularly through the works of […]

Passing of John Ashbery

History, News

John Ashbery, one of the most renowned American poets — winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Award — died early Sunday (September 3rd, 2017) at the age of 90. Francophile and art critic for the Paris Herald Tribune, ARTnews, New York et Newsweek, he held Georges Mathieu’s work in high esteem: The […]

Launch of the official accounts on Pinterest and Instagram


Notice to surfers, the official accounts of Georges Mathieu have just been created on Pinterest and Instagram. Feel free to follow us! Here are the web links: As a reminder, we’re also on Facebook and Twitter:

Mathieu, “founding father honored”


On the occasion of the exhibition held in the two Applicat-Prazan galleries (right bank and left bank of Paris), Pariscope features this week an article in which Alexandre Grenier honors Mathieu for his role as a “founding father”. Can you fathom today the star Georges Mathieu (1921-2012) was back in the 1950s and 1960s? (…) […]

Laurent Fabius visits the Georges Mathieu exhibition at the FIAC


François Hollande, Manuel Valls, Fleur Pellerin, and François Pinault aren’t the only famous visitors who have graced the FIAC with their presence. The Georges Mathieu solo exhibition, hosted by the Applicat-Prazan Gallery, was visited by Foreign Affairs and International Development Minister Laurent Fabius, reputed to be a serious art lover and a true connaisseur who […]