Centre Pompidou, Paris

MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE - CENTRE GEORGE POMPIDOU | Place Georges-Pompidou
F-75004 Paris

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This exhibition, which has been organised on the occasion of the centenary of Jean Hélion's birth covers the unusual career of this artist who, after committing himself to abstraction (in 1930 he founded an avant-garde group dedicated to abstract art), distanced himself from it at a time when he was enjoying global success in order to concentrate on a body of figurative work on the theme of life. The exhibition includes eighty paintings and around twenty sketches. All the large works, which in recent years have mainly been held in the United States, are together here for the first time.

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Jean Hélion
Kuratoren: Didier Ottinger