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Neon, 1963

Loaned to
GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
oil on paper mounted on canvas

36.25inch x 25.61inch

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© Jean Fautrier - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino foto di Studio Gonella - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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Two works by Fautrier, Angles, 1958, and Neon, 1963, were acquired by the CRT Foundation along with other works by international artists, to establish a dialogue with the extensive series of Italian paintings, acquired earlier, that represent a selection of the most significant examples of abstract painting from the early 1950s to the early 1960s.
A sequence of photographs of Fautrier at his worktable, published in Italy in 1960, the year he received official recognition at the Venice Biennale, explain more convincingly than words the difference between his pictorial attitude and that of more effusive Art Informel. [...]
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