poster for Jean Fautrier

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Through his use of unique textures created with thick layers of paint and sharp lines, Jean Fautrier (1898-1964) became a groundbreaking figure in Art Informel, a movement that led to the emergence of abstract expression in postwar France. This much-anticipated exhibition, the first devoted solely to Fautrier’s work ever held in Japan, marks the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death. Including his “Otages” (Hostages) series, the event will present about 100 of Fautrier’s paintings, sculptures, and prints.

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Gallery Talks
Speaker: Azusa Hashimoto (The National Museum of Art, Osaka researcher)
Dates: Oct. 4 (Sat), Dec. 6 (Sat) 14:00
Venue: B3F Exhibition Room
Admission: Free with exhibition ticket
90 wireless audio guides distributed from 13:30

Commemorative Lecture “What Fautrier Changed”
Speaker: Toshio Yamanashi (The National Museum of Art, Osaka director)
Date: Nov. 15 (Sat) 14:00
Venue: B1F Auditorium
Admission: Free with exhibition ticket
Audience: 130 (first-come basis)
Please see the museum’s website for details and information on more related events.

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from September 27, 2014 at 10:00 to December 07, 2014 at 17:00

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Jean Fautrier

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