Following the representation of Alain Jacquet's estate, Perrotin Paris hosts this spring a first exhibition dedicated to the artist. aThis large-scale exhibition, conceived in close collaboration with the artist's estate, covers several decades of Alain Jacquet's career, and takes over the gallery's three spaces in the Marais.
Born in 1939, Alain Jacquet is most often associated with the Pop Art movement, with which he shares aesthetic codes and concerns: how to represent the world in all its complexity and modernity. He moved to New York very early on and was close to the English and American Pop Art artists. His first exhibition in the United States took place at the Iolas Gallery in New York in 1964, where he exhibited his Camouflage paintings, historic works that would mark his contemporaries such as Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol, among others. Following this exhibition, he produced his most famous work Le Déjeuner sur L'Herbe in 1964, which is a quotation of Edouard Manet's work in which he inserted elements of the popular culture of the time. Mechanically executed by serigraphy, it is composed of a grid of large colored dots in the manner of pixels, and inaugurates the "Mec-Art" (mechanical art). Prospective and unclassifiable, the practice of Alain Jacquet will not cease to evolve and to open to new techniques and mediums. His work has been exhibited worldwide: Quand les attitudes deviennent forme by Harald Szeemann in 1969, the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1976, the ARC - Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris in 1978 and his monograph at the Musée d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou in 1993.
"Alain Jacquet is a very important artist in the history of 20th century art: his work revolutionized the production of images and influenced many contemporary artists. I look forward to this new collaboration, which will allow us to explore the many facets of the work of this great figure whom I had the pleasure of knowing during his lifetime. "
Last days of the exhibition Jeux de Jacquet: June 03, 04 and 05 (closed on Sunday)
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Founded in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin at the age of twenty-one, the gallery is now settled over three continents with galleries in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and Shanghai, totaling approximately 7,100 square meters (76,500 square feet)
The gallery counts about fifty artists of 20 different nationalities in his roster. In 2019, Perrotin has organized 53 exhibitions and participated in 23 art fairs.
In June 2020, Perrotin opens a 70-square-meter new space in Paris, avenue Matignon.
Lately, the gallery has expanded its mission in recent years, most notably through the production of thoughtful editorial content, such as podcast and video, as well as developing a programmatic calendar, which includes panel discussions, education workshops for children, and concerts.
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