Paris — New York
Rythmes et vibrations
04 June - 24 July 2020
Right from the start of abstract art, there was a split between two lines, indicating seemingly opposed tendencies: on the one hand a structured and economical art, often proscribing curves, seeming to privilege the cerebral and programmatic, and on the other, a warmer and more informal art in which spontaneity and sensitivity imposed their rhythm. Yet these two lines have never ceased overlapping and enriching each other. In the case of many painters, they co-exist or succeed one another.
Art Brussels Online 2020
28 May - 15 June 2020
Our virtual booth of the Art Brussels fair will present artworks of Etel Adnan, Pierre Alechinsky, Marc Desgrandchamps, Jean Dubuffet, Günther Förg, David Hockney, Frank Horvat, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Samuel Levi Jones, David Nash, Jaume Plensa Ursula von Rydingsvard, Kiki Smith, Barthélémy Toguo et Fabienne Verdier.
Richard Serra
Richard Serra: Nouvelles estampes - 12 March - 24 July 2020
Richard Serra (San Francisco, 1939) is one of the great contemporary sculptors, whose determination to build a substantial, rigorous (always black) and innovative body of engraved work is particularly remarkable. Having explored the resources of lithography then screen-printing in the 1970s and 1980s, for the last 30 years he has focused on etchings in small, medium and then especially in very large format.
Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Ernest Pignon-Ernest : Naples - Pasolini - Derrière la vitre - 20 May - 13 June 2020
Antoni Tàpies
L'objet - 12 March - 13 June 2020
At 38 avenue Matignon - Renowned worldwide from the end of the 1950s for his substantial paintings, often in monochrome, Tàpies (1923-2012) was incorrectly seen at the beginning of his career as a purely abstract painter. In fact, he never ceased to observe reality and attempt to render it in an unfettered way.


Etel Adnan Pierre Alechinsky David Hockney Jean-Baptiste Huynh David Nash Jaume Plensa Barthélémy Toguo Fabienne Verdier

This week, we focus on David Nash with a selection of works on paper

Blue Tree
David Nash
2019, pigment on paper, 110 x 153 cm
Red Tree
David Nash
2019, pastel on paper, 87 x 67 cm
Tree in May
David Nash
2019, pastel on paper, 76 x 57 cm

The essence of Serra’s work as a sculptor is to transmit to the viewer a sensation of unstable equilibrium between a weight and its proportions. By constantly inventing, with his Californian printers, new procedures, new inks or mixtures and new methods of printing, he has brilliantly succeeded in transposing this research in the two dimensions of etching.

Elevational Weight 1
Richard Serra
Elevational Weight 1, 2016. Paintstick and silica. Edition of 28. 94 x 68,5 cm
Right Angle I
Richard Serra
Right Angle I, 2019. Paintstick and silica. Edition of 48. 46 x 38 cm
Right Angle III
Richard Serra
Right Angle III, 2019. Paintstick and silica. Edition of 28. 94 x 68,5 cm

In Spring 2018, Galerie Lelong & Co. presented the immense and imposing Rift works. This new exhibition will present the recently completed Right Angle from 2019, among others.

While American Pop Art celebrated gleaming publicity items, Tàpies preferred humble, used objects, and was thus a precursor of the Arte Povera movement. Whether it was representative or directly taken from reality, for Tàpies the object was most often simply shown for its shape, without metaphor or message. And it is from this sometimes brutal simplicity that he drew his plastic strength.

Antoni Tàpies
1983. Glazed terracotta. 97 x 46 x 54 cm
Antoni Tàpies
1995, mixed media and assemblage on wood, 163 x 130 cm
Antoni Tàpies
2009. Mixed media and assemblage on canvas. 162 x 130 x 24 cm

His work has been exhibited in the world’s leading museums: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1962), the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (1973), the Nationalgalerie in Berlin (1974), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (1990), the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (2010), the Palazzo Fortuny in Venise (2013) and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (2013). He also took part in four Venice Biennal exhibitions, notably in 1993, the year he represented Spain and won the Golden Lion.
In addition to a number of exhibition catalogues, Galerie Lelong has published two volumes of writings by Antoni Tàpies, La réalité comme art and L’art et ses lieux.