The spirit of a collection: Donations to the Maeght Foundation

Jacques Monory, Tigre n°5, 2008. Huile sur toile, 320 x 380 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2009. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Djamel Tatah, Sans titre, 2013. Huile cire sur toile, 160 x 160 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2013 © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Eduardo Arroyo, Chien à Kreutzberg, 1976. Caoutchouc, 64 x 158 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2017. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.

Gérard Garouste, Don Quichotte, 2013. Bronze,64 x 37 x 37 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2015. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Pablo Palazuelo, Les nuits I – Les levants de l’aurore, 1956. Encre de Chine sur papier, 104 x 73,5 cm. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1974 © Pablo Palazuelo. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.

Burhan Doğançay, Mustached Face, 1989. Acrylique sur toile, collage fumage, 102 x 127 cm. Don d’un collectionneur, 2016 © Burhan Doğançay. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Fernand Léger, La Partie de campagne, 1954. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1964 © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019.

Gérard Gasiorowski, Croûte – Arc de triomphe, 1974. Acrylique sur bois, 60 x 44.5 cm. Don Adrien Maeght, 2013. © Gérard Gasiorowski / Galerie Maeght, Paris. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Jörg Immendorff, Sans titre, 2006. Huile sur toile, 280 x 330 cm. Don Oda Jaune / Souscription Société des Amis de la Fondation Maeght, 2016 © Estate of Jörg Immendorff. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Erró, The Spanish comicscape, 1981-1982. Peinture glycérophtalique sur toile, 200 x 300 cm. Don de la Société des Amis de la Fondation Maeght, 2009. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Eugène Dodeigne, Projet pour Saint-Bernard, 1965. Fusain sur papier, 108 x 76 cm. Don de l’artiste, s.d. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Atelier Francis Bacon, The Face of Rudolf Nureyev, C.1975. Don Barry Joule, 2014. © The Estate of Francis Bacon /All rights reserved / Adagp, Paris and DACS, London 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Anne Tréal-Bresson, Je suis desespérée définitivement, 1974 (22 mars). Encre de Chine sur papier, 65 x 60 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2016. © Anne Tréal-Bresson. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.

Assan Smati, Le Centaure, 2008. Résine époxy, 290 x 130 x 300 cm. Don Bernard Massini, 2018. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Roland Michaud Archives Fondation Maeght

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Jacques Monory, Tigre n°5, 2008. Huile sur toile, 320 x 380 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2009. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Djamel Tatah, Sans titre, 2013. Huile cire sur toile, 160 x 160 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2013 © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Eduardo Arroyo, Chien à Kreutzberg, 1976. Caoutchouc, 64 x 158 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2017. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Gérard Garouste, Don Quichotte, 2013. Bronze,64 x 37 x 37 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2015. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Pablo Palazuelo, Les nuits I – Les levants de l’aurore, 1956. Encre de Chine sur papier, 104 x 73,5 cm. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1974 © Pablo Palazuelo. Photo Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Burhan Doğançay, Mustached Face, 1989. Acrylique sur toile, collage fumage, 102 x 127 cm. Don d’un collectionneur, 2016 © Burhan Doğançay. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Fernand Léger, La Partie de campagne, 1954. Don Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, 1964 © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019.
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Gérard Gasiorowski, Croûte – Arc de triomphe, 1974. Acrylique sur bois, 60 x 44.5 cm. Don Adrien Maeght, 2013. © Gérard Gasiorowski / Galerie Maeght, Paris. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Jörg Immendorff, Sans titre, 2006. Huile sur toile, 280 x 330 cm. Don Oda Jaune / Souscription Société des Amis de la Fondation Maeght, 2016 © Estate of Jörg Immendorff. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Erró, The Spanish comicscape, 1981-1982. Peinture glycérophtalique sur toile, 200 x 300 cm. Don de la Société des Amis de la Fondation Maeght, 2009. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Eugène Dodeigne, Projet pour Saint-Bernard, 1965. Fusain sur papier, 108 x 76 cm. Don de l’artiste, s.d. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Atelier Francis Bacon, The Face of Rudolf Nureyev, C.1975. Don Barry Joule, 2014. © The Estate of Francis Bacon /All rights reserved / Adagp, Paris and DACS, London 2018-2019. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Anne Tréal-Bresson, Je suis desespérée définitivement, 1974 (22 mars). Encre de Chine sur papier, 65 x 60 cm. Don de l’artiste, 2016. © Anne Tréal-Bresson. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght. Photo Claude Germain Archives Fondation Maeght.
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Assan Smati, Le Centaure, 2008. Résine époxy, 290 x 130 x 300 cm. Don Bernard Massini, 2018. © Adagp, Paris 2018-2019. Photo Roland Michaud Archives Fondation Maeght
#SAINT-PAUL DE VENCE The love of art but also friendship shapes the soul of a collection. This is then revealed through these mysterious signs inherited from a story, an encounter and feelings that escape the simple perception of the connoisseur. Also the Maeght Foundation for her new exhibition, “The spirit of a collection: donations”, she proposes, under the auspices of Henri-François Debailleux, a very subtle journey based on these works, which bear witness as much to their artistic strength as to the personal stories they contain.
These, beyond the magic of shapes and colours, bear the imprint of mysteries linked to sensitivity, to human feelings which, over time, materialize in a work of art. It is this epic epic full of humanism that is recounted here, not chronologically, but through a very diversified assemblage – artistic genres, relationships of forms, juxtapositions of ideas, associations of tones or, on the contrary, disruptive flights as an ode to freedom, glory to creation. The powerful bonds of friendship that united the Maeght family with Braque, Miro or Giacometti then closer to us, with artists such as Gasiorowski at the heart of this story.
Each room of the Foundation bears witness to a moment of creation, a piece of beauty. Each work is invested with a memory that reflects the extreme diversity of the proposals that an artist suggests. The figure coiled in an impossible yellow of Djamel Tatah would be enough on its own to visit the exhibition. And the dreamlike blue of a Monory, the transcendent violence of an Immendorf… Inaugurated in 1964, the Maeght Foundation is the oldest of the French foundations and, beyond the richness of its collections, bears witness to the human values that are its source. Everything that is presented today is based on the gifts of artists, art lovers, collectors and members of the Maeght family who are constantly enriching a collection in motion.
Henri-François Debailleux writes about him: “Collecting is a state of mind and a way of life. Each collection is thus in the image of the person, the person or persons who constitute it. Like a mirror of some kind.” In this mirror, the works of the last century play with more contemporary pieces. No one will have lost its lustre; art is more alive than ever, irreconcilable with any definition that would lock it up. The flow of creation flows through the veins of this Foundation. The miracle continues.
THE SPIRIT OF A COLLECTION: DONATIONS
December 1, 2018 to June 16, 2019
MAEGHT FOUNDATION
623, chemin des Gardettes06570
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France+33
(0)4 93 32 81
63info@fondation-maeght.com

Michel Gathier

With a literary background, Michel Gathier developed a passion for art very early, particularly during long stays abroad. He has contributed to the magazine “L’art vivant” and now...

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