2017/05/20 13:00 21 rue de la Boétie moves to Maillol
Many of the masterpieces shown in this remarkable exhibition transited the 21 rue la Boétie gallery of art dealer Paul Rosenberg, grandfather of journalist Anne Sinclair, whose book of the same title inspired this exhibition. Rosenberg was both friend and agent of Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Léger, Marie Laurençin and others whose work is shown here, making him one of the most influential figures for modern art in France, Europe and the US.
Rosenberg's gallery and the works at Musée Maillol's exhibition tell a story of the Second world war: they cover the dual themes of the requisition by the Nazis of what they considered 'degenerate' art, and the subsequent restitution of this looted art (both themes were also highlighted by our guide Mme Colin-Bertin in the recent OUSP visit to the Bauhaus exhibition). Rosenberg's exile in New York with his family from the beginning of the second world war allowed him to open a gallery there and continue both his work as art dealer, and his quest to reclaim the looted art. In no small part, he contributed to making the US the new centre of modern art.
The 63 art works are on loan from New York's MOMA, Washington's National Gallery, and several French museums. They also include rare works from private collectors who, because of the shared war history of the paintings in this exhibition, are allowing them to be viewed publicly for the first time.
To reserve a place, please check the instructions in the email sent to members. This is likely to be a popular event so early booking is recommended.
Venue: Musée Maillol, 61 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Metro Line 12: rue du Bac; Buses: 63, 68, 69, 83, 84 94, 95