Size: 21 x 30.5 inches
This exhibition poster was produced for a 1971 exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris featuring artworks by various modern artists that had been used to illustrate the published literary works of René Char. The exhibition included paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Arp, Courbet, Ernst, Fernandez, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Klee, Magritte and many more. Featuring a study by Georges Braque, this poster is in excellent condition and is ready to be framed.
René Char (1907-1988) was a French poet, artist, and member of the French resistance. Born in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the Vaucluse department of France, Char studied in Avignon and Marseilles and published his first compilation of poems, Cloches sur le cœur, in 1928. In 1929, Char moved to Paris where he met Louis Aragon, André Breton, and René Crevel and subsequently joined the surrealists. Throughout his literary career, Char's work appeared in various editions, often accompanied by artwork from notable modern artists such as Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, Miro, and Matisse.