Exhibition André Marchand chez Louis Carré
16 May – 7 September 2014
One of the leading figures among the “young French painters,” André Marchand (1907-1997) is part of this new generation of painters who advocate a return to figurative painting, taking as examples their “esteemed elders” Matisse, Bonnard, Braque and Picasso, and by freeing themselves from the abstract and surrealist avant-garde. Louis Carré discovers him in 1935 and becomes his exclusive art dealer in Paris during the Occupation. He also opens the doors of his gallery on Avenue de Messine to Marchand in May 1943. During this first exhibition organized since the opening of the Maison Louis Carré to the public, visitors could realize the place that art had in the architecture of the villa, this forgotten but essential dimension of the work of Alvar Aalto.
Curators: Ásdís Ólafsdóttir and Laurent Lecomte.
Photos Philippe Harden