Paris, 9 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
From 29 June to 12 September 2011, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting the new acquisitions of its Cabinet d’Art Graphique. They will be presented chronologically.
Seventy works by approximately fifty artists will de displayed, including drawings by Picasso and Gris that have been donated to the museum, other creations offered by the Société Kandinsky, three watercolours from the Kojève Collection, drawings from the Breton Collection and pieces by Gorky, Matta, Morris and Hockney.
The Cabinet d’Art Graphique reopened in 2002, after closing in 2000 for important renovation work. The Bibliothèque Kandinsky also reopened to the public in 2002. The Cabinet was set up in 1975 and featured more than 18,500 works on paper in 2002. From 2006 to 2011, the Cabinet has acquired 546 new pieces.
The Cabinet aims to select remarkable contemporary works and present them in an annual exhibition. A second event focusing on the collection’s historic pieces as well as two small thematic exhibitions are also hosted. The Cabinet can be visited by researchers and curators by appointment only.