Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013
Published on the occasion of the vast retrospective on Simon Hantaï, this catalogue covers the entire career of the artist: his complex, poetic and singular oeuvre. It is the most complete publication on the exceptional works of Hantaï, under the directions of the curators, with nearly 300 reproductions. The exhibition illuminates Hantaï’s development over his career, from the first Surrealist canvases to the astonishing writings-paintings. Then, beginning in 1960, the successive series of works proceeding from “pliage as a method” reveal him as a great colorist.