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Jacques Monory

Serigrafia de Jacques Monory


Technique: silkscreen
Dimensions: 49 x 49.5 cm
Year: 2002
Edition: 200 signed and numbered copies
Reference: JM0001
RRP:   500 €

About Jacques Monory

Fotografia do artista plástico Jacques Monory

His works are part of the permanent collections of the Center Pompidou, Paris, France; The Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland; Museum of Modern Art, Fukoka, Japan; the Maeght Foundation, Saint-Paul de Vence, France; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana Cuba; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; the Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum, Santiago, Chile; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal. 


1924: Born on June 25, he was a French painter and filmmaker whose work was heavily influenced by photography and cinema, an allegory of the contemporary world with a focus on the violence of everyday reality. His canvases evoke a heavy atmosphere, pulling themes from modern civilization through the lens of their monochromatic blue color 

1952: Monory was first shown at the Drouant-David Gallery in Paris.


1960: During this decade, he becomes one of the leading figures in the European Pop Art movement, named Narrative Figuration by the art critic Gérald Gassiot-Talabot. Monory would say: “What developed in France moved away from American Pop Art, we expressed a critical narrative of society, while Americans almost always, in my opinion, embraced its system. This is a key difference. ”


1968: Directs the influential film Ex- and paints the series Les Meurtres (Murders), giving rise to the elements that would characterize his work: the division into sequences, the distance through the use of blue, the dream, the illusion, but also a critical eye about society.


1971 – 1973: In 1971, Pierre Gaudibert curated the solo exhibition Monory Catalog 1968-1971 at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris which increased his visibility, making him instantly recognizable. Two trips to the United States in 1969 and 1973 were vitally important to his personal and artistic history; constitutes, from photos, a repertoire of shapes, images and model notebooks.


1974: Enters the legendary gallery of Aimé Maeght, where he exhibits, including his Óperas Glacés.


1986: Exhibits at the 42nd Venice Biennale.


1992: Featured artist for the French Pavilion at the World Expo in Seville.


2005: His work opens MACVAL in France with Detour, a large spiral installation of his paintings.


2007 – 2018: Monory's work was exhibited from January 12 to February 23, 2018 at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. The New York Times featured the show in an article titled "What to See in New York's Art Galleries This Week". Martha Schwendener wrote, "Mr. Monory's canvases can easily be compared to the work of 1980s American postmodern painters such as David Salle, Jack Goldstein, Troy Brauntuch, and Eric Fischl, but he also has a soft spot for older figurative artists. , as Edward Hopper. “Spéciale n° 54 Hommage à Hopper” (2007) features a house with a sign next to the Hopper Center – although such an institution does not exist, except in this painting, which functions, like most of Monory's work, like a movie screen where fantastic drama and action are routinely played out." 


2008: Monory is featured in the retrospective exhibition Figuration Narrative, at the Grand Palais de Paris.


2015: A solo retrospective by Jacques Monory at the Helene & Edouard Leclerc Fund for Culture in Landerneau, France.

2018: Death on October 17, in Paris, France.

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