Simon Hantaï

French, born Hungary, 1922-2008

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Simon Hantaï

French, born Hungary, 1922-2008

555 followers

Known for his folded canvas paintings, Simon Hantaï is an advocate for the consideration of canvas …

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Known for his folded canvas paintings, Simon Hantaï is an advocate for the consideration of canvas as a material unto itself. Briefly associated with André Breton’s circle of Surrealists in the early 1950s, Hantaï broke from the group and from figuration in 1955 to pursue gestural abstractions. His key breakthrough …

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High auction record
€4m, Sotheby's, 2016
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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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