Authentication signed by Georges Mathieu
Signature: Lower right
Galerie Argos, Nantes, 1965.
Mathieu - Galerie Charpentier, Parigi/Paris, 1965 cat. n. 109.
Mathieu - Kölnischer Kuntsverin, Köln 1967, cat. n. 30.
Tendances de la peinture français conteporaine, Kunstverein, Berlin, 1967, Cover, cat. n. 61
French Painting since 1900 from Private Collections in France Royal Academy of Art, Londra, 1969, cat. n. 102.
Les Mathieu de Mathieu - Musée Picasso, Antibes, 1976, cat. n. 28.
Les Mathieu de Mathieu - Casino, Oostende, 1977, cat. n. 25.
Georges Mathieu 1948 1969 - Gallery of the Centre Culturel Français de Milan, 09/09-08/10/2011
GEORGES MATHIEU 1948 1969 - Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia, 15/10/11-14/04/2012, pag. 155 (ill. colours).
Georges Mathieu – Art Fair, Hong Kong, december 2012.
MILKY WAY, La Via Lattea - Partners & Mucciaccia Gallery, Singapore, 01/09/2013-31/10/2013, pp. 48-49 (ill. colours).
GEORGES MATHIEU 1952 - 1986 - Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome, 19/12/2013-20/02/2014, pp. 132-137 (ill. colours).
Private collection, Paris;
Galleria Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia;
About Georges Mathieu
Considered the founder of Lyrical Abstraction—a movement distinct from geometric abstraction in the organic style of its forms—and the organizer of the “Abstraction Lyrique” exhibition held in Paris in 1947, Georges Mathieu is best known for his large-scale paintings featuring curving calligraphic lines. Mathieu was a colorful and famous personality during his lifetime, often creating paintings during public performances, working rapidly in front of the audience. The speed of his execution was a signature component of his style, which he once described as “an orgasm of uncontrolled expression.” Mathieu also claimed to be the first to practice “Tubism”—squeezing paint directly from the tube—and the drip technique, though the latter is widely attributed to Jackson Pollock. Mathieu was influenced by Wols, Jean-Michel Atlan, and Hans Hartung.
French, January 27, 1921 - 2012, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France