At each edition of the Paris FIAC Art Fair Applicat-Prazan presents a solo exhibition of works by one of the great artists of the post-war school of Paris. This year the gallery will be showing a selection of 24 paintings by Maurice Estève from 1929 to 1994. Estève always denied being an abstract painter. His art is decidedly non-figurative and apprehends the concrete, clearing the way to a sensitive and transmuting expression of emotion by means of a subtle exercise in colour.
A catalogue will be published for this occasion with a foreword by Germain Viatte who is Curator General of Heritage Conservation, curator of many prestigious exhibitions and a highly respected author of reference books. He was Director of the museums of Marseille, Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre de Création Industrielle at the Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Director of heritage and collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, and Director of the Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie in Paris.