nearly 70 years as an artist, Françoise Gilot continues to
conquer canvas with her own language of form and color. Her work,
done in a variety of media, holds a vital place in the international
art world and represents one of the most exciting collecting opportunities
in contemporary art today.
is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern
Art in New York, the Musée Picasso in Antibes, Musée
de Tel Aviv in Israel, the Women's Museum in Washington D.C., and
Bibliothèque Nationale and Musée d'Art Moderne in
Paris. In 1990 she received the
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, for her work as a painter, writer
and feminist. In 2010 she was made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur,
the French government's highest honor of the arts.
extraordinary collection honors thirty-eight years of exhibition
history between Françoise Gilot and the Vincent Mann Gallery.
The collection comprises important early artworks from the period
1940-1960, selected by Françoise Gilot from her personal
archives. Many of these oil paintings, drawings, and mixed-media
works have never before been exhibited in the United States.
Vincent Mann Gallery is honored to present these rare artworks for
sale in "Collection Privée: Early Works by Françoise
Artist’s Statement: Ever since I can remember, I was always preoccupied with the study of the human body, pencil or brush in hand. At school, I made caricatures of the teachers and I tried renderings of the other girls’ attitudes - all of which usually ended up confiscated, and destroyed, I suppose... [READ MORE]
A Tribute to Françoise Gilot – E. John Bullard, Director Emeritus, New Orleans Museum of Art
This 2011exhibition at the Vincent Mann Gallery of works by Françoise Gilot marks a nearly forty-year relationship between this great artist and New Orleans' longest operating gallery for contemporary art. This has been due to the keen eye and business acumen of Jacob Manguno, an artist himself and the gallery's founder, who has… [READ MORE]