From April next year Francis Bacon's painting 'Portrait of Michel Leiris' 1976, is to be displayed in France, in the Centre Pompidou-Metz exhibition 'Michel Leiris & Co. : Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Bacon...'. Michel Leiris was a prominent 20th Century intellectual, a poet, an autobiographical writer, professional ethnographer, and close friend of many great artists and writers of his times.
The exhibition running from April 3rd through to September 14th 2015 encompasses 350 works, including masterpieces by his closest artist friends Miró, Masson, Giacometti, Picasso, and Bacon. The Centre Pompidou describe their upcoming exhibition's focus:
"...this exhibition aims at shedding light upon Michel Leiris' multi-faceted character, his passions and commitments. It equally sets out to highlight the innovative aspect of his œuvre and the pertinence of his ideas which, at a time of globalisation and post-colonial studies, have made him an essential contemporary reference."
The exhibition is curated by: Agnès de la Beaumelle (Honorary Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou), Marie-Laure Bernadac (Honorary Chief Curator, Musée du Louvre), Denis Hollier (Professor of Literature French Department at New York University) with, expert advisor Jean Jamin. Find out more via Centre Pompidou's exhibition site.
Michel Leiris & Co. : Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Bacon...
3rd April 2015 - 14th September 2015
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
Word reference: Centre Pompidou-Metz website.
Please note all details including names, dates and featured works, opening days/hours are subject to change, for all confirmation please contact Centre Pompidou-Metz.