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Balthus, Thérèse, 1938 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Balthus

Through May 26, 2019
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
www.museothyssen.org

This exhibition brings together more than fifty important paintings by Balthus from every phase of his oeuvre. The starting point of the show is his monumental painting Passage du Commerce-Saint-André (1952–54), which epitomizes the artist’s intensive engagement with the dimensions of space and time in the image, and with their relationship to figure and object. This exhibition has traveled from the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel.

Balthus, Thérèse, 1938 © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Balthus, The Card Game, 1948–50, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid © Balthus

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Balthus

September 2, 2018–January 1, 2019
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

The Fondation Beyeler brings together more than fifty important paintings by Balthus from every phase of his oeuvre. The starting point of the show is his monumental painting Passage du Commerce-Saint-André (1952–54), which epitomizes the artist’s intensive engagement with the dimensions of space and time in the image, and with their relationship to figure and object.

Balthus, The Card Game, 1948–50, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid © Balthus

Alberto Giacometti, Aïka, 1959, Fondation Beyeler © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2017

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Derain, Balthus, Giacometti
Friendship among Artists

February 1–May 6, 2018
Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
www.fundacionmapfre.org

The exhibition, with more than one hundred works, traces the artistic friendship of these three major artists, who met in 1933 and whose lives and works would intersect over the ensuing decades. Beyond sharing personal affinities, the three artists played with rules of representation, style, and technique. This exhibition has traveled from the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Alberto Giacometti, Aïka, 1959, Fondation Beyeler © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2017

Balthus, The Street, 1933, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

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Derain, Balthus, Giacometti
Une amitié artistique

June 2–October 29, 2017
Musée d’Art moderne, Paris
www.mam.paris.fr

The exhibition, with nearly two hundred works, traces the artistic friendship of these three major artists, who met in 1933 and whose lives and works would intersect over the ensuing decades. Beyond their personal affinities, the three artists played with rules of representation, style, and technique.

Balthus, The Street, 1933, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

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The Beginning of Everything
Drawings from the Janie C. Lee, Louisa Stude Sarofim, and David Whitney Collections

February 24–June 18, 2017
The Menil Collection, Houston
www.menil.org

In anticipation of the October 2017 opening of the Menil Drawing Institute, the museum is exhibiting a selection of drawings spanning the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. The show highlights promised gifts from the collections of Janie C. Lee and Louisa Stude Sarofim, as well as works from David Whitney’s 2005 bequest, which include those by Balthus, Georg Baselitz, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Rachel Whiteread.

Brice Marden, Untitled, 1988–91 © Brice Marden/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York