Francoise Gilot RED: Paintings from the 1950's to the present

October 24 – December 20, 2019

Joueuse de Mandoline, 1953

Oil on panel 

57 1/2 x 44 3/4 inches (146 x 114 cm)

Invasion of an Abstract Space, 1994-95

Oil on canvas 

28 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches 

Mirror with Jasmine, 1952

Oil on board

28 x 23 inches (71.1 x 58.4 cm)

Presence, 2016

Oil on canvas 

8 x 10 inches 

Installation view of RED: Paintings from the 1950's to the present

So Far, So Near, 2016

Oil on canvas 

 

The Palm Tree, 1961

Oil on canvas 

38 1/8 x 30 3/4 inches (96.8 x 78.1 cm)

On the Road, 2013

Oil on canvas 

 

Instalaltion view of RED: Paintings from the 1950's to the present 

Rose Bush, 2013

Oil on canvas 

28 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches 

Mountain Range, 1991

Oil on canvas 

 

Love Affair, 2014

Oil on canvas 

Le Miroir aux Alouettes, 2009

Oil on canvas 

24 x 30 inches (60.96 x 76.2 cm)

 

Eddluves du Passé, December 1996

Oil on canvas 

 

Installation view of RED: Paintings from the 1950's to the present 

Budapest the Suburbs, 2006

Oil on canvas 

12 x 9 inches (30.48 x 22.86 cm)

At the time of the Pyramids, 2014

Oil on canvas 

 

Press Release

Françoise Gilot has said on many occasions that red is her favorite color.  This is evident in the varying shades of red throughout the paintings installed in our current exhibition.  

Ranging from figurative to abstract works, this exhibition, serving as a retrospective of the past 70 years, shows paintings from private collections and Gilot’s own personal collection.

Born in France in 1921, Gilot studied art, philosophy, literature and law, but always returned to her true passion - art.  Gilot had her first exhibition in Paris in1943 and has maintained an illustrious career since that time.  Her work resides in major museums and private collections.  Her 1964 book “Life with Picasso” has been recently re-released.  As well, over the past year, articles about her work have been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker and this month she is featured with six-pages in the Harper’s Bazaar UK Art Issue.  

Françoise Gilot  RED: Paintings from the 1950’s to the present will be on view at The Elkon Gallery from October 24—December 20, 2019. For images, biography, and further information, please contact the gallery at elkongallery@earthlink.net or 212.535.3940 during business hours: 9:30-5:30, Monday - Friday.  You can also go to our website at www.elkongallery.com for additional information about the exhibition and our gallery.