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

October 24, 2019 – January 31, 2020

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 or 212.535.3940 during business hours: 9:30-5:30, Monday - Friday.  You can also go to our website at for additional information about the exhibition and our gallery.