Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Here is my Valadon exhibition

When I was in France last March, I made a trip to the Georges Pompidou Center specifically to see work by Suzanne Valadon - and they had nothing!

I was like Où sont-ils, les tableaux ? All these paintings by Suzanne Valadon are supposed to be here!

Turns out they had removed all her paintings in preparation for a big exhibition of her work. But by the time the exhibition happened I was long out of Europe. 

Worst of all, I had already seen some of the paintings at the Barnes Foundation show - but they didn't have the portrait of Erik Satie. Which they had in this exhibition, based on its image that flashes by at minute 4:46.  That's what I wanted to see, most of all.