To confirm its unique approach, the Collection Lambert is showcasing a number of artists’ collections in a brand new summer exhibition.
This large show based on collections belonging to international artists features works that are mostly unknown to the general public. It reflects the approach of artists who, although entirely devoted to their own creative activity, have developed a particular relationship with the works of other artists, both past and present.
Taking as its departure point “the experience of the moderns” via two major works by Cézanne that belonged to Picasso and Matisse, the exhibition focuses on the collections of contemporary artists such as Jasper Johns, Baselitz, Sol LeWitt, Julian Schnabel, Brice Marden and Arman. Deliberately eclectic and wide-ranging, it seeks to underline the complex, sincere relationships and artistic complicities that can develop between artists, and contains many unexpected discoveries and surprises. Drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, films, documents and meaningful objects relating to the private or secret worlds of the artists, all provide an insight into the chosen theme. Designed to reflect living stories, the exhibition shows how collected works from different periods and civilisations echo each other, making up a sentimental journey that reflects the tastes and visions of artist-collectors. The exhibition design and catalogue aim to capture the diverse approaches of art-lovers and aesthetes, some of them brothers-in-arms, and includes proofs of friendship in the form of gifts and exchanges. The exhibition rooms at the Hôtel de Caumont will provide the backdrop for a kaleidoscopic insight into these subtle interrelationships.
Arman, David Armstrong, Miquel Barceló, Jean-Charles Blais, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, Christo et Jeanne-Claude, Francesco Clemente, Jan Fabre, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Gottfried Honegger, Pierre Huyghe, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Joey et Lisa Kötting, Bertrand Lavier, Louise Lawler, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Sol LeWitt, Brice et Helen Marden, Henri Matisse, Jonas Mekas, Jonathan Monk, Giulio Paolini, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Gary Rough, Julian Schnabel, Andres Serrano , David Shrigley, Kiki Smith, Niele Toroni, Cy Twombly, Bernar Venet, Lawrence Weiner.