Paris

Paris

“Amours”

Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain
261 boulevard Raspail
June 6–November 2, 1997

We all know the cliché that l’amour is the true passion of the French. Now the Fondation Cartier, in a seductive exhibition of work by some fifty artists, has set out to examine love in all its art-historical variety. “Amours” brings together work ranging from drawings by Ingres and sensuous scenes by Watteau and Fragonard to graffitied walls captured by Brassai and images of provocative tattoos, along with more contemporary examples of the art of love, including work by Douglas Gordon and Gary Hill. One highlight is André Labarthe’s film incorporating love scenes from the history of cinema. Philippe Sollers, national intellectual and one of the organizers of the show, contributes an essay to the catalogue. June 6-Nov. 2