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  • Malcom Morley, Ruskin Family Portrait, 1968.

    Malcom Morley, Ruskin Family Portrait, 1968.

    Hyperréalismes—USA 1965–1975

    Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain
    1, Place Hans Jean Arp
    June 27–October 5, 2003

    Just after Pop art created a taste for iconography drawn from the banal precincts of everyday life, and some time before photography began to rival the great apparatus of painting, there was hyperrealism. This exhibition revisits the American phase of the phenomenon in detail. As imagined by the highly imaginative art historian Jean Claude Lebensztejn, accompanied by Patrick Javault of the MAMC in Strasbourg, “Hyperréalismes” presents roughly seventy works by more than a dozen artists, from Richard Artschwager to Ben Schonzeit. The landmark catalogue includes texts by the curators and art historian Richard Shiff, as well as previously unpublished interviews with several of the artists.