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  • Gina Pane, Acqua alta/Pali/Venezia (High Water/Piles/Venice), 1968–70/2019, twelve Duralinox pillars, metal tray, muddy water, painted lettering. Installation view.

    Gina Pane

    Kamel Mennour | Rue Saint-André des Arts

    In 1963, Gina Pane (1939–1990) graduated from Paris’s École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where she studied painting and lithography, and quickly became a player in the city’s art scene. This exhibition, “Terre protégée” (Protected Earth), curated by Emma-Charlotte Gobry-Laurencin, featured two paintings from this time, Untitled (no 20), 1962–65, and Untitled (no 31), 1962–67, both modestly sized, portrait-oriented works in oil on canvas. Composed of sharp vertical bands or triangles of bold contrasting colors, separated by paler shades or stripes of white, these works, according to

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