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André Marfaing, 

Août 1972-30, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 162 cm


of paintings from 1950 to 1985, with prices ranging from €25,000 to €200,000.

Each reflects the artist's different stylistic periods: the 1950s and 1960s at Claude Bernard, and the 1970s and 1980s at Berthet-Aittouarès. 

An artist enamoured of calligraphy and abstract purity, André Marfaing (1925-1987) never ceased to explore black and white, shadow and light in an almost mystical asceticism. At the age of 24, he met Estève Manessier, Bissière and Soulages, and turned to abstraction.

At a time when three paintings by André Marfaing are joining the collections of the Centre Pompidou, a major retrospective is being organised to put the artist back in the spotlight, bringing together the Claude Bernard gallery, one of his first dealers back in 1957, and the Berthet-Aittouarès gallery, which has represented his work since 2005. The event also marks the publication of the Catalogue raisonné of André Marfaing's work, published by Skira. Echoing this, the Claude Bernard and Berthet-Aittouarès galleries are presenting some fifty works by André Marfaing.

dès 1952, évoluant avec toujours plus d'exigence. Ce dépouillement s'accentue de manière radicale pour aboutir à partir des années 1980 à une confrontation stricte du noir et du blanc, fulgurante brèche de lumière. V. DE M. 

« André Marfaing. Lumières Noires », galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, 14 and 29 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, 01 43 26 53 09 et 01 43 26 95 66, and Galerie Claude Bernard,

7-9 rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris,

01 43 26 97 07,

September 7 to October 28. 

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