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Paris Post War: Art and existentialism 1945-55

I know my faults all too well, the imperfection of my best paintings. But it seems to me that I do not attach as much importance to the imperfections in these works as I like to in works of others.

The Giacometti exhibition with Pierre Matisse is going to be almost totally sold out. The best art critics are on his side. However, I admire what he does and I do like the man's personality although his work is irregular. Without a doubt one of the best artists of our time. But we are not on the same tracks.

From Journal d'un Peintre, Carnets 1929-62 by Jean Helion (Maeght, Paris, 1993) (Research by Kate Oldfield)

Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-55 at the Tate Gallery until 5


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