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 Klossowski, Pierre (1905 - 2001)
France

Roberte et les Barres Parallèles Nº 8, 1984

Coloured crayon on paper;
195 x 130 cm
Figurative Expressionism

UID 102-309



Biography

French writer and painter born in Paris, brother of Balthus. Spent childhood travelling throughout Europe and having Bonnard, Derain, Rilke and Gide as friends of the family. Studied philosophy and theology in Lyon and Paris. In 1933 met Georges Bataille and participated in Contra Attaque movement. In 1947 published his first work, Sade, mon prochain. In 1948-55 collaborated on Sartre’s publication, Les temps modernes. Translated Kafka, Hamann, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein. In 1953 executed series of drawings for second novel Roberte ce soir. In 1954 began to draw larger scale works based on literary themes from Greek mythology to Sade, Stendhal and Bataille. In 1963 first stay in Rome when Balthus was nominated director of the Villa Médicis in Rome. In 1967 first one-person exhibition, Galerie Ãu Cadran Solire, Paris. In 1968 first exhibition abroad, Galerie Aurora, Geneva, 1970 Galerie Schwartz, Milan. Friend of Deleuze, Lyotard and Foucault. In 1975 he made film Roberte in collaboration with Pierre Zucca. 1981 Kunsthalle, Basel, 1982 “Documenta 7”, Kassel, 1990 La Différence/Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris. Lives in Paris.



Exhibitions

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Pomar - Autobiography
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-05-2004 ~ 07-11-2004

Exposition Inaugurale (Fréjus)
Musée Temporaire, France
11-07-1989 ~ 10-09-1989

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Denise Colomb Retrospectiva 1935-1997
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
14-03-1998 ~ 31-03-1998

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Sedução Cinema & Pintura
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
27-06-2006 ~ 31-01-2007

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

Paradise Motel
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
13-11-2010 ~ 26-12-2011

Sous la Dictée de L’image
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
01-03-2010 ~ 26-05-2010

Klossowski
Faculdade de Ciencias e Technologia u Coimbra, Portugal
22-07-2010 ~ 20-09-2010


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Exposition Inaugurale, 1989
Published by Musée Temporaire

Pomar - Autobiography, 2004
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9723709066

Sedução Cinema & Pintura, 2006
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729903034

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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