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 Klossowski, Pierre (1905 - 2001)
France

Le Temps d'un Essayage, 1973

Coloured crayon on paper;
213 x 150 cm
Figurative Expressionism

UID 102-310



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

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection
Embaixada de França (French Embassy), Portugal
27-04-2005 ~ 15-10-2005

Pierre Klossowski / Rétrospective 1950-1990
Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques,
03-10-1990 ~ 02-12-1990

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Fernando Lemos e o Surrealismo - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
08-07-2006 ~ 31-01-2007

Pierre Klossowski / Rétrospective 1950-1990
Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain
10-12-1990 ~ 10-01-1991

Pierre Klossowski / Rétrospective 1950-1990
Arnolfini Gallery, United Kingdom
21-03-1991 ~ 07-05-1991

Pierre Klossowski / Rétrospective 1950-1990
Musée Cantini, France
14-12-1990 ~ 27-01-1991

Pierre Klossowski / Rétrospective 1950-1990
Sala Parpalló, Spain
10-02-1991 ~ 17-03-1991

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

Accrochage Nº1, Selection of Portuguese and French Artists in The Berardo Collection, 2005
Published by 90 Graus Editora, Lda.
ISBN 9728964013

Colecção Berardo, Novas Aquisições, 2000
Published by Arte Ibérica

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

Fernando Lemos e o Surrealismo – Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 9728902034

Pierre Klossowski/Rétrospective 1950-1990, 1990
Published by Centre National des Arts Plastiques







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