Perrotin is pleased to announce its representation of the Estate of French artist, Alain Jacquet (1939–2008). On this occasion, an exhibition encompassing several decades of the artist's career will be on display from May 4th to June 5th 2021 at two locations: two floors of the Paris gallery and the Saint-Claude space in the Marais.
Alain Jacquet (1939–2008) was widely affiliated with the Pop Art movement of the mid-twentieth century. He shared similar aesthetic principles and processes with Pop artists in addition to a common interest in representing the complexities of the modern world.
After relocating to New York early in his career, Jacquet became acquainted with English and American artists. His first US exhibition opened in 1964 at the Iolas Gallery, New York featuring his 'Camouflage' paintings. These historical works contended with his contemporaries, namely Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.
Shortly after this exhibition, Jacquet produced Le Déjeuner sur L'Herbe (Lunch on the Grass), his most famous work from 1964. An homage to Édouard Manet's eponymous masterpiece, Jacquet explores the
'Alain Jacquet, whom I have had the pleasure of knowing, is a significant artist within the trajectory of twentieth-century art. His work is revolutionary within the context of post-war image distribution, and you can see his influence embedded in the work of a number of significant contemporary artists. I am delighted with this new collaboration, which will allow us to engage with the entirety of his legacy'
– Emmanuel Perrotin
Press release courtesy Perrotin.