Galerie Perrotin will now represent the estate of Hans Hartung, the French artist associated with the Art Informel and Tachisme movements. The gallery, which has spaces in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo, will showcase the painter’s work at an Art Basel booth in June, staged in collaboration with London’s Simon Lee Gallery.
With his abstract canvases, Hartung experimented with chance, investigating how and when an artist relinquishes control over a paint stroke. By the time he died in 1986, Hartung had come to be considered one of the most important French postwar abstractionists.
In January 2018, Galerie Perrotin’s New York space, Nahmad Contemporary, and Simon Lee Gallery will play host to simultaneous Hartung shows. Hartung’s work will also be the subject of a show at the Kunstmuseum Bonn in Germany later that year.