This vast exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris
shows, through some 200 works, the many facets
of New Realism, which came to the fore in the late
1950s and early 1960s, at a time when art was
faced with the social and commercial changes of
the postwar modern world. Its art-shattering arrival
heralded a surging popularity for its forms, at the
hands of such diverse artistic practitioners as Klein
and Tinguely. However, there has not been a major
exhibition in Paris of these works as a group
for almost twenty years.
The Grand Palais show aims to take a new look at
what was an intensely international group
movement, despite the personal fame of its
proponents. Its itinerary is both historical and
thematic, and allows the visitor to follow along with
the evolution of the movement. Also on display are
pieces from artists close to the movement, such
as Rauschenberg in the United States or Günther
Uecker in Germany. A mesmerising panorama with
a long-reaching influence.

March 28 through July 2, 2007
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris
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