Cézanne has left an indelible mark on the arts
in Provence—and not always for the better, to
the minds of more recent, cutting-edge artists
and museums, who would like to step out
from under the great modern master's wide
shadow. Accordingly, the Collection Lambert
in Avignon has purposely chosen a pompous,
sycophantic title for its new show, which aims
to pay a subversive homage to the father of
dappled Provençal tableaux by showing
works from nearly 40 contemporary artists
whose productions question, echo or revisit
Cézanne's central themes—his mountain
ranges, still-lives and bathing women. Some
of the works on show, by artists such as
Douglas Gordon, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan
Monk, Vik Muniz, Spencer Finch and Koo
Joeng-a, were created specifically for the
Collection Lambert. Well-known art rebels
from Nan Goldin to Cindy Sherman to Andy
Warhol, among many others, round out the
cast of characters.

La Collection Lambert en Avignon
Render Unto Cézanne the Things Which
Are Cézanne's
March 18 through May 20, 2007
5 rue Violette, Avignon
T: + 33 (0)4 90 16 56 20