Francis Bacon’s ‘Portrait of Michel Leiris’ (1976) and Study of the Human Body (1982) are due to go on display at the Centre Pompidou-Metz exhibition ‘Michel Leiris & Co. Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Bacon…’. The exhibition running from 3 April through to 14 September 2015 encompasses 350 works, including masterpieces by Michel Leiris’ closest artist friends Miró, Masson, Giacometti, Picasso, and Bacon. Michel Leiris was a prominent 20th Century intellectual, a poet, an autobiographical writer, professional ethnographer, and close friend of many great artists and writers of his times.
“…this exhibition aims at shedding light upon Michel Leiris’ multi-faceted character, his passions and commitments. It equally sets out to highlight the innovative aspect of his œuvre and the pertinence of his ideas which, at a time of globalisation and post-colonial studies, have made him an essential contemporary reference.” - Centre Pompidou website
The exhibition is curated by: Agnès de la Beaumelle (Honorary Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou), Marie-Laure Bernadac (Honorary Chief Curator, Musée du Louvre), Denis Hollier (Professor of Literature French Department at New York University) with, expert advisor Jean Jamin. Find out more via Centre Pompidou’s exhibition site. Leiris & Co: Picasso, Masson, Miró, Giacometti, Lam, Bacon… 3 April - 14 September 2015 Centre Pompidou-Metz, France Word reference: Centre Pompidou-Metz website. Please note all details including dates and featured works are subject to change, and tickets are subject to availability. For all confirmation please contact Centre Pompidou-Metz.