21 Rue la BoétieExhibition
April 2, 2017 to July 23, 2017
At Musée Maillol
The exhibition 21 Rue la Boétie retraces the remarkable story of Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), an art collector, businessman and friend and agent to some of the biggest artists of his day. The exhibition is a rare combination of art, history and politics, highlighting a crucial time in the 20th century which was both a turning point for modern art and the shift of the international art scene from Paris to New York, against the backdrop of the Second World War.
The exhibition brings together some 60 works by modern masters, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque and Marie Laurencin. Most of these works have a direct connection to Rosenberg, having been previously exhibited in his galleries in Paris or New York, while others provide a significant insight into the social and political environment of the time.