From September 21st to November 15th of 2019,the Garden Court of the Plaza Athenée Hotel hosted the “Pietrasanta” exhibition, organized by the Mark Hachem Gallery. Artists: Pollès, Philippe Hiquily, Hussein Madi, Marino Di Teana.
Philippe HIQUILY 
The emblematic and iconic “Marathonienne” by Philippe Hiquily sold at Christies Paris on June 5th for a record of 262 000 €.
The lady of steel was honored during Masterpiece London Art Fair and La Biennale de Paris.

Post-War and Contemporary Art
Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Paris was sold for a total of €27,963,000 across three auctions.
Highlights included Wifredo Lam’s “Je suis”, a beautiful masterpiece from the Charles Aznavour collection, which went for €2,290,000.

Vasarely, Le Partage Des Formes 
The Centre Pompidou presented the first major retrospective of Victor Vasarely, 55 years since his work was last exhibited, establishing that it is time for the new generation to discover Vasarely’s work and his extraordinarily prolific output outside of the art scene.
The curator of this exhibition, Michel Gauthier, outlined how this artist evolved across a range of different mediums in his career.
Dario Perez-Flores
“Dynamiques Visuelles” – 15 November to 6 December 2019

Perez-Flores’ exhibition “Dynamiques Visuelles” provided an opportunity to explore the artist’s three main movements – his “Prochromatiques”, “Dynamiques Chromatiques”, and “Mobiles”. Most of the artworks exhibited had never been shown before.

Madi
“Recent Works 2012 – 2019”
October 16 to November 13, 2019

The Parisian gallery was showing a collection of rare paintings and sculptures by Hussein Madi, an exceptional opportunity to discover the work of the Lebanese Modern Master, 30 years after his 1989 solo show at the IMA in Paris.
SOTO. THE FOURTH DIMENSIONOctober 18, 2019 – February 9, 2020 – GUGGENHEIM BILBAO MUSEUM  Organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in collaboration with the Atelier Soto in Paris, “Soto. The Fourth Dimension”, a retrospective exhibition of the works of Jesús Rafael Soto brings together over 60 works, including several of Soto’s large-scale participatory sculptures called ‘Penetrables’, some of his most iconic and important contributions to the recent history of art. In addition, the show includes a large number of historic paintings and mural works, which help to understand the fundamental role Soto played in the development of Kinetic Art from the early 1950s to the end of the 1960s, and to appreciate the development of his artistic practice up to the first decade of the 21st century. The masterpiece piece “Escritura Oliva” 2001 by Soto (photo above) has been recently acquired during Zona Maco art fair by an important private collector.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, major figure in kinetic art, dies aged 95 Carlos Cruz-Diez, the revered Venezuelan-born artist whose multilayered, eye-popping works challenged conventional notions of perception, color, and light, helping to define what became known as Kinetic Art and Op Art, died in Paris on Saturday at the age of 95.

Finishing the year with Art Miami 2019 and a group show at the Gallery exhibiting Chaouki Chamoun, Dia Azzawi, Nedim Kufi, Ghazi Baker, Marwan Chamaa, Riyad Nemah, Charbel Samuel Aoun, Raffi Yedalian, Charles Khoury, Shadi Abousada, Jacques Vartabedian, Bassam Kyrillos, Paul Gossian, Roger Moukarzel, yves Hayat and Sara Shamma! 

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