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January 1, 2006
Helnwein's "American Prayer" at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris
"Il était une fois Walt Disney" is an exhibition that examines Art in relation to Walt Disney. The sources of inspiration for the Disney studios and Disney Recycled by Contemporary Art. Curator Bruno Girveau states: "Pop Art made Mickey and Donald into icons, and artists continue to be inspired by Disney’s legacy today. This section shows some thirty works based on Disney characters, created by a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists that includes Gary Baseman, Christian Boltanski, Gottfried Helnwein, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. As French painter Robert Combas said in 1977, “Mickey is no longer Walt’s property, he belongs to us all.”
American Prayer
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2000, 213 x 187 cm / 83 x 73''
IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS WALT DISNEY
Aux sources de l'art des studios Disney
13. September 2006 - 16. Januar 2007
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris - 16 septembre 2006 - 15 janvier 2007
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - March 8, 2007 - June 24, 2007
The exhibition is devoted to works inspired by characters and aesthetic of Walt Disney
Curator: Bruno Girveau
Head of Collections
Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
14, rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris
2006
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais Paris
2006




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