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Georges Mathieu

Lyrical Abstraction,Tachism,

  • Nouvelle Image du Monde

Georges Mathieu

(Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1921 – Boulogne-Billancourt, 2012)

Nouvelle Image du Monde, circa 1970

Alkyd, Indian ink and collage on paper
Signed lower right Georges Mathieu
Annotated down Pour Michèle et Alain Carles cette nouvelle image du monde avec l’amitié de …
31 x 21 cm

Provenance     :
- Alain and Michèle Carles Collection, Paris
- Succession Michèle Carles, née Dubeuf, Paris

Literature :
Jean-Marie Cusinberche, Collection Alain et Michèle Carles, Paris, Set of 20 works by Georges Mathieu in Catalogue Post-War & Contemporain I, Artcurial, Paris, December 3, 2019, reproduced in color on p. 83


Alain Carles (Perpignan, 1924 - Neuilly-sur-Seine, 2002) presented himself as "the most important collector of Mathieu's paintings". He was a director of companies including Printemps. His wife, Michèle (Saint-Etienne, 1913 - Paris, 2019), née Dubeuf, was a pharmacist. Their Mathieu collection consisted of 20 paintings specially painted for the couple from 1976 to 1987. All of the Master's paintings were hung in their apartment in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The couple also had often signed drawings, all the medals created by the artist as well as most of the works on Mathieu in their first editions. A great friendship linked this couple of patrons to the Master of Lyrical Abstraction.


View of the Parisian apartment of Alain and Michèle Carles. On the wall, the paintings of Mathieu


Portrait of Mathieu
Photography autographed Pour Alain Carles avec l’amitié de Mathieu

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