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Shirley Jaffe – Form als Experiment

Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau

25.03.2023 – 30.07.2023

Mit Shirley Jaffe. Form als Experiment präsentiert das Kunstmuseum Basel dem Schweizer Publikum die erste Retrospektive einer eigensinnigen Künstlerin, die dank ihres künstlerischen Mutes zum Vorbild für viele jüngere Kolleginnen wurde. In Paris, wo die US-Amerikanerin sich in den 1950er-Jahren niederliess, fand sie über die Jahre zu einer ganz eigenen Formsprache.  Shirley Jaffe – Form als Experiment weiterlesen

Shirley Jaffe – Form as Experiment

Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau

25.03.2023 – 30.07.2023

Born in New Jersey in 1923 as Shirley Sternstein, in 1949, the artist, now Mrs Jaffe, moved to Paris. Following her short-lived her marriage to the journalist Irving Jaffe, the painter decided to remain in France. Having soon established herself in the city, she held regular contact with the American “art expats” Norman Bluhm, Sam Francis, and Joan Mitchell, who had relocated to Paris somewhat later. Her work dating from this period may be attributed to Abstract Expressionism, a form that sought to draw exclusively from its own resources and which consisted primarily of wildly applied fields of colour and gestures. Although, for the art market at the time, this amounted to a success formula Jaffe nevertheless decided to strike out in a different direction.
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