Commemorating Nicolas Party's acclaimed transformation of the FLAG Art Foundation into a walk-in celebration of pastel
In 2019, Swiss-born painter Nicolas Party transformed the FLAG Art Foundation in New York into a rose-colored stage set for a suite of four soft pastel, Rococo-inspired murals that serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of pastels from the 18th century to the present. Pastel commemorates this extraordinary unified environment, its celebration of pastel, and the range of contemporary artists who are giving new energy to this uniquely fragile medium.
Artists include: Rosalba Carriera, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden Hartley, Loie Hollowell, Julian Martin, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Chris Ofili, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Billy Sullivan, Wayne Thiebaud and Robin F. Williams.
Title: Pastel: An Exhibition by Nicolas Party Author: Melissa Hyde Publisher: The FLAG Art Foundation Theme: Contemporary art Format: Hardcover Pages: 216 Dimensions: 23 x 29 cm Language: English Release date: September 2021 ISBN: 9781949172522