08 October 2019


Phillips Announces


Volutes partent en fumée

Carte Blanche à Jean-Michel Attal

A Non-Selling Exhibition of Works from the Collection of Jean-Michel Attal


Phillips Paris: 14 October – 17 November 2019



PARIS – 8 OCTOBER 2019 – Phillips’ upcoming non-selling exhibition, Volutes partent en Fumée - Carte Blanche à Jean-Michel Attal, will go on view at the Paris galleries of 46 Rue du Bac from 14 October to 17 November 2019. The exhibition opens to the public in concert with FIAC, the most important Parisian art market event of the year.


Presenting nineteen artworks from the private collection of Jean-Michel Attal, the exhibition showcases the work of international contemporary artists including Katinka Bock, Miriam Cahn, Latifa Echakhch, Helmut Federle, Michel François, Wade Guyton, Cartsten Höller, Guillaume Leblon, Claudio Parmiggiani, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Sean Scully, Pierre Soulages, Georges Tony Stoll, Christer Strömholm, Elaine Sturtevant, Lee Ufan, Mounir Fatmi, Mircea Cantor and Loris Gréaud.


Jean-Michel Attal, Collector, said: “It is incredibly important to me that my collection can be viewed and enjoyed by the public, and I am thrilled that by collaborating with Phillips in Paris we can make this possible. The exhibition has been organised with great professionalism and sensitivity to the artists’ works and the identity of my collection.”


Clara Rivollet, International Specialist of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, and Nathalie Zaquin-Boulakia, International Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, said: “Representing the collection of Jean-Michel Attal during the week of FIAC is an exciting moment for us, as collectors are an indispensable and often under-represented link in the art ecosystem. Jean-Michel Attal has been a passionate collector for several decades and we admire his discerning eye and endless curiosity, as well as his dedication to the French contemporary art scene. This is the first of a series of ‘Carte Blanche’ events which Phillips Paris will undertake to showcase collectors’ vision, aligning with our commitment to deepening our presence on the Parisian Contemporary Art scene through engaging exhibitions and collaborations.”


Highlights from the Exhibition



Exhibition: 14 October – 17 November 2019

Location: 46 Rue du Bac, Paris 75007



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