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Art sur papier. Acquisitions récentes

A selection of nearly one hundred works on paper, recently acquired by the Fondation Custodia, is now on public display.

A collection is like a building, each of its elements contributes to the strength of the whole. This was the philosophy of Frits Lugt (1884-1970), art historian emeritus, dealer, collector and founder of the Fondation Custodia. Frits Lugt was particularly fond of work on paper – drawings, prints, artists’ letters – which soon came to constitute the heart of his collection, as well as its focal point. The Fondation Custodia’s attachment to graphic art is therefore part of its identity, as the scope and extent of its collection proves; the numerous exhibitions devoted to work on paper organised by the Fondation endorse this attachment.

After "Watteau to Degas" (2010) and "Un cabinet particulier" (2010), the Fondation Custodia is staging a new exhibition devoted to its collection of graphic art, this time putting the emphasis on a selection of about one hundred recently-acquired works.


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