Françoise Gilot (French, b. 1921)

Even at the young age of 21, Françoise Gilot was one of the most respected artists of the emerging School of Paris, a movement struggling for recognition during the years of The Occupation.

In 1943, during the time of her first important exhibition in Paris, Françoise met Pablo Picasso, an artist 40 years her senior. In 1946, Gilot and Picasso began a decade-long relationship and Françoise became both a witness and a participant in one of the last great periods of the modern art movement in Europe. Their circle included poets, philosophers, writers, and many of the legends of the art world, such as Braque, Chagall, Cocteau, and Matisse.


Officier de la Légion d'honneur
 

After nearly 70 years as an artist, Françoise Gilot continues to conquer canvas with her own language of form and color. Her work, done in a variety of media, holds a vital place in the international art world and represents one of the most exciting collecting opportunities in contemporary art today.

Gilot is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée Picasso in Antibes, Musée de Tel Aviv in Israel, the Women's Museum in Washington D.C., and Bibliothèque Nationale and Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris. In 1990 she received the
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, for her work as a painter, writer and feminist. In 2010 she was made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur, the French government's highest honor of the arts.

This extraordinary collection honors thirty-eight years of exhibition history between Françoise Gilot and the Vincent Mann Gallery. The collection comprises important early artworks from the period
1940-1960, selected by Françoise Gilot from her personal archives. Many of these oil paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works have never before been exhibited in the United States.

The Vincent Mann Gallery is honored to present these rare artworks for sale in "Collection Privée: Early Works by Françoise Gilot 1940-1960."

Artist’s Statement: Ever since I can remember, I was always preoccupied with the study of the human body, pencil or brush in hand. At school, I made caricatures of the teachers and I tried renderings of the other girls’ attitudes - all of which usually ended up confiscated, and destroyed, I suppose... [READ MORE]

A Tribute to Françoise Gilot – E. John Bullard, Director Emeritus, New Orleans Museum of Art
This 2011exhibition at the Vincent Mann Gallery of works by Françoise Gilot marks a nearly forty-year relationship between this great artist and New Orleans' longest operating gallery for contemporary art. This has been due to the keen eye and business acumen of Jacob Manguno, an artist himself and the gallery's founder, who has… [READ MORE]



 

 

 

FRANÇOISE GILOT

Scène de Hammam avec une Femme et une Petite Fille (1956)
Oil on canvas
Size (10M): 21 ¾ x 13”
Frame size: 29 ⅞ x 21"

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Passe Present (1967)
Oil on Canvas, Signed L/R
Size: 8 ¾ x 10 ½”
Framed size approx.: 18 ¾ x 16 ½”

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Inner Look (1971)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Image: 51 1/8 x 63 ¾”
Framed: 57 1/8 x 69 ¾”

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Deer Totem” (1979)
Oil on canvas
Size (25F): 25 5/8 x 32”

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Black Tie” (1980)
Original Color lithograph in two colors, edition of 100
Image: 15 x 15”
Framed: 27 x 25”

Lithograph printed in two colors, edition of 100 impressions plus artist’s proofs, signed and numbered, and a separate edition of 1000 unsigned posters.

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

"Gourmet Gala" (1981)
Original color lithograph in two colors, edition of 100
Image: 15 x 17 1/4"
Framed: 27 1/4 x 24 1/8"

Lithograph printed in two colors, edition of 100 impressions plus artist's proofs, signed and numbered, and a separate edition of 1000 unsigned posters.

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"Window on The Mediterranean" (1981)
Oil on Canvas, signed and dated L/R
Canvas size (100F) 63.75 x 51.75"
Frame size 64.25 x 51.75

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"The Door to Childhood" (1981)
Oil on canvas, signed & dated L/R
Size (100F): 63 ¾ x 51 ¼”

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"Morning in May" (1982)
Floating Painting - acrylic on canvas
Canvas size: 86x80"

In the 1980s, Gilot executed a series of "floating paintings" (without stretch bars). Working directly on the floor using brushes as big as brooms and large rollers, this is her most emblematic period, lyrical and full of modern and ancient icons, organic symbols, and spiritual themes.

"...my art is not an attempt to escape the realities of everyday life; it is a song against fear. My floating paintings, like flags and banners in a battle, are an enticement to be at war with despair and to win over entropy." - Francois Gilot

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Summer (2008)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Outdoor Appeal (2008)
Pencil on paper, signed L/L
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Fiesta (2008)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (8F): 18 1/8 x 15”

 

 

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Art Deco Still Life (2010)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Feu Follet: Will of the Wisp (2010)
Pencil on paper, signed L/L
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Fire Spirit (2011)
Oil on canvas, signed & dated L/R
Size: 16 x 20”
Framed: 18 ½ x 22 ½”

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A Walk in the Hills (2012)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Greek Goddess (2012)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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A Rose (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/C
Size (40F): 39 3/8 x 31 7/8”

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Word Game (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (30M): 36 x 24”

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Enigma (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (30M): 24 x 36”

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The Way it Is (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (30M): 24 x 36”

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As One (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20F): 23 ½ x 28 ¾”

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Sing Song (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/L
Size (20F): 28 ¾ x 23 ½”

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Gathering (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (12P): 18 1/2 x 24 1/2
Framed: 19 x 25

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La Mer Qu’on Voit Danser (The Dancing Sea) (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed L/C
Size (12P): 24 x 18”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Gypsum Christal (2012)
Oil on canvas, signed C/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Space Conquest (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size: 48 x 48” square

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Card Game (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed L/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

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Imprints (Amour d’Enfance) (2013)
Oil on canvas, signed vertically L/R
Size (4P): 12 x 9”

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Nu au Repos (2014)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 22 x 30"
Frame size 27 ¾ x 35 ½""

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

Sur la Plage (2014)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 22 x 30"
Frame size 27 ¾ x 35 ½"

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Adolescence (2014)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 22 x 30"
Frame size 27 ¾ x 35 ½"

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Sunflowers, Bird, Butterfly (2015)
Pencil on paper, signed L/C
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Peonies (2015)
Pencil on paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Brittany (2015)
Pencil on paper, signed L/L
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Lorenzo (2015)
Pencil on french paper
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Petals in Flight (2015)
Pencil on french paper, signed L/R
Sheet size 20 x 26"
Frame size 25 ½ x 30"

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Like an Angel (2015)
Pencil on french paper, signed & dated L/L (14.6.15)
Sheet size: 26 x 20”
Frame size: 31 x 25 ½"

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FRANÇOISE GILOT

The Ring (2015)
Pencil on paper, signed L/L
Sheet size: 15 ¼ x 17 ¼”
Frame size: 26 x 27

SOLD

 





These rare and unique works were selected from the Gilot archives for this presentation. An opportunity is yours to share ownership with seasoned collectors, wonderful works by the remarkable artist Francoise Gilot.



 
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