Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

Mark Tobey

Tobey or not to be?

Curator: Jean-Gabriel de Bueil, Véronique Jaeger, Emmanuel Jaeger and Stanislas Ract-Madoux with the participation of the MNAM cci Centre Pompidou

On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the birth of Mark Tobey (1890 – 1976), the exhibition offers a convergence of perspectives: that of the the Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, the artist’s historical gallery in Europe, that of a French private collection, the Collection de Bueil & Ract-Madoux and that of a Museum the Mnam / Cci Centre Pompidou. For this exhibition, a catalogue has been published by Gallimard with contributions by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, Cécile Debray, Dr. David Anfam, Etienne Klein, Stéphane Lambert and Thomas Schlesser.

In addition to the previous 2010 retrospective organized at the gallery by Véronique Jaeger to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the artist’s birth, as well as the continuous presentations the gallery has regularly organized throughout the years, the gallery recently contributed, through the loan of works, to the important retrospective Mark Tobey: Threading Light (curated by Debra Bricker Balken) at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover in 2017-2018, as well as to his 2018 solo exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York.

This non-commercial solo exhibition presents some forty essential works by the artist spanning thirty years of creative activity, from 1940 to 1970. There hasn’t been a solo exhibition of his works in a French Museum since the 1961 exhibition at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris, nearly 60 years ago.The exhibition is scheduled to travel in Europe, first to Lisbon in 2021, then to Venice in 2022.

Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

From 15 October 2020 to 12 February 2021
Image for Mark Tobey
Artwork(s) loaned
  • Black Flute

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Black Flute 1953
    Tempera, watercolor and ink on paper on board
    Willard Gallery, New York
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1954
  • Totem

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Totem 1954
    Tempera on paper
    Jean Larcade collection, Paris
    Revue «XXè siècle» n°XII, Psychologie de la technique, 1959
  • Jazz Singer

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Jazz Singer 1954
    Gouache, ink and pencil on paper
    The Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller, New York
    Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, MoMA, 1969
  • Untitled

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Untitled 1955
    Gouache, graphite and watercolor on paper
    Rosamond Bernier collection, New York
    Yoshii Gallery, New York, 1994
  • Sumi (Composition n°1)

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Sumi (Composition n°1) 1957
    Sumi ink on paper on canvas
    Galerie Stadler, Paris
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1962
  • Extensions from Baghdad II

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Extensions from Baghdad II 1957
    Tempera on paper mounted on board
    Willard Gallery, New York
    Milena Milani Collection, Venice
  • Morning Light

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Morning Light 1957
    Tempera, pastel and graphite on paper laid down on board
    Collection Elaine Graham Weitzen, New-York
  • Circular Composition

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Circular Composition 1958
    Tempera and ink on paper laid down to card paper
    Willard Gallery, New York
    Dorothy Langdon and Aldus H. Chapin Collection, Washington DC
  • Pierced Space

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Pierced Space 1959
    Tempera and incisions on card laid on cardboard
    Mark Tobey Collection
    Galerie Beyeler, Basel - Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1961
  • Arabesque of the Night

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Arabesque of the Night 1960
    Tempera and glue on board
    Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris
    Mark Tobey Peintures d’Aujourd’hui, Françoise Choay Hazan, 1961
  • Forest Pattern

    Mark Tobey (1890—1976)

    Forest Pattern 1968
    Tempera and glue on paper
    Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris
    Fundação Árpád Szenes-Vieira da Silva, Lisbonne, 1995