Through the eyes of Yvon Lambert 20 years later…

02.06 – 15.11.2020

Donald Judd Untitled, 1984 © Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon

Cy Twombly Nimphidia, 1982 © Donation Yvon Lambert à l’Etat français / Centre national les arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon Crédit photo : Franck Couvreur

Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing #538, 1984-1988, encre sur mur (détails) © Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon © Adagp Paris 2020 Crédit photo : Pascal Martinez

Christian Boltanski Les Images Noires, 1995 © Donation Yvon Lambert à l’Etat français / Centre national les arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon Crédit photo : Pascal Martinez

Miquel Barceló Biblioteca, 1984 © Donation Yvon Lambert à l’État français / Centre national des arts plastiques / Dépôt à la Collection Lambert, Avignon

20 years after installing his collection in Avignon, Yvon Lambert intiates a new dialog with his favourite artists and the rooms that house their works. On this occasion, the art collector has chosen 13 artists, each of which gets their own room in the Hôtel de Caumont; the historic building that was re-opened on the 27 June 2000 as the site for what would be a totally original museum project for the French art scene. Dedicating these spaces for each artist is an ideal way to display the wealth of the collection housed in the papal city and, with each room, invite the public to enter into the universe of a major artist from the collection. This new personal involvement from the collector himself will be the first of a series of annual shows organised presenting his personal vision.

The artists, in order of their appearance in the museum rooms:
Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, Robert Barry, Christian Boltansk, Richard Tuttle, Cy Twombly, Daniel Buren, Andres Serrano, Anselm Kiefer, Miquel Barceló, David Horwitz, Robert Combas, Jean-Charles Blais, Niele Toroni, Robert Ryman.

Exhibition curators: Yvon Lambert and Stéphane Ibars 

Download the room texts and the exhibition plan here

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On this occasion, the Collection Lambert has decided to pay homage to Robert Ryman with the publication of its second ‘Cahier’ (note-book) dedicated to the unique body of work of this unique American painter, internationally celebrated his work’s radical nature and exceptional poetry.

Stroke by stroke, line by line, work by work, Robert Ryman uses this note-book (Cahier) to tell us how he paints and what painting actually could be.

Published by Collection Lambert / Actes Sud