La Galerie Minsky is pleased to present the dresses of Leonor Fini from Tuesday September 22
In the years following World War II, Leonor Fini was celebrated for her appearances at Parisian masked balls wearing elaborate costumes and masks in which she put as much creative force as in her paintings.
It was all about alchemy, witchcraft, self-transformation and a mysterious ritual of becoming a creature, an element, a radically different being.
She aimed high, and, thanks to her considerable imagination, succeeded in becoming a bird, an animal or even a mineral …
Among all her costume elements, the main pillars of her witchcraft were undoubtedly her masks.
New acquisition !
Black Scarecrow Mask
Round eye holes, thick black felt fabric torn and frayed at the top to give the effect of long hair standing on the end
mounted on a driftwood tree branch support (found in Corsica)
33 x 52 cm
37, rue Vaneau 75007 Paris
Sales record for a painting by Leonor Fini !
During the sale at Sotheby’s New York on June 29, 2020,
The famous painting by Leonor Fini « Figures on a terrace » was sold for
A record for the artist!
Currently at the
37, rue Vaneau
Until December 2020
« CHRISTIAN DIOR – COUTURIER DU RÊVE », MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, 75001 PARIS
Exhibition from july 5th, 2017 to january 7th, 2018
Enter her life
by way of the interactive chronology