Jan Yoors Retrospective Exhibition to Open in Paris October 20th!
Posted by Lauren / to Artists, Exhibitions, Art World / on October 11, 2011

La Galerie Chevalier Jan Yoors Exhibition Invite


Grand Image invites you to attend the opening of master tapestry artist Jan Yoor's retrospective exhibition in Paris this month. Couleurs Shock opens at newly renovated Galerie Chevalier on Thursday October 20th which coincides with the opening of the international contemporary art fair FIAC and runs through November 26th 2011. This is a rare opportunity for industry professionals and art consultants attending this year's FIAC to experience these monumental original works in person.

Jan Yoors (1922 - 1977) was born in Antwerp Belgium where he grew up amongst a community of gypsys that encouraged him to adopt a ‘Carpe Diem' approach to life, love and art making. During these early years, Yoors traveled across Europe with the gypsy community and studied sculpture in art schools in Antwerp and Brussels. Yoors was innately fascinated by how monumental sized tapestries complimented 20th century architectural spaces. In 1950 he left Europe and moved to New York to set up an independent studio/workshop devoted to weaving his signature designs. Yoors tapestry designs traditionally feature unique compositions, modern abstractions, and vibrant colors & shapes. Yoors was instrumental in crafting his own colours by carefully managing the tapestry weave and thread dying process. Jan Yoor's tapestries feature artistic elements of his contemporary masters, including Henri Matisse's color forms and Clyfford Still's monumental abstract shapes of the 1950s.

Jan Yoors POD 79369 Jan Yoors POD 79370 Jan Yoors POD 79372

Yoors #79369, #79370, #79372 To view Jan Yoors entire POD Collection, click HERE.

Grand Image's POD line features several exclusive seminal Yoors tapestry images; contact your Account Manager for more details. For those of you in New York, who are unable to make it to Paris, you can see one of Jan's tapestries in an exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design called "Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design" from October 12, 2011 - January 15, 2012.

Jan Yoors Crafting Modernism Museum Exhibition


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