July in Paris: The 5 exhibitions we love this month!

The hard task of selecting 5 of the countless interesting exhibitions in Paris galleries! Check our Paris city-page to discover more about art in the French capital!
 
Perrotin Gallery - Xu Zhen: Civilization Iteration
 
Chinese artist Xu Zhen (b. Shanghai, 1977) is inspired by globally recognized cultural symbols to present the new pop-art of the 21st century! Mixing the Parthenon marbles with Buddhist and African art, the artist creates one of the most unique and exciting spectacles we visited this season! Don't miss this! On view until July 29, 2017.
 
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Courtesy of Perrotin. Produced by MadeIn Company

 
Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery - Neal Fox: Angels with Dirty Faces
 
Neal Fox (also known as the co-founder of graphic art periodical THE GUN) borrows the title of a 1938 American crime film (directed by Michael Curtiz) to blend iconic figures of counter culture, from Van Gogh and Arthur Rimbaud to Jane Birkin and David Bowie, in large-scale, powerful Indian ink drawings ! On view until July 29, 2017.
 
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The Serpent’s Dance, 2017. Encre de Chine et acrylique sur papier. Indian ink and acrylic on paper, 152 x 244 cm

 
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery Marais - Daniel Richter: Le Freak

Daniel Richter's new group of works, Le Freak, marks the artist's departure from the style of the last decade. Still, the energy and the colorful movement we love in Richter's work is present and vibrant! The surreal and satirical work of Jack Bilbo, pornographic imagery and the grotesque are  listed are some of the artist's sources of inspiration! On view until July 29, 2017.
 
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Left: Daniel Richter, Die Fremde, 2017. Oil on canvas, 230 x 270 cm. Right:Daniel Richter, Dem Vogel gewidmet, 2017. Oil on canvas, 240 x 180 cm.

 
Almine Rech Gallery - Alex Israel: Summer 2

Alex Israel, for this exhibition, creates a fascinating world of animated pelicans and headless surfers' statues! Faithful to his Californian and Hollywood references, Israel tones down the use of color in favor of form and movement (or the lack of it). On view until July 29, 2017.
 
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Alex Israel, Summer 2, Almine Rech Gallery

 
Gagosian Gallery - Helen Frankenthaler: After Abstract Expressionism, 1959–1962
American painter Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) was an active member of the postwar abstract expressionist influenced influenced by the writings of Clement Greenberg and the art of Jackson Pollock. This is the first major exhibition of Frankenthaler’s work in Paris in more than fifty years and includes paintings and works on paper, several of which have not been exhibited since the early 1960s. On view until September 16, 2017.
 
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Helen Frankenthaler, First Creatures, 1959. Oil, enamel, charcoal, and pencil on sized, primed linen, 64 3/4 × 111 inches (164.5 × 281.9 cm) © 2017 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 
USEFUL INFORMATION
 
Perrotin Gallery // Address: 76 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris // website
Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery // Address: 7 Rue Pastourelle, 75003 // website
Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery Marais // Address: 7 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris // website
Almine Rech Gallery // Address: 64 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris // website
Gagosian Gallery // Address: 4 Rue de Ponthieu, 75008 Paris // website
 
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