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Sunday, April 20

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  • Opens April 26th 2014

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    Timed to coincide with Musée d’Art Moderne’s Lucio Fontana retrospective (until August 24), Tornabuoni Art is showing over twenty works by the Italian artist, including a 1962 perforated canvas that had long been considered lost. A nine-minute film showing Fontana at work on this rediscovered masterpiece is also on view.

    Lucio Fontana

    Apr 26 - Jun 21, 2014

    Tornabuoni Art

    16, avenue Matignon  / +33153535151 / tornabuoniart.fr
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6:30pm

  • Ends May 7th 2014

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    Taking over Kamel Mennour’s two gallery spaces, François Morellet’s current show features recent paintings and stamps by the Minimalist as well as rare early works from the artist’s first-ever exhibition in 1950.

    François Morellet C'est n'importe quoi ?

    Mar 29 - May 7, 2014

    Galerie Kamel Mennour | 47 rue Saint-André des arts

    47 rue Saint-André des arts  / +33156240363 / kamelmennour.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

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    François Morellet's room-filling installation (a new collaboration with Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata) transforms the gallery's subterranean space into a serene waterfront inspired scene comprised of blue neon tubes and a wooden footbridge.

    François Morellet, C'est n'importe quoi ?

    Mar 29 - May 7, 2014

    Kamel Mennour | 6 Rue du Pont de Lodi

    6 Rue du Pont de Lodi  / +33156240363 / kamelmennour.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends May 24th 2014

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    Focusing on the late French conceptualist’s large-scale works on paper, Michel Parmentier’s current exhibition features four drawings and one painting from the late 1980s and early ’90s. The drawings, which stretch from the gallery floor to ceiling, are made on delicate tracing paper that the artist systematically folded and, in some sections, coated with graphite or chalk.

    Michel Parmentier

    Apr 4 - May 24, 2014

    Galerie Loevenbruck

    6 rue Jacques Callot  / +33153108568 / loevenbruck.com
    Tue - Sat 2pm to 7pm

  • Ends July 12th 2014

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    Celebrating nearly half a century of work, this exhibition brings together some one hundred works by Alex Katz. In addition to a variety of signature portraits of Katz’s family and friends, less familiar pieces including several sculptural cutouts and historic works from the 1960s are also on view.

    Alex Katz 45 Years of Portraits. 1969-2014

    Mar 2 - Jul 12, 2014

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Paris | Pantin

    9 avenue du Général Leclerc  / +33155890110 / http://ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends July 13th 2014

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    The first French museum retrospective dedicated to Robert Mapplethorpe in more than twenty years highlights the American photographer’s sculptural side. In addition to his well-known nudes, flowers, and portraits, the exhibition features less frequently exhibited photographs of bronze and marble sculptures as well as a selection of his own three-dimensional works. (Across the Seine, at the Musée Rodin, Mapplethorpe’s photographs are juxtaposed with plaster and bronze works by the nineteenth-century French sculptor; through September 21.)

    Robert Mapplethorpe

    Mar 26 - Jul 13, 2014

    Grand Palais

    3, avenue du Général Eisenhower  / +33144131717 / grandpalais.fr

  • Ends September 21st 2014

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    Complementing the Robert Mapplethorpe retrospective at the Grand Palais, the Musée Rodin juxtaposes more than one hundred works by the twentieth-century American photographer with plaster and bronze sculptures by the nineteenth-century French master. Striking comparisons abound between the two artists’ appreciation of the human form.

    Mapplethorpe - Rodin

    Apr 8 - Sep 21, 2014

    Musee Rodin

    77, rue de Varenne  / +33144186110 / musee-rodin.fr
    Tue - Sun 10am to 5:30pm