Monday, 12 February 2024

5:00-6:40 pm Paris time

Zoom lecture

In the Apartment of Léonce Rosenberg: De Chirico, Ernst, Léger, Picabia…

A lecture on the exhibition at the Musée Picasso, Paris (30 January – 19 May 2024)

with Chris Boïcos

Gino Severini, The Balancing Act, 1928, Sienna, Palazzo Salimbeni
Gino Severini, The Balancing Act, 1928, Sienna, Palazzo Salimbeni

This highly original exhibition aims at reconstituting the art and furniture collection of the apartment of the legendary Parisian dealer of modern art of the early 20th century, Léonce Rosenberg. Léonce was the brother of Paul Rosenberg, the also famous art dealer of Picasso, Matisse and Braque. Situated at 75 rue de Longchamp in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, Leonce’s apartment was a veritable showcase of the modern masters of the 1920s: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Gino Severini, Henri Laurens, Jean Metzinger, Francis Picabia, Max Ernst…


The exhibition retraces the history of the eleven-room apartment in which Léonce lived with his wife and his three daughters, Jacqueline, Lucienne, and Madeleine. The painters Georges Valmier, Auguste Herbin and Albert Gleizes, the Hungarian sculptor Joseph Csaky and the designer René Herbst created this famous interior in which furniture and decoration harmonized perfectly with the dealer’s collection of Cubist and Surrealist masterpieces. Sadly, the collection was dispersed only a year after it was installed, following Léonce’s bankruptcy caused by the financial crisis of 1929-30. The apartment and collection were sold and this unique ensemble was irretrievably lost.

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