ISSN: 20526695
First published in 2015
2 issues per volume
Volume 1 Issue 2
Cover Date: October 2015
Simon Hantaï Editorial
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Authors:  Mick Finch And  Laura Lisbon And  Daniel Sturgis 
DOI: 10.1386/jcp.1.2.195_2

Keywords
Simon Hantaï,folding,method,collage,working blind,thickness

Abstract
Simon Hantaï’s reputation was established from the early 1960s, with regular exhibitions up until his withdrawal from the art world in 1982. His work had a consistent impact in France where he is regarded as a major post-war artist who initiated a crucial rethinking of painting in the wake of Pollock and Matisse, influencing most specifically the generation epitomized by the groups Buren, Mosset, Parmentier and Toroni and Supports/Surfaces. More recently, however, an exhibition at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York (2010) and a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2013) have contributed to a growing interest in, and recognition of, Hantaï’s work outside of France. This issue of the Journal of Contemporary Painting is an intervention within this emerging reception.
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