We went to the Toulouse-Lautrec VIP Exhibition Preview and Reception at the The Phillips Collection. Here, The Phillips Collection director Dorothy Kosinski with French Ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud.
Through his lithographs and posters, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec captured the heart of Parisian nightlife in dynamic cabaret and café-concert scenes, inspired by the city’s burgeoning entertainment district. A frequent visitor to lively hot spots, his record of local amusements fashioned a portrait of modern life. Here, Pernille Chanbliss, Sara Nieves-Grafals and Phillips Collection associate curator Renée Maurer.
This special exhibition presents, for the first time in the U.S., one of the foremost collections of the artist’s prints and posters. Nearly 100 defining images of late-19th-century Montmartre celebrated daily life and the premier performers of la belle époque — Aristide Bruant, Marcelle Lender, Cha-U-Kao and others — cleverly caricatured through Toulouse-Lautrec’s perceptive skills of observation and transformation. Here, Forte Interiors & Gardenscapes' Kathleen Forte with novelist Mary Lee Malcolm.
The Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit will be open through April 30. Here, TKTR Architects' Thomas Krähenbühl with DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities' José Alberto Uclés.
Here, Toulouse-Lautrec's Photographer Sescau.
Toulouse-Lautrec's The Simpson Chain.