Exhibition: The Man with the Carnation: Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection

This exhibition runs from Tue, 4th Jun 2019 to Sun, 29th Sep 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
23rd Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)
Sat,
24th Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)
Sun,
25th Aug 2019  
(12pm - 5pm)
Tue,
27th Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)
Wed,
28th Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)
Thu,
29th Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)
Fri,
30th Aug 2019  
(11am - 5pm)

Cost: £5


Fantasy and folly take centre stage in a spellbinding exhibition of more than 80 fans, on display for the first time in the UK...

The intriguingly titled, The Man with the Carnation showcases the fan collection of Gérard Lévy (1934–2016), a revered dealer and connoisseur of Asian art and antique photography who collected fans for pleasure. Born in Morocco, Lévy lived most of his life in France where in 1966 he opened Galerie Gérard Lévy (designed by Le Corbusier) in Paris.

An urbane figure who always wore on his lapel a carnation flower, Lévy’s fan collection echoes some of his broader artistic interests – surrealism, for example. Themes such as fantasy, folly and exoticism resonate throughout the exhibition and reinforce his quest to collect the kitsch, curious, naïve and exemplary.

The exhibition spotlights a gentleman who possessed a deep knowledge of and appreciation for beautiful objects.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The Fan Museum,

12 Crooms Hill,
Greenwich,
London,
SE10 8ER

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