The figurative paintings by Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) have for a long time remained unknown to the public. However, the man who is now recognised as the most prominent collector of the artist’s work, Salomon Slijper (1884–1971), was passionately interested in this long forgotten part of his oeuvre.
Like the Monet collection presented in the private mansion in Rue Louis Boilly, the Slijper collection is the world’s largest collection of Mondrians in the world. A museum whose permanent collections are made up of private donations and whose aim is to shed light on the role played by collectors in promoting the arts, the Musée Marmottan Monet has forged an exceptional partnership with the Kunstmuseum in The Hague in order to organise a completely unique exhibition that pays tribute to Slijper and Mondrian’s figurative works through a presentation of major paintings and drawings, originating exclusively from the collector’s collection.
From 12 September 2019 to 26 January 2020, around seventy Mondrians will grace the walls of the Parisian institution. The exhibition is distinguished by the number and quality of the canvases designated as masterpieces in the museum in The Hague.
Curatorship: Marianne Mathieu, Scientific Director of the Musée Marmottan Monet
An exhibition organised in partnership with the Kunstmuseum in the Hague.