”Cahiers d’Art has always uniquely combined publishing and exhibitions. The best artists come together to make La Revue and exquisite books with unparalleled artistic freedom. The publication is launched during an exhibition at the gallery, and original limited editions are created by the artists. We all witness art history in the making”
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Cahiers d’Art presents itself as a unique contemporary art journal (La Revue), illustrated with photographs. Witness of its time, Cahiers d’Art has been following and writing art history for nearly a century.
Founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos, it ceased publishing in 1960 and was reactivated in 2012 on the initiative of Staffan Ahrenberg. The new Cahiers d’Art preserves the spirit, the graphics, and the eclecticism of the original version. Cahiers d’Art works directly with the artists or their estates to create La Revue. La Revue is published in a standard and a limited edition, including a creation signed and numbered by the main featured artist.
La Revue is the Cahiers d’Art flagship publication since 1926. It is a unique contemporary art periodical publication.
It launched for the first time with Matisse, and has presented contemporary artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Ai Weiwei, Christo and some of Zervos’s favorite artists, such as Picasso, Miró and Calder.
Christo’s very last publication
The Revue presents the last interview of the artist by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Staffan Ahrenberg, recorded on May 22nd, 2020, just nine days before Christo died.
Christo: Show Cases, Show Windows & Store Fronts – 1963-1966
For « Show Cases, Show Windows & Store Fronts – 1963-1966 », one of the last few exhibitions he worked on before his death at the end of May, Christo wanted to look back on his earlier works and highlight a selection of his Show Cases, Show Windows and Store Fronts created during the sixties. To complete, the Covered Windows for the Cahiers d’Art gallery have been realized by Christo’s Studio according to the artist’s instructions.
In 1963, while still in Paris, Christo bought small cases at a flea market. He reworked these finds by adding fabric, Kraft paper, some lighting or by covering the interior with satin or silk. These small-size vitrines were the premise of the life-sized Show Windows and Store Fronts. They mark the turning point in his work to truly architectural dimensions, which happened in 1964, after Christo had moved to New York with Jeanne-Claude.