Six American artists share their invaluable perspectives on the decisive work of Martin Barré.
A major figure in French abstraction of the late 20th century, Martin Barré (1924-1993) probed the fundamental parameters of painting for five decades. During the last 15 years, his work has received increasing attention in the United States. For Transatlantique, Molly Warnock brings together six American artists who share their invaluable perspectives on this decisive work.
Molly Warnock is an art critic and art historian based in Baltimore. She contributed an essay on Martin Barré's painting in the years 1972-77 to the catalogue for the painter's retrospective at the Centre Georges Pompidou. She is the author of Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020) and Penser la Peinture: Simon Hantaï (Gallimard, 2012). Warnock is a frequent contributor to Artforum.