The Salon Comparaisons was born in 1956 while a fierce opposition between figuration and abstraction was creating sterile tensions. To remedy to that intolerance and from its first edition, Comparaisons organisation was based on tendances : each one of them was represented in a group. And the confrontation became peacefull, fraternal even.
From the long list of artists who exhibited at Comparaisons, only a few of them were famous when they first participate. But everyone of them contributed to the fair’s notoriety – sometimes in a masterly way. Today, they are famous, admired, and their works sought-after by collectors. They all have a special place for Comparaisons’ universe.
André Lhote, Antonio Tapies, Poliakoff, Matta, Arman,Yves Klein, Vieira Da Silva, Alechinsky, Lindström, François Morellet, Utrillo, Vlaminck, Chaissac, Raysse, René Magritte, Jean Messagier, Mimmo Rotella, Man Ray, Picasso, Salvador Dali, Antoni Clavé, Van Dongen, Christo, André Masson, Bernard Buffet, Olivier Debré César, Villeglé, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Atlan, Hains, Lanskoy, Klasen …
Comparaisons remained faithful to its pretigious past. These references serve as a stallion to the committee, in the choice of artists to invite and sensibilities to put forward.
GRAND PALAIS AVENUE WINSTON CHURCHILL