The public establishment of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie is giving exceptional support to the major retrospective of Chaïm Soutine’s paintings at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.
The Musée de l’Orangerie, which has twenty-two of Soutine’s works acquired from the artist by the dealer and collector Paul Guillaume, is lending twenty paintings to the Pushkin Museum.
The exhibition will show around sixty works, and will be jointly curated by Souria Sadekova, head of the Pushkin Museum’s cultural programme and exhibition projects, and Claire Bernardi, curator at the Musée d’Orsay. This is the first retrospective organised in Russia of works by this painter who was born in the Russian Empire. It runs from 24 October 2017 to 21 January 2018.
The two remaining works Le Petit Pâtissier [The Little Pastry Chef] and Le Garçon d’étage [The Floor Waiter] have been lent to the Courtauld Gallery in London for the exhibition: Soutine’s Portraits, Waiters, Bells and Cooks, which runs from 19 October 2017 to 21 January 2018.