Octobre 16th 2015 - February 15th 2016
Extended until March 13th 2016
In celebration of 150 years since the birth of Suzanne Valadon, the Musée de Montmartre presents, from the 16th October 2015 to the 16th March 2016, a flagship exhibition dedicated to Suzanne Valadon (Bessines-sur-Gartempe 1865 - Paris 1938), Maurice Utrillo (Paris 1883 - Dax 1955) and André Utter (Paris 1886 – 1946).
At the turn of the 20th century, the studios of 12-14 Rue Cortot were alive with artistic talent and creation, home to numerous artists. After having lived here until 1905 with her first husband, the banker Paul Moussis, Suzanne Valadon returned to the site in 1912 with her son, Maurice Utrillo and her partner, André Utter. Despite the frequent arguments with André Utter and the escapades of her son, Suzanne Valadon spent the most productive years of her life here. The three soon became known as « le Trio Infernal » and they left their mark on the art world.
The exhibited works originate from the collections of the Société d’Histoire et d’Archéologie, « Le Vieux Montmartre », but primarily from external loans from the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, the Musée Paul Dini de Villefranche-sur-Saône, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Liège and Bruxelles, the Petit Palais de Genève et several private collections. Suzanne Valadon's celebrated works, La tireuse de cartes (Petit Palais de Genève) and Le lancement du filet (Centre Pompidou-MMAM-CCI) are just some of the notable works on display.