Past Event

After-Hours Tour of “Nicolas Party: Pastel” at FLAG Art Foundation

Wednesday, January 15
6:00 – 7:30PM

The FLAG Art Foundation
545 West 25th Street

FREE for AFA Members
$35 General Admission



Join the AFA for an after-hours tour of Nicolas Party: Pastel at The FLAG Art Foundation. The tour will be followed by a private reception.

Nicolas Party (b. 1980 Lausanne, Switzerland) transforms FLAG into a rose-colored stage set for a suite of four soft pastel, Rococo-inspired murals that serve as a foil to, and occasional backdrop for, a selection of pastels from the eighteenth-century to present day.

Applied and blended by hand, Party’s painterly use of the soft pastel medium is a formidable task when applied to large-scale, unprotected walls. The site-specific murals, created by the artist over four weeks, take inspiration from paintings by François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, whose allegories of courtship, gallantry, and mythology became frothy and much maligned hallmarks of the Rococo era.

Artists include: Rosalba CarrieraMary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Louis Fratino, Marsden HartleyLoie HollowellJulian MartinToyin Ojih OdutolaChris OfiliJean-Baptiste PerronneauBilly  SullivanWayne Thiebaud, and Robin F. Williams.


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