One of the most significant exhibitions during Daumier’s bicentennial is presently taking place in Paris:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, site Richelieu, 58 rue Richelieu, Paris 2e. (March 4 to June 9, 2008.)
Visitors will have an extraordinary occasion to admire 220 of the most significant prints by Daumier out of more than 4000 lithographs held by the BnF. Some of them are unique, carrying handwritten comments by Daumier and have not been shown publicly for decades. An extraordinary exhibition, which we can highly recommend. An excellent catalogue with great photography and a poster are being offered.
At the same time, a parallel exhibition at the BnF is comparing Daumier to modern caricaturists:
“Daumier et ses héritiers”, Bibliothèque nationale de France, site François-Mitterand/Allée Julien Cain, Paris. (March 4 to May 4, 2008.)
A great occasion to visit Paris in the Spring !