Le Mur at the Cabaret des Quat’z’Arts

Unidentified artist “Peinture Murale,” Le Mur IV.53
Oct 13, 2012 - Feb 24, 2013
European Galleries

Between 1894 and 1905, a group of artists and poets who frequented the Cabaret des Quat’z’Arts in the Montmartre district of Paris produced Le Mur (The Wall), a changing display of drawings, poems, and newspaper clippings that were mounted on a wall of the cabaret. The Zimmerli’s collection features 1,500 sheets from this unique journal, in which contributors satirically commented on current events, literature, and art. Organized to complement the special exhibition Art=Text=Art, this installation of approximately 50 sheets from Le Mur evokes the experience of this journal, which crossed the boundaries between the verbal and the visual.

Organized by Christine Giviskos, Associate Curator of European Art

Unidentified artist

“Peinture Murale,” Le Mur IV.53  

Pen and black ink and pencil with touches of oil paint  

Museum Purchase, Herbert D. and Ruth Schimmel Fund

Photo Jack Abraham