Fred Deux, Mort et doux (détail), juin 1974
Crayon de graphite, crayon gris aquarellé et laque sur papier Sirius 220, 595 x 420 mm
Musée Jenisch Vevey – Collection de la Ville de Vevey
Le For intérieur
du 20 février au 25 mai 2015
In its latest exploration of the myriad forms of drawing, the Musée Jenisch Vevey presents the graphic works of Fred Deux (Boulogne- Billancourt, b. 1924), a self-taught French writer and artist who spans the history and art of the second half of the 20th century.
In 1948, Fred Deux discovers the work of Paul Klee; the event awakens his creative instinct. His first “spot drawings” – the earliest incarnations of his dreamlike and fantastical world – are made as a response to Klee. The author of La Gana (1958), Fred Deux views himself as drawing’s appointed agent.
This collection – the only one of its kind in Switzerland – is complemented by works on loan from the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, the Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch and private collectors. It is an opportunity to appreciate the various phases of Fred Deux’s artistic career and discover a unique oeuvre.