Saturday, August 16

Jacques Dupin

"Jacques Dupin, a poet, art critic and cultural eminence in France whose influence straddled the avant-garde literary world and the commercial market in paintings and sculptures by major 20th-century artists, died on Oct. 27 at his home in Paris. He was 85. Family members who confirmed his death said he had been ill for several years. Mr. Dupin was for a long time one of the directors of the renowned Galerie Maeght in Paris, which represented Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon, Wassily Kandinsky and other modern artists. As both a poet and an art dealer, he had a wide circle of friends. Bacon and Giacometti painted his portrait. The American poet John Ashbery, another friend, translated a seminal monograph written by Dupin in 1961 about Giacometti, which was published in English in 2003."
NY Times
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Of Flies and Monkeys By Jacques Dupin Translated by John Taylor
Poetry International
The Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry by Mary Ann Caws (Editor)