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Palais de Tokyo

David Noonan

DAVID NOONAN, Untitled, 2007, Courtesy Foxy Productions, New York.

This spring, Australian artist David Noonan (see AAP 43) had his first showing in France at Palais de Tokyo, a cavernous, open and fluid espace brut in the center of Paris. Noonan’s large, somber images—fragmented compositions of faces in make-up or masks, unbound flowers floating in the dark, statues and graphic line patterns—awaited visitors and seduced them through mysterious, illogical obscurity.

Seven of Noonan’s monochrome silk-screens, made by layering found 1970s era editorial photos of stage-performers, dance classes, graphic…

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