About the Work
In this charismatic tableaux we see Michel Piccoli as Pierre Bérard writing to Hélène, played by Romy Schneider at peak career simmer. Guy Yanai has abstracted the image into luxurious fields of color that evoke Jean Boffety’s sun-saturated, late 1960's cinematography. Guy Yanai writes:"This is the most important part of the film The Things of Life when the main character is writing a letter to end the relationship with his lover. The scene is actually a split second, but it obviously touched me very deeply. In the end, he never delivered the letter to her, because he died in a car crash."
Guy Yanai (b. 1977, Haifa, Israel) has held solo exhibitions at König Gallery (Berlin), Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Praz-Delavallade (Paris), Kantor Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie Conrads (Düsseldorf), Galerie Derouillon (Paris), Velan Center for Contemporary Art (Turin), Aran Cravey Gallery (Los Angeles), and Alon Segev Gallery (Tel Aviv) among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at HARPER'S (East Hampton), The Hole (New York), Alexander Berggruen (New York), PrazDelavallade (Paris), Asia Art Center (Tapei), Nassima-Landau Project (Tel Aviv), Nino Mier Gallery curated by Olivier Zahm (Los Angeles) and Flatland Gallery (Amsterdam). Yanai lives and works in Tel Aviv.
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