- Director, Museum of Le Touquet Paris-Plage, France
The museum of Le Touquet
The museum of Le Touquet has staged many exhibitions, including Henry Moore, Jean Dubuffet and, last year, The Second School of Paris, and is now delighted to present “Extravaganza” — one hundred years, one hundred works of art. What better choice for the museum than Alain Godon as the personification of our resort in 2012, this, the year of its centenary?
This visionary artist and ambassador of his universal language, an “adopted” native of Le Touquet, looks at the town, “his” town, through a comic and mischievous lens. With his keen sense of observation, he humourously catches life’s everyday moments in which we delight upon recognising ourselves.
The exhibition “Extravaganza” with its one hundred or so works of art promises to be a spellbinding fiesta. By dint of Alain’s joyful and colourful brushstrokes, the museum is redesigning itself.
This magnificent book, produced by Emmanuel Milani and Georges Félix Cohen, is its enduring memento. By virtue of the texts, photographs and reproductions, the book offers an astounding insight into the artist’s works and is a unique and lasting testament to this exhibition marking the centenary of Le Touquet Paris-Plage.
Director, Museum of Le Touquet Par