LITHOS 2007-2009

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LITHOS 2007-2009

Castle - Arsenal
7 st Andre Vanderghote
59820 Gravelines
June 27th, 2010 - October 17th, 2010

03 28 51 81 00
Open every day except Tuesday


Even though his energy has been monopolised for the past four decades by writing,
preparing and recording his films and musical arrangements, film maker David Lynch
has maintained his interest in the fine arts and has produced, in particular, drawings,
watercolours, furniture, photographs, and paintings, with or without the addition of
organic materials... For David Lynch, the important thing was to find the appropriate
mood and medium each time to convey the ideas that came to his mind.
After his 2007 Fondation Cartier exposition of paintings, photographs, and sound
creations (The Air is On Fire), his 2009 lithograph exposition at the “Galeries des
Galeries” (the art gallery at the Galeries Lafayette department store (I see Myself), and
his 11 ephemeral exhibits and sound creations displayed in the windows of Boulevard
Haussmann (Machines, Abstraction and Women), the author of The Elephant Man,
Dune, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive has placed his trust in “la Poudrière” of the
Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale de Gravelines. The idea of presenting a very
recent and rather unknown side of his work (his lithographs) there immediately won
him over. This Lynchian site, well‐known to print/woodcut lovers, with its thick stone
walls and its "Poudrière", which has floors that resonate with the footsteps of visitors,
as well as long, sloping corridors and underground halls, had to stir something inside of
him. This exposition is part of a very busy year for Lynch, since in late September 2010
he will attend the unveiling of an exposition dedicated to him by the GL Strand
Museum in Copenhagen. He will then receive the “Kaiserring”, an award given for the
first time by the German city of Goslar to a great, internationally renowned artist.
Finally, in October 2010, he will attend the première of the complete retrospective of
all of his films at the "Cinémathèque Française".

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