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Simon Hantaï
Tabula
1976
Paul Kasmin Gallery
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GOTHAM ART & THEATER
by Elisabeth Kley



The late Franco-Hungarian artist Simon Hantaï was temporarily blinded by diphtheria when he was only eight, and he never forgot it. In fact, Hantaï discovered a way to work with his eyes closed, using his sense of touch to paint areas of color that would ultimately reveal the shapes he couldnít see.

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