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"Simon Hantaï" at Paul Kasmin Gallery, installation view, with two versions of Laissée (1981-95)
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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 couldn’t see.