• In Conversation: Nicolas Party

    In connection with his current installation at Frick Madison, artist Nicolas Party sits down for a conversation with Xavier F. Salomon, the Frick’s Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. Party discusses the inspirations and themes that informed his mural, why he finds the ephemeral nature of his installations liberating, and his fascination with Rosalba Carriera, the “queen of pastel.”

    Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera is on view through the remainder of our temporary residency at Frick Madison, closing March 3, 2024.

    © 2023 The Frick Collection

  • Timelapse: Nicolas Party and Rosalba Carriera

    Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Frick Madison’s new site-specific mural by Nicolas Party.

    To create the mural, the artist took inspiration from the history of pastels and from the Frick’s Portrait of a Man in Pilgrim’s Costume by Rosalba Carriera.

    The installation places Rosalba’s portrait—along with two by Party—against three walls depicting swathes of drapery, created after eighteenth-century works by artists Jean-Étienne Liotard and Maurice-Quentin de La Tour. The mural is on view through March 3, 2024.

    © 2023 The Frick Collection

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