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Chana rue d'Assas avec son fils

"The child Didi", story of a looted work of art by Chana Orloff, 1921-2023

From 19 November 2023 to 29 September 2024

On January 26, 2023, the sculpture of "L'enfant Didi", Chana Orloff's son, returned to the artist's studio after an absence of almost 80 years. Stolen on March 4, 1943 - along with the entire contents of the studio-dwelling and one hundred and forty other sculptures - the work was then passed from hand to hand until its reappearance in New York in 2008 and its return to the family in 2022.

The exhibition-dossier examines the place of this sculpture in Chana Orloff's artistic career. Using this specific example, it also recalls the reality of the looting of artists' studios during the Occupation, and presents the steps taken by the artist and members of her family over three generations.
This event echoes the retrospective "Chana Orloff. Sculpter l'époque" on display in Zadkine museum (Paris) from November 15, 2023 to March 31, 2024 

Curator: Pascale Samuel




Duke’s Room

Permanent collection

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MahJ ticket to permanent collection (included this display):

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