Art world’s biggest names to be exhibited at Monaco Masters Show 

This summer’s Monaco Masters Show will feature incredible post-war and contemporary pieces from some of the art world’s biggest names at the Opera Gallery. 

From Marc Chagall’s onirism to Jean Dubuffet’s humanism and Fernand Léger’s tubism, the Opera Gallery will have it all – and more – at the upcoming Monaco Masters Show, which is now in its 15th year.  

This annual event is a celebration of the “genius of artists who have shaped and continue to influence the art world through their creativity” and has grown to become a mainstay on the cultural calendar of the Principality. This year, it is gathering important works from each of the Opera Gallery’s 16 locations and bringing them together under one roof in a once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Fernand Léger, La statuette et le vase rouge


The 400m2 gallery will feature works by modern artists such as Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and Pierre Soulages as well as contemporary ones like Fernando Botero, Juan Genovés and Manolo Valdés. 

Amongst the pieces on display will be Still Life with Three Butterflies, the 1948 post-cubist masterpiece by Léger that vacillates between the symbolic and the abstract, combining recognisable forms over graphic shapes and bands of colour, including something resembling a mouth seconding as a planter. Bright and bold, like all his work, this one stands out for its quirky, yet sophisticated, charm. 

Jean Dubuffet’s Pendule IV (Flamboiement de l’Heure)

Also on display will be Jean Dubuffet’s Pendule IV (Flamboiement de l’Heure). Dating from 1966, this impressionist piece representing a clock in red, white and blue is a symbol of how the artist deconstructs the reality of an everyday object to reveal a different reality.  

Marc Chagall’s Lovers in the Village on a Red Background from 1968 is also in the exhibition. This dreamy composition blends the artist’s own personal and family history with Eastern European folklore, and features a flying man, animals, elements of Jewish tradition and peasant life.  

Marc Chagall’s Lovers in the Village on a Red Background


Opera Gallery is once again joining in a partnership with Mission Enfance, the Monaco-based humanitarian association that helps facilitate the education of underprivileged children around the world. Some of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the charity.  

The Monaco Masters Show takes place from 5th July to 31st August. For more information, please click here.


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Images source: Opera Gallery