Les Amis de Beauford Delaney is partnering with the Wells International Foundation (WIF) to take the Beauford Delaney: Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color exhibition to the U.S.!

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(All or part of your gift through WIF may qualify as a charitable deductible in the U.S.)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Beauford Delaney Plaque Installed at Hôtel Le M

In the blog post that I published on December 13, 2014, I reported that Les Amis had received approval for the installation of a second plaque to honor Beauford in his beloved Montparnasse.

This plaque was installed on Wednesday, June 24 at Hôtel Le M. It is the only plaque that has been set in place at present, which makes it the FIRST plaque to honor Beauford in Paris! (The installation of the first plaque to be approved for installation in another location in Montparnasse is pending.)

I was on hand to capture this special event in a series of photos.

Marking the spot
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Drilling the holes
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Placing the screws
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Installation complete!
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The inscription on the plaque reads:


portraitiste et peintre expressioniste abstrait,

né à Knoxville, Tennessee, USA,

a fréquenté le restaurant Les Mille Colonnes

à cette adresse dans les années 1950 – 1970.

Les Mille Colonnes plaque
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BEAUFORD DELANEY, portraitist and abstract expressionist painter, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, frequented the restaurant Les Mille Colonnes at this address during the 1950s - 1970s.

Les Amis thanks Monsieur Patrick Fillere of J. Poulain et Fils, 19-21 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 75011 Paris, for his conscientious and caring organization of the creation of the plaque and its installation.

Stay tuned for information about the first commemorative plaque that will soon be installed, as well as the ceremony that Les Amis will be organizing to celebrate this momentous event!

Hôtel Le M
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Hôtel Le M
20 bis, rue de la Gaîté
75014 Paris
Telephone: 01 40 47 48 49
Metro: Gaîté (Line 13), Edgar-Quinet (Line 6), Montparnasse-Bienvenue (Lines 4, 12, 13)

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