Barré, “Outres” 3-4

Vincent BARRÉ (1948), “Outres” 3-4, 1999, cast iron, 60 x 240 x 80 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn — © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Vincent BARRÉ (1948), “Outres” 3-4, 1999, cast iron, 60 x 240 x 80 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn — © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Vincent BARRÉ (1948), “Outres” 3-4, 1999, cast iron, 60 x 240 x 80 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn — © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Vincent BARRÉ (1948), “Outres” 3-4, 1999, cast iron, 60 x 240 x 80 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn — © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
2011, the year of the museum's fiftieth anniversary, was the ideal opportunity to invite an artist to examine the ties between sculpture and architecture. The decision was thus made to refill the basin at the entrance with water, and Vincent Barré proposed to install his two "Outres", older sculptures, which quite naturally found their rightful place there.

These cast-iron spindles, skimming the water and casting subtle reflections, create a discreet presence in this transition space (between the exterior and interior of the museum), and a new link that tells the public heading down the walkway they are entering the museum space. The pair performs the same function in this location as The Signal by Henri Georges Adam, like a subtle echo of the larger sculpture.

Works acquired in 2012 (4)

Vincent BARRÉ (1948), “Outres” 3-4, 1999, cast iron, 60 x 240 x 80 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Florian Kleinefenn — © ADAGP, Paris, 2013
Trine SØNDERGAARD (1972), Interior # 10, 2011, colour photograph, C-print, 60 x 60 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / Trine Søndergaard — © ADAGP, Paris, 2014
Raoul DUFY (1877-1953), End of the Day at Le Havre, 1901, oil on canvas, 99  x 135 cm. © MuMa Le Havre / David Fogel — © ADAGP, Paris, 2014
Dana LEVY, Dead World Order, 2012, photogram (video). © MuMa Le Havre / Dana Levy