The creator of the world-famous I LOVE NY logo – now an integral part of the American landscape and copied right across the globe – Milton Glaser was one of the United States’ most celebrated graphic artists and, for many, personified American graphic design in the second half of the 20th century.
He also had a significant impact on the profession around the world. Milton Glaser possessed an extraordinary ability to combine conceptual thinking, a concern with technique and a rich and diverse visual repertoire. The inventiveness and unique nature of his work offer the viewer unique visual experiences and surprises.
The Fondation Folon’s temporary exhibition space, which opened in May 2007, is designed to showcase the many facets of Folon’s work, mainly through the artists who influenced him or collaborated with him. Following Giorgio Morandi, Milton Glaser was the second member of this family in spirit to have an exhibition devoted to him.
Milton Glaser shared a close friendship with Folon, one that led to many collaborations between the two, such as collective works, joint exhibitions, etc.
The exhibition organised by the Fondation Folon featured watercolours, silkscreen prints, lithographs and posters by Milton Glaser, which highlight the wide variety of artistic styles he embraced. It also included the originals of Conversation, a four-handed work that he created with Folon.