Apart from one small still life executed on glass by Valentine Prax (1897–1981), the NGV had no School of Paris paintings by a female artist. Acquiring Françoise Gilot’s Blue eyes (Les Yeux bleus) 1956 has admirably redressed this imbalance. The artist talks about her life and work.

The NGV warmly thanks the Bowness Family Foundation and George and Patricia Kline and family for enabling the acquisition of Françoise Gilot’s Blue eyes 1956.