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

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.