Herve Vanel

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Art History and Fine Arts
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Professor Vanel specializes in mid-twentieth century art and has worked on a diverse range of artists and topics, including the painting of Francis Bacon, Barnett Newman, Roy Lichtenstein and the experimental practice of John Cage. He is the author of Le Parti Commoniste: Roy Lichtenstein et l’art pop (ed. Carré, 2013) and Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus (University of Illinois Press, December 2013). Vanel is particularly interested in interdisciplinary methodologies, and expects to motivate students in developing a form of rigorous creative and critical understanding of contemporary art and its history.


  • Doctorat / PhD, Universite de Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne


Hervé Vanel is the co-curator of the "Warhol Unlimited" exhibition at the October 2nd 2015 - February 7th 2016 at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and the director of exhibition catalog.


  • Warhol Unlimited, ed. Paris Musées, 2015.
  • Triple Entendre - Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus, The University of Illinois Press, 2014.
  • Le Parti Commoniste — Roy Lichtenstein et l’art pop, editions Carré, Paris, 2013. [galley proof]
  • “Dernière Gerbe: De Kooning’s Last Gleanings” in Final Works, exhibition catalogue, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Spring 2013.
  • “Visual Muzak and the Regulation of the Senses: Notes on Nicolas Schöffer,” in Audio • Visual - On Visual Music and Related Media, Cornelia Lund, Holger Lund (eds.) Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart, p. 58-75, July 2009. [galley proof]
  • “La philosophie d’Andy Warhol de a à a,” in Les écrits d'artistes depuis 1940, edited by Françoise Levaillant, CNRS, INHA and Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne co-édition, Institut des Mémoires de l’Edition Contemporaine, Paris, November 2004.