Jean Frémon contributes importantly to a trans-genre tendency in contemporary French letters. Since 1969 he has had over twenty works published, including novels and poems (some translated by Lydia Davis), as well as essays on art, some of which have been translated into Spanish, German and Norwegian. In English, eight of his books have been published in America by independent presses, receiving praise from John Ashbery and Rosemarie Waldrop. Some of the artists with whom he has worked the most closely include Antoni Tapies, Donald Judd, Jannis Kounellis, Sean Scully, David Hockney and Louise Bourgeois. In 1985, he commissioned Louise Bourgeois's first European exhibition. Thirty years later, he organised her last, which she curated, at the Maison de Balzac in Paris.