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Alain Séchas

Untitled 42, 2012

Oil on canvas
92 1/2 × 66 9/10 in
235 × 170 cm
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Brussels, Paris, London, New York , Shanghai
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Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery Photo: Rebecca Fanuele
Alain Séchas
French, b. 1955
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Best known for his cartoon-like sculptures of humanoid bodies with cat heads, Alain Séchas makes art that is both humorous and confrontational. Constructed out of polystyrene or Plexiglas, Séchas’s Pop art-influenced works reflect all that is admirable and contemptible in people, using his benign-looking figures to launch critiques of social ills. For example, the tentacles of the octopus in the installation entitled La Pieuvre (1990) wreak havoc in a city of ghosts, a deceptively charming comment on rampant criminality.

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Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery Photo: Rebecca Fanuele
Alain Séchas
French, b. 1955
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Best known for his cartoon-like sculptures of humanoid bodies with cat heads, Alain Séchas makes art that is both humorous and confrontational. Constructed out of polystyrene or Plexiglas, Séchas’s Pop art-influenced works reflect all that is admirable and contemptible in people, using his benign-looking figures to launch critiques of social ills. For example, the tentacles of the octopus in the installation entitled La Pieuvre (1990) wreak havoc in a city of ghosts, a deceptively charming comment on rampant criminality.

Alain Séchas

Untitled 42, 2012

Oil on canvas
92 1/2 × 66 9/10 in
235 × 170 cm
Contact For Price
location
Brussels, Paris, London, New York , Shanghai
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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