François Morellet, ‘40'000 Carrés ’, 1971, Print, Silkscreen, Galerie La Ligne
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François Morellet

40'000 Carrés , 1971

Silkscreen
31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
80 × 80 cm
Edition 160/300
.
€1,500
Location
Zürich, PARIS
Certificate
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Hand-signed by artist, yes - on the front
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François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet, ‘40'000 Carrés ’, 1971, Print, Silkscreen, Galerie La Ligne
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, yes - on the front
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
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In the 1960s, Francois Morellet joined Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group, or GRAV), an experimental group that made installations using non-traditional art materials. Morellet rejected the idea of the individual genius-artist and adopted a stance that artists are facilitators. “By the early Sixties, my friends in the Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel and I had become convinced that the age of painting, of canvases and sculptures had come to an end, over forever,” Morellet explains. “We were passionate about modern materials that hadn’t yet been ‘polluted’ by traditional art. We particularly liked anything that could produce movement or light.” Working primarily in neon, which appealed to Morellet because it combines line, light, and, when blinking, movement, Morellet gave his enigmatic pieces incongruous titles, using puns and palindromes, to keep them from appearing too solemn.

François Morellet

40'000 Carrés , 1971

Silkscreen
31 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
80 × 80 cm
Edition 160/300
.
€1,500
Location
Zürich, PARIS
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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