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Chartres, vert-orange, 1973

Silkscreen on PVC paper
23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in
60 × 60 cm
Edition 51/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,700
location
BERLIN
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About the work
Exhibition history
JORDAN / SEYDOUX
BERLIN
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The title « Chartres » is in reference to the stained glass windows of the Chartres Cathedral in …

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The title « Chartres » is in reference to the stained glass windows of the Chartres Cathedral in France which Morellet was very fond of.
This silkscreen is part of the the collective portfolio « 9 x 5 konkret. 9 Künstler. 5 Farben », featuring nine artists (Marc Adrian, Getulio Alviani, Max Bill, Antonio Calderara, …

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Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil at the bottom
Publisher
Meissner (Norderstedt, Germany)
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.

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JORDAN / SEYDOUX
BERLIN
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The title « Chartres » is in reference to the stained glass windows of the Chartres Cathedral in …

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The title « Chartres » is in reference to the stained glass windows of the Chartres Cathedral in France which Morellet was very fond of.
This silkscreen is part of the the collective portfolio « 9 x 5 konkret. 9 Künstler. 5 Farben », featuring nine artists (Marc Adrian, Getulio Alviani, Max Bill, Antonio Calderara, …

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Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil at the bottom
Publisher
Meissner (Norderstedt, Germany)
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.

Chartres, vert-orange, 1973

Silkscreen on PVC paper
23 3/5 × 23 3/5 in
60 × 60 cm
Edition 51/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,700
location
BERLIN
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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