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Emprunt n°1, 1997

Brushed stainless steel engraving on paper (Moulin du gué 300 gr)
94 1/2 × 104 7/10 in
240 × 266 cm
Edition 4/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
€20,000
location
BERLIN
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About the work
Exhibition history
JORDAN / SEYDOUX
BERLIN
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This monumental print is composed of 4 sheets, each of 125 x 125 cm format. On each sheet a part of …

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This monumental print is composed of 4 sheets, each of 125 x 125 cm format. On each sheet a part of a square is printed. Only once the sheets are assembled in the right position, askew, is the square perfectly in place!
Light and sculptural by its size and by the play of the paper sheets curving slightly downwards, …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered by the artist on the back.
Frame
Not included
Series
Emprunt
Publisher
cneai
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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About the work
Exhibition history
JORDAN / SEYDOUX
BERLIN
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This monumental print is composed of 4 sheets, each of 125 x 125 cm format. On each sheet a part of …

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This monumental print is composed of 4 sheets, each of 125 x 125 cm format. On each sheet a part of a square is printed. Only once the sheets are assembled in the right position, askew, is the square perfectly in place!
Light and sculptural by its size and by the play of the paper sheets curving slightly downwards, …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered by the artist on the back.
Frame
Not included
Series
Emprunt
Publisher
cneai
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.

Emprunt n°1, 1997

Brushed stainless steel engraving on paper (Moulin du gué 300 gr)
94 1/2 × 104 7/10 in
240 × 266 cm
Edition 4/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
€20,000
location
BERLIN
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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