Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Gitterlinienraster, 1972

Silver silkscreen on black cardboard
22 × 22 in
56 × 56 cm
Contact For Price
location
Düsseldorf
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed on reverse
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
Follow

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.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed on reverse
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
François Morellet
French, 1926–2016
Follow

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.

Gitterlinienraster, 1972

Silver silkscreen on black cardboard
22 × 22 in
56 × 56 cm
Contact For Price
location
Düsseldorf
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by François Morellet
Other works from Galerie Kellermann
Related works
Most Similar